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April 7   -   Guardian

Hear and Now and St John Passion: this week’s best classical concerts in the UK

Matthias Pintscher conducts the latest BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra’s free programme and Mark Padmore honours an Easter tradition

Matthias Pintscher conducts the latest of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra’s free contemporary programmes. The main event is the Scottish premiere of the Seventh Symphony by Pintscher’s one-time teacher Hans Werner Henze; there’s also the UK premiere of Olga Neuwirth’s Masaot/Clocks Without Hands, and one of Ligeti’s orchestral classics, San Francisco Polyphony. City Halls, Glasgow, 8 April

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