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    Glasgow Trombone Weekend: Concert 1 BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

    Concert
  • When
    22 June 19:30 - 22:30
  • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

    Rossini Overture - The Thieving Magpie (c.10’)

    Christian Lindberg, conductor

    Jan Sandström - Echoes of Eternity (c.25’)

    Concerto for two trombones and orchestra

    Simon Johnson and Christian Lindberg, trombones

    Christian Lindberg, director

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    Beethoven Symphony No.5 (c.34’)

    Martyn Brabbins, conductor

    How did Beethoven give the final movement of his famous Fifth Symphony the impact he required? With trombones of course! Although this wasn’t actually the first use of the trombone in a symphony, it’s probably the most famous, and it’s a fitting climax to this first Trombone Weekend concert from the BBC SSO. Swedish composer Jan Sandström’s concerto for two trombones, meanwhile, is a homage to the Spanish city of Cáceres (at its UK Premiere The Guardian compared the work’s ‘squawking and honking’ to the colony of storks that nest in Cáceres's medieval towers), while Rossini’s frantic, tune-packed overture is another early showcase for the trombone. The BBC SSO’s Simon Johnson plays the Sandström with Christian Lindberg, who shares conducting duties with Martyn Brabbins.