Forthcoming RSNO Concerts

Cancelled: Season Finale: Verdi Requiem

Please note this concert has been cancelled.

The safety of our audience, supporters, musicians and staff is of the utmost importance to the RSNO and in line with advice from the Scottish Government concerning mass gatherings and events, the RSNO has cancelled this performance.

Visit rsno.org.uk/coronavirus for details on cancellations and…

Fri 29 May 2020, 7.30PM
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Box Office: 0131 228 1155

Cancelled: Season Finale: Verdi Requiem

Beethoven Symphony No5

This week our Friday Night Club concert is Beethoven Symphony No5 directed by RSNO Leader Sharon Roffman.

Join us from 7.30pm at www.rsno.org.uk/friday or on the RSNO's Facebook page for the premiere of this week's streaming concert.

If you are on social media we would love to know where you are…

Fri 29 May 2020, 7.30PM
At Home, with the RSNO
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Beethoven Symphony No5

Cancelled: Season Finale: Verdi Requiem

Please note this concert has been cancelled.

The safety of our audience, supporters, musicians and staff is of the utmost importance to the RSNO and in line with advice from the Scottish Government concerning mass gatherings and events, the RSNO has cancelled this performance.

Visit rsno.org.uk/coronavirus for details on cancellations and…

Sat 30 May 2020, 7.30PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Cancelled: Season Finale: Verdi Requiem

Singing Day Concert: Verdi Requiem

Verdi’s Requiem is one of the most thrilling choral works in existence. In this one-off scratch performance with piano you'll will hear the result of hundreds of amateur singers coming together as they perform this incredible work live in the new Auditorium.

Please note that this ticket is to hear the…

Sat 5 Sep 2020, 5.00PM
New Auditorium, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Singing Day Concert: Verdi Requiem

In Focus: Beethoven, Music & The Mind

As we continue our Beethoven 250 celebrations, Gillian Moore, Director of Music at the Southbank Centre, chairs an enlightening round-table discussion exploring the themes of mental health and music. Scottish composer Jay Capperauld and Principal Flute Katherine Bryan introduce the themes behind Jay’s new Flute Concerto Our Gilded Veins, which…

Tue 15 Sep 2020, 7.30PM
New Auditorium, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

In Focus: Beethoven, Music & The Mind

In Focus: Beethoven, Music & The Mind

As we continue our Beethoven 250 celebrations, Gillian Moore, Director of Music at the Southbank Centre, chairs an enlightening round-table discussion exploring the themes of mental health and music. Scottish composer Jay Capperauld and Principal Flute Katherine Bryan introduce the themes behind Jay’s new Flute Concerto Our Gilded Veins, which…

Wed 16 Sep 2020, 7.30PM
L’institut français d’Ecosse / French Institute Scotland, Edinburgh
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In Focus: Beethoven, Music & The Mind

Season Opener: Beethoven Nine

‘Be embraced, you millions. This kiss is for the whole world!’ It’s Beethoven’s 250th birthday this year, and there’s no more joyous way to launch our Season than with his mighty Choral Symphony. Thomas Søndergård conducts the massed forces of the RSNO and RSNO Chorus in this masterpiece which begins…

Fri 18 Sep 2020, 7.30PM
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Box Office: 0131 228 1155

Season Opener: Beethoven Nine

Beethoven Nine

‘Be embraced, you millions. This kiss is for the whole world!’ It’s Beethoven’s 250th birthday this year, and there’s no more joyous way to launch our Season than with his mighty Choral Symphony. Thomas Søndergård conducts the massed forces of the RSNO and RSNO Chorus in this masterpiece which begins…

Sat 19 Sep 2020, 7.30PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Beethoven Nine

Midori Plays Beethoven

Beethoven, Mozart and Schubert are three of the greatest names in classical music. Between them, they wrote some of the most glorious music ever created – whether it’s the young Schubert reaching for the stars in his endlessly tuneful Sixth Symphony, or Mozart wowing the Paris public with a symphony…

Fri 2 Oct 2020, 7.30PM
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Box Office: 0131 228 1155

Midori Plays Beethoven

Midori Plays Beethoven

Beethoven, Mozart and Schubert are three of the greatest names in classical music. Between them, they wrote some of the most glorious music ever created – whether it’s the young Schubert reaching for the stars in his endlessly tuneful Sixth Symphony, or Mozart wowing the Paris public with a symphony…

Sat 3 Oct 2020, 7.30PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Midori Plays Beethoven

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

Shostakovich Five

Shostakovich wrote his Fifth Symphony in terror for his life and gave it the title ‘A Soviet artist’s response to justified criticism’. But the music tells another story: of struggle, resistance and the triumph of the human spirit. It’ll make a gripping sequel to the jazz-age glitter and keyboard fireworks…

Fri 9 Oct 2020, 7.30PM
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Box Office: 0131 228 1155

Shostakovich Five

Shostakovich Five

Shostakovich wrote his Fifth Symphony in terror for his life and gave it the title ‘A Soviet artist’s response to justified criticism’. But the music tells another story: of struggle, resistance and the triumph of the human spirit. It’ll make a gripping sequel to the keyboard fireworks and heartfelt romance…

Sat 10 Oct 2020, 7.30PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Shostakovich Five

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

The Rite of Spring

Prepare to be blown away! When The Rite of Spring was premiered in 1913, it caused a riot. We’d rather you didn’t rip the chairs out today, but there’s no question – with Elim Chan conducting – Stravinsky’s revolutionary ballet still packs a powerful punch. With a subversive new showpiece…

Fri 23 Oct 2020, 7.30PM
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Box Office: 0131 228 1155

The Rite of Spring

The Rite of Spring

Prepare to be blown away! When The Rite of Spring was premiered in 1913, it caused a riot. We’d rather you didn’t rip the chairs out today, but there’s no question – with Elim Chan conducting – Stravinsky’s revolutionary ballet still packs a powerful punch. With a subversive new showpiece…

Sat 24 Oct 2020, 7.30PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

The Rite of Spring

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

St Mary's Music School Showcase

St Mary’s Music School, Edinburgh is the only specialist Music School in Scotland funded through the Scottish Government’s Aided Places Scheme. We’re thrilled to offer its Senior Pupils the opportunity to shine in the magnificent Usher Hall in a special 6pm performance before the RSNO’s concert featuring Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony.…

Fri 30 Oct 2020, 6.00PM
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Box Office: 0131 228 1155

St Mary's Music School Showcase

Beethoven’s Pastoral

Some conductors are in a class of their own. Sir Roger Norrington is in his eighties, but there’s no mistaking his energy, his artistry, and what The Herald called his ‘magical intimate relationship with our national orchestra’. We’re delighted to welcome him back with a concert that features Haydn at…

Fri 30 Oct 2020, 7.30PM
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Box Office: 0131 228 1155

Beethoven’s Pastoral

Children's Classic Concerts: Ghost Ship

Ahoy! Family favourite and first mate, Owen Gunnell, has been given orders by the dreaded Captain Tootlepuff on his orchestral odyssey to create a swash-buckling supernatural show aboard HMS CCC this Hallowe’en. Enjoy creepy classics and spooky sound waves as Owen and his crew of ghostly pirates from the RSNO…

Sat 31 Oct 2020, 3.00PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Children's Classic Concerts: Ghost Ship

Beethoven’s Pastoral

Some conductors are in a class of their own. Sir Roger Norrington is in his eighties, but there’s no mistaking his energy, his artistry, and what The Herald called his ‘magical intimate relationship with our national orchestra’. We’re delighted to welcome him back with a concert that features Haydn at…

Sat 31 Oct 2020, 7.30PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Beethoven’s Pastoral

Children's Classic Concerts: Ghost Ship

Ahoy! Family favourite and first mate, Owen Gunnell, has been given orders by the dreaded Captain Tootlepuff on his orchestral odyssey to create a swash-buckling supernatural show aboard HMS CCC this Hallowe’en. Enjoy creepy classics and spooky sound waves as Owen and his crew of ghostly pirates from the RSNO…

Sun 1 Nov 2020, 3.00PM
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Box Office: 0131 228 1155

Children's Classic Concerts: Ghost Ship

Beethoven Five

With Beethoven, four notes are enough to start a revolution. ‘This is how Fate knocks at the door!’ he said, and everyone knows the electrifying opening of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. But if that’s all you know, you’re in for the musical adventure of a lifetime – a headlong rollercoaster ride…

Fri 6 Nov 2020, 7.30PM
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Box Office: 0131 228 1155

Beethoven Five

Beethoven Five

With Beethoven, four notes are enough to start a revolution. ‘This is how Fate knocks at the door!’ he said, and everyone knows the electrifying opening of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. But if that’s all you know, you’re in for the musical adventure of a lifetime – a headlong rollercoaster ride…

Sat 7 Nov 2020, 7.30PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Beethoven Five

Sibelius Five

When Mendelssohn sailed to Staffa, so taken was he by the sights and sounds that he quickly penned the opening of the Hebrides Overture. Nearly two centuries later, the Scottish composer Craig Armstrong captured the spirit of St Kilda in ravishing music. These two Scottish classics are united by a…

Fri 13 Nov 2020, 7.30PM
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Box Office: 0131 228 1155

Sibelius Five

Sibelius Five

When Mendelssohn sailed to Staffa, so taken was he by the sights and sounds that he quickly penned the opening of the Hebrides Overture. Nearly two centuries later, the Scottish composer Craig Armstrong captured the spirit of St Kilda in ravishing music. These two Scottish classics are united by a…

Sat 14 Nov 2020, 7.30PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Sibelius Five

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

Afternoon Concert: Barber Violin Concerto

Brahms’ Fourth Symphony begins with a sigh and ends with a tempest. He never wrote another, but he wasn’t going out quietly, and today it’s the stirring climax to a whole afternoon of classics that don’t stint on either poetry or emotion. Rising star conductor Angus Webster opens with Beethoven’s…

Fri 20 Nov 2020, 2.00PM
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Box Office: 0131 228 1155

Afternoon Concert: Barber Violin Concerto

Video Games Music In Concert

World of Warcraft, Pokémon, Resident Evil, Hitman and Super Mario are just some of the blockbuster video games which have made it to the big screen over the years. Tonight, experience the thrill of hearing your favourite video game soundtracks played live by Scotland’s National Orchestra. Enjoy some of the…

Fri 20 Nov 2020, 7.30PM
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Box Office: 0131 228 1155

Video Games Music In Concert

Video Games Music In Concert

World of Warcraft, Pokémon, Resident Evil, Hitman and Super Mario are just some of the blockbuster video games which have made it to the big screen over the years. Tonight, experience the thrill of hearing your favourite video game soundtracks played live by Scotland’s National Orchestra. Enjoy some of the…

Sat 21 Nov 2020, 7.30PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Video Games Music In Concert

Paul Lewis Plays Grieg

Paul Lewis has been called ‘the finest British pianist for generations’. Tonight, he joins the RSNO to perform Grieg’s unabashedly romantic Piano Concerto, which dances and dazzles with hints of Norwegian melodies. It’s a beautiful contrast to Brahms’ tempestuous, triumphant First Symphony, and the perfect way to follow Fèin-Aithne, our…

Fri 27 Nov 2020, 7.30PM
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Box Office: 0131 228 1155

Paul Lewis Plays Grieg

Paul Lewis Plays Grieg

Paul Lewis has been called ‘the finest British pianist for generations’. Tonight, he joins the RSNO to perform Grieg’s unabashedly romantic Piano Concerto, which dances and dazzles with hints of Norwegian melodies. It’s a beautiful contrast to Brahms’ tempestuous, triumphant First Symphony, and the perfect way to follow Fèin-Aithne, our…

Sat 28 Nov 2020, 7.30PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Paul Lewis Plays Grieg

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

Scheherazade

Gemma New and the RSNO head east, to lands of fabulous legends and untamed passions. A courageous and beautiful woman teaches a cruel sultan how to love in Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade. Borodin cuts loose with the warriors of Central Asia in the explosive Polovtsian Dances. And amid the hills and forests…

Fri 4 Dec 2020, 7.30PM
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Box Office: 0131 228 1155

Scheherazade

Children's Classic Concerts: The Night Before Christmas

’Twas the night before Christmas
When all through the orchestra
Not a musician was stirring, not even a viola
Owen was nestled all snug in his bed,
While visions of sugar-plums danced in his head…


CCC’s Owen Gunnell has made his list and checked it twice, but now he’s got to get on with it!…

Sat 5 Dec 2020, 1.00PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Children's Classic Concerts: The Night Before Christmas

Children's Classic Concerts: The Night Before Christmas

’Twas the night before Christmas
When all through the orchestra
Not a musician was stirring, not even a viola
Owen was nestled all snug in his bed,
While visions of sugar-plums danced in his head…


CCC’s Owen Gunnell has made his list and checked it twice, but now he’s got to get on with it!…

Sat 5 Dec 2020, 3.00PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Children's Classic Concerts: The Night Before Christmas

Scheherazade

Gemma New and the RSNO head east, to lands of fabulous legends and untamed passions. A courageous and beautiful woman teaches a cruel sultan how to love in Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade. Borodin cuts loose with the warriors of Central Asia in the explosive Polovtsian Dances. And amid the hills and forests…

Sat 5 Dec 2020, 7.30PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Scheherazade

Children's Classic Concerts: The Night Before Christmas

’Twas the night before Christmas
When all through the orchestra
Not a musician was stirring, not even a viola
Owen was nestled all snug in his bed,
While visions of sugar-plums danced in his head…


CCC’s Owen Gunnell has made his list and checked it twice, but now he’s got to get on with it!…

Sun 6 Dec 2020, 3.00PM
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Box Office: 0131 228 1155

Children's Classic Concerts: The Night Before Christmas

Swan Lake

Between day and night, between memories and dreams – that’s where the imagination runs wild. And it never runs wilder, or more gloriously free, then in Polish composer Karol Szymanowski’s shimmering, sensuous Song of the Night. Thomas Søndergård adores this music, and he’s woven it into a sequence that embraces…

Fri 11 Dec 2020, 7.30PM
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Box Office: 0131 228 1155

Swan Lake

Swan Lake

Between day and night, between memories and dreams – that’s where the imagination runs wild. And it never runs wilder, or more gloriously free, then in Polish composer Karol Szymanowski’s shimmering, sensuous Song of the Night. Thomas Søndergård adores this music, and he’s woven it into a sequence that embraces…

Sat 12 Dec 2020, 7.30PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Swan Lake

RSNO Christmas Concert featuring The Snowman

The RSNO’s magical Christmas Concert returns! Don’t miss this family friendly event packed full of your favourite festive melodies, sing-along carols and Raymond Briggs’ enchanting film The Snowman. Shown on the big screen, the film will be narrated by actor Hugh Dennis and accompanied by the Orchestra, featuring the wonderful…

Sat 19 Dec 2020, 2.00PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

RSNO Christmas Concert featuring The Snowman

RSNO Christmas Concert featuring The Snowman

The RSNO’s magical Christmas Concert returns! Don’t miss this family friendly event packed full of your favourite festive melodies, sing-along carols and Raymond Briggs’ enchanting film The Snowman. Shown on the big screen, the film will be narrated by actor Hugh Dennis and accompanied by the Orchestra, featuring the wonderful…

Sat 19 Dec 2020, 6.00PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

RSNO Christmas Concert featuring The Snowman

RSNO Christmas Concert featuring The Snowman

The RSNO’s magical Christmas Concert returns! Don’t miss this family friendly event packed full of your favourite festive melodies, sing-along carols and Raymond Briggs’ enchanting film The Snowman. Shown on the big screen, the film will be narrated by actor Hugh Dennis and accompanied by the Orchestra, featuring the wonderful…

Sun 20 Dec 2020, 3.00PM
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Box Office: 0131 228 1155

RSNO Christmas Concert featuring The Snowman

Come and Sing: Brahms' German Requiem

It's official - singing is sociable, fun, and great for your general well-being. And whether you're a choral society veteran or have only ever sung in the shower, everyone's welcome to come and sing this special performance of Brahms' beautiful German Requiem. Spend the day rehearsing under the expert guidance…

Sat 9 Jan 2021, 10.00AM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Come and Sing: Brahms' German Requiem

Come and Sing Concert: Brahms' German Requiem

Come and enjoy this special performance of this beautiful piece by members of the public accompanied by Scotland's National Orchestra.…

Sat 9 Jan 2021, 7.00PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Come and Sing Concert: Brahms' German Requiem

Gershwin & Rachmaninov

New worlds for old. George Gershwin once asked Maurice Ravel to teach him how to compose – he didn’t realise that Ravel was actually his greatest fan! Few living musicians conduct both of them with the sheer, irresistible flair of John Wilson, just as no-one plays Gershwin’s swinging Piano Concerto…

Fri 5 Feb 2021, 7.30PM
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Box Office: 0131 228 1155

Gershwin & Rachmaninov

Gershwin & Rachmaninov

New worlds for old. George Gershwin once asked Maurice Ravel to teach him how to compose – he didn’t realise that Ravel was actually his greatest fan! Few living musicians conduct both of them with the sheer, irresistible flair of John Wilson, just as no-one plays Gershwin’s swinging Piano Concerto…

Sat 6 Feb 2021, 7.30PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Gershwin & Rachmaninov

Bruch Scottish Fantasy

Elgar’s epic First Symphony is packed with stirring melodies, but it’s driven by secret longings and dark emotions. Thomas Adès Powder Her Face portrays the scandalous Duchess of Argyll in music that simply refuses to sit down and be polite. And who’d have guessed that one of the all-time great…

Fri 12 Feb 2021, 7.30PM
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Box Office: 0131 228 1155

Bruch Scottish Fantasy

Bruch Scottish Fantasy

Elgar’s epic First Symphony is packed with stirring melodies, but it’s driven by secret longings and dark emotions. Thomas Adès Powder Her Face portrays the scandalous Duchess of Argyll in music that simply refuses to sit down and be polite. And who’d have guessed that one of the all-time great…

Sat 13 Feb 2021, 7.30PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Bruch Scottish Fantasy

RSNO Chorus in Concert

The RSNO Chorus is one of the real jewels in Scotland’s musical crown. Today they scale things right down and take a journey through musical time and space, from the sacred medieval harmonies of Byrd’s Ave verum corpus to the extraordinary new sounds of Roxanna Panufnik’s Kyrie after Byrd and…

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

RSNO Chorus in Concert

Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra: Tchaikovsky Four

A savage fanfare blasts out, but for Tchaikovsky this wasn’t just music but the sound of Fate itself. His Fourth Symphony tells the story of his emotional struggle – an electrifying showcase for the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, visiting Scotland as part of our year-long celebration of Polish culture.…

Fri 5 Mar 2021, 7.30PM
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Box Office: 0131 228 1155

Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra: Tchaikovsky Four

Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra: Tchaikovsky Four

A savage fanfare blasts out, but for Tchaikovsky this wasn’t just music but the sound of Fate itself. His Fourth Symphony tells the story of his emotional struggle – an electrifying showcase for the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, visiting Scotland as part of our year-long celebration of Polish culture.…

Sat 6 Mar 2021, 7.30PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra: Tchaikovsky Four

Sibelius One

Meet Japanese keyboard phenomenon Makoto Ozone – a jazz legend as well as a master of the classical piano, whose Mozart simply has to be heard to be believed. He’s the centre of a kaleidoscope of a concert which begins with Elgar’s musical trip back to his own childhood, and…

Fri 12 Mar 2021, 7.30PM
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Box Office: 0131 228 1155

Sibelius One

Music School of Douglas Academy Showcase

We’re thrilled to present the young musicians from the Music School of Douglas Academy, one of four Centres of Excellence for Music in Scotland funded by the Scottish Government. The RSNO is delighted to be working in partnership with Douglas Academy to offer their young students the opportunity to shine…

Fri 12 Mar 2021, 7.30PM
New Auditorium, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Music School of Douglas Academy Showcase

Sibelius One

Meet Japanese keyboard phenomenon Makoto Ozone – a jazz legend as well as a master of the classical piano, whose Mozart simply has to be heard to be believed. He’s the centre of a kaleidoscope of a concert which begins with Elgar’s musical trip back to his own childhood, and…

Sat 13 Mar 2021, 7.30PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Sibelius One

The Music of Star Wars

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…. Feel the full force of Scotland’s National Orchestra as we celebrate John Williams’ epic music from the blockbusting Star Wars saga. Filled with your favourite themes from The Phantom Menace to The Last Jedi, this concert packs more punch than…

Fri 19 Mar 2021, 7.30PM
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Box Office: 0131 228 1155

The Music of Star Wars

The Music of Star Wars

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…. Feel the full force of Scotland’s National Orchestra as we celebrate John Williams’ epic music from the blockbusting Star Wars saga. Filled with your favourite themes from The Phantom Menace to The Last Jedi, this concert packs more punch than…

Sat 20 Mar 2021, 3.00PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

The Music of Star Wars

The Music of Star Wars

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…. Feel the full force of Scotland’s National Orchestra as we celebrate John Williams’ epic music from the blockbusting Star Wars saga. Filled with your favourite themes from The Phantom Menace to The Last Jedi, this concert packs more punch than…

Sat 20 Mar 2021, 7.30PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

The Music of Star Wars

In Focus: Polska Scotland

This Season the RSNO celebrates the rich history and cultural connections between Poland and Scotland in our series Polska Scotland. Join RSNO Chief Executive Alistair Mackie as he hosts a unique round-table discussion with Lady Camilla Panufnik, wife of the esteemed composer Andrzej Panufnik, Polish historian Robert Ostrycharz and Ewen…

Tue 23 Mar 2021, 7.30PM
New Auditorium, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

In Focus: Polska Scotland

In Focus: Polska Scotland

This Season the RSNO celebrates the rich history and cultural connections between Poland and Scotland in our series Polska Scotland. Join RSNO Chief Executive Alistair Mackie as he hosts a unique round-table discussion with Lady Camilla Panufnik, wife of the esteemed composer Andrzej Panufnik, Polish historian Robert Ostrycharz and Ewen…

Wed 24 Mar 2021, 7.30PM
L’institut français d’Ecosse / French Institute Scotland, Edinburgh
Box Office:

In Focus: Polska Scotland

Prokofiev's Romeo & Juliet

There’s a lot more to Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet than just the theme tune to The Apprentice - no composer has ever got close to capturing the tenderness, the violence and the pure emotion of Shakespeare’s great love story. Conductor Ludovic Morlot will make every note count; but first, experience…

Fri 26 Mar 2021, 7.30PM
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Box Office: 0131 228 1155

Prokofiev's Romeo & Juliet

Prokofiev's Romeo & Juliet

There’s a lot more to Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet than just the theme tune to The Apprentice - no composer has ever got close to capturing the tenderness, the violence and the pure emotion of Shakespeare’s great love story. Conductor Ludovic Morlot will make every note count; but first, experience…

Sat 27 Mar 2021, 7.30PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Prokofiev's Romeo & Juliet

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

Handel's Messiah

The trumpet shall sound! Join us this Easter for the RSNO’s annual performance of Handel’s Messiah. From For Unto Us a Child is Born to the unforgettable Hallelujah chorus, this is simply some of the most uplifting music ever written. Conductor Christian Curnyn, the RSNO Chorus and a first-class team…

Sat 3 Apr 2021, 3.00PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Handel's Messiah

Nicola Benedetti with NYOS & RSNO

There’s nothing quite like Shostakovich’s Leningrad Symphony: music with the power of an artillery barrage, a life-or-death struggle for freedom, written in a city under siege. Imagine hearing it unleashed by the combined forces of the RSNO and the superb young players of the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland. And…

Fri 16 Apr 2021, 7.30PM
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Box Office: 0131 228 1155

Nicola Benedetti with NYOS & RSNO

Nicola Benedetti with NYOS & RSNO

There’s nothing quite like Shostakovich’s Leningrad Symphony: music with the power of an artillery barrage, a life-or-death struggle for freedom, written in a city under siege. Imagine hearing it unleashed by the combined forces of the RSNO and the superb young players of the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland. And…

Sat 17 Apr 2021, 7.30PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Nicola Benedetti with NYOS & RSNO

Nicola Benedetti Plays Simpson

No-one makes music come alive quite like Nicola Benedetti, and she’s passionate about bringing the new Violin Concerto by the young Liverpudlian composer Mark Simpson to Scotland. But that’s not all. There’s a musical voyage to St Kilda, a blaze of folk fiddle from rural Hungary, and to round it…

Fri 23 Apr 2021, 7.30PM
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Box Office: 0131 228 1155

Nicola Benedetti Plays Simpson

Nicola Benedetti Plays Simpson

No-one makes music come alive quite like Nicola Benedetti, and she’s passionate about bringing the new Violin Concerto by the young Liverpudlian composer Mark Simpson to Scotland. But that’s not all. There’s a musical voyage to St Kilda, a blaze of folk fiddle from rural Hungary, and to round it…

Sat 24 Apr 2021, 7.30PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Nicola Benedetti Plays Simpson

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

Composers' Hub Workshop

The RSNO’s Composers’ Hub goes from strength to strength. An exciting scheme which offers emerging composers the chance to work with the RSNO over the course of a Season, this year our composers will be focusing on the theme of migration. In this public workshop you will hear five brand-new…

Tue 27 Apr 2021, 10.00AM
New Auditorium, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Composers' Hub Workshop

Fauré’s Requiem

Still waters run deep. Gabriel Fauré was a quiet man, and there’s no anger or fury in his haunting Requiem - just some of the most beautiful choral music ever written, masking a whole world of heartfelt emotion. It’s a lovely showcase for our superb Junior Chorus, and a radiant…

Fri 30 Apr 2021, 7.30PM
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Box Office: 0131 228 1155

Fauré’s Requiem

Fauré’s Requiem

Still waters run deep. Gabriel Fauré was a quiet man, and there’s no anger or fury in his haunting Requiem - just some of the most beautiful choral music ever written, masking a whole world of heartfelt emotion. It’s a lovely showcase for our superb Junior Chorus, and a radiant…

Sat 1 May 2021, 7.30PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Fauré’s Requiem

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

The Magical Music of Harry Potter

Witches, wizards and muggles alike are sure to enjoy this spectacular concert showcasing the music from the magical world of Harry Potter. Experience the sounds of Hogwarts brought thrillingly to life by Scotland’s National Orchestra as they perform the phenomenal scores from this iconic series. You’ll be spellbound by the…

Fri 7 May 2021, 7.30PM
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Box Office: 0131 228 1155

The Magical Music of Harry Potter

The Magical Music of Harry Potter

Witches, wizards and muggles alike are sure to enjoy this spectacular concert showcasing the music from the magical world of Harry Potter. Experience the sounds of Hogwarts brought thrillingly to life by Scotland’s National Orchestra as they perform the phenomenal scores from this iconic series. You’ll be spellbound by the…

Sat 8 May 2021, 3.00PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

The Magical Music of Harry Potter

The Magical Music of Harry Potter

Witches, wizards and muggles alike are sure to enjoy this spectacular concert showcasing the music from the magical world of Harry Potter. Experience the sounds of Hogwarts brought thrillingly to life by Scotland’s National Orchestra as they perform the phenomenal scores from this iconic series. You’ll be spellbound by the…

Sat 8 May 2021, 7.30PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

The Magical Music of Harry Potter

Benjamin Grosvenor Plays Chopin

‘Cannons hidden in flowers’ was how one writer described the music of Chopin – and throughout the long and stormy history of Polish music, dazzling colours and heartfelt romance have gone hand in hand with fiery national pride. Expect poetry and panache from Benjamin Grosvenor, a young pianist with charisma…

Fri 14 May 2021, 7.30PM
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Box Office: 0131 228 1155

Benjamin Grosvenor Plays Chopin

Benjamin Grosvenor Plays Chopin

‘Cannons hidden in flowers’ was how one writer described the music of Chopin – and throughout the long and stormy history of Polish music, dazzling colours and heartfelt romance have gone hand in hand with fiery national pride. Expect poetry and panache from Benjamin Grosvenor, a young pianist with charisma…

Sat 15 May 2021, 7.30PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Benjamin Grosvenor Plays Chopin

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Concerto Showcase

The RSNO is delighted to showcase our partnership with the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. During the course of the year, RCS students work closely with RSNO musicians through our Professional Experience Scheme, side-by-side and conducting days. Tonight, top students from the RCS’ strings, piano, woodwind and brass departments perform a…

Thu 20 May 2021, 7.30PM
New Auditorium, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Concerto Showcase

The Music of Bond, James Bond

The name’s Bond, James Bond. The RSNO puts on black tie and tux and pours itself a Vesper Martini with some of the sassiest signature tunes in cinematic history: six decades of girls, gadgets, supervillains and knockout songs, performed tonight by top West End star Anna-Jane Casey and Strictly Come…

Fri 21 May 2021, 7.30PM
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Box Office: 0131 228 1155

The Music of Bond, James Bond

The Music of Bond, James Bond

The name’s Bond, James Bond. The RSNO puts on black tie and tux and pours itself a Vesper Martini with some of the sassiest signature tunes in cinematic history: six decades of girls, gadgets, supervillains and knockout songs, performed tonight by top West End star Anna-Jane Casey and Strictly Come…

Sat 22 May 2021, 7.30PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

The Music of Bond, James Bond

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

Season Finale: Mahler Two

A man stands alone at a graveside and takes the first step on a journey that will take him to the end of the world – and beyond. Heaven and hell, joy and terror, Viennese waltzes and distant trumpets… this is Mahler’s epic Resurrection Symphony packed with emotion. Thomas Søndergård…

Fri 4 Jun 2021, 7.30PM
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Box Office: 0131 228 1155

Season Finale: Mahler Two

Season Finale: Mahler Two

A man stands alone at a graveside and takes the first step on a journey that will take him to the end of the world – and beyond. Heaven and hell, joy and terror, Viennese waltzes and distant trumpets… this is Mahler’s epic Resurrection Symphony packed with emotion. Thomas Søndergård…

Sat 5 Jun 2021, 7.30PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Season Finale: Mahler Two