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BBC SSO 2022/23: Thursday Night Series - Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade

BBC SSO 2022/23: Thursday Night Series - Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade

BBC SSO 2022/23: Thursday Night Series - Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade

Glasgow Concert Halls

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£30.00, £25.00, £20.00, £15.00, Concessions
Under 14s should be accompanied by an adult
No Booking Fee. A transaction fee of £1.50 is charged for online bookings and £1.75 for phone bookings. Postage, where applicable, is charged at £1.00 to UK addresses. E-tickets are free of charge.
0141 353 8000
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Dates and times

Thursday 1 December 2022
7:30PM - 10:30PM

Booking opens for Season Tickets only on Monday 9 May 2022

(Save up to 30% when booking between 4 and 16 Thursday Night concerts)

General booking opens Monday 30 May 2022

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

The Thursday Night Series

Rimsky-Korsakov's 'Scheherazade'

THOMAS ADÈS Three-piece Suite from ‘Powder Her Face’ (c.12 mins)

BLOCH Schelomo: Rhapsodie hébraïque* (c.19 mins)

RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Scheherazade (c.44 mins)

Pablo Ferrández: Cello*

Alpesh Chauhan: Conductor

Heralded by a blaze of brass, a solo violin spins a slow, languorous line to bewitch and beguile... Scheherazade’s opening is the musical equivalent of whispering ‘Once upon a time’ and Rimsky-Korsakov uses all his orchestral wizardry in these dramatic scenes from the 1001 Nights. If that violin represents the seductive voice of Scheherazade herself, there’s a more mournful – if no less passionate – equivalent in Bloch’s Schelomo where the cello embodies the soul of King Solomon. Pablo Ferrández, in the first of two appearances with our Associate Conductor, Alpesh Chauhan, is the soloist. Seduction? Passion? Cue extracts from Thomas Adès’s opera about the scandalous Duchess of Argyll, full of slinky foxtrots and wistful waltzes.

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. ***

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City Halls

Candleriggs, Glasgow, G1 1NQ