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Hear and Now: New Music from New Zealand and Aust

 17 March 2012 at 7.30pm 

Hear and Now: New Music from New Zealand and Aust

City Halls

Stephen De Pledge piano*
Otto Tausk conductor
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

The BBC SSO presents an evening of music by composers from New Zealand and Australia, many of them European Premieres.

Edinburgh-based composer Lyell Creswell's Piano Concerto, written for a close friend, is by turns melancholic, angry, and contemplative, while Jack Body's Little Elegies was composed in response to the horrors of war. Liza Lim's work has been acclaimed for its vibrancy and colour and the orchestra gives the UK Premiere of one of her new works while Helen Bowater's New Year Fanfare re-captures a raucous Hogmanay in Java.

Expect vibrancy, energy and some exotic instrumentation as the countries' composers fuse European, Pacific and Asian influences to stunning effect under the direction of the young Dutch conductor Otto Tausk.

Tickets: Free (unreserved seating) limited to 4 tickets per application (children under age of 12 not admitted) (booking fee may apply).

This concert will be recorded for future broadcast on BBC Radio 3's regular late-night Saturday programme Hear and Now.

Helen Bowater : New Year Fanfare
Lyell Cresswell : Concerto for Piano and Orchestra - in memory of Edward Harper
Samuel Holloway : Fault
Liza Lim : Pearl, Ochre, Hair String

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