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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!

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In Focus: The Vienna Connection

Join Thomas Søndergård and guests for a round-table discussion with recordings and live music as they uncover the fascinating context in which the Romantic movement of Beethoven and Goethe reached its pinnacle and gave birth to the modern. In Focus: The Vienna Connection launches our journey through the golden age…

Wed 2 Oct 2019, 7.30PM
L’institut français d’Ecosse / French Institute Scotland, Edinburgh
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In Focus: The Vienna Connection

Season Opener: Strauss & Mahler One

A flurry of strings, a blast of trumpets: Richard Strauss’ Don Juan opens with one of the most dramatic flourishes in musical history. Gustav Mahler took a different approach and began his youthful First Symphony with the creation of the world itself. But they both knew how to make an…

Thu 3 Oct 2019, 7.30PM
Caird Hall, Dundee
Box Office: 01382 434 940

Season Opener: Strauss & Mahler One

Season Opener: Strauss & Mahler One

A flurry of strings, a blast of trumpets: Richard Strauss’ Don Juan opens with one of the most dramatic flourishes in musical history. Gustav Mahler took a different approach and began his youthful First Symphony with the creation of the world itself. But they both knew how to make an…

Fri 4 Oct 2019, 7.30PM
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Box Office: 0131 228 1155

Season Opener: Strauss & Mahler One

In Focus: The Vienna Connection

Join Thomas Søndergård and guests for a round-table discussion with recordings and live music as they uncover the fascinating context in which the Romantic movement of Beethoven and Goethe reached its pinnacle and gave birth to the modern. In Focus: The Vienna Connection launches our journey through the golden age…

Sat 5 Oct 2019, 3.00PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

In Focus: The Vienna Connection

Season Opener: Strauss & Mahler One

A flurry of strings, a blast of trumpets: Richard Strauss’ Don Juan opens with one of the most dramatic flourishes in musical history. Gustav Mahler took a different approach and began his youthful First Symphony with the creation of the world itself. But they both knew how to make an…

Sat 5 Oct 2019, 7.30PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Season Opener: Strauss & Mahler One

Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No3

In Russia, they do everything on a grand scale, and music doesn’t get much grander than Rachmaninov’s Third Piano Concerto – the piece they call ‘the Everest of piano concertos’. It takes a special kind of pianist to do it justice, and in the prize-winning, young Ukrainian virtuoso Vadym Kholodenko…

Fri 11 Oct 2019, 7.30PM
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Box Office: 0131 228 1155

Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No3

Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No3

In Russia, they do everything on a grand scale, and music doesn’t get much grander than Rachmaninov’s Third Piano Concerto – the piece they call ‘the Everest of piano concertos’. It takes a special kind of pianist to do it justice, and in the prize-winning, young Ukrainian virtuoso Vadym Kholodenko…

Sat 12 Oct 2019, 7.30PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No3

Shostakovich Ten

Under Stalin’s regime, sometimes only music could speak the truth. The Soviet authorities called Shostakovich’s Tenth Symphony an ‘optimistic tragedy’, but this vast, brooding masterpiece is actually a shatteringly powerful portrait of a human spirit battling impossible odds. With our dynamic Principal Guest Conductor Elim Chan, it should be a…

Fri 18 Oct 2019, 7.30PM
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Box Office: 0131 228 1155

Shostakovich Ten

Shostakovich Ten

Under Stalin’s regime, sometimes only music could speak the truth. The Soviet authorities called Shostakovich’s Tenth Symphony an ‘optimistic tragedy’, but this vast, brooding masterpiece is actually a shatteringly powerful portrait of a human spirit battling impossible odds. With our dynamic Principal Guest Conductor Elim Chan, it should be a…

Sat 19 Oct 2019, 7.30PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Shostakovich Ten

Chamber Series: Poulenc Sextet

When you put woodwind players together with a pianist, something hilarious has a habit of happening. We don’t know why: it just does, and whether it’s the Gallic wit of Poulenc’s delicious Sextet or Rimsky-Korsakov’s very Russian sense of the absurd, this is just pure tuneful fun from first note…

Sun 20 Oct 2019, 2.30PM
New Auditorium, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Chamber Series: Poulenc Sextet

Symphony, Soup and a Sandwich: Dvorák Symphony No5

Bohemian rhapsodies: conductor Jirí Rožen comes from Prague and this lunchtime he’s brought some local delicacies to share. Martinu’s La Bagarre is a vivid musical picture of a cheering, bustling crowd. And Dvorák’s Fifth Symphony is a sunlit journey through the Czech countryside: folk dances, birdsong, and tune after glorious…

Wed 23 Oct 2019, 1.00PM
New Auditorium, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Symphony, Soup and a Sandwich: Dvorák Symphony No5

Children's Classic Concerts: Weird Science

CCC’s mad professor, Owen Gunnell, and a bewitching presenter from Glasgow Science Centre are on a hair-raising mission to prove they’ve got great chemistry with the audience! Join them on a musical tour through the world of science, unlocking its knowledge and secrets, with live experiments on stage (think fizzing…

Sat 26 Oct 2019, 3.00PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Children's Classic Concerts: Weird Science

Children's Classic Concerts: Weird Science

CCC’s mad professor, Owen Gunnell, and a bewitching presenter from Glasgow Science Centre are on a hair-raising mission to prove they’ve got great chemistry with the audience! Join them on a musical tour through the world of science, unlocking its knowledge and secrets, with live experiments on stage (think fizzing…

Sun 27 Oct 2019, 3.00PM
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Box Office: 0131 228 1155

Children's Classic Concerts: Weird Science

Saint-Saëns' Organ Symphony

There’s nothing quite like Saint-Saëns’ Third Symphony. The orchestra thunders, there’s a sudden silence, and then – with one mighty chord – the organ practically blows the roof off. Well, they call it the Organ Symphony for a reason, and it’ll be a showstopping return for a real RSNO legend,…

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

Saint-Saëns' Organ Symphony

Saint-Saëns' Organ Symphony

There’s nothing quite like Saint-Saëns’ Third Symphony. The orchestra thunders, there’s a sudden silence, and then – with one mighty chord – the organ practically blows the roof off. Well, they call it the Organ Symphony for a reason, and it’ll be a showstopping return for a real RSNO legend,…

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

Saint-Saëns' Organ Symphony

Chamber Series: Romantic Piano Quartets

It’s the musical equivalent of splitting the atom – the way just four players can unlock some of the most powerful emotions you’ll ever feel in a concert hall. Brahms poured his darkest feelings into his C minor Piano Quartet; the result is a musical tragedy as stirring as Shakespeare.…

Sun 3 Nov 2019, 2.30PM
New Auditorium, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Chamber Series: Romantic Piano Quartets

The Lark Ascending

A blue sky, a soaring bird and a dream of tranquillity – Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending is one of the nation’s favourite classical pieces. But it’s just one face of this great British composer, and today conductor Martin Yates shares an amazing rediscovery: The Future, a visionary masterpiece for…

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

The Lark Ascending

The Lark Ascending

A blue sky, a soaring bird and a dream of tranquillity – Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending is one of the nation’s favourite classical pieces. But it’s just one face of this great British composer, and today conductor Martin Yates shares an amazing rediscovery: The Future, a visionary masterpiece for…

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

The Lark Ascending

Tchaikovsky's Pathétique

Don’t be misled by the title: Pathétique means ‘full of feeling’, and no symphony wears its heart quite so passionately on its sleeve as Tchaikovsky’s Sixth, a no-holds-barred musical autobiography by a composer on the edge. Thomas Søndergård and the RSNO will go straight for the emotional jugular, but not…

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

Tchaikovsky's Pathétique

Tchaikovsky's Pathétique

Don’t be misled by the title: Pathétique means ‘full of feeling’, and no symphony wears its heart quite so passionately on its sleeve as Tchaikovsky’s Sixth, a no-holds-barred musical autobiography by a composer on the edge. Thomas Søndergård and the RSNO will go straight for the emotional jugular, but not…

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

Tchaikovsky's Pathétique

In Focus with Steven Osborne: What Does Music Mean?

Steven Osborne is well known for his insightful talks about music and his reflections on the nature of performance and how to listen. Join him for an afternoon as, at the piano and using recordings of music from Beethoven to Joni Mitchell, he explores the seemingly mysterious power that music…

Sun 24 Nov 2019, 2.30PM
New Auditorium, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

In Focus with Steven Osborne: What Does Music Mean?

Danny Elfman Gala

If you know the theme tune from The Simpsons, you already know the music of Danny Elfman – the genius who created the musical world of Edward Scissorhands, followed Alice into Wonderland and let Tim Burton’s Batman take flight. Outrageously tuneful, deliciously dark or just plain magical, there’s no film…

Fri 29 Nov 2019, 7.30PM
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Box Office: 0131 228 1155

Danny Elfman Gala

Danny Elfman Gala

If you know the theme tune from The Simpsons, you already know the music of Danny Elfman – the genius who created the musical world of Edward Scissorhands, followed Alice into Wonderland and let Tim Burton’s Batman take flight. Outrageously tuneful, deliciously dark or just plain magical, there’s no film…

Sat 30 Nov 2019, 7.30PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Danny Elfman Gala

The Nutcracker and the Mouse King

Are you sitting comfortably? Because Alan Cumming wants to tell you a story: the tale of a little girl, a gallant Nutcracker, and the sinister Mouse King. This all-new concert version of The Nutcracker combines Tchaikovsky’s music and the words of the great German storyteller ETA Hoffmann to bring the…

Fri 6 Dec 2019, 7.30PM
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Box Office: 0131 228 1155

The Nutcracker and the Mouse King

Christmas Classic Concerts: Santa's Workshop

CCC presenter Owen has landed himself a dream job at Santa’s workshop! He’s having a (snow)ball in Winter Wonderland getting ready for the big day, but things are starting to go wrong… Santa’s got stuck up the chimney (in the latest health and safety check), ballerinas and wooden toys are…

Sat 7 Dec 2019, 1.00PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Christmas Classic Concerts: Santa's Workshop

Christmas Classic Concerts: Santa's Workshop

CCC presenter Owen has landed himself a dream job at Santa’s workshop! He’s having a (snow)ball in Winter Wonderland getting ready for the big day, but things are starting to go wrong… Santa’s got stuck up the chimney (in the latest health and safety check), ballerinas and wooden toys are…

Sat 7 Dec 2019, 3.00PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Christmas Classic Concerts: Santa's Workshop

The Nutcracker and the Mouse King

Are you sitting comfortably? Because Alan Cumming wants to tell you a story: the tale of a little girl, a gallant Nutcracker, and the sinister Mouse King. This all-new concert version of The Nutcracker combines Tchaikovsky’s music and the words of the great German storyteller ETA Hoffmann to bring the…

Sat 7 Dec 2019, 7.30PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

The Nutcracker and the Mouse King

A Ceremony of Carols

‘Wolcum alle and make good cheer!’ From the air and water of his native Suffolk, Benjamin Britten crafted a musical Christmas celebration like no other. His Ceremony of Carols is a bright-eyed welcome to the festive season performed by the young singers of our fantastic RSNO Junior Chorus. We are…

Sun 8 Dec 2019, 2.30PM
New Auditorium, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

A Ceremony of Carols

Children's Classic Concerts: Santa's Workshop

CCC presenter Owen has landed himself a dream job at Santa’s workshop! He’s having a (snow)ball in Winter Wonderland getting ready for the big day, but things are starting to go wrong… Santa’s got stuck up the chimney (in the latest health and safety check), ballerinas and wooden toys are…

Sun 8 Dec 2019, 3.00PM
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Box Office: 0131 228 1155

Children's Classic Concerts: Santa's Workshop

Nicola Benedetti in Concert

What can we tell you about Nicola Benedetti – except that when the nation’s favourite violinist teams up with the RSNO, something very special happens. And that an artist with Benedetti’s unique gift for communication is sure to make Bartók’s fiery Second Violin Concerto sing and dance like never before.…

Fri 13 Dec 2019, 7.30PM
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Box Office: 0131 228 1155

Nicola Benedetti in Concert

Nicola Benedetti in Concert

What can we tell you about Nicola Benedetti – except that when the nation’s favourite violinist teams up with the RSNO, something very special happens. And that an artist with Benedetti’s unique gift for communication is sure to make Bartók’s fiery Second Violin Concerto sing and dance like never before.…

Sat 14 Dec 2019, 7.30PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Nicola Benedetti in Concert

RSNO Christmas Concert: The Snowman

We’re walking in the air…it isn’t Christmas until The Snowman has taken you on his magical journey through the winter sky. In this special screening of the festive classic, the RSNO helps him on his way – and teams up with presenter Jamie MacDougall and our wonderful RSNO Choruses to…

Fri 20 Dec 2019, 7.30PM
Caird Hall, Dundee
Box Office: 01382 434 940

RSNO Christmas Concert: The Snowman

RSNO Christmas Concert: The Snowman

We’re walking in the air…it isn’t Christmas until The Snowman has taken you on his magical journey through the winter sky. In this special screening of the festive classic, the RSNO helps him on his way – and teams up with presenter Jamie MacDougall and our wonderful RSNO Choruses to…

Sat 21 Dec 2019, 2.00PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

RSNO Christmas Concert: The Snowman

RSNO Christmas Concert: The Snowman

We’re walking in the air…it isn’t Christmas until The Snowman has taken you on his magical journey through the winter sky. In this special screening of the festive classic, the RSNO helps him on his way – and teams up with presenter Jamie MacDougall and our wonderful RSNO Choruses to…

Sat 21 Dec 2019, 6.00PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

RSNO Christmas Concert: The Snowman

RSNO Christmas Concert: The Snowman

We’re walking in the air…it isn’t Christmas until The Snowman has taken you on his magical journey through the winter sky. In this special screening of the festive classic, the RSNO helps him on his way – and teams up with presenter Jamie MacDougall and our wonderful RSNO Choruses to…

Sun 22 Dec 2019, 3.00PM
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Box Office: 0131 228 1155

RSNO Christmas Concert: The Snowman

Handel's Messiah

Handel’s Messiah isn’t so much an oratorio as an institution. Everyone knows the Hallelujah chorus, but if that’s all you know, you’re in for a wonderful surprise, because every note is just as uplifting. Ev’ry Valley, For Unto Us a Child Is Born, The Trumpet Shall Sound...you know the tunes…

Thu 2 Jan 2020, 3.00PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Handel's Messiah

Brahms' German Requiem

The RSNO Chorus sounds great in the Royal Concert Hall, so imagine how it’ll feel to hear them singing up close and personal in the wonderfully intimate setting of the New Auditorium. Written in memory of his mother, Brahms’ German Requiem is the great master at his most tender and…

Sun 2 Feb 2020, 2.30PM
New Auditorium, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Brahms' German Requiem

Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto

No-one writes a melody quite like Tchaikovsky, and no-one makes an orchestra sound more thrilling. Tonight, conductor Teddy Abrams explores two sides of Russia’s most popular composer. There’s the raw emotional drama and unbuttoned celebration of the Fourth Symphony. And then there’s the exuberant fireworks and endless melody of the…

Thu 6 Feb 2020, 7.30PM
Caird Hall, Dundee
Box Office: 01382 434 940

Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto

Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto

No-one writes a melody quite like Tchaikovsky, and no-one makes an orchestra sound more thrilling. Tonight, conductor Teddy Abrams explores two sides of Russia’s most popular composer. There’s the raw emotional drama and unbuttoned celebration of the Fourth Symphony. And then there’s the exuberant fireworks and endless melody of the…

Fri 7 Feb 2020, 7.30PM
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Box Office: 0131 228 1155

Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto

Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto

No-one writes a melody quite like Tchaikovsky, and no-one makes an orchestra sound more thrilling. Tonight, conductor Teddy Abrams explores two sides of Russia’s most popular composer. There’s the raw emotional drama and unbuttoned celebration of the Fourth Symphony. And then there’s the exuberant fireworks and endless melody of the…

Sat 8 Feb 2020, 7.30PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto

Romantic Grieg

Grieg’s phenomenally popular Piano Concerto sits at the heart of this Valentine’s concert, and we’re thrilled to welcome award-winning pianist Florian Mitrea to perform it especially for you. Relax and enjoy an intoxicating evening of the most romantic music imaginable, including Tchaikovsky’s achingly passionate Fantasy Overture based on Shakespeare’s tale…

Fri 14 Feb 2020, 7.30PM
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Box Office: 0131 228 1155

Romantic Grieg

Romantic Grieg

Grieg’s phenomenally popular Piano Concerto sits at the heart of this Valentine’s concert, and we’re thrilled to welcome award-winning pianist Florian Mitrea to perform it especially for you. Relax and enjoy an intoxicating evening of the most romantic music imaginable, including Tchaikovsky’s achingly passionate Fantasy Overture based on Shakespeare’s tale…

Sat 15 Feb 2020, 7.30PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Romantic Grieg

[Inside] Out: Beethoven @ 250

250 years after his birth in Germany, Ludwig van Beethoven still towers over western culture. Tonight, conductor Elim Chan, presenter Tom Redmond and the RSNO explore the man behind the myth, the way he would have wanted – through his music. With anecdotes, illustrations and live musical examples, it’s a…

Wed 19 Feb 2020, 7.30PM
New Auditorium, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

[Inside] Out: Beethoven @ 250

Beethoven Revolution: Symphony No7

‘There are and have been many princes. But there is only one Beethoven.’ Ludwig van Beethoven was a visionary, a hero, an iconoclast and a superstar. But above all, he was a revolutionary – and when you hear his Seventh Symphony in full, headlong flight, you might feel like punching…

Fri 21 Feb 2020, 7.30PM
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Box Office: 0131 228 1155

Beethoven Revolution: Symphony No7

Beethoven Revolution: Symphony No7

‘There are and have been many princes. But there is only one Beethoven.’ Ludwig van Beethoven was a visionary, a hero, an iconoclast and a superstar. But above all, he was a revolutionary – and when you hear his Seventh Symphony in full, headlong flight, you might feel like punching…

Sat 22 Feb 2020, 7.30PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Beethoven Revolution: Symphony No7

Chamber Series: French Songs with Karen Cargill

Delicious decadence… at the start of the 20th century, Paris was the world’s capital of art, luxury and l’amour. This exquisite recital from Scotland’s international star mezzo-soprano Karen Cargill dives deep into that sensuous, seductive world – from the steamy cabaret songs of Claude Debussy to the moonlit romance of…

Sun 23 Feb 2020, 2.30PM
New Auditorium, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Chamber Series: French Songs with Karen Cargill

Beethoven Revolution: Eroica

Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony begins with a controlled explosion: two centuries later, music is still reeling from the aftershock. And three decades after he recorded the Beethoven symphonies, the world of music is still dealing with Sir Roger Norrington’s revelatory approach to these incredible scores. He’s still just as inspiring: so…

Fri 28 Feb 2020, 7.30PM
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Box Office: 0131 228 1155

Beethoven Revolution: Eroica

Beethoven Revolution: Eroica

Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony begins with a controlled explosion: two centuries later, music is still reeling from the aftershock. And three decades after he recorded the Beethoven symphonies, the world of music is still dealing with Sir Roger Norrington’s revelatory approach to these incredible scores. He’s still just as inspiring: so…

Sat 29 Feb 2020, 7.30PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Beethoven Revolution: Eroica

Mahler’s Song of the Earth

‘I mean to portray in music the whole story of the human race…’ Richard Strauss did everything on a spectacular scale, and if you only know Also sprach Zarathustra from 2001: A Space Odyssey, you haven’t heard the half of it! But there’s more: Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde

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

Mahler’s Song of the Earth

Mahler’s Song of the Earth

‘I mean to portray in music the whole story of the human race…’ Richard Strauss did everything on a spectacular scale, and if you only know Also sprach Zarathustra from 2001: A Space Odyssey, you haven’t heard the half of it! But there’s more: Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde

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

Mahler’s Song of the Earth

Chamber Series: Beethoven Revolution - Steven Osborne Recital

Ask Steven Osborne which music he’d choose above all others, and he replies ‘Beethoven, for the enormous emotional range, the intellectual engagement, the earthiness, the humour, and the genius way of dealing with musical structure.’ So even though there’s practically nothing that this great Scottish pianist can’t play, the prospect…

Sun 8 Mar 2020, 2.30PM
New Auditorium, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Chamber Series: Beethoven Revolution - Steven Osborne Recital

Beethoven Revolution: The Emperor

Beethoven never actually called his Fifth Piano Concerto ‘The Emperor’ – it just seemed perfect for a piece that’s so magnificently larger than life. So who better to play it than the charismatic composer and pianist Fazil Say? His Grand Bazaar is a musical tour through the colours, fragrances and…

Thu 12 Mar 2020, 7.30PM
Caird Hall, Dundee
Box Office: 01382 434 940

Beethoven Revolution: The Emperor

Beethoven Revolution: The Emperor

Beethoven never actually called his Fifth Piano Concerto ‘The Emperor’ – it just seemed perfect for a piece that’s so magnificently larger than life. So who better to play it than the charismatic composer and pianist Fazil Say? His Grand Bazaar is a musical tour through the colours, fragrances and…

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

Beethoven Revolution: The Emperor

Beethoven Revolution: The Emperor

Beethoven never actually called his Fifth Piano Concerto ‘The Emperor’ – it just seemed perfect for a piece that’s so magnificently larger than life. So who better to play it than the charismatic composer and pianist Fazil Say? His Grand Bazaar is a musical tour through the colours, fragrances and…

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

Beethoven Revolution: The Emperor

John Williams at the Oscars

With over 50 nominations and five awards, no movie composer has conquered the Oscars as completely as John Williams. And with scores like Star Wars, Superman, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Jaws, Schindler’s List and Saving Private Ryan, that’s no surprise! Hear all those favourites – and many more – played live…

Thu 19 Mar 2020, 7.30PM
Caird Hall, Dundee
Box Office: 01382 434 940

John Williams at the Oscars

John Williams at the Oscars

With over 50 nominations and five awards, no movie composer has conquered the Oscars as completely as John Williams. And with scores like Star Wars, Superman, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Jaws, Schindler’s List and Saving Private Ryan, that’s no surprise! Hear all those favourites – and many more – played live…

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

John Williams at the Oscars

Singing Day: Verdi Requiem

Verdi’s Requiem is one of the most thrilling choral works in existence – and if you’ve ever wondered what it feels like to be in the middle of that incredible sound, now’s your chance! In this one-off scratch performance with piano, you’ll get to rehearse it with the RSNO’s Chorus…

Sat 21 Mar 2020, 10.00AM
New Auditorium, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Singing Day: Verdi Requiem

Singing Day Concert: Verdi Requiem

Verdi’s Requiem is an opera in all but name. A real blockbuster of a piece, come and enjoy this special informal performance of this exciting work by members of the public accompanied by piano in the New Auditorium.…

Sat 21 Mar 2020, 5.00PM
New Auditorium, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Singing Day Concert: Verdi Requiem

John Williams at the Oscars

With over 50 nominations and five awards, no movie composer has conquered the Oscars as completely as John Williams. And with scores like Star Wars, Superman, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Jaws, Schindler’s List and Saving Private Ryan, that’s no surprise! Hear all those favourites – and many more – played live…

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

John Williams at the Oscars

Symphony, Soup and a Sandwich: Brahms Piano Quartet No1

Nicolai’s Overture to The Merry Wives of Windsor begins with the moon rising over Windsor Great Park. Brahms’ First Piano Quartet ends with the wildest and most unbridled of all gypsy dances – at least, in this flamboyant orchestral version. Although technically not a symphony, this symphonic masterpiece is the…

Wed 25 Mar 2020, 1.00PM
New Auditorium, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Symphony, Soup and a Sandwich: Brahms Piano Quartet No1

Presenting: NYOS Spring Concert

We are delighted to continue our partnership with the National Youth Orchestras of Scotland. In the true spirit of partnership, NYOS welcomes to the podium former RSNO Assistant Conductor Christian Kluxen. Now Music Director of the Victoria Symphony in Canada and Chief Conductor of the Arctic Philharmonic in Norway, Kluxen…

Fri 10 Apr 2020, 7.30PM
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Box Office: 0131 228 1155

Presenting: NYOS Spring Concert

Presenting: NYOS Spring Concert

We are delighted to continue our partnership with the National Youth Orchestras of Scotland. In the true spirit of partnership, NYOS welcomes to the podium former RSNO Assistant Conductor Christian Kluxen. Now Music Director of the Victoria Symphony in Canada and Chief Conductor of the Arctic Philharmonic in Norway, Kluxen…

Sat 11 Apr 2020, 7.30PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Presenting: NYOS Spring Concert

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. This exciting scheme offers emerging composers the chance to work with the RSNO over the course of a Season, learning what goes on behind the scenes of Scotland’s National…

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

Composers’ Hub Workshop

Classic FM Hall of Fame

You vote for them, so we play them! The Classic FM Hall of Fame is the definitive countdown of the UK’s favourite classical music. Barber’s Adagio, Sibelius’ Finlandia, Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto, Grieg’s Peer Gynt…admit it, you’re humming them already! And trust us: they sound even better live in concert. Classic…

Fri 17 Apr 2020, 7.30PM
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Box Office: 0131 228 1155

Classic FM Hall of Fame

Classic FM Hall of Fame

You vote for them, so we play them! The Classic FM Hall of Fame is the definitive countdown of the UK’s favourite classical music. Barber’s Adagio, Sibelius’ Finlandia, Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto, Grieg’s Peer Gynt…admit it, you’re humming them already! And trust us: they sound even better live in concert. Classic…

Sat 18 Apr 2020, 7.30PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Classic FM Hall of Fame

Beethoven Revolution: Piano Concerto No4

Not every revolution is noisy. Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll is a tender cradle-song, written as a gift to the love of his life. Beethoven never wrote anything more poetic than his Fourth Piano Concerto, just as he never wrote a sunnier – or funnier – symphony than his Fourth. Steven Osborne…

Fri 24 Apr 2020, 7.30PM
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Box Office: 0131 228 1155

Beethoven Revolution: Piano Concerto No4

Beethoven Revolution: Piano Concerto No4

Not every revolution is noisy. Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll is a tender cradle-song, written as a gift to the love of his life. Beethoven never wrote anything more poetic than his Fourth Piano Concerto, just as he never wrote a sunnier – or funnier – symphony than his Fourth. Steven Osborne…

Sat 25 Apr 2020, 7.30PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Beethoven Revolution: Piano Concerto No4

Chamber Series: Beethoven Revolution - Beethoven & Strauss Duos

Each player in the RSNO is a star in their own right, and the nice thing about chamber music is that it allows them to step out of the orchestra and really shine in the music they love best. For the RSNO’s Belarusian Principal Cello Aleksei Kiseliov, that means teaming…

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

Chamber Series: Beethoven Revolution - Beethoven & Strauss Duos

Beethoven Revolution: Symphony No1

Fantastique by name, fantastic by nature! When Hector Berlioz couldn’t win the girl of his dreams he poured all his unrequited passion into this opium-fuelled extravaganza for a super-sized orchestra. His revolutionary work is the perfect partner to Beethoven’s exuberant youthful First Symphony. Elim Chan brings all her energy and…

Thu 30 Apr 2020, 7.30PM
Caird Hall, Dundee
Box Office: 01382 434 940

Beethoven Revolution: Symphony No1

Beethoven Revolution: Symphony No1

Fantastique by name, fantastic by nature! When Hector Berlioz couldn’t win the girl of his dreams he poured all his unrequited passion into this opium-fuelled extravaganza for a super-sized orchestra. His revolutionary work is the perfect partner to Beethoven’s exuberant youthful First Symphony. Elim Chan brings all her energy and…

Fri 1 May 2020, 7.30PM
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Box Office: 0131 228 1155

Beethoven Revolution: Symphony No1

Beethoven Revolution: Symphony No1

Fantastique by name, fantastic by nature! When Hector Berlioz couldn’t win the girl of his dreams he poured all his unrequited passion into this opium-fuelled extravaganza for a super-sized orchestra. His revolutionary work is the perfect partner to Beethoven’s exuberant youthful First Symphony. Elim Chan brings all her energy and…

Sat 2 May 2020, 7.30PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Beethoven Revolution: Symphony No1

Strauss & Mahler Four

A jingle of sleigh bells and a flurry of birdsong: Mahler’s Fourth Symphony begins like Mozart and ends with a child’s idea of heaven. But that’s only how the concert finishes. Thomas Søndergård kicks things off with the musical anarchy of Richard Strauss’ Till Eulenspiegel – classical music’s ultimate prankster.…

Fri 8 May 2020, 7.30PM
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Box Office: 0131 228 1155

Strauss & Mahler Four

Strauss & Mahler Four

A jingle of sleigh bells and a flurry of birdsong: Mahler’s Fourth Symphony begins like Mozart and ends with a child’s idea of heaven. But that’s only how the concert finishes. Thomas Søndergård kicks things off with the musical anarchy of Richard Strauss’ Till Eulenspiegel – classical music’s ultimate prankster.…

Sat 9 May 2020, 7.30PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Strauss & Mahler Four

Symphony, Soup and a Sandwich: Franck Symphony in D minor

Forget Hercule Poirot: here’s a real famous Belgian. César Franck seemed like a quiet type until, late in life, he fell in love, and his music suddenly exploded with passion and power. His single, magnificent Symphony begins in gothic grandeur and ends with celebration – and a tune that you’ll…

Wed 13 May 2020, 1.00PM
New Auditorium, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Symphony, Soup and a Sandwich: Franck Symphony in D minor

Heroes & Superheroes

Everyone loves it when the hero saves the day! From the thrilling quests of Indiana Jones and the highflying adventures of Superman, to the escapades of James Bond and The Incredibles, this concert is packed full of your favourite heroic soundtracks! Re-live the adventures of these iconic heroes and savour…

Fri 15 May 2020, 7.30PM
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Box Office: 0131 228 1155

Heroes & Superheroes

Heroes & Superheroes

Everyone loves it when the hero saves the day! From the thrilling quests of Indiana Jones and the highflying adventures of Superman, to the escapades of James Bond and The Incredibles, this concert is packed full of your favourite heroic soundtracks! Re-live the adventures of these iconic heroes and savour…

Sat 16 May 2020, 7.30PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Heroes & Superheroes

Rachmaninov Symphony No2

Is Rachmaninov’s Second the most romantic symphony ever written? With its vast, storm-swept vistas, endless melodies and rapturous love-song of a slow movement, it’s definitely a contender. Thomas Søndergård conducts it with unbridled emotion – the climax of a concert that begins with Shostakovich and Britten at their darkest. Britten’s…

Fri 22 May 2020, 7.30PM
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Box Office: 0131 228 1155

Rachmaninov Symphony No2

Rachmaninov Symphony No2

Is Rachmaninov’s Second the most romantic symphony ever written? With its vast, storm-swept vistas, endless melodies and rapturous love-song of a slow movement, it’s definitely a contender. Thomas Søndergård conducts it with unbridled emotion – the climax of a concert that begins with Shostakovich and Britten at their darkest. Britten’s…

Sat 23 May 2020, 7.30PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Rachmaninov Symphony No2

Chamber Series: Beethoven Revolution - Beethoven Septet

Take Beethoven at his happiest, give him seven virtuoso musicians, throw in a couple of pop tunes and the result is irresistible. But if Beethoven’s Septet is pure musical sunshine, this fantastic miniature version of Richard Strauss’ Till Eulenspiegel is sheer knockabout farce – brilliantly played. For today’s RSNO players,…

Sun 24 May 2020, 2.30PM
New Auditorium, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Chamber Series: Beethoven Revolution - Beethoven Septet

Season Finale: Verdi Requiem

Judgement Day: drums thunder, trumpets blast, and a massed chorus cries out in terror. Verdi’s Requiem might not be what you expect from religious music, but it’s exactly what you’d expect from the supreme master of Italian opera. With the full RSNO Chorus joined by four world-class operatic soloists, hold…

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

Season Finale: Verdi Requiem

Season Finale: Verdi Requiem

Judgement Day: drums thunder, trumpets blast, and a massed chorus cries out in terror. Verdi’s Requiem might not be what you expect from religious music, but it’s exactly what you’d expect from the supreme master of Italian opera. With the full RSNO Chorus joined by four world-class operatic soloists, hold…

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

Season Finale: Verdi Requiem

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