City Halls

SCO 2023/24: Time and Tides with Pekka Kuusisto

 SCO 2023/24: Time and Tides with Pekka Kuusisto
£34.00, £29.00, £25.00, £19.00, £12.00
Dates and times
15th Mar 2024
7:30PM - 10:00PM
Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

Pekka Kuusisto Violin/Director

Ruby Hughes Soprano

Aidan O’Rourke (Lau) Fiddle*

Dolphin Boy DJ*

Gaze beyond the concert hall to the wonders of the natural world, the endless cycles of deep time, in this elemental programme directed by visionary Finnish violinist Pekka Kuusisto.

From the sweeping magnificence of Estonian composer Erkki-Sven Tüür’s beacons of light to Scottish composer Helen Grime’s lyrical welcoming of warmth and light, this is a concert to transport and inspire. Kuusisto gives the first UK performance of the beguiling new violin concerto by former SCO Associate Composer Anna Clyne, and immerses us in his own country’s haunting birdsong courtesy of Rautavaara’s moving tribute to nature.

*Ahead of the premiere of Time and Tides, acclaimed fiddler, Aidan O'Rourke (Lau) joins Pekka for a joyful folk fiddle jam session, using as its starting point some of the folk tunes that inspired Anna Clyne's new work. Then the improvisation starts! And in the foyer Dolphin Boy sets the mood with tunes inspired by the onstage musical action. Aidan O'Rourke and Dolphin Boy feature only at the Glasgow and Edinburgh concerts.

*Commissioned by Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Swedish Chamber Orchestra.

Booking Information

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Fulfilment Fee - £1.95

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Accessible toilets

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. 

Wheelchair access

Lift access to all areas. 

There are designated spaces for wheelchair users. Wheelchairs are left with the patron. A companion may sit with you. Companions sit next to you.

There is a wheelchair to borrow. To borrow a wheelchair,please ask a member of staff.

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


The cloakroom is located on the 1st floor next to the toilets. There is a £1 charge (only open for events or where a client has requested the facility)


On street, metered parking and nearby multi-storey. 

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Location Map

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