Forthcoming RSNO Concerts

Dvorák's New World Symphony

Some pieces are classics for a reason – and when it comes to the New World Symphony we don’t just mean the Hovis ad! Dvorák’s great symphony of exile, hope and nostalgia has been stirring the emotions of audiences ever since 1893, and the Violin Concerto by his great friend…

Thu 28 Feb 2019, 7.30PM
Caird Hall, Dundee
Box Office: 01382 434 940

Dvorák's New World Symphony

Dvorák's New World Symphony

Some pieces are classics for a reason – and when it comes to the New World Symphony we don’t just mean the Hovis ad! Dvorák’s great symphony of exile, hope and nostalgia has been stirring the emotions of audiences ever since 1893, and the Violin Concerto by his great friend…

Fri 1 Mar 2019, 7.30PM
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Box Office: 0131 228 1155

Dvorák's New World Symphony

Dvorák's New World Symphony

Some pieces are classics for a reason – and when it comes to the New World Symphony we don’t just mean the Hovis ad! Dvorák’s great symphony of exile, hope and nostalgia has been stirring the emotions of audiences ever since 1893, and the Violin Concerto by his great friend…

Sat 2 Mar 2019, 7.30PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Dvorák's New World Symphony

Carmina Burana

Sex, drink and roasted swans – choral music isn’t meant to be this much fun! But the medieval monks who wrote the words to Carmina Burana didn’t seem to have been that bothered. There’s nothing pious about Orff’s outrageous cantata; just great tunes, unstoppable rhythms and some thoroughly bad behaviour.…

Fri 8 Mar 2019, 7.30PM
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Box Office: 0131 228 1155

Carmina Burana

Carmina Burana

Sex, drink and roasted swans – choral music isn’t meant to be this much fun! But the medieval monks who wrote the words to Carmina Burana didn’t seem to have been that bothered. There’s nothing pious about Orff’s outrageous cantata; just great tunes, unstoppable rhythms and some thoroughly bad behaviour.…

Sat 9 Mar 2019, 7.30PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Carmina Burana

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

Over the course of eight blockbuster movies, four composing wizards put quill to parchment to create magical soundtracks to accompany the wondrous world of Harry Potter. We invite muggles, squibs and magic folk alike to join us as Hollywood Conductor Richard Kaufman waves his wand to bring this magical music…

Thu 14 Mar 2019, 7.30PM
Music Hall, Aberdeen
Box Office: 01224 641 122

The Music of Harry Potter

The Music of Harry Potter

Over the course of eight blockbuster movies, four composing wizards put quill to parchment to create magical soundtracks to accompany the wondrous world of Harry Potter. We invite muggles, squibs and magic folk alike to join us as Hollywood Conductor Richard Kaufman waves his wand to bring this magical music…

Fri 15 Mar 2019, 7.30PM
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Box Office: 0131 228 1155

The Music of Harry Potter

The Music of Harry Potter

Over the course of eight blockbuster movies, four composing wizards put quill to parchment to create magical soundtracks to accompany the wondrous world of Harry Potter. We invite muggles, squibs and magic folk alike to join us as Hollywood Conductor Richard Kaufman waves his wand to bring this magical music…

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

The Music of Harry Potter

The Music of Harry Potter

Over the course of eight blockbuster movies, four composing wizards put quill to parchment to create magical soundtracks to accompany the wondrous world of Harry Potter. We invite muggles, squibs and magic folk alike to join us as Hollywood Conductor Richard Kaufman waves his wand to bring this magical music…

Sat 16 Mar 2019, 7.30PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

The Music of Harry Potter

Søndergård Conducts Prokofiev

The RSNO is Scotland’s orchestra – and we’re never prouder than when we’re flying the flag overseas. Just before we tour the USA, here’s a chance to hear what we’re taking with us: Rachmaninov’s glittering Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, played by the superb Olga Kern; a modern American…

Fri 22 Mar 2019, 7.30PM
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Box Office: 0131 228 1155

Søndergård Conducts Prokofiev

In Focus: Sibelius

Arguably Finland’s finest composer, Jean Sibelius was deeply inspired by the natural wonders of his homeland, and many of his works seem to evoke the deep forests and broad expanses of the Finnish landscape.

Join RSNO violist Katherine Wren as she leads a session discovering the unique sound world of Jean…

Sat 23 Mar 2019, 1.00PM
New Auditorium, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
Box Office: 0141 225 3584

In Focus: Sibelius

Søndergård Conducts Prokofiev

The RSNO is Scotland’s orchestra – and we’re never prouder than when we’re flying the flag overseas. Just before we tour the USA, here’s a chance to hear what we’re taking with us: Rachmaninov’s glittering Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, played by the superb Olga Kern; Sibelius’ mighty Seventh…

Sat 23 Mar 2019, 7.30PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Søndergård Conducts Prokofiev

Presenting: NYOS 40th Anniversary Concert

We are delighted to showcase the talented National Youth Orchestras of Scotland’s Symphony Orchestra in its 40th anniversary year, just as we did during its inaugural season back in 1979. In the true spirit of partnership, NYOS welcome to the podium RSNO Principal Guest Conductor Elim Chan. Join Elim and…

Fri 12 Apr 2019, 7.30PM
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Box Office: 0131 228 1155

Presenting: NYOS 40th Anniversary Concert

Presenting: NYOS 40th Anniversary Concert

We are delighted to showcase the talented National Youth Orchestras of Scotland’s Symphony Orchestra in its 40th anniversary year, just as we did during its inaugural season back in 1979. In the true spirit of partnership, NYOS welcome to the podium RSNO Principal Guest Conductor Elim Chan. Join Elim and…

Sat 13 Apr 2019, 7.30PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Presenting: NYOS 40th Anniversary Concert

Handel's Messiah

When King George II first heard Handel’s Messiah, he leapt to his feet in excitement. We don’t expect you to do that – but we’re sure you’ll recognise the tunes anyway. From Ev’ry Valley to the Hallelujah chorus itself, this is quite simply some of the most uplifting music ever…

Sat 20 Apr 2019, 7.30PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Handel's Messiah

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. Now in its fourth year, this exciting scheme offers emerging composers the chance to work with the RSNO over the course of a Season, learning what goes on…

Tue 23 Apr 2019, 10.00AM
New Auditorium, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Composers' Hub Workshop

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…

Thu 25 Apr 2019, 7.30PM
Caird Hall, Dundee
Box Office: 01382 434 940

The Music of John Williams

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…

Fri 26 Apr 2019, 7.30PM
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Box Office: 0131 228 1155

The Music of John Williams

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

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, 7.30PM
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

Beethoven Five

‘Da-da-da-daaa!’: everyone knows the first four notes of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. Now’s your chance to hear the rest – and it’s gripping: a no-holds-barred emotional struggle from tragedy to triumph, in some of the most dramatic music ever written. It’s perfect for our inspirational guest conductor Nathalie Stutzmann. First, though,…

Thu 2 May 2019, 7.30PM
Perth Concert Hall
Box Office: 01738 621 031

Beethoven Five

Beethoven Five

‘Da-da-da-daaa!’: everyone knows the first four notes of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. Now’s your chance to hear the rest – and it’s gripping: a no-holds-barred emotional struggle from tragedy to triumph, in some of the most dramatic music ever written. It’s perfect for our inspirational guest conductor Nathalie Stutzmann. First, though,…

Fri 3 May 2019, 7.30PM
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Box Office: 0131 228 1155

Beethoven Five

Beethoven Five

‘Da-da-da-daaa!’: everyone knows the first four notes of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. Now’s your chance to hear the rest – and it’s gripping: a no-holds-barred emotional struggle from tragedy to triumph, in some of the most dramatic music ever written. It’s perfect for our inspirational guest conductor Nathalie Stutzmann. First, though,…

Sat 4 May 2019, 7.30PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Beethoven Five

[INSIDE]OUT Mozart

When Mozart wrote his piano concertos, he expected to perform them in person. Sadly he can’t be with us today, but we’ve got the next best thing, as star pianist Ingrid Fliter and presenter Tom Redmond join Thomas Søndergård and the RSNO to explore Mozart’s enchanting Piano Concerto No23. With…

Wed 8 May 2019, 7.30PM
New Auditorium, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

[INSIDE]OUT Mozart

Søndergård Conducts Mahler Six

Art imitates life: it isn’t meant to happen the other way around. Mahler’s mighty Sixth Symphony imagines a hero destroyed by three devastating blows of fate. But after he’d completed this immense, tragic masterpiece, that’s exactly what happened to Mahler himself. It’s a musical experience that leaves no listener unmoved,…

Fri 10 May 2019, 7.30PM
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Box Office: 0131 228 1155

Søndergård Conducts Mahler Six

In Focus: Sibelius

Arguably Finland’s finest composer, Jean Sibelius was deeply inspired by the natural wonders of his homeland, and many of his works seem to evoke the deep forests and broad expanses of the Finnish landscape. He was also a defining figure in Finnish nationalism, embodying in his music the freedom and…

Sat 11 May 2019, 10.00AM
Mezzo Suite, Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Box Office: 0141 225 3584

In Focus: Sibelius

Søndergård Conducts Mahler Six

Art imitates life: it isn’t meant to happen the other way around. Mahler’s mighty Sixth Symphony imagines a hero destroyed by three devastating blows of fate. But after he’d completed this immense, tragic masterpiece, that’s exactly what happened to Mahler himself. It’s a musical experience that leaves no listener unmoved,…

Sat 11 May 2019, 7.30PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Søndergård Conducts Mahler Six

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

Chan Conducts The Enigma Variations

Impatient pianists, practical jokers, and an overenthusiastic bulldog. Elgar dedicated his Enigma Variations to ‘my friends pictured within’, and if all you know of them is Nimrod, you’re about to meet some of the most loveable characters in British music. It’s a joyous finale to a musical journey that begins…

Fri 17 May 2019, 7.30PM
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Box Office: 0131 228 1155

Chan Conducts The Enigma Variations

Chan Conducts The Enigma Variations

Impatient pianists, practical jokers, and an overenthusiastic bulldog. Elgar dedicated his Enigma Variations to ‘my friends pictured within’, and if all you know of them is Nimrod, you’re about to meet some of the most loveable characters in British music. It’s a joyous finale to a musical journey that begins…

Sat 18 May 2019, 7.30PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Chan Conducts The Enigma Variations

Chan Conducts The Enigma Variations

Impatient pianists, practical jokers, and an overenthusiastic bulldog. Elgar dedicated his Enigma Variations to ‘my friends pictured within’, and if all you know of them is Nimrod, you’re about to meet some of the most loveable characters in British music. It’s a joyous finale to a musical journey that begins…

Sun 19 May 2019, 3.00PM
Music Hall, Aberdeen
Box Office: 01224 641 122

Chan Conducts The Enigma Variations

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…

Fri 24 May 2019, 7.30PM
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Box Office: 0131 228 1155

Back to the Future in Concert

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

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, 7.30PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Back to the Future in Concert

Søndergård Conducts Belshazzar's Feast

In 1931 William Walton blew British choral music sky-high. Big, brassy and shamelessly savage, Belshazzar’s Feast shocked audiences back then, and it still knocks you backwards today. It’s an electrifying way to end Thomas Søndergård’s first Season as Music Director, but he’s got a couple more surprises up his sleeve:…

Fri 31 May 2019, 7.30PM
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Box Office: 0131 228 1155

Søndergård Conducts Belshazzar's Feast

Søndergård Conducts Belshazzar's Feast

In 1931 William Walton blew British choral music sky-high. Big, brassy and shamelessly savage, Belshazzar’s Feast shocked audiences back then, and it still knocks you backwards today. It’s an electrifying way to end Thomas Søndergård’s first Season as Music Director, but he’s got a couple more surprises up his sleeve:…

Sat 1 Jun 2019, 7.30PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Søndergård Conducts Belshazzar's Feast

RSNO Prom with the Ayoub Sisters

The brilliant Ayoub Sisters join the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Classic FM presenter Anne-Marie Minhall and conductor Timothy Redmond in a fabulous evening of some of the greatest and most popular classical music ever written. From Shostakovich's rambunctious Festive Overture and Wagner's epic Ride of Valkyries to the serene sounds…

Wed 5 Jun 2019, 7.30PM
Eden Court, Inverness
Box Office: 01463 234 234

RSNO Prom with the Ayoub Sisters

RSNO Prom with the Ayoub Sisters

A fantastic and informal feast of symphonic music for the summer. The brilliant Ayoub Sisters join the RSNO, Classic FM presenter Anne-Marie Minhall and conductor Timothy Redmond in a fabulous evening in some of the greatest and most popular classical music ever written. Seating in the hall will include both…

Wed 12 Jun 2019, 7.00PM
Perth Concert Hall
Box Office: 01738 621 031

RSNO Prom with the Ayoub Sisters

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…

Sat 15 Jun 2019, 7.30PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

The Planets – An HD Odyssey

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