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Mark Stewart, Philip Glass, Nico Muhly, John Adams, James Manson, Copland

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Mark Stewart        To Whom It May Concern, Thank You
Philip Glass           Company
Nico Muhly            Motion
John Adams          Shaker Loops
James Manson     Meeting at Nisqueunia*
Copland                 Appalachian Spring

*A new SE commission inspired by traditional Shaker melodies


From the pressing heat of the deep south to the sharp autumnal wind of the Appalachian trail to the anxious hum of the metropolis… Come with us on a journey through a North American landscape, and an evening of music rich with belief, fervour and visionary talent.

From the simmering cinematic joy of Philip Glass’ Company to the ecstatic frenzy of John Adams’ 21st-century masterpiece, Shaker Loops, we descend, gently, into Copland’s evocative, russet-toned depiction of a New England landscape, performed complete with clarinet, flute, bassoon and piano.



SE Blether

Join us before the concert at 2.45pm for a free pre-concert talk offering a little more context on the music you’re about to here. This talk will explore the links between playwright Samuel Beckett and composer Philip Glass.

Full tour dates

7 Sep     Caird Hall, Dundee, 7.30pm
8 Sep     Eden Court, Inverness, 7.30pm
10 Sep   Theatre Royal, Dumfries, 7.30pm
11 Sep   New Auditorium, Glasgow Royal Concert Halls, Glasgow, 3.30pm



New Auditorium, Glasgow Royal Concert Halls, Glasgow

Sun 11 Sep 2016 at 3:30 pm

2 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3NY United Kingdom