City Halls

BBC SSO 2023/24: Thursday Night Series - The Shostakovich Piano Concertos

BBC SSO 2023/24: Thursday Night Series - The Shostakovich Piano Concertos
£30, £25, £20, £15
Dates and times
7th Dec 2023
7:30PM - 10:00PM
Under 14s should be accompanied by an adult

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BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

The Shostakovich Piano Concertos

DEBUSSY Ibéria (Images pour orchestre) (c.22 mins)

SHOSTAKOVICH Piano Concerto No.2  (c.21 mins)

DEBUSSY Gigues and Rondes de Printemps (Images pour orchestre) (c.16 mins)

SHOSTAKOVICH Piano Concerto No.1 (c.22 mins)

Federico Colli, piano

Matilda Lloyd, trumpet

Martyn Brabbins, conductor

***UPDATE: We are sorry to announce that Sir Mark Elder is indisposed and will not be conducting tonight at Glasgow City Halls. We are most grateful to Martyn Brabbins who steps in at short notice to conduct the programme as originally advertised.***

“Whatever he plays, whatever he does, Federico Colli compels attention” wrote one critic about the pianist. “His beautifully light touch and lyrical grace make the music shine” said another. But you don’t have to take their word for it, because today Colli takes centre stage with one of the world’s most respected conductors to play both of Shostakovich’s Piano Concertos in one sparkling concert. The First finds Colli playing energetic musical games with a rising star, trumpeter Matilda Lloyd. The second – written for Shostakovich’s teenage son – is music of irresistible melody and exuberant wit. With Mark Elder conducting it’ll sound fresh as new, and the gorgeous musical colours of Debussy’s Images create a magical setting.

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.

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Fulfilment Fee - £1.95

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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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