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BBC SSO 2024/25: Thursday Night Series - Mahler's Fifth Symphony

BBC SSO 2024/25: Thursday Night Series - Mahler's Fifth Symphony
£31, £26, £21, £16, £14
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Dates and times
26th Sep 2024
7:30PM - 9:30PM
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. The most rapturous love-letter ever written without words. From tragedy to triumph.

Helen Grime                      Folk (c.30 mins)
                                             World Premiere, BBC commission
Mahler                                 Symphony No.5 (c.70 mins)

Claire Booth soprano
Ryan Wigglesworth conductor

With their very first sounds, a composer creates a world. Mahler opens his Fifth Symphony with an ominous fanfare: the first step on a journey through midnight storms, leaping horn-calls, and possibly the most tender love-letter ever written without words, the rapturous Adagietto. British composer Helen Grime, meanwhile, has dived deep into the pages of Zoe Gilbert’s novel Folk, drawing on Scottish, Irish and Manx folklore – as well as the magic of a full symphony orchestra – to create an extraordinary new adventure for soprano Claire Booth, who gives the world premiere today. Fellow composer (and BBC SSO Chief Conductor) Ryan Wigglesworth brings both worlds to life: it’s a truly fantastic way to launch a new season.

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

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0141 353 8000.
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Baby changing

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Baby feeding

Available on request


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