City Halls

BBC SSO: Mendelssohn's 'Scottish' Symphony

BBC SSO: Mendelssohn's 'Scottish' Symphony
£15 to £30
Dates and times
11th May 2023
7:30PM - 10:00PM
Under 14s should be accompanied by an adult

Mendelssohn’s ‘Scottish’ Symphony

KAIJA SAARIAHO Laterna Magica (c.20 mins)

RAVEL Piano Concerto in G (c.23 mins)

MENDELSSOHN Symphony No.3 ‘Scottish’ (c.40 mins)

Denis Kozhukhin, piano

Simone Menezes, conductor

Inspiration comes in many forms. After visiting the Palace of Holyrood in 1829, the young Felix Mendelssohn wrote, ‘I believe I found today in the old chapel the beginning of my Scottish Symphony’. The Third might allude to the life of Mary Queen of Scots but it also pays tribute to toe-tapping folk tunes along the way. Kaija Saariaho found her inspiration in the mechanics and wonder of moving images (specifically those of filmmaker Ingmar Bergman) and her 'Magic Lantern' glows with its own inner light. Ravel, meanwhile, romps through the worlds of jazz, Basque folk-song and French impressionism, and somehow manages to be utterly serious, teasingly playful and elegantly cool all at the same time. The brilliant Denis Kozhukhin and Simone Menezes team up for this incredible concert.

This concerts ends at approximately 9:25pm.

Please note there has been a change in conductor for this concert.

Booking Information

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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. 

Hearing loop

There is a hearing assistance system. The system is infrared.

A deposit is required for the sound enhancement system.

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


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On street, metered parking and nearby multi-storey. 

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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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