BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra: Saint-Saëns ‘Organ’ Symphony

Watch the outstanding Duo Jatekok, Naïri Badal and Adélaïde Panaget, tackle Poulenc's sensational concerto for two pianos at Glasgow's City Halls!

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra: Saint-Saëns ‘Organ’ Symphony

About BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra: Saint-Saëns ‘Organ’ Symphony

20th January 2022
7.30pm
City Halls
City Halls Candleriggs, Glasgow City Centre G1 1NQ
what3words location: arch.miles.encounter
£14.50 - £28.50
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1920s Paris was a melting pot of artistic tastes and styles. Among its stars were Les Six, whose music was defiantly short, punchy, stripped back, and insouciantly witty (a song based on a cocktail recipe, anyone?).

In this concert the outstanding Duo Jatekok tackle Poulenc’s dizzying, dazzling concerto for two pianos while Ilan Volkov rediscovers the witty, mock-Baroque stylings of Les Six’s only female member, Germaine Tailleferre.

And for contrast, just the sort of large-scale 19th century work Les Six were rebelling against: Saint-Saëns’s Third Symphony, a crowd-pleaser from its mysterious opening to its show-stopping, cymbal-clashing finale.

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