Beethoven's 'Pastoral' Symphony

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Music Hall
Union Street
AB10 1QS

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On general sale - 10am Thursday 2 September 2021


Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune (c.12 mins)

Yasushi Akutagawa

Triptyque for string orchestra (c.14 mins)


Symphony No.6 ‘Pastoral’  (c.39 mins)

Yutaka Sado, conductor

Debussy’s sultry Prelude is a work that seems to stretch and yawn in a still, stifling heat. But wake up: we’ve a hike to go on later. Akutagawa’s Triptyque for string orchestra - full of driving rhythms and echoes of Stravinsky, Britten, and the composer’s friend Shostakovich - should get pulses racing. So you’ll be raring to go by the time conductor Yutaka Sado leads us on a cross-country ramble (uncertain weather and all) through Beethoven’s Sixth Symphony, the musical equivalent of inhaling lungfuls of fresh air.     

This concert will go on general sale from Thursday 2 September.

However, subscription packages are now open for the BBC SSO Glasgow Autumn 2021 season. Book between 4 and 8 concerts and you can save up to 25%. Seniors are entitled to an extra 5% off.

Click here to book your subscription package. 

Single concert ticket booking opens from Thursday 2 September.

Venue notice

Please be aware that scaffolding is in place around the exterior of the building due to essential maintenance. The main entrance to City Halls remains accessible for customers. 

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