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BBC SSO 2024/25: Nordic Music Days

BBC SSO 2024/25: Nordic Music Days
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Dates and times
31st Oct 2024
7:30PM - 9:30PM
Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

Tickets On General Sale: 10am, Thursday 9 May 2024

BBC SSO 2024/25: Nordic Music Days: An Extraordinary Voyage!

with University of Glasgow Chapel Choir

Eli Tausen á Lava   Let Me Cry (c.11 mins)

Maja S. K. Ratkje  Considering Icarus for trombone and orchestra (c.20 mins)


Hildur Guðnadóttir   The Face of the Matter* (c.16 mins)

Britta Byström   Voyages Extraordinaires (c.32 mins)

University of Glasgow Chapel Choir*

Stephen Menotti trombone

Emilia Hoving conductor

Britta Byström’s Voyages extraordinaires was inspired by the enchanting (and impossible) journeys depicted in Jules Verne’s famous novel series. Her own work is intended as a fantastical musical journey on which the listener encounters new worlds of sound through recurring orchestral transformations. So, bring a thirst for discovery to the 2024 Nordic Music Days festival – this year in Glasgow – which celebrates contemporary music and sounds from Scotland and the Nordic region.

Just as all great journeys have a story to tell, so too does Handel’s 1711 aria Let me cry, in which the captured Almirena is on her own quest for freedom. Eli Tausen á Lava describes his reimagination of Handel’s music as like “the sand dunes of the Sahara being gently sculpted by the desert winds”. In her concerto for trombone and orchestra, Maja S. K. Ratkje reflects on the beauty of Icarus’s overwhelming attempt to reach for the impossible. And we bask in the elemental sonorities of Icelandic composer Hildur Guðnadóttir – the extraordinary, Academy Award winning musical imagination behind Joker and Chernobyl.

Booking Information

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E-tickets - Free of charge
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. 

Wheelchair access

Lift access to all areas. 

There are designated spaces for wheelchair users. Wheelchairs are left with the patron. A companion may sit with you. Companions sit next to you.

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. 

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

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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.