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BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra: Abel Selaocoe & Nielsen Symphony No.5

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra: Abel Selaocoe & Nielsen Symphony No.5

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra: Abel Selaocoe & Nielsen Symphony No.5

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Under 14s should be accompanied by an adult
0141 353 8000
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Dates and times

Sunday 15 May 2022
3:00PM - 5:00PM

On general sale - 10am, Thursday 2nd December 2021


VARIOUS WORKS (c.45 mins)



NIELSEN : Symphony No.5 (c.37 mins)

Abel Selaocoe : cello

Thomas Dausgaard : conductor

There is no performer in the world right now quite like the cellist Abel Selaocoe. His extraordinary performances fuse African and European music and blend traditional playing styles with improvisation, singing and body percussion. He’s the centre of this concert’s first half, collaborating with the orchestra and Thomas Dausgaard to explore a free-flowing selection of music which includes Abel’s own compositions and cello virtuoso Giovanni Sollima’s homage to Boccherini, the L.B. Files.  After the interval our Nielsen cycle continues with the grippingly powerful Fifth Symphony, a work that’s among the great anti-war testaments of the 20th century.  Join us for what’s bound to be an unforgettable afternoon.

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**£6 tickets are available for Students, Under 26s and Unemployed. Proof of status is required**

Single concert ticket booking opens from Thursday 2nd December.

Venue notice

Please be aware that scaffolding is in place around the exterior of the building due to essential maintenance. However, the main entrance to City Halls remains accessible for customers. 

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City Halls

Candleriggs, Glasgow, G1 1NQ