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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.


CANCELLED: Composers’ Hub Workshop

Please note this concert has been cancelled.

The safety of our audience, supporters, musicians and staff is of the utmost importance to the RSNO. In response to the unprecedented situation created by the Coronavirus (COVID-19), and in line with advice from the Scottish Government concerning mass gatherings and events, the…

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

CANCELLED: Composers’ Hub Workshop

CANCELLED: Chamber Series: Beethoven Revolution - Beethoven & Strauss Duos

Please note this concert has been cancelled.

The safety of our audience, supporters, musicians and staff is of the utmost importance to the RSNO. In response to the unprecedented situation created by the Coronavirus (COVID-19), and in line with advice from the Scottish Government concerning mass gatherings and events, the…

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

CANCELLED: 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

Chamber Series: Fauré and Brahms Piano Quartets

Featuring Lorna Rough, Sophie Lang, Betsy Taylor and Edward Cohen.

When you add a piano to a string trio, whole worlds of emotion open up. Brahms’ exuberant First Piano Quartet begins in full-blooded song and ends with a fiery salute to the gypsy fiddlers of Hungary – and believe us,…

Sun 4 Oct 2020, 2.30PM
New Auditorium, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Chamber Series: Fauré and Brahms Piano Quartets

Symphony, Soup and a Sandwich: Sparkling Rachmaninov

It may not be a symphony, but who can resist hearing one of the world’s greatest living pianists performing Rachmaninov’s sparkling First Piano Concerto with the RSNO in your lunch hour? Gramophone magazine called Boris Giltburg’s recent Rachmaninov recording with the RSNO and Carlos Miguel Prieto ‘irresistible’, and there’s no…

Wed 14 Oct 2020, 1.00PM
New Auditorium, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Symphony, Soup and a Sandwich: Sparkling Rachmaninov

Chamber Series: Jörg Widmann - Clarinet Creations

Featuring Adrian Wilson, Maya Iwabuchi, Sharon Roffman, Tom Dunn, Aleksei Kiseliov and Aaron Shorr.

Jörg Widmann is a dazzling composer, inspiring conductor and exceptional clarinettist. Our players can’t wait to collaborate with him in Weber’s delightfully operatic Clarinet Quintet. First though, he plays his own extraordinary Tränen der Musen,…

Sun 25 Oct 2020, 2.30PM
New Auditorium, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Chamber Series: Jörg Widmann - Clarinet Creations

Symphony, Soup and a Sandwich: Inspirational Brahms

This lunchtime, don’t just satisfy your hunger – feed your soul. Beethoven’s Egmont Overture is a drama of struggle and liberation in eight minutes of action-packed music. And Brahms’ Fourth Symphony is the sound of a great master facing up to the biggest questions of all, filled with melodies that…

Wed 18 Nov 2020, 1.00PM
New Auditorium, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Symphony, Soup and a Sandwich: Inspirational Brahms

Chamber Series: Paul Lewis Plays Mozart

Featuring Maya Iwabuchi, Xander van Vliet, Tom Dunn, Aleksei Kiseliov and Ana Cordova.

When Mozart wrote piano concertos, he usually meant to play them himself. So, to hear Mozart’s Concerto K414 performed by a pianist as wonderful as Paul Lewis, in Mozart’s own scaled-down version for chamber ensemble, is to get…

Sun 29 Nov 2020, 2.30PM
New Auditorium, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Chamber Series: Paul Lewis Plays Mozart

Chamber Series: Roman Rabinovich Plays Beethoven’s Appassionata

When Roman Rabinovich isn’t astonishing the critics as an award-winning pianist, he’s a painter – and there’s an almost visual flair about his playing too. Every one of his recitals tells a story, and this one begins by placing the romantic Russian fairy tales of Nikolai Medtner next to the…

Sun 28 Mar 2021, 2.30PM
New Auditorium, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Chamber Series: Roman Rabinovich Plays Beethoven’s Appassionata

Chamber Series: Polish Reflections

Featuring Adrian Wilson, Lena Zeliszewska, Robin Wilson, Tom Dunn, Arthur Boutillier and Julia Strehle-Lynch.

In the 20th century, Polish music burst out of its homeland and set Europe on fire. The three Polish pieces in this concert are intimate in scale, but epic in emotion, whether they’re Szymanowski’s sensuous, soaring Violin…

Sun 25 Apr 2021, 2.30PM
New Auditorium, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Chamber Series: Polish Reflections

Chamber Series: French Impressions

Featuring Adrian Wilson, David Hubbard and Scott Mitchell.

‘Do not analyse my music,’ demanded the French composer Francis Poulenc. ‘Love it!’ And it’s hard not to love music as playful, as tuneful and as dapper as his delightful Trio for Oboe, Bassoon and Piano. But then, French music has always had…

Sun 2 May 2021, 2.30PM
New Auditorium, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Chamber Series: French Impressions

Symphony, Soup and a Sandwich: Heroic Dvorák

‘Polish music is a little bit of a mission for me!’ says the young Polish conductor Marta Gardolinska – and this lunchtime she kicks off with a real firecracker: Witold Lutoslawski’s sparkly Little Suite. Then, as the dust settles, Dvorák’s Seventh Symphony emerges from the shadows. Dark, stormy and heroic,…

Wed 5 May 2021, 1.00PM
New Auditorium, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Symphony, Soup and a Sandwich: Heroic Dvorák

Chamber Series: Bach's Goldberg Variations

Featuring Sharon Roffman, Tom Dunn and Aleksei Kiseliov.

They say that Bach wrote his Goldberg Variations to soothe an insomniac nobleman. A simple melody unlocks a chain of 30 musical puzzles; brilliant, profound and endlessly fascinating, they’re one of those pieces that are bigger than the imagination of one performer, and…

Sun 23 May 2021, 2.30PM
New Auditorium, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Chamber Series: Bach's Goldberg Variations

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