• Jan 2014

  • Feb 2014

  • Mar 2014

  • Apr 2014

  • May 2014

  • Jun 2014

    15:15
    Jun 18
    City Halls, Glasgow
    Open Rehearsal with the BBC SSO
    • ShostakovichDmitry Shostakovich 1906–1975
    • Symphony No. 14, Op 135
    • TchaikovskyPyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 1840–1893
    • Symphony No. 6 in B minor, 'Pathétique'
    • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
    • Sergei Leiferkus baritone
    • Joan Rodgers soprano
    • Thomas Dausgaard Conductor

    A chance to eavesdrop as the BBC SSO rehearse two major Russian works.

    19:30
    Jun 22
    The Pickaquoy Centre
    Vaughan Williams, Sibelius & Walton
    • Vaughan WilliamsRalph Vaughan Williams 1872–1958
    • The Wasps - overture
    • SibeliusJean Sibelius 1865–1957
    • Violin Concerto in D minor
    • WaltonWilliam Walton 1902–1983
    • Belshazzar's Feast
    • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
    • BBC Singers
    • St Magnus Festival Chorus
    • Mayfield Singers
    • Ben Gernon conductor
    • Jennifer Pike violin
    • Sergei Leiferkus baritone
    • Denis Stout chorus director

    Ben Gernon conducts works by Vaughan Williams, Sibelius & Walton.

    20:00
    Jun 24
    The Pickaquoy Centre
    Nielsen, Strauss & Tchaikovsky
    • NielsenCarl Nielsen 1865–1931
    • Rhapsodic Overture 'A Imaginary Journey to the Faroes', FS123
    • Richard Strauss 1864–1949
    • Oboe Concerto in D major
    • TchaikovskyPyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 1840–1893
    • Symphony No. 6 in B minor, 'Pathétique'
    • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
    • Nicholas Daniel oboe
    • Thomas Dausgaard conductor

    Thomas Dausgaard conducts works by Nielsen, Strauss & Tchaikovsky.

    19:30
    Jun 25
    St Magnus Cathedral
    Ives, Ravel & Shostakovich
    • IvesCharles Ives 1874–1954
    • The Unanswered Question
    • RavelMaurice Ravel 1875–1937
    • Le tombeau de Couperin
    • ShostakovichDmitry Shostakovich 1906–1975
    • Symphony No. 14, Op 135
    • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
    • Sergei Leiferkus baritone
    • Joan Rodgers soprano
    • Thomas Dausgaard conductor

    Thomas Dausgaard conducts works by Ives, Ravel & Shostakovich.

  • Jul 2014

    18:30
    Jul 26
    Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
    Classics Marathon Day
    • John Maxwell Geddes b.1941
    • Fanfare – Let Glasgow Flourish
    • HolstGustav Holst 1874–1934
    • The Planets
      Jupiter
    • BruchMax Bruch 1838–1920
    • Scottish Fantasy, Op 46
      (excerpt)
    • CoplandAaron Copland 1900–1990
    • Fanfare for the Common Man
    • MacCunnHamish MacCunn 1868–1916
    • Overture 'Land of the Mountain and the Flood', Op 3
    • Sir Peter Maxwell Davies b.1934
    • An Orkney Wedding, with Sunrise
    • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
    • Martyn Brabbins conductor
    • Nicola Benedetti violin

    RSNO and BBC SSO featuring Nicola Benedetti.

  • Aug 2014

  • Sep 2014

    19:00
    Sep 20
    St Mary's Church, Haddington
    Lammermuir Festival
    • WagnerRichard Wagner 1813–1883
    • Siegfried Idyll Siegfried Idyll, WWV 103
    • Richard Strauss 1864–1949
    • Four Last Songs.
    • ElgarEdward Elgar 1857–1934
    • 'Enigma' Variations
    • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
    • Christine Brewer soprano
    • Martyn Brabbins conductor

    Soprano Christine Brewer and the BBC SSO perform at the Lammermuir Festival.

    19:30
    Sep 25
    City Halls, Glasgow
    Shostakovich 10
    • Mussorgsky 1839–1881
    • A Night on the Bare Mountain (orch. Rimsky-Korsakov)
    • ScriabinAlexander Nikolayevich Scriabin 1871–1915
    • Concerto for Piano in F sharp minor, Op 20
    • ShostakovichDmitry Shostakovich 1906–1975
    • Symphony No. 10 in E minor Symphony No. 10 in E minor, Op 93
    • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
    • Barry Douglas piano
    • Donald Runnicles conductor

    Donald Runnicles conducts Shostakovich’s Tenth Symphony.

    Also part of
    Sep 26
    Music Hall, Aberdeen
    Shostakovich 10
    • Mussorgsky 1839–1881
    • A Night on the Bare Mountain (orch. Rimsky-Korsakov)
    • ScriabinAlexander Nikolayevich Scriabin 1871–1915
    • Concerto for Piano in F sharp minor, Op 20
    • ShostakovichDmitry Shostakovich 1906–1975
    • Symphony No. 10 in E minor Symphony No. 10 in E minor, Op 93
    • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
    • Barry Douglas piano
    • Donald Runnicles conductor

    Donald Runnicles conducts Shostakovich Symphony No.10.

    Sep 28
    Usher Hall, Edinburgh
    Russian Classics
    • Mussorgsky 1839–1881
    • A Night on the Bare Mountain (orch. Rimsky-Korsakov)
    • ScriabinAlexander Nikolayevich Scriabin 1871–1915
    • Concerto for Piano in F sharp minor, Op 20
    • ShostakovichDmitry Shostakovich 1906–1975
    • Symphony No. 10 in E minor Symphony No. 10 in E minor, Op 93
    • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
    • Barry Douglas piano
    • Donald Runnicles conductor

    Donald Runnicles conducts Shostakovich Symphony No.10.

  • Oct 2014

    20:00
    Oct 4
    City Halls, Glasgow
    Hear and Now 1: New Icelandic Voices
    • Guðmundur Steinn Gunnarsson
    • Sporgýla
      (World Premiere)
    • Anna Thorvaldsdóttir
    • Aeriality
      (UK Premiere)
    • David Brynjar Franzson
    • "on Matter and Materiality" for cello and orchestra
      (World Premiere)
    • Charles Ross
    • His Master’s Voice
      (World Premiere)
    • Þráinn Hjálmarsson
    • As heard across a room
      (World Premiere)
    • Hlynur Aðils Vilmarsson
    • bd
      (UK Premiere)
    • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
    • Ilan Volkov conductor
    • Séverine Ballon cello

    Ilan Volkov conducts new works by Icelandic composers.

    Oct 9
    City Halls, Glasgow
    Dvořák’s ‘New World’ Symphony
    • NielsenCarl Nielsen 1865–1931
    • Overture 'Helios' Overture 'Helios', FS32, Op 17
    • Magnus Lindberg b.1958
    • Violin Concerto
    • DvořákAntonín Dvořák 1841–1904
    • Symphony No. 9 in E minor, 'From the New World' Symphony No. 9 in E minor, 'From the New World', Op 95
    • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
    • Pekka Kuusisto violin
    • Thomas Dausgaard conductor

    Thomas Dausgaard conducts Dvořák’s ‘New World’ Symphony.

    Oct 23
    City Halls, Glasgow
    ‘Wozzeck’ In Concert at City Halls
    • BergAlban Berg 1885–1935
    • Wozzeck
      Semi-staged performance. Sung in German with English supertitles.
    • Thomas J Mayer Wozzeck (please note change to originally advertised artist)
    • Tom Randle Captain
    • Michael Pflumm Andres
    • Elena Zhidkova Marie
    • Jennifer Johnston Margret
    • Nathan Berg Doctor
    • Thomas Blondelle Drum Major
    • Andrew Greenan First Apprentice
    • James Cleverton Second Apprentice
    • Peter Van Hulle Idiot
    • BBC Singers choir
    • The Choristers of St Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh choir
    • Donald Runnicles conductor
    • Kenneth Richardson director
    • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

    Donald Runnicles conducts Alban Berg’s opera Wozzeck.

    14:00
    Oct 30
    City Halls, Glasgow
    Afternoon Performance: Sibelius 5 at City Halls
    • Pēteris Vasks b.1946
    • Credo
    • RotaNino Rota 1911–1979
    • Cello Concerto No.2
    • SibeliusJean Sibelius 1865–1957
    • Symphony No. 5 in E flat major, Op 82
    • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
    • Leonard Elschenbroich cello
    • Ainars Rubikis conductor

    Ainars Rubikis conducts works by Pēteris Vasks, Nino Rota and Sibelius.

    Also part of
    19:30
    Oct 31
    Town Hall, Ayr
    Grieg, Nino Rota, Busoni & Sibelius in Ayr
    • GriegEdvard Grieg 1843–1907
    • Overture 'In Autumn', Op 11
      (c.11’)
    • RotaNino Rota 1911–1979
    • Cello Concerto No.2
      (c.25’)
    • BusoniFerruccio Busoni 1866–1924
    • Berceuse élégiaque, K252a, Op 42
      (c.9’)
    • SibeliusJean Sibelius 1865–1957
    • Symphony No. 5 in E flat major, Op 82
      (c.31’)
    • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
    • Leonard Elschenbroich cello
    • Ainars Rubikis conductor

    Ainars Rubikis conducts works by Grieg, Nino Rota, Busoni and Sibelius.

  • Nov 2014

    Nov 6
    City Halls, Glasgow
    John Adams: Absolute Jest at City Halls
    • RameauJean-Philippe Rameau 1683–1764
    • Suite No.1 from Les Indes Galantes
    • John Adams b.1947
    • Absolute Jest for string quartet and orchestra
    • RebelJean-Féry Rebel 1666–1747
    • Chaos (from Les Élémens)
    • BeethovenLudwig van Beethoven 1770–1827
    • Symphony No. 2 in D major Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op 36
    • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
    • Doric String Quartet
    • Markus Stenz conductor

    Markus Stenz conducts John Adams's Absolute Jest.

    19:30
    Nov 7
    Perth Concert Hall
    Perth Concert Series: BBC SSO
    • RameauJean-Philippe Rameau 1683–1764
    • Suite No.1 from Les Indes Galantes
      arr. Dukas (c.15’)
    • John Adams b.1947
    • Absolute Jest for string quartet and orchestra
      (c.22’)
    • RebelJean-Féry Rebel 1666–1747
    • Chaos (from Les Élémens)
      (c.6’)
    • BeethovenLudwig van Beethoven 1770–1827
    • Symphony No. 2 in D major Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op 36
      (c.35’)
    • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
    • Doric String Quartet
    • Markus Stenz conductor

    Conductor Markus Stenz and the Doric String Quartet join the BBC SSO in Perth.

    Nov 13
    City Halls, Glasgow
    Beethoven’s Ninth at City Halls
    • MozartWolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1756–1791
    • Sinfonia concertante in E flat major, K 364
    • BeethovenLudwig van Beethoven 1770–1827
    • Symphony No. 9 in D minor, 'Choral'
    • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
    • Laura Samuel violin
    • Scott Dickinson viola
    • Angela Meade soprano
    • Elizabeth Bishop mezzo-soprano
    • Stuart Skelton tenor
    • Marko Mimica baritone
    • Edinburgh Festival Chorus
    • Christopher Bell chorus master
    • Donald Runnicles conductor

    The Runnicles Birthday Concert: Beethoven’s Ninth

    Nov 14
    Music Hall, Aberdeen
    Beethoven’s Ninth in Aberdeen
    • MozartWolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1756–1791
    • Sinfonia concertante in E flat major, K 364
    • BeethovenLudwig van Beethoven 1770–1827
    • Symphony No. 9 in D minor, 'Choral'
    • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
    • Laura Samuel violin
    • Scott Dickinson viola
    • Angela Meade soprano
    • Elizabeth Bishop mezzo-soprano
    • Stuart Skelton tenor
    • Marko Mimika bass-baritone
    • Edinburgh Festival Chorus
    • Christopher Bell chorus master
    • Donald Runnicles conductor

    The Runnicles Birthday Concert Beethoven’s Ninth

    Nov 16
    Usher Hall, Edinburgh
    Beethoven’s Ninth in Edinburgh
    • MozartWolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1756–1791
    • Sinfonia concertante in E flat major, K 364
    • BeethovenLudwig van Beethoven 1770–1827
    • Symphony No. 9 in D minor, 'Choral'
    • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
    • Laura Samuel violin
    • Scott Dickinson viola
    • Anglea Meade soprano
    • Elizabeth Bishop tenor
    • Stuart Skelton tenor
    • Marko Mimica bass-baritone
    • Edinburgh Festival Chorus
    • Christopher Bell chorus master
    • Donald Runnicles conductor

    Donald Runnicles conducts Beethoven's Ninth Symphony.

    Nov 20
    City Halls, Glasgow
    Shostakovich 5 at City Halls
    • SibeliusJean Sibelius 1865–1957
    • En Saga En Saga, Op 9
    • Sir James MacMillan b.1959
    • Piano Concerto No. 3
    • ShostakovichDmitry Shostakovich 1906–1975
    • Symphony No. 5 in D minor
    • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
    • Peter Donohoe piano
    • Martyn Brabbins conductor

    Martyn Brabbins conducts Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony.

    Also part of
    15:00
    Nov 29
    Huddersfield Town Hall
    Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival
    • Hèctor Parra
    • L’absència (2013)
      UK Premiere
    • James Dillon b.1950
    • Physis
      World Premiere
    • Concerto for Piano 'Andromeda'
    • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
    • Noriko Kawai piano
    • Steve Schick conductor

    The BBC SSO performs works by Scottish composer James Dillon.

  • Dec 2014

    Dec 4
    City Halls, Glasgow
    Berlioz’s ‘Symphonie Fantastique’ at City Halls
    • FauréGabriel Fauré 1845–1924
    • Pelléas et Mélisande, Suite, Op 80
    • Saint-SaënsCamille Saint-Saëns 1835–1921
    • Piano Concerto No. 5 in F major, 'Egyptian' Piano Concerto No. 5 in F major, Op. 103 'Egyptian'
    • BerliozHector Berlioz 1803–1869
    • Symphonie fantastique (Symphonie fantastique, Op 14)
    • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
    • Javier Perianes piano
    • Matthias Pintscher conductor

    Matthias Pintscher conducts Berlioz’s ‘Symphonie Fantastique’.

    Also part of
    19:30
    Dec 8
    City Halls, Glasgow
    Jack Liebeck Plays Bruch at City Halls
    • BeethovenLudwig van Beethoven 1770–1827
    • Overture 'Coriolan' (Overture 'Coriolan', Op 62)
      (c.8')
    • BruchMax Bruch 1838–1920
    • Violin Concerto No. 2 in D minor Violin Concerto No. 2 in D minor, Op 44
      (c.27')
    • Konzertstück for violin and orchestra in F# minor, Op.84
      (c.19’)
    • TchaikovskyPyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 1840–1893
    • Fantasy-Overture 'Romeo and Juliet'
      (c.20’)
    • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
    • Jack Liebeck violin
    • Martyn Brabbins conductor

    Jack Liebeck plays Bruch in this Monday Night Live Concert.

    19:30
    Dec 18
    Town Hall, Ayr
    Christmas Classics in Ayr

    The BBC SSO’s annual Christmas Classics concert at Ayr Town Hall.

    Dec 19
    Music Hall, Aberdeen
    Christmas Classics in Aberdeen

    Jamie MacDougall presents Christmas Classics.

    22:00
    Dec 30
    Xinghai Concert Hall
    China Concert One
    • MendelssohnFelix Mendelssohn 1809–1847
    • Overture 'The Hebrides', Op 26
    • BeethovenLudwig van Beethoven 1770–1827
    • Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major Concerto for Piano No. 5 in E flat major 'Emperor', Op 73
    • Vaughan WilliamsRalph Vaughan Williams 1872–1958
    • Symphony No. 5 in D major
    • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
    • Martyn Brabbins conductor
    • Denis Kozhukhin piano

    The BBC SSO perform in Xinghai Concert Hall, China.

    19:00
    Dec 31
    Shenzhen Concert Hall
    China Concert Two
    • BrittenBenjamin Britten 1913–1976
    • Four Sea Interludes from 'Peter Grimes' (Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes, Op 33a)
    • RachmaninovSergey Rachmaninov 1873–1943
    • Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18
    • Vaughan WilliamsRalph Vaughan Williams 1872–1958
    • Symphony No. 5 in D major
    • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
    • Denis Kozhukhin piano
    • Martyn Brabbins conductor

    The BBC SSO perform in Shenzhen Concert Hall, China.