Scottish Ensemble: Transfigured Night Classical

Scottish Ensemble: Transfigured Night

  • Date

    Friday 07 October 2016

  • venue

    Underdog

  • time

    8.30pm | Finish 9.30pm approx

  • age

    Adults, Teens

  • price

    £8, £5 Student/Unwaged, 1st Child Free

  • genre

    Classical

Associate Artists Pop Up Unplugged events - in 2016 and 2017, while the Music Hall is being transformed, we are running events as part of our Stepping Out programme which includes concerts and events at His Majesty’s Theatre, The Lemon Tree, and venues around the city.

Brahms            Sextet No.1 in B flat major, Op. 18
Schoenberg     Verklärte Nacht

Richard Dehmel’s poem, Verklärte Nacht,depicts two lovers walking through a shadowy forest. By the light of the moon, the woman reveals a dark secret: she is carrying another man’s child. Schoenberg’s dramatic, emotionally-charged setting of the poem caused controversy at its 1902 premiere, due not only to its taboo subject matter but the actual notes, too - his forward-thinking harmonic palette was met with outrage. Today, the piece is celebrated as one of the composer’s most melodic and accessible pieces - dark, tense, atmospheric, chromatic and dramatic in equal measure.

Brahms’ sextet is quite simply a stunning piece of music. Its second movement, regularly used in film and TV, contains some of the most beautiful chamber music written for strings.

View the 2016/17 Scottish Ensemble brochure online

 Unfortunately this venue is not currently wheelchair accessible. Please contact venue directly for any access info queries.


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