City Halls

City Halls
Candleriggs, Glasgow, G1 1NQ
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City Halls

Glasgow's oldest purpose built performance space has been entertaining visitors since 1841. The venue houses a traditional shoebox style auditorium as well as rehearsal, recording, broadcasting and webcasting facilities. The programme is predominantly classical music, the venue is home to the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra as well as a regular performance base for the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. City Halls also host regular public workshops and classes for all ages and music abilities.

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BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Formed in 1935, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra is one of the UK's leading orchestras, with an exceptionally wide repertoire and a special affinity for contemporary music.

Sat 6 May

Grand Hall

£16 for day pass (£12) / 0141 353 8000

Ilav Volkov conducts François-Bernard Mâche's Kassandra; Linda Catlin Smith's Wilderness (European premiere); a new work by Lori Goldston (World premiere); and the orchestra plays with Australian improvising trio The Necks. With Lori Goldston (cello) and Yarn/Wire. Part of Tectonics Glasgow.

BBC SSO: Bostridge Sings Britten

Ian Bostridge, one of the finest tenors around, takes the centre role in Britten's magnificent Serenade for tenor, horn and strings, with soloist Chris Parkes. Then there's Anthony Payne's completion of Elgar's Symphony No 3. John Wilson conducts.

Thu 27 Apr

Grand Hall

£13–£26 / 0141 353 8000

BBC SSO: Haydn's The Creation

Haydn's oratorio is arguably the greatest single piece its composer ever wrote, a pinnacle of the classical style and an exhilarating explosion of melody. Here it's sung in English with soloists Elizabeth Watts (soprano), James Gilchrist (tenor) and Matthew Rose (bass) and the Edinburgh Festival Chorus with chorus master…

Sun 14 May

Grand Hall

£13–£26 / 0141 353 8000

BBC SSO: Mahler Symphony No 7

If anyone could stay cheerful after composing more than 80 symphonies it was Joseph Haydn, whose Symphony No 88 is one of his most light-hearted (and he'd go on to write another 16 or so.) Mahler's Symphony No 7 is an epic journey through the Alps; yes, Mahler has a fever, and the only prescription is more cowbell. Thomas…

Thu 18 May

Grand Hall

£13–£26 (students, under 18s and unemployed £6) / 0141 353 8000

Glasgow Culture Vultures

The purpose of this group is to try and bring people together who have an interest in the arts, particularly of classical vocal music, opera and the visual arts. I hope to embrace all art forms if/when events are in Glasgow. Or occasionally in Edinburgh. Moreover, it is to organise and have someone to go with to attend…

Fri 12 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 353 8000

Beethoven Symphony No 7

Sun 14 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 353 8000

Haydn's Creation (in English)

Sat 20 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 353 8000

Verdi's Requiem (Bearsden choir)

Glasgow Trombone Weekend: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Concert I

Starting our trombone extravaganza in style, Martyn Brabbins leads the BBC SSO, helped by Simon Johnson and Christian Lindberg.

Thu 22 Jun

Grand Hall

£13.50 (Student £5; Children £5) / 0141 353 8000

Glasgow Trombone Weekend; BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Concert II

The BBC SSO are back again, this time with the effervescent Jörgen van Rijen as well as Christian Lindberg.

Fri 23 Jun

Grand Hall

£13.50 (Student £5; Children £5) / 0141 353 8000

Glasgow Trombone Weekend: Mnozil Brass: Yes Yes Yes! Concert III

YES YES YES, is the ultimate Mnozil Brass programme by this very unique brass septet. It is spontaneous with a variety of cover versions, original compositions and brilliant on stage choreographies.
The ensemble's talent for improvisation and humour on the stage will send you away on a high!

Sat 24 Jun

Grand Hall

£13.50 (Student £5; Children £5) / 0141 353 8000

Glasgow Trombone Weekend: Pre-Concert - RCS Students

Join us for a short informal pre-concert performance by RCS students to showcase the wonderful young brass talent right here in Glasgow.

Thu 22 Jun

Recital Rooms

Free with a ticket for the evening concert / 0141 353 8000

Fri 23 Jun

Recital Rooms

Free with a ticket for the evening concert / 0141 353 8000

Madeleine Peyroux

Crossover jazz vocalist with a cool swinging take on tracks by Hank Williams, Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen.

Sun 4 Jun

£38.50 / 0141 353 8000

Ralph McTell

Folk singer-songwriter, famed for the Ivor Novello Award winning song 'The Streets of London'.

Sat 21 Oct

£25–£27.50 / 0141 353 8000

Rie Nakajima & Pierre Berthet

Installation and performances from the art duo.

Sat 6 May

Free / 0141 353 8000

Part of Tectonics Glasgow.

Recital Room

Free / 0141 353 8000

Performance. Part of Tectonics Glasgow.

Sun 7 May

Free / 0141 353 8000

Installation. Part of Tectonics Glasgow.

Recital Room

Free / 0141 353 8000

Performance. Part of Tectonics Glasgow.

Roddy Woomble

Woomble has established a formidable back catalogue of contemporary folk solo work. Now he's performing enchanting songs from his third solo album Listen to Keep. Born in Ayrshire, Roddy came to prominence as lead singer in indie rockers Idlewild – known for albums 100 Broken Windows, The Remote Part and…

Sat 14 Oct

£18.15 / 0141 353 8000

Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Bach Christmas Oratorio with the SCO Chorus

The SCO and the SCO Chorus present Bach's lavish Christmas Oratorio.

Fri 1 Dec

Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Barber Violin Concerto

Karina Canellakis conducts Barber's Violin Concerto with 26-year-old Benjamin Beilman as the soloist as well as Schubert's Symphony No.5; and Adams' Son of Chamber Symphony.

Fri 15 Dec

£16–£30 (£6; Under 16s free) / 0141 353 8000

Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Beethoven Missa Solemnis

Beethoven's great mass is conducted by John Storgårds and features Neal Davies (bass-baritone), Rachel Willis-Sørensen (soprano), Karen Cargill (mezzo-soprano), John Mark Ainsley (tenor) and the SCO Chorus under the direction of Gregory Batsleer.

Fri 28 Apr

Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Beethoven Symphony No 5

SCO present Beethoven's Symphony No 5.

Fri 10 Nov

£0–£30 / 0141 353 8000

Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Beethoven Symphony No 7

Robin Ticciati conducts the Scottish premiere of Widmann's Con Brio (2013 version); Brahms's Double Concerto, with Christian Tetzlaff (violin) and Tania Tetzlaff (cello); and Beethoven's ever-popular Symphony No 7.

Fri 12 May

Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Copland Appalachian Spring

A celebration of birdsong from the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.

Fri 3 Nov

£0–£30 / 0141 353 8000

Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Dvořák Symphony No 8

Robin Ticciati conducts Berlioz's Overture to Les Francs-Juges, Mozart's Piano Concerto No 27, and Dvořák's Symphony No 8.

Fri 13 Oct

£16–£30 (under 26s, students and unemployed £6; under 18s free) / 0141 353 8000

Scottish Chamber Orchestra

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra is recognised as one of the finest chamber orchestras in the world and tours extensively in Scotland as well as internationally.

Fri 8 Dec

£16–£30 (£6; Under 18s free) / 0141 353 8000

Robin Ticciati conducts Dvořák Piano Concerto.

Fri 24 Nov

Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Schubert Symphony No 4

Clemens Schuldt conducts Stravinsky's Pulcinella Suite, the world premiere of Lyell Cresswell's Clarinet Concerto ‘Llanto’ with soloist Maximiliano Martin, and Schubert's Symphony No 4 in C minor ‘Tragic’.

Fri 5 May

Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Schumann Piano Concerto

Robin Ticciati conducts Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No 1, Schumann's Piano Concerto with guest soloist Igor Levit, and Haydn's Symphony No 101 ‘The Clock’.

Fri 20 Oct

£16–£30 (under 26s, students and unemployed £6; under 18s free) / 0141 353 8000

Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Schumann Requiem with the SCO Chorus

Richard Egarr conducts Brahms’ Serenade No 2 and Schumann’s Requiem In D-Flat, Op 148, with guest soloists Ashley Riches (bass baritone), Daniela Lehner (mezzo soprano), Elizabeth Watts (soprano), Thomas Hobbs (tenor). Gregory Batsleer directs the SCO Chorus.

Fri 27 Oct

£16–£30 (under 26s, students and unemployed £6; under 18s free) / 0141 353 8000

Tectonics Chamber Concert

Linda Catlin Smith's Ricercar (European premiere) is performed by Allison McGillivray (cello); Catlin Smith's Morandi (European premiere) is performed by Yarn/Wire; also, songs and pieces by James Saunders and Tim Parkinson.

Sun 7 May

Grand Hall

£16 for a day pass (£12) / 0141 353 8000

Part of Tectonics Glasgow.

Yarn/Wire

Highly-admired NYC-based new music ensemble consisting of Ian Antonio (percussion), Laura Barger (piano), Ning Yu (piano) and Russell Greenberg (percussion).

Sat 6 May

Grand Hall

£16 for day pass (£12) / 0141 353 8000

The group performs the European premieres of Andrew McIntosh's Hyenas in the Temples of Pleasure and Thomas Meadowcroft's Walkman Antiquarian. Part of Tectonics Glasgow.

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15 Sep 2008

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