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BBC SSO 2024/25: Thursday Night Series - Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony

BBC SSO 2024/25: Thursday Night Series - Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony
£31.00, £26.00, £21.00, £16.00, £14.00
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Dates and times
8th May 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 journey from darkness to light. Struggles between love and despair inspire a pulse-raising masterpiece that stirs the soul.

Lera Auerbach Icarus (c.12 mins)

Shostakovich Violin Concerto No.1 (c.38 mins)

Tchaikovsky         Symphony No.5 (c.46 mins)

Rosanne Philippens violin

Gemma New conductor 

Sometimes art imitates life so closely that you can almost feel its breath. “With passion and desire” wrote Tchaikovsky on the slow movement of his Fifth Symphony, and the whole piece is a struggle between love and despair, told in elegant waltzes, bittersweet songs and melody after sweeping melody. Gemma New is a popular guest conductor here in Scotland, and she knows exactly how to get to the heart of a masterpiece – whether Lera Auerbach’s fiery retelling of the myth of Icarus, or the shadows, secrets and burning truths of Shostakovich’s powerful First Violin Concerto. Rosanne Philippens is the soloist today: a violinist who believes that every note should convey emotion, and forge a connection.

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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Guide and assistance dogs are welcome. 

Wheelchair access

Lift access to all areas. 

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Baby changing

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Baby feeding

Available on request


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On street, metered parking and nearby multi-storey. 

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