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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.


In Focus: The Vienna Connection

Join Thomas Søndergård and guests for a round-table discussion with recordings and live music as they uncover the fascinating context in which the Romantic movement of Beethoven and Goethe reached its pinnacle and gave birth to the modern. In Focus: The Vienna Connection launches our journey through the golden age…

Sat 5 Oct 2019, 3.00PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

In Focus: The Vienna Connection

Chamber Series: Poulenc Sextet

When you put woodwind players together with a pianist, something hilarious has a habit of happening. We don’t know why: it just does, and whether it’s the Gallic wit of Poulenc’s delicious Sextet or Rimsky-Korsakov’s very Russian sense of the absurd, this is just pure tuneful fun from first note…

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

Chamber Series: Poulenc Sextet

Symphony, Soup and a Sandwich: Dvorák Symphony No5

Bohemian rhapsodies: conductor Jirí Rožen comes from Prague and this lunchtime he’s brought some local delicacies to share. Martinu’s La Bagarre is a vivid musical picture of a cheering, bustling crowd. And Dvorák’s Fifth Symphony is a sunlit journey through the Czech countryside: folk dances, birdsong, and tune after glorious…

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

Symphony, Soup and a Sandwich: Dvorák Symphony No5

Children's Classic Concerts: Weird Science

CCC’s mad professor, Owen Gunnell, and a bewitching presenter from Glasgow Science Centre are on a hair-raising mission to prove they’ve got great chemistry with the audience! Join them on a musical tour through the world of science, unlocking its knowledge and secrets, with live experiments on stage (think fizzing…

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

Children's Classic Concerts: Weird Science

Children's Classic Concerts: Weird Science

CCC’s mad professor, Owen Gunnell, and a bewitching presenter from Glasgow Science Centre are on a hair-raising mission to prove they’ve got great chemistry with the audience! Join them on a musical tour through the world of science, unlocking its knowledge and secrets, with live experiments on stage (think fizzing…

Sun 27 Oct 2019, 3.00PM
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Box Office: 0131 228 1155

Children's Classic Concerts: Weird Science

Chamber Series: Romantic Piano Quartets

It’s the musical equivalent of splitting the atom – the way just four players can unlock some of the most powerful emotions you’ll ever feel in a concert hall. Brahms poured his darkest feelings into his C minor Piano Quartet; the result is a musical tragedy as stirring as Shakespeare.…

Sun 3 Nov 2019, 2.30PM
New Auditorium, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Chamber Series: Romantic Piano Quartets

In Focus with Steven Osborne: What Does Music Mean?

Steven Osborne is well known for his insightful talks about music and his reflections on the nature of performance and how to listen. Join him for an afternoon as, at the piano and using recordings of music from Beethoven to Joni Mitchell, he explores the seemingly mysterious power that music…

Sun 24 Nov 2019, 2.30PM
New Auditorium, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

In Focus with Steven Osborne: What Does Music Mean?

Christmas Classic Concerts: Santa's Workshop

CCC presenter Owen has landed himself a dream job at Santa’s workshop! He’s having a (snow)ball in Winter Wonderland getting ready for the big day, but things are starting to go wrong… Santa’s got stuck up the chimney (in the latest health and safety check), ballerinas and wooden toys are…

Sat 7 Dec 2019, 1.00PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Christmas Classic Concerts: Santa's Workshop

Christmas Classic Concerts: Santa's Workshop

CCC presenter Owen has landed himself a dream job at Santa’s workshop! He’s having a (snow)ball in Winter Wonderland getting ready for the big day, but things are starting to go wrong… Santa’s got stuck up the chimney (in the latest health and safety check), ballerinas and wooden toys are…

Sat 7 Dec 2019, 3.00PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Christmas Classic Concerts: Santa's Workshop

A Ceremony of Carols

‘Wolcum alle and make good cheer!’ From the air and water of his native Suffolk, Benjamin Britten crafted a musical Christmas celebration like no other. His Ceremony of Carols is a bright-eyed welcome to the festive season performed by the young singers of our fantastic RSNO Junior Chorus. We are…

Sun 8 Dec 2019, 2.30PM
New Auditorium, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

A Ceremony of Carols

Children's Classic Concerts: Santa's Workshop

CCC presenter Owen has landed himself a dream job at Santa’s workshop! He’s having a (snow)ball in Winter Wonderland getting ready for the big day, but things are starting to go wrong… Santa’s got stuck up the chimney (in the latest health and safety check), ballerinas and wooden toys are…

Sun 8 Dec 2019, 3.00PM
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Box Office: 0131 228 1155

Children's Classic Concerts: Santa's Workshop

RSNO Christmas Concert: The Snowman

We’re walking in the air…it isn’t Christmas until The Snowman has taken you on his magical journey through the winter sky. In this special screening of the festive classic, the RSNO helps him on his way – and teams up with presenter Jamie MacDougall and our wonderful RSNO Choruses to…

Sat 21 Dec 2019, 2.00PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

RSNO Christmas Concert: The Snowman

RSNO Christmas Concert: The Snowman

We’re walking in the air…it isn’t Christmas until The Snowman has taken you on his magical journey through the winter sky. In this special screening of the festive classic, the RSNO helps him on his way – and teams up with presenter Jamie MacDougall and our wonderful RSNO Choruses to…

Sun 22 Dec 2019, 3.00PM
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Box Office: 0131 228 1155

RSNO Christmas Concert: The Snowman

Handel's Messiah

Handel’s Messiah isn’t so much an oratorio as an institution. Everyone knows the Hallelujah chorus, but if that’s all you know, you’re in for a wonderful surprise, because every note is just as uplifting. Ev’ry Valley, For Unto Us a Child Is Born, The Trumpet Shall Sound...you know the tunes…

Thu 2 Jan 2020, 3.00PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Handel's Messiah

Brahms' German Requiem

The RSNO Chorus sounds great in the Royal Concert Hall, so imagine how it’ll feel to hear them singing up close and personal in the wonderfully intimate setting of the New Auditorium. Written in memory of his mother, Brahms’ German Requiem is the great master at his most tender and…

Sun 2 Feb 2020, 2.30PM
New Auditorium, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Brahms' German Requiem

Chamber Series: French Songs with Karen Cargill

Delicious decadence… at the start of the 20th century, Paris was the world’s capital of art, luxury and l’amour. This exquisite recital from Scotland’s international star mezzo-soprano Karen Cargill dives deep into that sensuous, seductive world – from the steamy cabaret songs of Claude Debussy to the moonlit romance of…

Sun 23 Feb 2020, 2.30PM
New Auditorium, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Chamber Series: French Songs with Karen Cargill

Chamber Series: Beethoven Revolution - Steven Osborne Recital

Ask Steven Osborne which music he’d choose above all others, and he replies ‘Beethoven, for the enormous emotional range, the intellectual engagement, the earthiness, the humour, and the genius way of dealing with musical structure.’ So even though there’s practically nothing that this great Scottish pianist can’t play, the prospect…

Sun 8 Mar 2020, 2.30PM
New Auditorium, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Chamber Series: Beethoven Revolution - Steven Osborne Recital

Singing Day: Verdi Requiem

Verdi’s Requiem is one of the most thrilling choral works in existence – and if you’ve ever wondered what it feels like to be in the middle of that incredible sound, now’s your chance! In this one-off scratch performance with piano, you’ll get to rehearse it with the RSNO’s Chorus…

Sat 21 Mar 2020, 10.00AM
New Auditorium, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Singing Day: Verdi Requiem

Symphony, Soup and a Sandwich: Brahms Piano Quartet No1

Nicolai’s Overture to The Merry Wives of Windsor begins with the moon rising over Windsor Great Park. Brahms’ First Piano Quartet ends with the wildest and most unbridled of all gypsy dances – at least, in this flamboyant orchestral version. Although technically not a symphony, this symphonic masterpiece is the…

Wed 25 Mar 2020, 1.00PM
New Auditorium, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Symphony, Soup and a Sandwich: Brahms Piano Quartet No1

Composers’ Hub Workshop

Be there as we hear five brand-new works written especially for the RSNO by the members of the RSNO’s Composers’ Hub. This exciting scheme offers emerging composers the chance to work with the RSNO over the course of a Season, learning what goes on behind the scenes of Scotland’s National…

Tue 14 Apr 2020, 10.00AM
New Auditorium, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Composers’ Hub Workshop

Chamber Series: Beethoven Revolution - Beethoven & Strauss Duos

Each player in the RSNO is a star in their own right, and the nice thing about chamber music is that it allows them to step out of the orchestra and really shine in the music they love best. For the RSNO’s Belarusian Principal Cello Aleksei Kiseliov, that means teaming…

Sun 26 Apr 2020, 2.30PM
New Auditorium, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Chamber Series: Beethoven Revolution - Beethoven & Strauss Duos

Symphony, Soup and a Sandwich: Franck Symphony in D minor

Forget Hercule Poirot: here’s a real famous Belgian. César Franck seemed like a quiet type until, late in life, he fell in love, and his music suddenly exploded with passion and power. His single, magnificent Symphony begins in gothic grandeur and ends with celebration – and a tune that you’ll…

Wed 13 May 2020, 1.00PM
New Auditorium, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Symphony, Soup and a Sandwich: Franck Symphony in D minor

Chamber Series: Beethoven Revolution - Beethoven Septet

Take Beethoven at his happiest, give him seven virtuoso musicians, throw in a couple of pop tunes and the result is irresistible. But if Beethoven’s Septet is pure musical sunshine, this fantastic miniature version of Richard Strauss’ Till Eulenspiegel is sheer knockabout farce – brilliantly played. For today’s RSNO players,…

Sun 24 May 2020, 2.30PM
New Auditorium, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Chamber Series: Beethoven Revolution - Beethoven Septet

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