BBC SSO 2023/24: Thursday Night Series - Volkov Conducts 'Petrushka'
Thursday Night subscription booking now open.
General booking, including Afternoon Performances, opens on Fri 5 May
Book between 4 and 15 concerts in the BBC SSO’s Thursday Night Series and save up to 30%. Seniors are entitled to an extra 5% off. Your discount will be automatically applied at the online checkout.
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Volkov Conducts 'Petrushka'
STRAVINSKY 4 Études (c.10 mins)
MICHAEL PARSONS LEVELS for orchestra (BBC Commission, World Premiere) (c.15 mins)
HOWARD SKEMPTON Piano Concerto (c.14 mins)
STRAVINSKY Petrushka (c.35 mins)
Joanna MacGregor, piano
Ilan Volkov, conductor
On a spring day in an imaginary Russia, an excited crowd gathers for a puppet show. Petrushka loves the Ballerina. She prefers another. Tragedy looms, but don’t worry: puppets don’t have souls…do they? Stravinsky’s Petrushka paints Russian tradition in colours as bright as a piece of folk art – and as sinister as the 20th century. It’s a wonderfully bold finale for a concert that opens with Stravinsky at his most startling, and which unites two dauntless musical explorers – pianist Joanna MacGregor and our Principal Guest Conductor Ilan Volkov – in the haunting, utterly original Piano Concerto by Howard Skempton. A striking new work by one of British music’s true radicals completes an evening of music that fascinates and thrills.
Tickets: £30, £25, £20, £15
Concessions: £6.00 - Under 26s, Students (in full-time education), Registered Unemployed to the Thursday Night Series.
50% Discount - Registered Disabled
Age Restrictions: Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.
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