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BBC SSO 2024/25: Thursday Night Series - MacMillan’s ‘Concerto for Orchestra’

BBC SSO 2024/25: Thursday Night Series - MacMillan’s ‘Concerto for Orchestra’
£31.00, £26.00, £21.00, £16.00, £14.00
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Dates and times
20th Feb 2025
7:30PM - 10:30PM
Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

Book between 4 and 13 concerts in the BBC SSO’s Thursday Night Series and save up to 30%. Seniors are entitled to an extra 5% off. Your discount will be automatically applied at the online checkout.

Imagine this. A dazzling, thought-provoking spread of orchestral music from a new generation of Scottish talent.

When Sir James MacMillan speaks, the world takes notice – and at his Ayrshire community music festival The Cumnock Tryst, he’s helping a generation of composers to find their own individual voice. Tonight he conducts the first Scottish performance of Ghosts, his new concerto for orchestra. Judging from that title (and knowing MacMillan’s passionate belief in the communicative power of music), there’s every reason to expect a lot more than just a colourful workout for a full symphony orchestra. MacMillan introduces it himself, and also presents a dazzling, thought-provoking spread of new music from his younger colleagues at The Cumnock Tryst: a vibrant, typically generous celebration of the state of the art in Scottish classical music.

Matthew Grouse            Solos and Tuttis (c.8 mins) UK premiere 
                                           (commissioned  byThe Cumnock Tryst)

Gillian Walker                 Saat I De Blöd (salt in the blood) (c.5 mins)
                                           Jean Redpath’s Skippin' Barfit Thro' the Heather (c.5 mins)

Electra Perivolaris          A Wave Breaking (c.5 mins)

                                           A Forest Reawakens (c.5 mins)

Scott Lygate                    New Work for contrabass clarinet and orchestra (c.10mins)                                               World premiere 

Jay Capperauld                Inertia of a bona fide psychopath (c.10 mins) Scottish                                                          premiere 


Michael Murray              Visions of the A- Frame (c.3 mins)

Sir James MacMillan      Concerto for Orchestra ‘Ghosts’ (c.25 mins) Scottish                                                             premiere

Scott Lygate                    contrabass clarinet

Sir James MacMillan     conductor

Tickets: £31, £26, £21, £16, £14

Concessions: £6.00 - Under 26s, Students, Registered Unemployed (proof of status. 50% Discount - Registered Disabled.

Booking Information

A transaction fee of £1.50 is charged for online bookings and £1.75 for phone bookings for single tickets. Fees correct at time of publishing.

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.
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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.

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