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
Red Note Ensemble Kuljit Bhamra (tabla). Scottish-Indian fusion as Red Note Ensemble is joined by the superb tabla player Kuljit Bhamra for new and traditional tunes. Expect love songs, dance music, a hint of Bollywood (more
Sat 26th July
Directed by Jonathan Morton. Sultry Tango and virtuosic Vivaldi close this Classics Marathon Day on a cool, relaxed note. Piazzollas modern classic evokes Buenos Aires over the course of a year through tango-influenced (more
Conducted by Martyn Brabbins. Maxwell Geddes: Fanfare - Let Glasgow Flourish Holst: The Planets: Jupiter Bruch: Scottish Fantasy (excerpt) Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man MacCunn: Land of the Mountain and the Flood (more
A new collaboration is launched here: the National Youth Orchestras of Scotland and Hebrides Ensemble create the chance for two of Scotlands finest young string players (sisters Laura and Sarah Ayoub), to join the (more
Conducted by Joseph Swensen Swensens Beethoven is powerful, dramatic and Romantic with a capital R. The Pastoral Symphony closes a lovely hour of music kicking off with the bustle and alarms of Mozart, and reaching a (more
Bachs Magnificat is joyful and brilliant, full of glorious choruses, arias and duets. Scotlands premiere baroque ensemble, Dunedin Consort (directed by John Butt) perform it here, along with the bonus extra (more
You may have seen Joe performing on Later With Jools Holland or at the cinema playing his part closing the show at the Concert For George Harrison. You may have witnessed his critically acclaimed set at Glastonbury (more
Tue 16th September
Glasgow Music is proud to co-commission the latest chamber work by Scotlands foremost composer, James MacMillan. In 1997 he wrote a masterpiece for piano trio (14 Little Pictures) and this is his first venture into the (more
Fri 14th November
Bartok was inspired and influenced by folk music and jazz and here jazz repays the favour. Pianist, Euan Stevenson (Scottish Jazz Awards, Emerging Artist 2013) has spent much of this year delving into Bartoks (more
Sat 15th November
Stockhausen: Klavierstucke XII and XIII Stockhausens epic cycle of 19 Klavierstucke (piano pieces) began in the 1950s and finished over half a century later in 2002/3. They are a thrilling set of standalone works, but (more
Sat 15th November