Ahead of his second year in the position of Chief Conductor of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Thomas Dausgaard has introduced the highlights of the upcoming season which includes:

  • Composer Roots: a major series of concerts programmed by Thomas Dausgaard, exploring influences on the music of Beethoven, Rachmaninov and more, including a three-concert exploration of Bartók.
  • Collaborations with folk musicians from across Europe as part of Composer Roots.
  • New Scottish Inspirations, a second year of works commissioned by the BBC inspired by Scottish culture, from Anna Clyne, David Fennessy and William Sweeney.
  • The orchestra’s Tippett Symphony Cycle concludes with the first professional performance of the composer’s withdrawn Symphony in B flat.
  • A rare performance of Sibelius’s choral symphony Kullervo.
  • Guest soloists including Behzod Abduraimov, Martin Fröst, the Danish String Quartet, Karen Cargill, Steven Osborne and François Leleux.
  • Family concerts including Ten Pieces in Aberdeen, and in Glasgow an exploration of music and science: Music, the Universe and Everything.
  • Contemporary music performances include works by Tenney, Maceda, Vivier, Jaehyuck Choi, Diana Burrell, Charlotte Bray, Cassandra Miller, Thomas Hyde and more
  • Tectonics Glasgow festival returns for 2018.

For more information on the BBCSSO’s upcoming season, please visit bbc.co.uk/