The orchestra is excited to welcome leading conductors and artists from around the world; some are new, some are old friends. To open the BBC SSO’s Aberdeen Season, Chief Conductor Thomas Dausgaard has chosen perhaps one of Rachmaninov’s finest works for orchestra, the Symphonic Dances, paired here with Bruch’s much-loved First Violin Concerto and Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture (Fingal’s Cave). In February, Conductor Emeritus Donald Runnicles brings Bruckner’s explosive Eighth Symphony to the Music Hall, following rave reviews for the BBC SSO’s performance of it at the BBC Proms in London. Soprano Carolyn Sampson shares the programme, singing Dutilleux’s soul-piercing Correspondances. Antony Hermus conducts an hour-long orchestral version of one of the 19th century’s most epic compositions: Wagner’s The Ring in November. And to close the Season, the brilliant violinist Simone Lamsma performs Korngold’s Violin Concerto in a romantic tribute to Alma Mahler. These musicians are sure to bring inspiration and brilliance.
Thomas Dausgaard, BBC SSO Chief Conductor says: “I’m really looking forward to the new Season and to sharing our joy in music with people across the country and abroad, live and broadcast. The fearless excellence of the BBC SSO, our beautiful hall and great audience makes for a dynamic and irresistible cocktail.”
Through the BBC SSO’s busy programme of BBC Ten Pieces schools concerts, creative music events for families, and their work with Sistema Scotland and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, the orchestra are committed to nurturing young musicians and audiences. £6 tickets are available to Under 26s, Students and Registered Unemployed for BBC SSO concerts. The orchestra are also thrilled to reach audiences around the world through broadcasts on BBC Radio, BBC TV and live online streaming, and for the first time ever the orchestra travels to Japan in Autumn 2019 to perform a series of ‘BBC Proms’ concerts during a week-long residence in Tokyo.
Spread the word! Nothing compares to the magic of experiencing live music. We hope that you, your friends and your families will be able to attend what promises to be yet another wonderful Season of music-making at the Aberdeen Music Hall.
Tickets go on sale from Monday 8 April 2019 on aberdeenperformingarts.com. Book for 5 or 6 Concerts and save 25%!