BBC SSO: Sarah Gibson’s warp & weft

  • 7 Mar 2024, 7:30 p.m., City Halls, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Tickets

Repertoire warp & weft, by Sarah Gibson; Violin Concerto, by Samuel Barber; Symphony No.4, by Johannes Brahms

Great artists can draw strength from tradition. When Brahms wrote his final symphony, he reached back across the centuries to find courage and strength as he strode forward into the storm. It’s as moving as it is powerful. In jazz-age America, Samuel Barber reinvented the romantic violin concerto with streamlined melodies and all-American verve; BBC New Generation Artist Geneva Lewis is the soloist today, and you’re about to hear why Musical America described her as “one to watch”. And Sarah Gibson takes handloom weaving as her inspiration: warp & weft is a vibrant, evocative modern celebration of female creativity, woven from sounds that glow in the ear. Gemma New conducts a concert of rich colours and luminous emotions.

This concerts ends at approximately 9:15pm

Performers BBC SSO, Geneva Lewis, Gemma New
Promoter BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Submitted by BBC SSO

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