The RSNO’s exciting 2019:20 Season under the baton of Music Director Thomas Søndergård is here! With a glittering guestlist featuring several of the biggest names in classical music, book your subscription today and secure your seats for these spectacular concerts. Join us as we journey through the music of Mahler and Strauss, the Russian greats – Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich and Rachmaninov – and a special 250th birthday celebration for Beethoven in 2020, plus so much more!
The Golden Age of Vienna
Join Music Director Thomas Søndergård as we journey back to Golden Age of Vienna – a time when Austria’s most important personalities in the arts, letters and philosophy crossed paths and the city saw a rich flowering of masterworks. Across three evenings, enjoy three of Gustav Mahler’s greatest works – Mahler Symphony No1 (October 2019), Das Lied von der Erde (March 2020) and Mahler Symphony No4 (May 2020) – paired with the colourful tone poems of Richard Strauss. Plus, don’t miss our In Focus event at the start of the Season in which Thomas Søndergård and a panel of guests will visit the Vienna of Gustav Mahler, Sigmund Freud, Gustav Klimt and even our very own Charles Rennie Mackintosh (October 2019).
‘...What a world of sound and colour this pianist conjured up. Rarely do you witness such textural detail, so delicately balanced. This was a masterclass in the true beauty of pianism, delivered with an intelligent and instinctive musicality.’ The Scotsman
We’re delighted to welcome world-renowned Scottish pianist Steven Osborne as our Artist in Residence this Season. Steven will be performing Mozart’s Piano Concerto No27 (November 2019) and Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No4 (April 2020) in addition to a solo chamber recital of Beethoven Sonatas (March 2020) as part of our Beethoven Revolution series. Plus, join Steven in November for his In Focus talk on the theme of what music means (November 2019).
In 2020 we celebrate Ludwig van Beethoven’s 250th birthday. Our Beethoven Revolution series is filled with some of Beethoven’s finest works performed alongside music by composers who were revolutionaries in their own right – Debussy, Stravinsky, Shostakovich, Berlioz and more.
Read John Suchet’s exclusive Beethoven Revolution article and view the series here.
Nothing can compare to hearing your favourite film music performed live by the RSNO! This Season we celebrate the best of Hollywood superstar Danny Elfman (The Simpsons, Batman), Oscar-winner John Williams and the ultimate Heroes and Superheroes from the big screen. Plus, don’t miss the annual RSNO Christmas Concert featuring The Snowman on the big screen, accompanied live by the RSNO.
View all forthcoming film concerts here.
Join the musicians of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra at their home in the New Auditorium at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Our weekday lunchtime concerts Symphony, Soup and a Sandwich, are the perfect musical snack! Or why not join us for a relaxing Sunday afternoon of Chamber music? This Season we’re delighted to present mezzo-soprano Karen Cargill and Artist in Residence Steven Osborne as part of our Chamber series.
Single tickets and online subscriptions for the 2019:20 Season are now on sale.
View all season concerts here.