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BBC SSO 2020/21: The Glasgow Series - Shostakovich Night

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BBC SSO 2020/21: The Glasgow Series - Shostakovich Night

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BBC SSO 2020/21: The Glasgow Series - Shostakovich Night

Glasgow Concert Halls

Book tickets

£28.50, £23.50, £19.50, £14.50, Concessions
Under 14s should be accompanied by an adult
No booking fee.
0141 353 8000

Dates and times

Thursday 25 February 2021
7:30PM - 10:30PM

***  Tickets on sale Monday 4th May 2020  ***

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

The Glasgow Series

Shostakovich Night

(Pre-Concert Talk at 6:45pm)

Shostakovich - 

Suite for Variety Orchestra (aka Jazz Suite No.2)

Cello Concerto No.2

Jazz Suite No.1

Symphony No.6

Pablo Ferrández cello

Alpesh Chauhan conductor

In the Soviet Union, comedy was no joke. Shostakovich’s Sixth Symphony begins in tragedy before spiralling off into circus waltzes and raucous carnival gallops. Well, it was 1939, after all. If Shostakovich didn’t know whether to laugh or cry, he was still uncompromisingly himself, and Alpesh Chauhan conducts a concert that throws the two sides of this 20th century master into startling contrast. The Second Cello Concerto is compellingly serious; and when you hear soloist Pablo Ferrández, his “superb technique and exhilarating musicality” (Los Angeles Times) will make you wonder why we don’t hear it more often. But amongst the tears, there’s laughter – and if you only know Shostakovich’s Jazz Suites from TV and movies (think Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut), you’re in for a delightful surprise.

Pre-concert: 6.45pm in the Recital Room

Shostakovich biographer Dr Pauline Fairclough introduces the concert.

Concert ends at approx. 9.40pm

Concessions: £6.00 - Under 26s, Students (in full-time education), Registered Unemployed

50% Discount - Registered Disabled

*** Age Restrictions: Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult, limited to 2 child tickets at £6.00 each per adult ticket. ***


City Halls

Candleriggs, Glasgow, G1 1NQ

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