Thomas Søndergård: RSNO Music Director

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Come and Sing Carmina Burana: Sing in the Choir

Ever wondered what it’s like to sing live at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall with the full RSNO? Now’s your chance to find out, in this one-off performance from scratch of Carl Orff’s uproarious Carmina Burana – 60 outrageously tuneful minutes of life, lust and monks behaving badly! Whether you’re…

Sat 29 Sep 2018, 10.00AM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Come and Sing Carmina Burana: Sing in the Choir

Come and Sing Carmina Burana: Audience tickets

One of the most uproarious pieces ever written for chorus, Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, is outrageously tuneful. Join RSNO Chorus Director Gregory Batsleer, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and a special come-and-sing choir, for an informal performance of this spine-tingling work.

Please note that this is a performance "in the round".…

Sat 29 Sep 2018, 7.00PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Come and Sing Carmina Burana: Audience tickets

Søndergård Conducts Mahler Five

‘A symphony must be like the world,’ declared Gustav Mahler. ‘It must embrace everything!’ So what better way for Thomas Søndergård to make his entrance as the RSNO’s new Music Director than by plunging headlong into Mahler’s Fifth Symphony: a sweeping romantic drama of life, death and – of course…

Thu 4 Oct 2018, 7.30PM
Caird Hall, Dundee
Box Office: 01382 434 940

Søndergård Conducts Mahler Five

Søndergård Conducts Mahler Five

‘A symphony must be like the world,’ declared Gustav Mahler. ‘It must embrace everything!’ So what better way for Thomas Søndergård to make his entrance as the RSNO’s new Music Director than by plunging headlong into Mahler’s Fifth Symphony: a sweeping romantic drama of life, death and – of course…

Fri 5 Oct 2018, 7.30PM
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Box Office: 0131 228 1155

Søndergård Conducts Mahler Five

Søndergård Conducts Mahler Five

‘A symphony must be like the world,’ declared Gustav Mahler. ‘It must embrace everything!’ So what better way for Thomas Søndergård to make his entrance as the RSNO’s new Music Director than by plunging headlong into Mahler’s Fifth Symphony: a sweeping romantic drama of life, death and – of course…

Sat 6 Oct 2018, 7.30PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Søndergård Conducts Mahler Five

Søndergård Conducts Shéhérazade

‘Vengeance is mine; I will repay!’ And taking his cue from those thunderous words, Sergei Rachmaninov launches a First Symphony like no other. Dark, stormy and burning with unrequited passion, it’s heady stuff, and a gripping contrast to Grieg’s much-loved Peer Gynt. RSNO Music Director Thomas Søndergård is reunited on…

Fri 12 Oct 2018, 7.30PM
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Box Office: 0131 228 1155

Søndergård Conducts Shéhérazade

Søndergård Conducts Shéhérazade

‘Vengeance is mine; I will repay!’ And taking his cue from those thunderous words, Sergei Rachmaninov launches a First Symphony like no other. Dark, stormy and burning with unrequited passion, it’s heady stuff, and a gripping contrast to Grieg’s much-loved Peer Gynt. RSNO Music Director Thomas Søndergård is reunited on…

Sat 13 Oct 2018, 7.30PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Søndergård Conducts Shéhérazade

Søndergård Conducts Shéhérazade

‘Vengeance is mine; I will repay!’ And taking his cue from those thunderous words, Sergei Rachmaninov launches a First Symphony like no other. Dark, stormy and burning with unrequited passion, it’s heady stuff, and a gripping contrast to Grieg’s much-loved Peer Gynt. RSNO Music Director Thomas Søndergård is reunited on…

Sun 14 Oct 2018, 3.00PM
His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen
Box Office: 01224 641122

Søndergård Conducts Shéhérazade

The Three-Cornered Hat

A snare drum, a rhythm, and a tune you’ll never forget: that’s all Maurice Ravel needed to create Boléro. Tonight, it’s the spectacular climax to a concert that blazes with Latin sunshine, from the foot-stamping dances of de Falla’s The Three-Cornered Hat to the jazz-inspired flair of Ravel’s Piano Concerto…

Fri 19 Oct 2018, 7.30PM
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Box Office: 0131 228 1155

The Three-Cornered Hat

The Three-Cornered Hat

A snare drum, a rhythm, and a tune you’ll never forget: that’s all Maurice Ravel needed to create Boléro. Tonight, it’s the spectacular climax to a concert that blazes with Latin sunshine, from the foot-stamping dances of de Falla’s The Three-Cornered Hat to the jazz-inspired flair of Ravel’s Piano Concerto…

Sat 20 Oct 2018, 7.30PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

The Three-Cornered Hat

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

Children's Classic Concerts: Broomstick Ride

Join CCC and the RSNO for a hair-raising flying adventure this Halloween. Grab your Nimbus 2000 (or your Firebolt if you upgraded) and soar to new heights meeting Witches, Wizards and Valkyries along the way!

Featuring a very special performance of ‘We Can Fly’ written by Oliver Cox, performed by young…

Sat 27 Oct 2018, 3.00PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Children's Classic Concerts: Broomstick Ride

Children's Classic Concerts: Broomstick Ride

Join CCC and the RSNO for a hair-raising flying adventure this Halloween. Grab your Nimbus 2000 (or your Firebolt if you upgraded) and soar to new heights meeting Witches, Wizards and Valkyries along the way!

Featuring a very special performance of ‘We Can Fly’ written by Oliver Cox, performed by young…

Sun 28 Oct 2018, 3.00PM
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Box Office: 0131 228 1155

Children's Classic Concerts: Broomstick Ride

Chan Conducts Rachmaninov

There’s magic in the air as the award-winning Elim Chan joins the RSNO team as Principal Guest Conductor. And it’s not just confined to Dukas’ fabulous musical fairy tale of wizardry gone wrong (think Disney’s Fantasia). There’s the nostalgia of Rachmaninov’s Symphonic Dances, with its evocation of a haunted ballroom.…

Thu 1 Nov 2018, 7.30PM
Caird Hall, Dundee
Box Office: 01382 434 940

Chan Conducts Rachmaninov

Chan Conducts Rachmaninov

There’s magic in the air as the award-winning Elim Chan joins the RSNO team as Principal Guest Conductor. And it’s not just confined to Dukas’ fabulous musical fairy tale of wizardry gone wrong (think Disney’s Fantasia). There’s the nostalgia of Rachmaninov’s Symphonic Dances, with its evocation of a haunted ballroom.…

Fri 2 Nov 2018, 7.30PM
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Box Office: 0131 228 1155

Chan Conducts Rachmaninov

Chan Conducts Rachmaninov

There’s magic in the air as the award-winning Elim Chan joins the RSNO team as Principal Guest Conductor. And it’s not just confined to Dukas’ fabulous musical fairy tale of wizardry gone wrong (think Disney’s Fantasia). There’s the nostalgia of Rachmaninov’s Symphonic Dances, with its evocation of a haunted ballroom.…

Sat 3 Nov 2018, 7.30PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Chan Conducts Rachmaninov

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

Søndergård Conducts Poulenc's Gloria

Music is life – and life always finds a way. Poulenc’s Gloria is a celebration – an exuberant shout of joy from a composer who’d seen the best and worst of the 20th century. It’s the inspiring finish to a concert that features two irresistible Russian masterpieces by Prokofiev and…

Thu 8 Nov 2018, 7.30PM
Perth Concert Hall
Box Office: 01738 621 031

Søndergård Conducts Poulenc's Gloria

Søndergård Conducts Poulenc's Gloria

Music is life – and life always finds a way. Poulenc’s Gloria is a celebration – an exuberant shout of joy from a composer who’d seen the best and worst of the 20th century. It’s the inspiring finish to a concert that features two irresistible Russian masterpieces by Prokofiev and…

Fri 9 Nov 2018, 7.30PM
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Box Office: 0131 228 1155

Søndergård Conducts Poulenc's Gloria

Søndergård Conducts Poulenc's Gloria

Music is life – and life always finds a way. Poulenc’s Gloria is a celebration – an exuberant shout of joy from a composer who’d seen the best and worst of the 20th century. It’s the inspiring finish to a concert that features two irresistible Russian masterpieces by Prokofiev and…

Sat 10 Nov 2018, 7.30PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Søndergård Conducts Poulenc's Gloria

Varèse Sarabande 40th Anniversary Concert

Hollywood is coming to Edinburgh! Join the RSNO as we reunite with legendary film label Varèse Sarabande to celebrate its 40th anniversary in style. Varèse producer Robert Townson is joined by conductor Diego Navarro and an exciting group of superstar composers – including the legendary Patrick Doyle, Rachel Portman and…

Fri 16 Nov 2018, 7.30PM
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Box Office: 0131 228 1155

Varèse Sarabande 40th Anniversary Concert

Varèse Sarabande 40th Anniversary Concert

Hollywood is coming to Glasgow! Join the RSNO as we reunite with legendary film label Varèse Sarabande to celebrate its 40th anniversary in style. Varèse producer Robert Townson is joined by conductor Diego Navarro and an exciting group of superstar composers – including the legendary Patrick Doyle, Rachel Portman and…

Sat 17 Nov 2018, 7.30PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Varèse Sarabande 40th Anniversary Concert

Sunday Classics: War Horse

The tragedy of war, the beauty of peace – and the enduring power of friendship.

Award-winning author Michael Morpurgo reads his emotionally-charged War Horse live, alongside specially arranged score by Adrian Sutton performed by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, and video artwork featuring drawings by acclaimed artist Rae Smith.

When young Albert’s…

Sun 18 Nov 2018, 4.00PM
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Box Office: 0131 228 1155

Sunday Classics: War Horse

Søndergård's Guide to the Orchestra

Youth is a state of mind, and in this Year of Young People, Thomas Søndergård and the RSNO invite all ages to discover the fun of orchestral music at its very freshest. Britten’s sparkling Guide to the Orchestra and Saint-Saëns’ ‘grand zoological fantasy’ have been entertaining audiences for years –…

Fri 23 Nov 2018, 7.30PM
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Box Office: 0131 228 1155

Søndergård's Guide to the Orchestra

Søndergård's Guide to the Orchestra

Youth is a state of mind, and in this Year of Young People, Thomas Søndergård and the RSNO invite all ages to discover the fun of orchestral music at its very freshest. Britten’s sparkling Guide to the Orchestra and Saint-Saëns’ ‘grand zoological fantasy’ have been entertaining audiences for years –…

Sat 24 Nov 2018, 7.30PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Søndergård's Guide to the Orchestra

Anne-Sophie Mutter in Concert

Living legends: Anne-Sophie Mutter is one of the world’s greatest violinists, universally acclaimed for her gleaming sound and effortless mastery. Krzysztof Penderecki is a giant among living composers, whose uncompromisingly emotional music brought a ray of light to the darkest days of the Cold War. To celebrate Penderecki’s 85th birthday,…

Fri 30 Nov 2018, 7.30PM
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Box Office: 0131 228 1155

Anne-Sophie Mutter in Concert

Anne-Sophie Mutter in Concert

Living legends: Anne-Sophie Mutter is one of the world’s greatest violinists, universally acclaimed for her gleaming sound and effortless mastery. Krzysztof Penderecki is a giant among living composers, whose uncompromisingly emotional music brought a ray of light to the darkest days of the Cold War. To celebrate Penderecki’s 85th birthday,…

Sat 1 Dec 2018, 7.30PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Anne-Sophie Mutter in Concert

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

Children's Classic Concerts: A Christmas Carol

‘Tis the season to be jolly, so on that note we need your help in saving Scrooge from his surly ways - can we convince him of the joy and wonder of the festive period? Find out as the RSNO perform plenty of beloved Christmas classics!

Featuring some sweet singalongs (no…

Sat 8 Dec 2018, 1.00PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Children's Classic Concerts: A Christmas Carol

Children's Classic Concerts: A Christmas Carol

‘Tis the season to be jolly, so on that note we need your help in saving Scrooge from his surly ways - can we convince him of the joy and wonder of the festive period? Find out as the RSNO perform plenty of beloved Christmas classics!

Featuring some sweet singalongs (no…

Sat 8 Dec 2018, 3.00PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Children's Classic Concerts: A Christmas Carol

Children's Classic Concerts: A Christmas Carol

‘Tis the season to be jolly, so on that note we need your help in saving Scrooge from his surly ways - can we convince him of the joy and wonder of the festive period? Find out as the RSNO perform plenty of beloved Christmas classics!

Featuring some sweet singalongs (no…

Sun 9 Dec 2018, 3.00PM
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Box Office: 0131 228 1155

Children's Classic Concerts: A Christmas Carol

Søndergård Conducts The Nutcracker

Christmas is coming, and whether you’re young or old, who wouldn’t love a trip to the Kingdom of Sweets? Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker is classical music’s ultimate seasonal selection box. Tonight, Thomas Søndergård also takes us to Prokofiev’s bonfire party deep in the Russian forests, and cellist Johannes Moser, our Artist…

Fri 14 Dec 2018, 7.30PM
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Box Office: 0131 228 1155

Søndergård Conducts The Nutcracker

Søndergård Conducts The Nutcracker

Christmas is coming, and whether you’re young or old, who wouldn’t love a trip to the Kingdom of Sweets? Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker is classical music’s ultimate seasonal selection box. Tonight, Thomas Søndergård also takes us to Prokofiev’s bonfire party deep in the Russian forests, and cellist Johannes Moser, our Artist…

Sat 15 Dec 2018, 7.30PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Søndergård Conducts The Nutcracker

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…

Wed 19 Dec 2018, 7.30PM
Perth Concert Hall
Box Office: 01738 621 031

RSNO Christmas Concert

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…

Thu 20 Dec 2018, 7.30PM
Caird Hall, Dundee
Box Office: 01382 434 940

RSNO Christmas Concert

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…

Fri 21 Dec 2018, 7.30PM
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Box Office: 0131 228 1155

RSNO Christmas Concert

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

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, 6.00PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

RSNO Christmas Concert

RSNO Viennese Gala

Vienna – the city of dreams, where melodies are as sweet as Sachertorte and dance rhythms sparkle like champagne. It simply wouldn't be New Year without the music of Vienna's most famous son Johann Strauss and his friends: let us whirl you away to a world of elegant waltzes, playful…

Thu 10 Jan 2019, 7.30PM
Eden Court, Inverness
Box Office: 01463 234 234

RSNO Viennese Gala

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…

Fri 25 Jan 2019, 7.30PM
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Box Office: 0131 228 1155

Sci-Fi Spectacular!

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!

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

Sci-Fi Spectacular!

Søndergård Conducts Bruckner Four

The air seems to shimmer, and a horn calls softly in the mist. The loveliest opening to any symphony ever? See what you think, as Thomas Søndergård unfolds the glowing peaks and sweeping vistas of Bruckner’s Romantic Symphony – music of Alpine grandeur and breath-taking beauty. He’s chosen to set…

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

Søndergård Conducts Bruckner Four

Søndergård Conducts Bruckner Four

The air seems to shimmer, and a horn calls softly in the mist. The loveliest opening to any symphony ever? See what you think, as Thomas Søndergård unfolds the glowing peaks and sweeping vistas of Bruckner’s Romantic Symphony – music of Alpine grandeur and breath-taking beauty. He’s chosen to set…

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

Søndergård Conducts Bruckner Four

Søndergård and Benedetti

‘Nicola Benedetti – now, she really can play!’ says the American jazz legend Wynton Marsalis. Not that we need telling! There’s a good reason why Benedetti is the nation’s favourite classical violinist, and when she plays the concerto that Marsalis wrote specially for her in 2015, something sensational happens: one…

Thu 7 Feb 2019, 7.30PM
Caird Hall, Dundee
Box Office: 01382 434 940

Søndergård and Benedetti

Søndergård and Benedetti

‘Nicola Benedetti – now, she really can play!’ says the American jazz legend Wynton Marsalis. Not that we need telling! There’s a good reason why Benedetti is the nation’s favourite classical violinist, and when she plays the concerto that Marsalis wrote specially for her in 2015, something sensational happens: one…

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

Søndergård and Benedetti

Søndergård and Benedetti

‘Nicola Benedetti – now, she really can play!’ says the American jazz legend Wynton Marsalis. Not that we need telling! There’s a good reason why Benedetti is the nation’s favourite classical violinist, and when she plays the concerto that Marsalis wrote specially for her in 2015, something sensational happens: one…

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

Søndergård and Benedetti

Chan Conducts Romeo and Juliet

‘But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks?’ Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet redefined romantic music, while Prokofiev brought Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers to the USSR – and gave us some of the 20th century’s loveliest melodies. Rachmaninov’s Second, meanwhile, has got to be the world’s dreamiest piano concerto, and with Elim…

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

Chan Conducts Romeo and Juliet

Chan Conducts Romeo and Juliet

‘But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks?’ Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet redefined romantic music, while Prokofiev brought Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers to the USSR – and gave us some of the 20th century’s loveliest melodies. Rachmaninov’s Second, meanwhile, has got to be the world’s dreamiest piano concerto, and with Elim…

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

Chan Conducts Romeo and Juliet

Chan Conducts Romeo and Juliet

‘But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks?’ Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet redefined romantic music, while Prokofiev brought Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers to the USSR – and gave us some of the 20th century’s loveliest melodies. Rachmaninov’s Second, meanwhile, has got to be the world’s dreamiest piano concerto, and with Elim…

Sun 17 Feb 2019, 3.00PM
Music Hall, Aberdeen
Box Office: 01224 641 122

Chan Conducts Romeo and Juliet

[INSIDE]OUT Schumann

Robert Schumann was the ultimate Romantic: ‘I’d like to sing myself to death, like a nightingale,’ he declared. Presenter Tom Redmond and the RSNO join forces with conductor Sir Roger Norrington (who’s devoted a lifetime to Schumann’s music) to try and understand what made him tick. They’ll use anecdotes, examples…

Wed 20 Feb 2019, 7.30PM
New Auditorium, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

[INSIDE]OUT Schumann

Norrington Conducts Schumann

Schumann was such a romantic that he couldn’t contain himself. When he saw the magnificent scenery of the Rhineland, his emotions burst out into the grandest and most exuberant of all his symphonies. Sir Roger Norrington wraps up his RSNO Schumann series in heroic style, in a concert which features…

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

Norrington Conducts Schumann

Norrington Conducts Schumann

Schumann was such a romantic that he couldn’t contain himself. When he saw the magnificent scenery of the Rhineland, his emotions burst out into the grandest and most exuberant of all his symphonies. Sir Roger Norrington wraps up his RSNO Schumann series in heroic style, in a concert which features…

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

Norrington Conducts Schumann

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

The Usher 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 and the

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

The Music of Harry Potter

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 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, 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. He was also a defining figure in Finnish nationalism, embodying in his music the freedom and…

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

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