BBC SSO 2024/25: Thursday Night Series - Tchaikovsky’s 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. A journey from darkness to light. Struggles between love and despair inspire a pulse-raising masterpiece that stirs the soul.

Lera Auerbach - Icarus (c.12 mins)

Shostakovich - Violin Concerto No.1 (c.38 mins)

Tchaikovsky - Symphony No.5 (c.46 mins)

Rosanne Philippens violin

Gemma New conductor

Sometimes art imitates life so closely that you can almost feel its breath. “With passion and desire” wrote Tchaikovsky on the slow movement of his Fifth Symphony, and the whole piece is a struggle between love and despair, told in elegant waltzes, bittersweet songs and melody after sweeping melody. Gemma New is a popular guest conductor here in Scotland, and she knows exactly how to get to the heart of a masterpiece – whether Lera Auerbach’s fiery retelling of the myth of Icarus, or the shadows, secrets and burning truths of Shostakovich’s powerful First Violin Concerto. Rosanne Philippens is the soloist today: a violinist who believes that every note should convey emotion, and forge a connection.

Tickets: £31, £26, £21, £16, £14

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


Enjoy code: 651622
Target groups
Elderly, Adult, Youth
External information

Available tickets

08/05 2025 7:30pm
City Halls & Old Fruitmarket Candleriggs GLASGOW
Provided by The List