BBC SSO Opening Night: World Premiere by Jonathan Woolgar, plus Messiaen & Ravel

  • 22 Sep 2022, 7:30 p.m., City Halls, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Info & Tickets

Repertoire Symphonic Message in memory of L. R., by Jonathan Woolgar

Jonathan Woolgar
Symphonic Message in memory of L. R. (BBC Commission, World Premiere)(11 mins)
Olivier Messiaen
O sacrum convivium (3 mins)
Poèmes pour Mi (32 mins)
Maurice Ravel
Daphnis et Chloé (56 mins)

BBC Singers
Sophie Bevan soprano
Ryan Wigglesworth conductor
BBC Scottish Symphony orchestra


Join us for the opening of the BBC SSO’s new season where Ryan Wigglesworth makes his debut as Chief Conductor. For his first outing he’s chosen one of the great ballet scores, Ravel’s 'Daphnis and Chloé'. Dreamlike and seductive, it has a breathtaking, otherworldly beauty as it conjures visions of mythical Greek landscapes with an unrestrained sensuality.

No less reserved in his use of colour, Olivier Messiaen’s astonishing series of songs 'Poèmes pour Mi' fuses the physical and spiritual into something unforgettable. As a composer himself, it’s not surprising that Ryan Wigglesworth has chosen a new work to herald his arrival, here in the shape of a piece by Jonathan Woolgar, winner of 2010’s BBC Young Composer.

This concerts ends at approximately 9:45pm.


Performers BBC SSO
Promoter BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation)
Submitted by BBC SSO

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