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BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra


  • Formed in 1935, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra performs all over Scotland in addition to carrying out a busy schedule of recordings and broadcasts for BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio Scotland, BBC television and online. The orchestra also tours and has most recently worked with Intermusica on visits to India and China.

  • 1935年成立的BBC苏格兰乐团(BBCSSO)不仅在苏格兰各地巡回演出,同时也为BBC 3台, BBC 苏格兰台, BBC 电视台和网络节目的录制。乐团近期与Intemusica合作并进行了中国和印度的巡演。

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  • The orchestra has been based at City Halls in Glasgow since 2006 and has strong links with local communities as a result of its learning and outreach programmes, including work with Big Noise (Scotland’s project for social change through music) and at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

    The BBC SSO performs regularly in Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow throughout the year performing annually at the BBC Proms and the Edinburgh International Festival. They carry out a busy recording and broadcast schedule for BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio Scotland and BBC television and have made over 120 commercial recordings.

  • 乐团的自2006年起担任格拉斯哥城市音乐厅的驻场乐团,并且与当地的机构发展了良好紧密的的合作关系。乐团经常参加多样风格的演出活动,包括苏格兰皇家音乐戏剧学院举办的《大噪音》活动(苏格兰当地政府开展的通过音乐改变社会的项目)。

    BBCSSO 经常在阿伯丁、爱丁堡和格拉斯哥等城市参加逍遥音乐节和爱丁堡国际音乐节等大型活动。他们同时还为BBC 3台,BBC苏格兰台以及BBC电视台录制音乐唱片,迄今为止他们的作品已多达120张。

Past tour
New Year in China
Asia, December 2014 - January 2015
Intermusica takes the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra to China over New Year for a six-concert tour starting with conductor Martyn Brabbins and soloist Denis Kozhukhin.

Programme highlights include quintessential British repertoire such as Vaughan Williams Symphony No.5, Britten Four Sea Interludes and Elgar Enigma Variations. Denis Kozhukhin joins the orchestra for his debut Chinese appearance, performing Beethoven Piano Concerto No.5 ‘Emperor’ and Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.2.

Concerts include a late night performance ringing in the New Year with a Scottish-influenced late night performance in Shenzhen.


30 December 2014
Xinghai Concert Hall, Guangzhou

31 December 2014
Shenzhen Concert Hall, Shenzhen

2 January 2015 
Tianjin Grand Theatre, Tianjin

3 January 2015
National Centre for Performing Arts, Beijing

4 January 2015
Shanghai Grand Theatre, Shanghai  

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Past tour
India debut tour
India & Middle East, April 2014
In a tour of mini-residencies at three venues in India’s major cities, Intermusica brings the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and students from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland on their debut tour of India.

The Orchestra began the tour in Chennai with a talk and composition workshop with MacMillan at the KM Music Conservatory, followed by children's concerts and a performance at Chennai’s Sir Mutha Venkatasubba Concert Hall. Following this the tour moved on to Delhi and then to Mumbai for performances, workshops and outreach events. The final performance of the tour took place on 6 April at Mumbai’s National Centre for Performing Arts.

James MacMillan conducted the orchestra and was joined by soloist Nicola Benedetti for programmes including Mendelssohn’s ‘Hebrides’ Overture and Mozart’s Violin Concerto No.1.


27-29 March 2014
Sir Mutha Concert Hall, Chennai 

1-2 April 2014
Siri Fort, Delhi

5-6 April 2014
National Centre for Performing Arts, Mumbai 

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Peter Ansell
Director / Head of International Touring
+44 20 7608 9930