City Halls

SCO 2024/25: Parabola

SCO 2024/25: Parabola
£38.00, £33.00, £28.00, £20.00, £14.00
Box office telephone
Dates and times
14th Mar 2025
7:30PM - 10:30PM
Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.


Part of ‘New Dimensions’ Series

BRITTEN Young Apollo 

ADES Märchentänze 

ANDRES Piano Concerto ‘The Blind Banister’ 

BEAMISH Whitescape 

HAYDN Symphony No 88 

Pekka Kuusisto Conductor / Violin

Simon Crawford-Phillips Conductor / Piano

Dolphin Boy DJ

Pekka Kuusisto and British pianist/conductor Simon Crawford-Phillips, invite you – and the SCO’s musicians – on an arc through time and musical styles in this joyfully eclectic programme. 

The young Britten blended chamber and orchestral music in a portrait of his first love in Young Apollo, while Thomas Adès draws on English folk music in the fairytale dances he composed for Kuusisto. New York composer Timo Andres looks to outdo Beethoven in his flamboyant piano concerto The Blind Banister, and Sally Beamish salutes Frankenstein creator Mary Shelley in her dream-inspired Whitescape. To close, Kuusisto travels back to the 18th century, to the charm and elegance of one of Haydn’s wittiest symphonies. 

Pekka Kuusisto Visiting Artist Chair kindly supported by The Honorary Consulate of Finland, Edinburgh and Glasgow 

In association with The Skinny.

Booking Information

A transaction fee of £1.50 is charged for online bookings and £1.75 for phone bookings for single tickets. Fees correct at time of print.

Dispatch Charges

E-tickets - Free of charge
Fulfilment Fee - £1.95

Transaction Charges apply as follows

Online up to £1.50
Phone up to £1.75
Counter/ In Person: Free

Tickets Booking Line:
0141 353 8000.
Lines open Monday-Saturday 09:00-17:00 (excluding Bank Holidays). Please check opening hours over any Bank Holiday period.

To view the full Ticket Purchase Policy please click here

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. 

Photography and video recording

At times, Glasgow Life will be on the premises to film and take photos.

The public are only permitted to record and take photos where explicit permission has been granted in advance.

Free wifi

There is free public Wifi access. To connect, visitors have to register with City Halls Public Wifi which should pop up on their browser. After that visitors will only need their password for future uses.

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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