Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
2 Sauchiehall Street,
0141 353 8000
The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall describes itself as Scotland's premier music
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
In support of his new album Dizzy Heights Crowded House front man Neil Finn opens his tour with a full band at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Co-produced by Dave Fridmann (Mercury Rev, The Flaming Lips, Tame Impala), (more
Wed 23rd April
Stravinksy, Circus Polka; Tchaikovsky, Piano Concerto No1; Prokofiev, Symphony No1 Classical; Stravinsky, Divertimento From The Fairys Kiss; Santtu-Matias Rouvali (Conductor); Behzod Abduraimov (Piano). Tchaikovsky (more
Sat 26th April
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
Dean, Dispersal; Britten, Violin Concerto; Dvo?ák, Symphony No9 From The New World; Thomas Søndergård (Conductor); Vilde Frang (Violin). Theres a wonderful reason why Dvo?áks New World Symphony is so popular and its (more
Sat 3rd May
Beethoven, Symphony No5; Baldur Brönnimann (Conductor); Paul Rissmann (Presenter). Theyre the most famous four notes in musical history but what happens next? From thunderous opening to jubilant finish, Beethovens (more
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 Shostakovichs Tenth Symphony an (more
Sat 17th May
Haydn, Violin Concerto No1; Adès, Violin Concerto; Beethoven, Symphony No7; Peter Oundjian (Conductor); Augustin Hadelich (Violin). What a song and dance! Violinist Augustin Hadelichs glorious sound and stunning (more
Sat 24th May
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
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
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.