City Halls

BBC SSO 2023/24: Afternoon Performance: Muzyka Polska!

BBC SSO 2023/24: Afternoon Performance: Muzyka Polska!
£15 (unreserved) in advance; £16.50 on the day (unreserved)
Dates and times
14th Dec 2023
2:00PM - 4:00PM
Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

Afternoon Performance: Muzyka Polska!

BACEWICZ Concerto for String Orchestra (c.15 mins)

SZYMANOWSKI Violin Concerto No.1 (c.26 mins)

LUTOSŁAWSKI Concerto for Orchestra (c.29 mins)

Bomsori Kim, violin

Marta Gardolińska, conductor

There’s a special kinship between Scotland and Poland – two nations with stirring histories and dauntless spirits. Grażyna Bacewicz stood her own ground in a time of tyranny, writing music as characterful as it is defiant. Karol Szymanowski imagined new realms of musical sensuality, and the dazzling young South Korean violinist Bomsori Kim is passionate about his silken, shimmering First Violin Concerto. Then, to finish, Witold Lutosławski launches fabulous musical fireworks into the grey skies of communist Poland. Fiery, playful, and utterly original his Concerto for Orchestra is one of post-war music’s true showstoppers, and it’s a special favourite of guest conductor Marta Gardolińska. She won’t hold back today.

Tickets: £15 (unreserved) in advance; £16.50 on the day (unreserved)

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

50% Discount - Registered Disabled

Afternoon Tea

Enjoy Lunch before the concert!

Join us at City Halls for a light lunch of soup and sandwiches followed by a selection of cakes, as well as unlimited tea or coffee at any of our Afternoon Performance concerts. Afternoon Tea is provided by the venue and is served in the Recital Room at City Halls; spaces are always in high demand, so please be sure to pre-book when you reserve your concert tickets.

Click here to book your afternoon tea

*** Age Restrictions: Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult ***

Booking Information

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.

Dispatch Charges

E-tickets - Free of charge
Fulfilment Fee - £1.95

Transaction Charges apply as follows

Online up to £1.50
Phone up to £1.75
Counter/ In Person: Free

Tickets Booking Line:
0141 353 8000.
Lines open Monday-Saturday 09:00-17:00 (excluding Bank Holidays). Please check opening hours over any Bank Holiday period.

To view the full Ticket Purchase Policy please click here

Accessible toilets

There are accessible toilets on level 2 next to the Gents toilet, adjacent to the Candleriggs Bar and on Level 5 next to the Club Room.

Assistance dogs

Guide and assistance dogs are welcome. 

Hearing loop

There is a hearing assistance system. The system is infrared.

A deposit is required for the sound enhancement system.

Baby changing

There are baby changing facilities next to the cloakroom on level 2. One in the ladies toilet and an adjacent additional area in our first aid room.

Baby feeding

Available on request


The cloakroom is located on the 1st floor next to the toilets. There is a £1 charge (only open for events or where a client has requested the facility)


On street, metered parking and nearby multi-storey. 

Photography and video recording

At times, Glasgow Life will be on the premises to film and take photos.

The public are only permitted to record and take photos where explicit permission has been granted in advance.

Free wifi

There is free public Wifi access. To connect, visitors have to register with City Halls Public Wifi which should pop up on their browser. After that visitors will only need their password for future uses.

Location Map

The meeting rooms and conference spaces within the complex are suitable for hosting from 15 – 400 delegates. Visit the City Halls' venue hire web page to find out more.

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