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Edinburgh

Two contrasting seascapes make a pair of satisfying voyages at Edinburgh International Festival

By , 09 August 2018
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London

Prom 22: London calling – Andrew Manze conducts Haydn and Vaughan Williams

By , 31 July 2018
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London

Prom 21: An Alpensinfonie for the whole family

By , 30 July 2018
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Glasgow

With Kullervo, BBC Scottish looks to the north for a gripping end to the season

By , 17 May 2018
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Gateshead

Dreams and nightmares from BBCSSO at Sage Gateshead

By , 13 April 2018
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London

Proms 37/38: A whiff of incense as Dausgaard and the Latvians explore Rachmaninov and religion

By , 13 August 2017
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London

Prom 36: A double dose of darkness from Dausgaard and the BBCSSO

By , 12 August 2017
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London

Prom 16: Drama, modernism, philosophy and grandeur from Ilan Volkov and the BBCSSO

By , 26 July 2017
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London

Prom 14: John Wilson and BBC Scottish Symphony dazzling and searching in English greats

By , 25 July 2017
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Perth

Thoughtful, inspiring and noble: British music from the BBCSSO and Richard Farnes

By , 10 March 2017
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Glasgow

Food for thought in Sir Harrison Birtwistle’s The Last Supper

By , 14 January 2017
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Glasgow

Bittersweet Mahler 4 from Donald Runnicles and the BBCSSO

By , 03 November 2016
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Edinburgh

Runnicles bids farewell to BBCSSO with a colossal Gurrelieder at the Edinburgh Festival

By , 28 August 2016
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London

Prom 48: Pintscher's reflection on Shakespearean metamorphoses

By , 21 August 2016
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London

Prom 46: Wise men bearing gifts: Ilan Volkov and the BBCSSO

By , 20 August 2016
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London

Prom 31: An ecstatic conclusion to a trilogy of Scottish concerts

By , 07 August 2016
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London

Prom 27: Finnish violinist Pekka Kuusisto delights with Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto

By , 05 August 2016
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Glasgow

Golden Brahms, glorious Mahler: Runnicles leaves BBCSSO

By , 19 May 2016
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Leeds

Outstanding Shostakovich from Alisa Weilerstein in Leeds

By , 24 October 2015
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Perth

Flying swans and dappled sunlight: captivating all-Sibelius journey from the BBC Scottish

By , 09 October 2015
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London

Prom 42: Ilan Volkov and the BBCSSO continue the Proms Sibelius cycle

By , 16 August 2015
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London

Prom 40 Sibelius shaken, not stirred: BBCSSO and Dausgaard essay music of national identity

By , 15 August 2015
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London

Prom 24: MacMillan's birthday gift for Runnicles shines next to fitful Mahler

By , 03 August 2015
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London

Prom 23: Drama, death and judgement in Verdi's Requiem

By , 02 August 2015
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Perth

Stenhammar rediscovered in a Nordic sandwich from the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

By , 20 March 2015
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Glasgow

Songs, dances, and Shakespeare as Volkov and the BBC Scottish traverse The Seasons

By , 05 February 2015
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Glasgow

Symphonie fantastique: Vivid storytelling by Matthias Pintscher and the BBC Scottish

By , 04 December 2014
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Edinburgh

Janáček's Glagolitic Mass crowns Edinburgh International Festival

By , 30 August 2014
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London

“Lest we forget”: Vaughan Williams’ Pastoral Symphony ends a poignant night at the Proms

By , 17 August 2014
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London

A sundry yet successful 250-year selection at Prom 39

By , 15 August 2014
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London

Mahler's Ninth eventually triumphs: Donald Runnicles at the Proms

By , 04 August 2014
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London

Prom 23: Runnicles' mixed programme of McLeod, Beethoven and Mozart doesn't quite add up

By , 03 August 2014
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Glasgow

BBCSSO and James MacMillan Celebrate Commonwealth Day with a Blast.

By , 10 March 2014
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Glasgow

MacMillan conducts new and revisited MacMillan with the BBC SSO

By , 11 January 2014
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London

Prom 50: The BBC SSO, Ilan Volkov and Frederic Rzewski premiere Barry and Rzewski

By , 19 August 2013
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London

Prom 48: Matthias Pintscher's new work fascinates at the Royal Albert Hall

By , 18 August 2013
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Edinburgh

Edinburgh International Festival: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra perform 20th-century classics

By , 10 August 2013
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London

Prom 29: A joyful Tannhäuser from Donald Runnicles

By , 04 August 2013
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London

Prom 28: James MacMillan's Violin Concerto with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

By , 03 August 2013
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London

Prom 47: John Cage night

By , 17 August 2012
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London

Prom 46: Vaughan Williams Symphonies

By , 16 August 2012
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London

Prom 27: Revealing Bruckner from Runnicles and the BBC SSO

By , 03 August 2012
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Glasgow

The New Century: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in Schubert, Schoenberg and Berg

By , 30 May 2012
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London

Late Night Brahms with a Twist

By , 19 August 2011
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Edinburgh

...towards a new listening

By , 13 August 2011
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London

Prom 27: An engaging Holloway Premiere by Runnicles and the BBC SSO

By , 04 August 2011
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London

Prom 26: Debussy, Dutilleux and Ravel

By , 03 August 2011
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London

Prom 24: The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra play Mahler 3

By , 04 August 2010
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Bruges

Un match à domicile en déplacement : Martyn Brabbins au Concertgebouw de Bruges

By , 03 June 2018
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Edinburgh

Une grandiose neuvième symphonie de Bruckner par le BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

By , 25 September 2016
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