Daytime & Early Evening Concerts

We understand it's not always possible for everyone to get out and about at night: family commitments, transport issues or maybe you're simply not a night owl... but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy music with the RSNO. We have a great selection of daytime and early evening concerts for you to enjoy.


Symphony, Soup and a Sandwich: Bizet Symphony In C

Bizet’s Symphony in C, written when he was just 17 years old, positively bursts with energy, melody and joie de vivre. There’s no brighter way to recharge your batteries this lunchtime, and that’s not all: conductor Tung-Chieh Chuang has paired it with Fauré’s Masques et bergamasques – French music at…

Wed 24 Oct 2018, 1.00PM
New Auditorium, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Symphony, Soup and a Sandwich: Bizet Symphony In C

Chamber Series: Schubert's Trout Quintet

Schubert’s Trout Quintet is probably the world’s favourite piece of chamber music. Written for a group of friends and bubbling over with melody and humour, it’s pretty much the most fun five players can have together – and we’re delighted that virtuoso pianist Benjamin Grosvenor is joining us to play…

Sun 4 Nov 2018, 2.30PM
New Auditorium, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Chamber Series: Schubert's Trout Quintet

Chamber Series: Mozart and More

Mozart could make even a wrong note sound like it came from heaven, and the mysterious opening of his Dissonance Quartet launches 30 minutes of Amadeus at his big-hearted best. His Oboe Quartet is just as joyous – a young genius relaxing with friends – and RSNO oboist Adrian Wilson…

Sun 2 Dec 2018, 2.30PM
New Auditorium, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Chamber Series: Mozart and More

RSNO Christmas Concert

We’re walking in the air…It isn’t Christmas until The Snowman has taken you on his magical journey through the winter sky. Enjoy this special showing of the festive classic on the large screen, accompanied live by the RSNO and narrated by our guest presenter Jamie MacDougall. Perfect for the whole…

Sat 22 Dec 2018, 2.00PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

RSNO Christmas Concert

Chamber Series: Brilliant Brass

Nothing entertains like a brass quintet – and the RSNO’s world-class brass section always puts on a great show! Today’s concert takes them from Baroque Italy to Romantic Russia; from the lush sounds of American favourite Morten Lauridsen to the irrepressible humour of Malcolm Arnold. It’s all performed with virtuosity,…

Sun 20 Jan 2019, 2.30PM
New Auditorium, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Chamber Series: Brilliant Brass

Symphony, Soup and a Sandwich: Brahms Symphony No2

It’s January in Glasgow, so let Johannes Brahms take you far away to a summer’s day, high in the Austrian Alps. That’s where he wrote his Second Symphony, and you can feel the warmth in every note: it’s music of sunlit vistas and melodies that have all the time in…

Wed 23 Jan 2019, 1.00PM
New Auditorium, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Symphony, Soup and a Sandwich: Brahms Symphony No2

Sci-Fi Spectacular!

The Force is strong with this one, as conductor Anthony Weeden and presenter Tom Redmond captain the RSNO on a fantastic journey through the most thrilling film music ever inspired by science fiction. From 2001: A Space Odyssey to Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Avatar to Alien and of…

Sat 26 Jan 2019, 3.00PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Sci-Fi Spectacular!

Chamber Series: The Phoenix Trio

The wonder of woodwind: it only takes a handful of players to create a world of colour. This afternoon three renowned woodwind players whirl us around the globe. There’s the Gallic wit of Jean Françaix and Jacques Ibert, youthful fun and games from Ludwig van Beethoven, and a journey through…

Sun 10 Mar 2019, 2.30PM
New Auditorium, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Chamber Series: The Phoenix Trio

The Music of Harry Potter

The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall is Platform 9¾, and the RSNO is the Hogwarts Express – so climb aboard, because with a wave of the wand from maestro Richard Kaufman, we’re off to the wondrous world of Harry Potter! Hear your favourite music from the films – from Harry Potter

Sat 16 Mar 2019, 3.00PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

The Music of Harry Potter

The Music of John Williams

No one writes a movie theme like John Williams: no wonder he’s the world’s most popular film composer. And no cinema in the world comes close to how good this music sounds when it’s played live in concert by the full RSNO. Join Hollywood maestro Richard Kaufman and cellist Johannes…

Sat 27 Apr 2019, 3.00PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

The Music of John Williams

Chamber Series: Cellobration

One cello sounds gorgeous. So a whole ensemble of cellos, playing in close harmony…well, it’s the sonic equivalent of drowning in dark chocolate. Artist in Residence Johannes Moser takes the lead, beginning with the timeless purity of unaccompanied Bach, and gradually building through Bach-inspired music across three centuries before arriving…

Sun 28 Apr 2019, 2.30PM
New Auditorium, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Chamber Series: Cellobration

Chamber Series: Contrasts

A clarinet, a violin and a piano are not your usual trio combination, but RSNO Assistant Leader Tamás Fejes is from Hungary, and he knows that in the right hands, they can set the world on fire. Bartók’s Contrasts does exactly that: music simply doesn’t get any more spicy. Khachaturian…

Sun 12 May 2019, 2.30PM
New Auditorium, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Chamber Series: Contrasts

Symphony, Soup and a Sandwich: Beethoven Symphony No4

This lunchtime, join conductor Eugene Tzigane and the RSNO as they serve up two Beethoven masterpieces guaranteed to raise the spirits! The Egmont Overture is a stirring drama of triumph over impossible odds; the Fourth Symphony is a burst of pure musical sunshine, delivered with breathtaking verve. And, in between,…

Wed 22 May 2019, 1.00PM
New Auditorium, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Symphony, Soup and a Sandwich: Beethoven Symphony No4

Back to the Future in Concert

Power up your DeLorean...recharge your flux capacitor...and get ready to experience this unforgettable movie classic as you’ve never seen and heard it before! Back to the Future is the 1.21-gigawatt blockbuster that topped the 1985 box office chart. The story follows Marty McFly (Michael J Fox), a typical American teenager…

Sat 25 May 2019, 2.30PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Back to the Future in Concert

Sunday Classics: The Planets – An HD Odyssey

Watch in awe as Holst’s beautiful and mystical suite The Planets is performed by the RSNO while a film – created in collaboration with NASA and award-winning producer/director Duncan Copp – is shown on the big screen. This multimedia event features high-definition planetary images from NASA’s exploration of the solar…

Sun 16 Jun 2019, 3.00PM
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Box Office: 0131 228 1155

Sunday Classics: The Planets – An HD Odyssey

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