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BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra: Saint-Saëns 'Organ' Symphony

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra: Saint-Saëns 'Organ' Symphony


BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra: Saint-Saëns 'Organ' Symphony


Tickets Glasgow

Dates and times

Thursday 20 January 2022
7:30PM - 10:00PM

Please note this event will now have socially distanced seating.


TAILLEFERRE : Marchand d’Oiseaux (Bird Seller) (c.19 mins)

POULENC : Concerto for two pianos (c.19 mins)

SAINT-SAËNS : Symphony No.3 ‘Organ’ (c.37 mins)

Duo Jatekok (Naïri Badal and Adélaïde Panaget) : pianos

Ilan Volkov : conductor 

1920s Paris was a melting pot of artistic tastes and styles. Among its stars were Les Six, whose music was defiantly short, punchy, stripped back, and insouciantly witty (a song based on a cocktail recipe, anyone?). In this concert the outstanding Duo Jatekok tackle Poulenc’s dizzying, dazzling concerto for two pianos while Ilan Volkov rediscovers the witty, mock-Baroque stylings of Les Six’s only female member, Germaine Tailleferre. And for contrast, just the sort of large-scale 19th century work Les Six were rebelling against: Saint-Saëns’s Third Symphony, a crowd-pleaser from its mysterious opening to its show-stopping, cymbal-clashing finale.

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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. 

Venue Map


City Halls

Candleriggs, Glasgow, G1 1NQ