City Halls

City Halls, Glasgow's oldest purpose built performance space, has been entertaining visitors since 1841 and is renowned throughout the world for having some of the finest acoustics!

City Halls

About City Halls

City Halls Candleriggs, Glasgow City Centre G1 1NQ
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No matter which concert you choose, from orchestral to the more intimate recital, the sound in the Grand Hall will be breathtaking. The traditional shoebox style auditorium is renowned throughout the world for having some of the finest acoustics.

The elegant and spectacular Hall provides the focus for Glasgow's Centre for Music. Dating from as far back as 1841, it is the city's oldest, but most well loved, purpose built performance and meeting space.

This exciting music complex also houses top class rehearsal, recording, broadcasting and webcasting facilities. As a hub of creativity, a jam-packed programme of public workshops and classes has already benefited everyone from babies, toddlers and school groups to amateur and professional musicians.

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Upcoming Events at City Halls

Aldous Harding

Aldous Harding

2nd September 2022

Aldous Harding is known for her charismatic combination of talent, tenacity, and shrewd wit, catch her live at Glasgow's City Halls on 2nd September!
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BBC SSO: Opening Night - Daphnis et Chloé

BBC SSO: Opening Night - Daphnis et Chloé

22nd September 2022

Join the BBC SSO at City Halls on 22nd September for the opening of their new season when Ryan Wigglesworth makes his debut as Chief Conductor!
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BBC SSO 2022/23: Friday Night Concert - Messiaen’s ‘Quartet for the End of Time’

BBC SSO 2022/23: Friday Night Concert - Messiaen’s ‘Quartet for the End of Time’

23rd September 2022

The BBC SSO's new Chief Conductor, Ryan Wigglesworth, joins principal players to perform this astonishing, humane, transcendental quartet, marking 30 years since Olivier Messiaen's death.
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BBC SSO 2022/23: Thursday Night Series - Schumann’s ‘Spring’ Symphony

BBC SSO 2022/23: Thursday Night Series - Schumann’s ‘Spring’ Symphony

29th September 2022

Schumann's elegant and dynamic 'Spring' Symphony races along with a headstrong confidence as it gambols eagerly towards a world of warmth and light.
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Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Season Opener: Benedetti & Emelyanychev

Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Season Opener: Benedetti & Emelyanychev

30th September 2022

Join Scottish superstar violinist Nicola Benedetti and Principal Conductor Maxim Emelyanychev to celebrate the launch of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra’s 2022-23 Season!
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Scottish Chamber Orchestra: The Creation

Scottish Chamber Orchestra: The Creation

7th October 2022

Maxim Emelyanychev, widely respected for the power and energy he brings to period performances, conducts the combined forces of the SCO and the SCO Chorus in Haydn's life-affirming choral masterpiece!
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Ralph McTell

Ralph McTell

21st October 2022

Ralph McTell is coming to Glasgow's City Halls with songs from across his career and a showcase of new material from his new album, Hill of Beans!
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BBC SSO 2022/23: Thursday Night Series - Chopin’s Piano Concerto No.1

BBC SSO 2022/23: Thursday Night Series - Chopin’s Piano Concerto No.1

27th October 2022

Imaginations at the ready... join the BBC SSO on 27th October for Chopin's Piano Concerto No.1 as part of their Thursday Night Series!
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BBC SSO 2022/23: Thursday Night Series - Rachmaninov’s Symphony No.2

BBC SSO 2022/23: Thursday Night Series - Rachmaninov’s Symphony No.2

3rd November 2022

Rachmaninov's music is rarely more heartfelt or so fervently passionate as it is in the Second Symphony, join the BBC SSO as they perform it at City Halls as part of their Thursday Night Series.
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Scottish Chamber Orchestra: From Darkness to Light with Anthony Marwood

Scottish Chamber Orchestra: From Darkness to Light with Anthony Marwood

4th November 2022

Scottish Chamber Orchestra presents From Darkness to Light with Anthony Marwood... music to bring a smile to your face – and maybe to subvert your expectations too!
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BBC SSO 2022/23: Afternoon Performance: Bohemian Rhapsodies

BBC SSO 2022/23: Afternoon Performance: Bohemian Rhapsodies

10th November 2022

Get your blood pumping and put a smile on your face with this afternoon concert of Czech and Hungarian crackers courtesy of the BBC SSO!
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Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Schuldt conducts Schumann

Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Schuldt conducts Schumann

11th November 2022

Two sunny symphonic works by Schumann sit side by side with a new concerto from one of Britain's most accomplished composers.
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BBC SSO: Twilight of the Gods

BBC SSO: Twilight of the Gods

17th November 2022

Get ready for a thrilling ride as the BBC SSO distil the final part of Wagner's Ring Cycle into a single musical journey!
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BBC SSO 2022/23: Thursday Night Series - Strauss’ Four Last Songs

BBC SSO 2022/23: Thursday Night Series - Strauss’ Four Last Songs

24th November 2022

Few song cycles have quite so much adoration bestowed upon them as Richard Strauss' Four Last Songs and it's easy to see why.
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Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Maxim’s Baroque Inspirations

Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Maxim’s Baroque Inspirations

25th November 2022

Experience Baroque music at its grandest and most exuberant – as well as more recent works inspired by all its splendour and fantasy courtesy of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra!
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BBC SSO 2022/23: Scott Of The Antarctic

BBC SSO 2022/23: Scott Of The Antarctic

26th November 2022

Marking 150 years since the composer's birth, Martyn Brabbins conducts Vaughan Williams's extraordinary masterpiece, a cinematic experience that'll give you chills – in every sense!
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BBC SSO 2022/23: Thursday Night Series - Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade

BBC SSO 2022/23: Thursday Night Series - Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade

1st December 2022

Seduction? Passion? Cue extracts from Thomas Adès's opera about the scandalous Duchess of Argyll, full of slinky foxtrots and wistful waltzes.
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Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Israel in Egypt

Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Israel in Egypt

1st December 2022

Conductor and harpsichordist Richard Egarr is joined by six brilliant soloists and the SCO Chorus for this gripping, galvanising choral masterpiece!
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BBC SSO 2022/23: Afternoon Performance: Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No.2

BBC SSO 2022/23: Afternoon Performance: Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No.2

8th December 2022

Piano concertos don't come more popular or romantic than Rachmaninov's Second, forever enshrined in the public's imagination as the soundtrack to Brief Encounter.
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Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Felix Yaniewicz and the Scottish Enlightenment

Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Felix Yaniewicz and the Scottish Enlightenment

9th December 2022

Discover Yaniewicz's own brilliantly dramatic Third Violin Concerto, as well as the music he performed and presented during the Scottish Enlightenment courtesy of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra!
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BBC SSO 2022/23: Thursday Night Series - Ilan Volkov conducts Bartók

BBC SSO 2022/23: Thursday Night Series - Ilan Volkov conducts Bartók

15th December 2022

BBC SSO's Principal Guest Conductor, Ilan Volkov, can always be relied upon to champion the unfashionable, join him as he conducts Bartók.
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Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Yeol Eum Son plays Mozart

Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Yeol Eum Son plays Mozart

16th December 2022

Join multi-award-winning South Korean pianist Yeol Eum Son as she brings gracefulness and crystalline clarity to Mozart's final piano concerto!
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BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra: Christmas at the Movies

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra: Christmas at the Movies

18th December 2022

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra's glorious 'Christmas at the Movies' concert returns to City Halls on Sunday 18th December!
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Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Musique Amérique

Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Musique Amérique

13th January 2023

Put on your dancing shoes and let your hair down to join the SCO in jazzy, foot-tapping style on both sides of the Atlantic, at City Halls, Glasgow on 13th January!
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BBC SSO 2022/23: Afternoon Performance: Schubert’s Symphony No.5

BBC SSO 2022/23: Afternoon Performance: Schubert’s Symphony No.5

19th January 2023

Cut through the January gloom with Schubert's life-affirming Fifth Symphony performed by the BBC SSO at City Halls!
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Scottish Chamber Orchestra: An Evening with François Leleux

Scottish Chamber Orchestra: An Evening with François Leleux

20th January 2023

Enjoy gripping drama and high emotion in deeply romantic music – in the company of inspirational French oboist and conductor François Leleux, a regular and much-loved SCO collaborator!
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BBC SSO 2022/23: Thursday Night Series - Bach & Stravinsky

BBC SSO 2022/23: Thursday Night Series - Bach & Stravinsky

26th January 2023

The sublime BBC Singers return to Glasgow for the first of two concerts this season which explore the connection between Bach and Stravinsky.
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Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Moder Dy - Mother Wave

Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Moder Dy - Mother Wave

27th January 2023

Two of Scotland’s most internationally celebrated traditional musicians join the SCO for new tunes, fresh perspectives and some much-loved music!
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Scottish Opera: The Verdi Collection

Scottish Opera: The Verdi Collection

10th February 2023

Scottish Opera is delighted to present a selection of Italian opera’s greatest hits with a small cast of singers bringing numerous roles to life in a single evening, guaranteeing a great night out!
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BBC SSO 2022/23: Afternoon Performance: Isata Kanneh-Mason Plays Prokofiev

BBC SSO 2022/23: Afternoon Performance: Isata Kanneh-Mason Plays Prokofiev

16th February 2023

Isata Kanneh-Mason makes her second appearance this season with Prokofiev's head-spinning Third Concerto.
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Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Mozart Flute Concerto

Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Mozart Flute Concerto

17th February 2023

Dazzling virtuosity and elegant dance: dynamic Portuguese conductor Joana Carneiro brings together music to delight, entertain and amuse in this captivating concert!
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BBC SSO: The Rite of Spring

BBC SSO: The Rite of Spring

23rd February 2023

BBC SSO's Chief Conductor Ryan Wigglesworth directs the orchestra in Stravinsky's legendary ballet score, The Rite of Spring.
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Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Maxim Conducts Brahms

Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Maxim Conducts Brahms

24th February 2023

Join Maxim Emelyanychev for fresh perspectives on two of Brahms's mightiest, most stirring and deeply moving masterpieces!
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Scottish Chamber Orchestra: The Dream

Scottish Chamber Orchestra: The Dream

3rd March 2023

Spend an evening with Mendelssohn the magician – creator of sunny, carefree worlds, and of spectacular Shakespearean evocations – in the company of Maxim Emelyanychev and the SCO.
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BBC SSO: Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony

BBC SSO: Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony

9th March 2023

Associate Conductor Alpesh Chauhan and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra perform Shostakovich's riveting Fifth Symphony.
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Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Folk Inspirations With Pekka And Sam

Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Folk Inspirations With Pekka And Sam

10th March 2023

Inspirational Finnish multi-musician Pekka Kuusisto makes a spectacular return to the SCO with an exciting residency in the 2022/23 Season!
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Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Les Illuminations

Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Les Illuminations

17th March 2023

Hallucinations and wild imaginings: join Finnish musical pioneer Pekka Kuusisto on a journey into the strange and the wonderful in the second concert in his SCO residency!
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BBC SSO: Sibelius - Symphony No. 2

BBC SSO: Sibelius - Symphony No. 2

23rd March 2023

Cellist Abel Selaocoe returns to City Halls for his World Premiere with the BBC SSO, as Anu Tali conducts Sibelius's Second Symphony.
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Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Music For The Royals

Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Music For The Royals

24th March 2023

George Frideric Handel was a superstar composer in 18th-century London. But he saved his most extravagant offerings for royal occasions, creating music expressly conceived to impress and astonish.
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Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony

Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony

31st March 2023

Join Maxim Emelyanychev on 31st March at Glasgow's City Halls for a wide-ranging concert of high spirits and pithy power.
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BBC SSO: Beethoven’s ‘Pastoral’ Symphony

BBC SSO: Beethoven’s ‘Pastoral’ Symphony

13th April 2023

Immerse yourself in nature with two works filled with bracing, invigorating energy that are bound to fill you with the joys of spring!
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BBC SSO 2022/23: Afternoon Performance: The Sound of Scotland

BBC SSO 2022/23: Afternoon Performance: The Sound of Scotland

20th April 2023

Join the BBC SSO for an afternoon of rarely performed works by Scottish composers - and two World Premieres!
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Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Summer Nights

Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Summer Nights

21st April 2023

As the days grow longer and the blossoms bloom, look forward to the warmth and laughter of summer in the company of fast-rising French conductor Chloé van Soeterstède.
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Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Beethoven’s Fifth

Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Beethoven’s Fifth

28th April 2023

Beethoven's iconic journey from conflict and struggle to blazing affirmation, with inspirational British conductor Mark Wigglesworth.
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Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Tchaikovsky’s Fifth

Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Tchaikovsky’s Fifth

5th May 2023

Passions, hopes and desires, in a gripping journey from funereal darkness to blazing glory. Tchaikovsky poured his soul into the Fifth Symphony, and the result is Romantic music at its most heartfelt.
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BBC SSO: Mendelssohn’s ‘Scottish’ Symphony

BBC SSO: Mendelssohn’s ‘Scottish’ Symphony

11th May 2023

Pianist Denis Kozhukhin and conductor Kristiina Poska join the orchestra for an inspired evening at Glasgow City Halls!
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Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Brahms Requiem

Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Brahms Requiem

12th May 2023

The SCO's 2022/23 Season comes to a contemplative close with Brahms' beautiful and deeply moving German Requiem!
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BBC SSO: Closing Night: Elgar’s Second Symphony

BBC SSO: Closing Night: Elgar’s Second Symphony

18th May 2023

The BBC SSO's Chief Conductor Ryan Wigglesworth closes the season with a passionate and moving concert with 2012's BBC Young Musician, Laura van der Heijden!
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