Booking opens for Season Tickets only on Monday 9 May 2022
(Save up to 30% when booking between 4 and 16 Thursday Night concerts)
General booking opens Monday 30 May 2022
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
The Thursday Night Series
Rachmaninov's Symphony No.2
SHOSTAKOVICH Violin Concerto No.2 (c.30 mins)
RACHMANINOV Symphony No.2 (c. 60 mins)
Elina Vähälä: Violin
Hannu Lintu: Conductor
Rachmaninov’s music is rarely more heartfelt or so fervently passionate as it is in the Second Symphony. Its romantic headiness is complemented by a thundering, dynamic energy, and we’re thrilled to have Hannu Lintu at the helm for this popular show-stopper. Before then, Lintu’s fellow Finn, the superb Elina Vähälä, joins us for Shostakovich’s Second Violin Concerto. It’s the perfect contrast to Rachmaninov’s wild abandon: a hushed, introverted concerto where the violin sings in long shimmering threads of sound, like a beacon of light leading us through the dark. A mesmerising work, premiered in 1967, it holds all the sorrows, questions, and insights of a lifetime.
Concessions: £6.00 - Under 26s, Students (in full-time education), Registered Unemployed
50% Discount - Registered Disabled
Age Restrictions: Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult, limited to 2 child tickets at £6.00 each per adult ticket.