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BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra: Opening Night: Sibelius 7

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra: Opening Night: Sibelius 7

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra: Opening Night: Sibelius 7

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Dates and times

Thursday 23 September 2021
7:30PM - 10:00PM

On general sale - 10am, Thursday 2 September 2021

JS BACH                         

Es ist genug  (Chorale from Cantata BWV 60) (c.2 mins)


Chorale (c.6 mins)

Violin Concerto No.1 (c.27 mins)


Overture: Leonore No.3 (c.14 mins)


Symphony No.7 (c.24 mins)

Pekka Kuusisto, violin 

Joana Carneiro, conductor

Welcome back to live concerts at City Halls. For our first public Glasgow concert in 18 months the BBC SSO plays, well, what else but Sibelius?  His extraordinary one-movement Seventh Symphony is the climax of an evening that pairs the composer with fellow Finns: violin maverick Pekka Kuusisto and composer Magnus Lindberg. Expect sparks to fly in Lindberg’s First Violin Concerto, while his Chorale is preceded by part of the work that inspired it, Bach’s Es ist genug. Plus, conductor Joana Carneiro finds room for Beethoven’s stirring Leonore No.3 Overture, a passionate hymn to liberty that never seems to lose its relevance.    

This concert will go on general sale from Thursday 2 September.

However, subscription packages are now open for the BBC SSO Glasgow Autumn 2021 season. Book between 4 and 8 concerts and you can save up to 25%. Seniors are entitled to an extra 5% off.

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Single concert ticket booking opens from Thursday 2 September.

Venue notice

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

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City Halls

Candleriggs, Glasgow, G1 1NQ

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