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BBC SSO 2023/24: Thursday Night Series - Volkov Conducts 'Petrushka'

BBC SSO 2023/24: Thursday Night Series - Volkov Conducts 'Petrushka'
£30, £25, £20, £15
Dates and times
25th Jan 2024
7:30PM - 10:00PM
Under 14s should be accompanied by an adult

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BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Volkov Conducts 'Petrushka'

STRAVINSKY 4 Études (c.10 mins)

MICHAEL PARSONS LEVELS for orchestra (BBC Commission, World Premiere) (c.15 mins)

HOWARD SKEMPTON Piano Concerto  (c.14 mins)

STRAVINSKY Petrushka (c.35 mins)

Joanna MacGregor, piano

Ilan Volkov, conductor

On a spring day in an imaginary Russia, an excited crowd gathers for a puppet show. Petrushka loves the Ballerina. She prefers another. Tragedy looms, but don’t worry: puppets don’t have souls…do they? Stravinsky’s Petrushka paints Russian tradition in colours as bright as a piece of folk art – and as sinister as the 20th century. It’s a wonderfully bold finale for a concert that opens with Stravinsky at his most startling, and which unites two dauntless musical explorers – pianist Joanna MacGregor and our Principal Guest Conductor Ilan Volkov – in the haunting, utterly original Piano Concerto by Howard Skempton. A striking new work by one of British music’s true radicals completes an evening of music that fascinates and thrills.

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

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Fulfilment Fee - £1.95

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Phone up to £1.75
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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.

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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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