City Halls

BBC SSO 2023/24: Thursday Night Series - Elgar's Symphony No.1

BBC SSO 2023/24: Thursday Night Series - Elgar's Symphony No.1
£30, £25, £20, £15
Dates and times
23rd Nov 2023
7:30PM - 10:00PM
Under 14s should be accompanied by an adult

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BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Elgar's Symphony No.1

JONATHAN WOOLGAR Canzoni et Ricercari (New version for large ensemble) (c.6 mins)

MOZART Piano Concerto No.20 in D minor K.466 (c.31 mins)

ELGAR Symphony No.1 (c.50 mins)

Martin James Bartlett, piano

Ryan Wigglesworth, conductor

British music isn’t always what you expect. Edward Elgar was a shopkeeper’s son from a country town, but his First Symphony spans worlds – a sweeping, multicoloured musical autobiography on a magnificent scale, burning with passion and beginning (as well as ending) with a melody you’ll never forget. Jonathan Woolgar comes from West Yorkshire, but in his award-winning Canzoni et Ricercari he travels in time to the Renaissance, unlocking new sounds of bracing power and haunting beauty. Our Chief Conductor Ryan Wigglesworth brings a composer’s creativity to these two astonishing scores – and is joined by the BBC Young Musician 2014 finalist, Martin James Bartlett, to celebrate the brilliance, the wit and the unchained inspiration of Mozart.

Tickets: £30, £25, £20, £15

Concessions: £6.00 - Under 26s, Students (in full-time education), Registered Unemployed to the Thursday Night Series.

50% Discount - Registered Disabled

*** Age Restrictions: Under 14s 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.

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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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