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Mr McFall’s Chamber: Music from Poland

Part of the 2018 season: At Home in a Foreign Land

Mr McFall’s Chamber: Music from Poland
with Simon Smith, piano and Benjamin Marquise Gilmore, violin (Leader, Scottish Chamber Orchestra)

Friday 16 November 2018, 7.30pm
Mackintosh Queen’s Cross, Glasgow
£15/£12 (school children free)

Piano chamber music from Bacewicz and Penderecki, alongside Polish tango numbers by Jerzy Petersburski, Artur Gold, Zygmunt Wiehler, Fanny Gordon, Stanisław Ferszko and Wiktor Krupinski. In the early 20th century tango was hugely popular in Poland, developing its own style and tradition. Many composers of popular Polish tango during the 1930s enlisted in the Polish Armed Forces, fighting alongside the Allies and, after the war, migrated to Israel, the US, Argentina, the Soviet Union and elsewhere. Grażyna Bacewicz remained in Warsaw throughout the German occupation, evolving as a leading Polish composer in the post war years, alongside her younger contemporary, Krzysztof Penderecki. Bacewicz herself wrote: “A lot happens in my music. It’s aggressive and at the same time lyrical”.

Tickets are available from: glasgowconcerthalls.com and 0141 353 8000

Mackintosh Queen's Cross

The only church designed by Mackintosh to be built and now the Society's International headquarters. Magnificent stained glass and exceptional relief carving on wood and stonework are highlights of the interior where light and space are used to dramatic effect. Mackintosh Queen's Cross has an excellent library and the shop stocks an extensive range of Mackintosh books and gifts.


Mackintosh Queen's Cross
Queen's Cross
870 Garscube Road
G20 7EL

T: +44 (0)141-946-6600
W: www.mackintoshchurch.com
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Visitors Information

Mackintosh Resource Centre, Refreshments Area and Gift Shop with great selection of books etc.

Adults £4.00, Society Members & Children free

Opening times
Winter Opening (6 Feb to 29 Mar & 1 Nov to 18 Dec)
Monday, Wednesday & Friday 11.00am – 4:00pm
Last admission 3:30pm

Summer Opening (1 April to 31 October)
Monday to Friday 11.00am – 4:00pm
Last admission 3:30pm

Free entry to G20 residents on Wednesday afternoons after 1:00pm

Closing days
Note: Mackintosh Queen's Cross is closed on Good Friday, Easter Monday, May Bank Holiday Mondays, Glasgow Fair Monday and Christmas to New Year closing.
Please note, Mackintosh Queen’s Cross will be closed throughout January until 6 February 2019 due to arrangements for Celtic Connections. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

During winter closed Tuesday & Thursday

Travel Information
Bus: No 60/60A & 61 from Hope Street at Central Station.
Underground: Alight at St George’s Cross then 15 minute walk through Cromwell Street into Maryhill Road.
Rail: Train to Central or Queen Street Station then bus as above.
Car: M8 J15 eastbound or J17 westbound. Follow Maryhill Road towards Queen’s Cross and turn right into Hinshaw Street. At the lights, go straight across into Firhill Road. Take second on left into Springbank Street and the Church is at the end of the street. On street parking available.

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