Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

2 Sauchiehall Street,
0141 353 8000

The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall describes itself as Scotland's premier music venue.
Sitting in an imposing city centre position, proudly looking down Buchanan Street, it is Glasgow's main classical music venue, but also hosts concerts ranging from classical to folk, world, country, rock and pop. Each year it forms the heart of the world-famous Celtic Connections festival.
Its International Classical Season aims to bring the world's best musicians to the Concert Hall stage and stars have included The Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Maxim Vengerov, Cecilia Bartoli, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and many, many more.
Artists who have appeared here as part of national tours include Will Young, Shirley Bassey, Tom Jones, Corinne Bailey Rae and BB King.
The hall opened in 1990, when Glasgow was European City of Culture, intended to be "Glasgow's Hall for Glasgow's People". It now hosts 400 concerts and over 1,000 corporate events every year.
It contains a whole range of flexible spaces for all kinds of occasion and the 2,475 seat auditorium has played host to many amazing cultural events.
There is also a cafe which is open on a daily basis, and the space around Donald Dewar's statue at the base of the hall's imposing steps - which are themselves a popular sunny-day lunch spot for Glaswegian workers - is used for street theatre and roadshows.

April 2014

RSNO: Tchaikovsky's First Piano Concerto

Stravinksy, Circus Polka; Tchaikovsky, Piano Concerto No1; Prokofiev, Symphony No1 Classical; Stravinsky, Divertimento From The Fairy’s Kiss; Santtu-Matias Rouvali (Conductor); Behzod Abduraimov (Piano). Tchaikovsky (more)
Sat 26th April

An Evening with Paul Hollywood

Get Your Bake On will see Great British Bake Off star Paul Hollywood demonstrate recipes, reveal some of the secrets of being a TV chef and take the audience on a journey through his life in baking. The show will (more)
Wed 30th April

May 2014

RSNO: Søndergård Conducts the New World

Dean, Dispersal; Britten, Violin Concerto; Dvo?ák, Symphony No9 From The New World; Thomas Søndergård (Conductor); Vilde Frang (Violin). There’s a wonderful reason why Dvo?ák’s New World Symphony is so popular – and it’s (more)
Sat 3rd May

RSNO: Naked Classics - Beethoven's Fifth

Beethoven, Symphony No5; Baldur Brönnimann (Conductor); Paul Rissmann (Presenter). They’re the most famous four notes in musical history – but what happens next? From thunderous opening to jubilant finish, Beethoven’s (more)
Sat 10th May

RSNO: Shostakovich's Tenth Symphony

Shostakovich, Jazz Suite No2; Gershwin, Rhapsody In Blue; Shostakovich, Symphony No10; Lawrence Renes (Conductor); Terrence Wilson(Piano). Red hot and blue: the Soviet authorities called Shostakovich’s Tenth Symphony an (more)
Sat 17th May

RSNO: Oundjian Conducts Beethoven Seven

Haydn, Violin Concerto No1; Adès, Violin Concerto; Beethoven, Symphony No7; Peter Oundjian (Conductor); Augustin Hadelich (Violin). What a song and dance! Violinist Augustin Hadelich’s glorious sound and stunning (more)
Sat 24th May

RSNO: Season Finale! Symphony of a Thousand

Mahler, Symphony No8 Symphony Of A Thousand; Peter Oundjian (Conductor); Erin Wall (Soprano I); Elizabeth Llewellyn (Soprano Ii); Sarah Tynan (Soprano Iii); Caitlin Hulcup (Mezzo-Soprano I); Susan Platts (Mezzo-Soprano (more)
Sat 31st May

June 2014

RSNO: An Evening with Dougie MacLean

John Logan(Conductor); Dougie Maclean(Vocalist). Dougie MacLean needs no introduction; as singer, song-writer, composer and instrumentalist, no artist captures the soul of Scotland with more authenticity or emotion. For (more)
Sat 7th June

Scottish International Piano Competition: Concerto Final

30 talented competitors from across the world will play before an international jury chaired by Professor Aaron Shorr. The concerto final will take place with the RSNO conducted by Gergely Madaras.
Sun 22nd June