This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site you are giving consent to cookies being used. For information on cookies and how you can disable them visit our Privacy and Cookie Policy.

BBC SSO: Closing Night: Elgar's Second Symphony

BBC SSO: Closing Night: Elgar's Second Symphony

BBC SSO: Closing Night: Elgar's Second Symphony

Tickets Glasgow

Book tickets

Payment required
Under 14s should be accompanied by an adult
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.”
0141 353 8000
Book here

Dates and times

Thursday 18 May 2023
7:30PM - 10:00PM

Booking opens for Season Tickets only on Monday 9 May 2022

(Save up to 30% when booking between 4 and 16 Thursday Night concerts)

General booking opens Monday 30 May 2022

Closing Night: Elgar's Second Symphony

R STRAUSS Till Eulenspiegel (c.15 mins)

CHERYL FRANCES-HOAD Cello Concerto (BBC Commission, World Premiere) (c.20 mins)

ELGAR Symphony No.2 (c.55 mins)

Laura van der Heijden, cello

Ryan Wigglesworth, conductor

Cheryl Frances-Hoad’s music has been hailed by The Guardian as ‘engagingly freewheeling’ so don’t miss her new Cello Concerto performed here by 2012’s BBC Young Musician, Laura van der Heijden; the youthful energy and commitment of her playing surely makes her the perfect soloist for this World Premiere. Elgar called his Second Symphony ‘the passionate pilgrimage of a soul’ and some people think it’s his greatest, the composer at his most vulnerable and revealing as its bouncing swagger gives way to music of haunting beauty and deep emotion. Our Chief Conductor Ryan Wigglesworth closes the season with this huge work which just bursts with feeling – and links it to another master of orchestral colour, Richard Strauss. His hero, the medieval German trickster, Till Eulenspiegel, gets things off to a cheeky, prank-ridden start.

Venue Map


City Halls

Candleriggs, Glasgow, G1 1NQ