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 Friday, October 04, 2013 at 7.30pm 
RSNO - Season Opener: Oundjian Conducts The Planets
Usher Hall

Tickets: £11.50-£36
Peter Oundjian (CONDUCTOR)
Jean-Yves Thibaudet (PIANO)
Ladies of the RSNO Chorus
Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Holst’s The Planets is quite simply one of the most thrilling orchestral showpieces of the twentieth century; a fantastic musical voyage to the very
edge of infinity and beyond. Peter Oundjian begins the Season in spectacular style, but first there’s a centenary tribute to Benjamin Britten, and piano legend Jean-Yves Thibaudet makes history with the UK premiere of a new concerto by world-renowned Scottish composer, James MacMillan. It’s the start of an incredible journey: be there!

Benjamin Britten : Simple Symphony
James MacMillan : Piano Concerto No. 3
Gustav Holst : The Planets

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 Saturday, October 05, 2013 at 8pm 
Hear and Now 1: Pintscher conducts Boulez
City Halls

Tickets: Free
Marisol Montalvo soprano
Matthias Pintscher conductor
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Boulez's song cycle for soprano and orchestra, Pli selon pli (Fold by Fold), is a major work of 20th century composition. Subtitled "a portrait of Mallarmé" its musical language inhabits the same world as the Symbolist poet's texts, using fragments of poetry and a vast range of instruments to cast its mysterious spell. It's a meeting of two great French artistic revolutionaries; over fifty years after its inception, its mix of music and text remains a provocative and intensely immersive experience.

The BBC SSO is conducted by its Artist-in-Association, Matthias Pintscher, whose works have been championed by Boulez himself; and the electrifying American soprano Marisol Montalvo is the soloist in an evening celebrating the music of one of the world's great avant-garde figures.

Please note that there will be no interval in this concert (the performance will last for approximately 70 minutes). The evening will be presented by regular BBC Radio 3 Hear and Now presenter, Ivan Hewett. This performance of Pli selon pli is scheduled to be broadcast in Hear and Now on Saturday 2 November, please check the BBC Radio 3 website or Radio Times to confirm precise details.

Pierre Boulez : Pli selon pli (Portrait de Mallarmé): for soprano and orchestra

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 Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 7.30pm 
Hebrides Ensemble
Queens Hall
0131 668 2019

Tickets: £14
Hebrides Ensemble

Jane Irwin, Soprano

The celebrated Hebrides Ensemble welcomes back the fabulous Jane Irwin to sing Berio's captivating Folk Songs. This rich, colourful programme is full of beautiful melody, exotic harmony and haunting nostalgia.

“phenomenal playing... fired with authority” (The Scotsman)

Herbert Howells : Rhapsodic Quintet Op31
Toru Takemitsu : And then I knew 'twas Wind
Maurice Ravel : Introduction and Allegro
Minoru Miki : Marimba Spiritual
Luciano Berio : Folk Songs

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