'there are not many artists of whom it can truly be said that their talent borders on genius'
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Gabriela Montero plus improvisation
Shostakovich Chamber Symphony Op 118a
Philip Glass Echorus
Peteris Vasks Viatore
Gabriela Montero Babel
Messiaen Quartet for the End of Time (movement 8)

Gabriela Montero is an astonishingly charismatic artist.

Babel explores the concept of music that comes with a message; a selection of powerful pieces using music as a tool to communicate something which words could not. At the heart of the concert is Gabriela Montero's new commission for piano and string orchestra, a colourful and inventive portrait of her experience as a human rights activist as she tries to be heard in a world which wants only to talk, not listen. Montero's voice is joined by others, from Barshai's arrangement of Shostakovich's tenth String Quartet - an honest, heartfelt illustration of his disillusionment with a crushing Soviet regime - to Messiaen's astonishing invocation of heaven, written whilst a German prisoner of war.

Join us and witness the room fill with complex, deep and urgent messages, from the political and philosophical, without a single word being uttered.

£16.50; concessions £15.50 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket) unemployed/students/under 26s £6

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Gabriela Montero on injustice, activism and the role of the artist by the Scottish Ensemble

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Gabriela Montero on her new commission, Babel from Scottish Ensemble on Vimeo.