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BBC SSO 2023/24: Thursday Night Series - Hough Plays Rachmaninov

BBC SSO 2023/24: Thursday Night Series - Hough Plays Rachmaninov
£30, £25, £20, £15
Dates and times
18th Apr 2024
7:30PM - 10:30PM
Under 14s should be accompanied by an adult

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BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Hough Plays Rachmaninov

HANS ABRAHAMSEN Suite from The Snow Queen (c.12 mins)

RACHMANINOV Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (c.26 mins)

STRAVINSKY The Fairy’s Kiss (c.44 mins)

Sir Stephen Hough, piano

Ryan Wigglesworth, conductor

“My heartfelt homage to Tchaikovsky’s wonderful talent”. Audiences in the 1920s were astonished when the modernist firebrand Stravinsky started adapting Tchaikovsky. In fact, Stravinsky adored Tchaikovsky’s music, and his ballet The Fairy’s Kiss puts Tchaikovsky’s music under a very modern – but utterly captivating – spell. But then, under the baton of our Chief Conductor Ryan Wigglesworth, there’s wonder in every note of this ravishing concert. You’d expect no less, when the phenomenal pianist Stephen Hough works his very personal alchemy on Rachmaninov’s hugely-popular Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. But the music of Hans Abrahamsen’s fairy-tale opera The Snow Queen might be a little less familiar. Believe us – it’s pure enchantment.

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

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Phone up to £1.75
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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. 

Wheelchair access

Lift access to all areas. 

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There is a wheelchair to borrow. To borrow a wheelchair,please ask a member of staff.

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. 

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Location Map

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