BBC SSO 2024/25: Thursday Night Series - Sibelius’ Fifth Symphony


Book between 4 and 13 concerts in the BBC SSO’s Thursday Night Series and save up to 30%. Seniors are entitled to an extra 5% off. Your discount will be automatically applied at the online checkout.

Imagine this. Majestic swans take flight and Finland’s greatest composer unleashes a spine-tingling melody that fills your heart with hope.

Beethoven - Symphony No.1 (c.28 mins)

Hans Abrahamsen - Concerto for Horn and Orchestra (c.21 mins)

Beethoven - Namensfeier Overture, Op. 115 (c.7 mins)

Sibelius - Symphony No.5 (c.33 mins)

Stefan Dohr horn

Ryan Wigglesworth conductor

“God, what beauty!”. Once upon a time in Finland, Sibelius saw a flight of swans and felt his imagination take wing. That’s the story behind the unforgettable horn theme that crowns his Fifth Symphony: music as astonishing, and as inevitable, as nature itself. Those vaulting horns are a spine-tingling way to end the season. So what could be more natural than Ryan Wigglesworth inviting Stefan Dohr, a legend among living horn players, to perform another Scandinavian masterpiece: the playful, utterly original concerto that our Composer in Association (and master-storyteller) Hans Abrahamsen wrote especially for him. Ludwig van Beethoven ties it all together, with wit, splendour and irrepressible life-force. You’d expect no less.

Tickets: £31, £26, £21, £16, £14

Concessions: £6.00 - Under 26s, Students, Registered Unemployed (proof of status) 50% Discount - Registered Disabled.


Enjoy code: 587816
Target groups
Youth, Elderly, Adult
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Available tickets

22/05 2025 7:30pm
City Halls & Old Fruitmarket Candleriggs GLASGOW
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