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BBC SSO: Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony

BBC SSO: Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony

BBC SSO: Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony

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Dates and times

Thursday 9 March 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

Shostakovich’s Symphony No.5

R STRAUSS Don Quixote* (c.40 mins)

SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No.5 (c. 45 mins)

Pablo Ferrández, cello*

Scott Dickinson, viola*

Alpesh Chauhan, conductor

It’s impossible to separate Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony from its context. Written in response to criticism by Stalin’s regime, his artistic reputation – and possibly his life – hung on its success. It’s always a riveting, enthralling experience and our Associate Conductor Alpesh Chauhan is sure to draw out its black humour as well as its profoundly moving qualities. Before then, Pablo Ferrández, making his second appearance this season, takes us to sunnier climes, bringing some Iberian authenticity to his portrayal of Cervantes’s great literary hero. And with our very own Scott Dickinson as his Sancho Panza, Richard Strauss’s light-hearted adaptation is sure to be a knockout – bleating sheep, creaking windmills, flying sequences and all!

Venue Map


City Halls

Candleriggs, Glasgow, G1 1NQ