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BBC SSO: The Rite of Spring

BBC SSO: The Rite of Spring

BBC SSO: The Rite of Spring

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Dates and times

Thursday 23 February 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


Stravinsky’s ‘The Rite of Spring’


STRAVINSKY Agon (c.23 mins)

JS BACH Keyboard Concerto No.2 in E Major (c.22 mins)

STRAVINSKY The Rite of Spring (c.33 mins)

Ryan Wigglesworth, piano and director


More than a century has passed since the riots that greeted The Rite of Spring’s premiere, but its bubbling intensity and pounding rhythms still have the raw power to thrill you out of your seat. A ‘banger’ if ever we heard one! It’s the climax of tonight’s concert that opens with Stravinsky’s last ballet, Agon, Greek for a contest, competition or gathering. Purely abstract and without a story, it’s a bracingly cool fusion of mathematics and emotion. You might say the same of Bach whose divine keyboard concertos radiate an intellectual order and elegance to touch the heart and the head. In the second of two concerts connecting the composers, our multitalented Chief Conductor, Ryan Wigglesworth, plays and conducts this blissful music direct from the piano.

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Venue

City Halls

Candleriggs, Glasgow, G1 1NQ