BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra - Gershwin's 'Rhapsody in Blue'

Gershwin's 'Rhapsody in Blue'
Sunday 23rd September 2018   3pm


Fanfare forthe Common Man

Augusta Read Thomas



Rhapsody inBlue



Nadine Sierra soprano

Kelley O’Connor mezzo-soprano

Michèle Losier mezzo-soprano

Paul Appleby tenor

Nmon Ford baritone

Musa Ngqungwana bass

Marc-André Hamelin piano

Thomas Dausgaard conductor

Concert end sat approx. 4.45pm

Drums sound, trumpets stand plain and proud: Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man has become a symbol of all that’s noble in the American Dream, and as Thomas Dausgaard launches our new Season, we celebrate American music at its most life-affirming. Augusta Read Thomas’s brand-new work Brio lives up to its name and bursts with vim and vigour, while George Gershwin offers a swinging salute to the city that never sleeps – delivered by a pianist who’s a byword for brilliance. And then six world-class singers lift up their voices in Songfest, Leonard Bernstein’s big-hearted celebration of America in all its tolerance, diversity, tenderness and optimism. Originally written for the US Bicentennial celebrations, it’s more relevant than ever in its composer’s 100th anniversary year.

Full Price: £30 / £25 / £20 / £15
50% off for Disabled / Wheelchair / Disabled Companion
Under 26s, Students and Unwaged £6 tickets in bands II-IV - must have proof of concession

**Book all 3 concerts before Friday 21st September and receive 20% off. Applies to Full Price tickets only**


When & Where

Usher Hall - Main Auditorium
Enough tickets
Sunday, 23 September