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Hear and Now : Down Under
- Date: Saturday, 17 March 2012, 7.30pm
- Venue: City Halls (Glasgow) — Glasgow, United Kingdom Tickets: This is a free event
The BBC SSO presents an evening of music by composers from New Zealand and Australia, many of them European Premieres.
Edinburgh-based composer Lyell Cresswell's Piano Concerto, written for a close friend, is by turns melancholic, angry, and contemplative, while Jack Body's Little Elegies was composed in response to the horrors of war. Liza Lim's work has been acclaimed for its vibrancy and colour and the orchestra gives the UK Premiere of one of her new works while Helen Bowater's New Year Fanfare re-captures a raucous Hogmanay in Java.
Expect vibrancy, energy and some exotic instrumentation as the countries' composers fuse European, Pacific and Asian influences to stunning effect under the direction of the young Dutch conductor Otto Tausk
Featured non-Australian music: New Zealand works by Helen Bowater, Samuel Holloway, Lyall Cresswell, and Jack Body
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Featured Australian Works
||Pearl, ochre, hair string : for orchestra (2009) by Liza Lim|
— performed by BBC Scottish Orchestra
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