llan Volkov, Depeuty Principal Conductor, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra: Brahms – A German Requiem

Note: cancelled due to public health situation.

19th March, City Halls Glasgow,
22nd March, Usher Hall Edinburgh

Grappling with the grief at the death of his mother, atheist Johannes Brahms set out to console and comfort the living, resulting in A German Requiem – one of the most beautiful, most moving and, in its own way, most profoundly spiritual choral works of the 19th century.

The Edinburgh Festival Chorus sings with Principal Guest Conductor llan Volkov conducting the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, who has selected Luigi Nono‘s Per Bastiana Tai-Yang Cheng – a visionary fusion of East and West, orchestra and electronics, created by the master of the Italian post-war avant-garde in 1967 to celebrate the birth of his baby daughter.

In a prelude to the Glasgow concert, at 6.45pm in the Recital Room (free to ticket-holders, subject to seating availability), writer and broadcaster Dr Katy Hamilton introduces Brahms’ A German Requiem. The concert will be recorded for broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on Monday 23rd March at 7.30pm, presented by Andrew McGregor.

Image: BBC SSO