Bluesy piano, wailing clarinets: no composers defined a city like Duke Ellington and George Gershwin defined Manhattan. Tonight they come to you in full symphonic sound, as the RSNO joins forces with pianist Makoto Ozone and the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra in a special arrangement of Gershwin’s intoxicating Rhapsody in Blue, before flying to San Francisco in a classic Hitchcock film score and prowling the urban jungle of West Side Story. Big cities, big tunes – and you’d better believe it’s going to swing.

This concert features music only and does not include dance.

Change in previously advertised programme: Please note that Grieg’s (arr Ellington) Morning Mood has been changed to Grieg’s (arr Ellington) In the Hall of the Mountain King.

Pre-concert talk: RSNO Principal Trumpet Christopher Hart chats to pianist Makoto Ozone and SNJO Artistic Director Tommy Smith at 6.45pm in the Upper Circle Bar in Edinburgh and the Clyde Foyer in Glasgow. Free to ticket holders.

Get a taste of the concert by listening to Herrmann’s Vertigo: