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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

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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.

Upcoming Events at City Halls

BBC SSO 2024/25: Thursday Night Series - Mahler’s Fifth Symphony

26th September 2024

Imagine... the most rapturous love-letter ever written without words. From tragedy to triumph. The BBC SSO will open their 2024/25 season with Mahler's Fifth Symphony at Glasgow's City Halls!

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SCO 24/25: A Celebration of Dvořák

27th September 2024

From earthy folk melodies to richly Romantic passions, join the fun as the Scottish Chamber Orchestra launches a new Season of discoveries with an evening of Dvořák.

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BBC SSO 2024/25: Thursday Night Series - Gabriela Montero’s ‘Latin’ Piano Concerto

3rd October 2024

Enjoy irrepressible imagination and flair from Venezuelan virtuoso, Gabriela Montero, as she performs alongside the BBC SSO as part of their Thursday Night Series!

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SCO 24/25: Mozart Gala

4th October 2024

Expect symphonic high spirits and choral splendours on a sumptuous scale as the Scottish Chamber Orchestra's Maxim Emelyanychev directs Mozart's 'Prague' Symphony and C minor Mass.

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SCO 24/25: Baroque Inspirations

11th October 2024

Join the Scottish Chamber Orchestra to rediscover sumptuous Baroque splendours from Vivaldi and Rameau, in the company of composers who have been inspired by it.

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BBC SSO 2024/25: Scottish Influences

12th October 2024

Celebrate Scottish music with a night-long party from the BBC SSO featuring singers from the Central Belt performing modern sacred pieces by Sir James MacMillan!

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Pops at the Phil: The Golden Age of Radio and Early Television

13th October 2024

Take a trip down memory lane to relive the light music classics of the day featuring the music that made the programmes and the programmes that made the music!

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SCO 24/25: Coleridge-Taylor Violin Concerto

25th October 2024

Respected British violinist Anthony Marwood takes the reins as both violin soloist and director in Coleridge-Taylor's sublime Concerto.

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BBC SSO 2024/25: Nordic Music Days

31st October 2024

Bring a thirst for discovery as the BBC SSO celebrates music from the Nordic region as part of Nordic Music Days 2024, hosted in Glasgow for the first since since 1888.

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SCO 2024/25: Borealis

1st November 2024

Enjoy new sounds from Nordic nations and from closer to home as northern Europe's exciting celebration of contemporary music comes to Scotland!

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BBC SSO 2024/25: Thursday Night Series - Mark Padmore Sings Britten

7th November 2024

Imagine... dream-haunted tapestries of song with Mark Padmore, one of Britain's greatest tenors, and the BBC SSO!

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SCO 2024/25: Grieg Piano Concerto

8th November 2024

Winner of the 2018 Leeds Piano Competition, Eric Lu brings his power and poetry to the luscious Nordic melodies of Grieg's Piano Concerto.

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BBC SSO 2024/25: Thursday Night Series - Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty with Sir Mark Elder

14th November 2024

Sir Mark Elder conducts the BBC SSO for Tchaikovsky's Sleeping Beauty an enchanting ballet score for a timeless fairy tale.

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SCO 2024/25: Mozart Flute Concerto

15th November 2024

Mozart's elegant, witty Concerto forms the centrepiece to a bold and richly flavoured concert conducted by the inspirational Andrew Manze and performed by Scottish Chamber Orchestra!

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BBC SSO 2024/25: Afternoon Performance - Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique

24th November 2024

Chief Conductor Ryan Wigglesworth launches the BBC SSO's Afternoon Performance series in Glasgow with Berlioz's passion-fuelled 'Symphonie Fantastique'!

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BBC SSO 2024/25: Thursday Night Series - Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony

28th November 2024

Join the BBC SSO for a trip back to 1805 and enjoy Beethoven's ground-breaking symphony dedicated to the hero of his time, Napoleon!

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SCO 2024/25: Bach’s Christmas Oratorio

29th November 2024

Celebrate the coming festivities with one of music's most uplifting seasonal creations Bach's Christmas Oratorio performed at City Halls by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra!

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The Unthanks

1st December 2024

The Unthanks tour In Winter, an abstract new work that captures the warmth and nostalgia of the festive season, which comes to Glasgow City Halls on Sunday 1st December!

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SCO 2024/25: Prokofiev & Brahms

6th December 2024

Prokofiev's darkly lyrical Violin Concerto No 2 is the ideal musical match for the exceptional violinist Aylen Pritchin and conductor Maxim!

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SCO 2024/25: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik

13th December 2024

Maxim Emelyanychev surrounds one of Mozart's most-loved pieces with rarities created around the same time by Haydn, Krommer and Wranitzky!

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BBC SSO 2024/25: Christmas at the Movies

22nd December 2024

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra's glorious 'Christmas at the Movies' concert returns to City Halls on Sunday 22nd December!

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SCO 2024/25: Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos

10th January 2025

Join British violinist Rachel Podger for a concert focusing on some of JS Bach's most iconic orchestral music.

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SCO 2024/25: Sibelius Violin Concerto

17th January 2025

SCO Conductor Emeritus Joseph Swensen directs the fiery Sibelius Violin Concerto, alongside the coolly elegant Sixth Symphony.

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BBC SSO 2024/25: Thursday Night Series - Vaughan Williams Symphony

23rd January 2025

Don't miss an explosive and unstoppable emotional force, emanating from over 70 awe-inspiring musicians, when the BBC SSO perform Vaughan Williams Symphony!

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BBC SSO 2024/25: Afternoon Performance - Brahm’s Violin Concerto

30th January 2025

BBC SSO Guest Conductor Antony Hermus presents enchanting music from Prokofiev's 'Cinderella' and the remarkable soloist Ning Feng plays Brahms's Violin Concerto.

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BBC SSO 2024/25: Thursday Night Series - Colin Currie & Ilan Volkov

6th February 2025

Imagine this. A robot goes terrifyingly off the rails... and percussionist Colin Currie is the only man who can stop it!

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BBC SSO 2024/25: Thursday Night Series - MacMillan’s ‘Concerto for Orchestra’

20th February 2025

Sir James MacMillan conducts his new Concerto for Orchestra 'Ghosts' and presents a dazzling spread of new music from six of his younger colleagues from the Cumnock Tryst festival.

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SCO 2024/25: Mozart Oboe Concerto

21st February 2025

Discover Mozart's song-like Oboe Concerto in the hands of Ivan Podyomov, principal oboist at Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.

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SCO 2024/25: Fauré Requiem

28th February 2025

Fauré’s hushed prayer for the departed, from outstanding British baritone Roderick Williams, conductor Andrew Manze and the SCO Chorus.

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BBC SSO 2024/25: Afternoon Performance - Sibelius’ Symphony No.3

6th March 2025

Two of the most dynamic young stars in Finnish music – violinist Tami Pohjola and conductor Taavi Oramo – bring a special freshness and energy to music filled with sea air and northern light.

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SCO 2024/25: Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto

7th March 2025

Outstanding Finnish violinist Pekka Kuusisto directs and plays one of the best-loved masterpieces in the Romantic violin repertoire.

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BBC SSO 2024/25: Thursday Night Series - Stravinsky’s ‘Firebird’

13th March 2025

Enjoy an intoxicating combination of Eastern and Western traditions creates musical magic, conjured by Indian musical royalty, courtesy of the BBC SSO!

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SCO 2024/25: Parabola

14th March 2025

Join Pekka Kuusisto and Simon Crawford-Phillips on an arc through time and musical styles, from Britten to Adès, Beamish to Haydn.

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BBC SSO 2024/25: Thursday Night Series - Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No.4

20th March 2025

Join the BBC SSO as they perform devastatingly beautiful melodies & breath-taking virtuosity that thrills you to the edge of your seat.

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SCO 2024/25: Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony

21st March 2025

Mark Wigglesworth conducts Beethoven's hymn of wonder to the natural world, with SCO Principal Nikita Naumov as soloist in Eötvös's Aurora.

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SCO 2024/25: Schumann & Schubert

28th March 2025

Isabelle van Keulen takes the reins of the SCO for the lyrical Violin Concerto by Robert Schumann, alongside Schubert's Third Symphony.

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BBC SSO 2024/25: Afternoon Performance - Rachmaninov’s Symphonic Dances

30th March 2025

Soprano Johanna Wallroth turns the leaves of the Richard Strauss songbook: miniature worlds of tenderness, melody and romance, perfectly suited to what one critic called the pure magic of her voice.

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SCO 2024/25: Mozart and Strauss

4th April 2025

Deeply charismatic oboist and conductor François Leleux directs Mozart's cheeky Bassoon Concerto, and music by the teenage Richard Strauss.

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BBC SSO 2024/25: Afternoon Performance - Dvořák’s Symphony No.7

17th April 2025

The BBC SSO's superb new Principal Double Bass Kai Kim steps into the spotlight for a concerto by Estonian composer Eduard Tubin, and Anu Tali conducts Dvořák's dance-like Seventh Symphony.

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BBC SSO 2024/25: Thursday Night Series - Javier Perianes Plays Mozart

24th April 2025

Imagine... in 240 years, what music will be performed the world over? A world-renowned pianist demonstrates the timeless beauty of Mozart.

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SCO 2024/25: Mozart Sinfonia Concertante

2nd May 2025

Lorenza Borrani teams up with SCO Principal Violist Max Mandel in what many consider Mozart’s finest creation: the Sinfonia concertante.

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BBC SSO 2024/25: Thursday Night Series - Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony

8th May 2025

Struggles between love & despair inspire a pulse-raising master-piece that stirs the soul when the BBC SSO perform Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony!

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SCO 2024/25: Yeol Eum Son plays Beethoven

9th May 2025

Yeol Eum Son makes a welcome return with Beethoven's Third Piano Concerto, in a concert that reaches its climax with Haydn's 'Nelson' Mass.

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SCO 2024/25: Benedetti Plays Brahms

16th May 2025

Nicola Benedetti joins charismatic Principal Conductor Maxim Emelyanychev for an end-of-Season celebration full of romance and adventure.

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BBC SSO 2024/25: Afternoon Performance - Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No.1

18th May 2025

A young artist embarks on a lifelong voyage, narrated by BBC SSO and conductor Tito Muñoz. Pianist Alim Beisembayev, a luminous talent, is the soloist.

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BBC SSO 2024/25: Thursday Night Series - Sibelius’ Fifth Symphony

22nd May 2025

Majestic swans take flight and Finland's greatest composer unleashes a spine-tingling melody that fills your heart with hope at the BBC SSO's closing night of their 2024/25 season!

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The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

2 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow City Centre G2 3NY

The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall is one of Scotland's most prestigious venues and world renowned classical, jazz, pop, rock and folk artists take to its stages for nearly 250 performances each year!

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The Old Fruitmarket

The Old Fruitmarket Candleriggs, Glasgow City Centre G1 1NQ

Prepare to be caught under the spell of Glasgow's Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow's Centre for Music, as soon as you walk through its doors!

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Scottish Event Campus

Scottish Event Campus Exhibition Way, Glasgow West End G3 8YW

Find out what's on at the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) in Glasgow and book your tickets online with What's On Glasgow!

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Broadcast

427 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow City Centre G2 3LG

Broadcast is an all-inclusive bar and event space from the good people behind Captain's Rest and Sneaky Pete's!

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Glee Club Glasgow

11 Renfrew Street, Glasgow City Centre G2 3AB

Comedy in Glasgow has a rich history, and Glee Club are proud to bring our newest venue to such a vibrant city!

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The Classic Grand

18 Jamaica Street, Glasgow City Centre G1 4QD

The Classic Grand is one of Glasgow's best-loved live music and entertainment venues!

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Platform Glasgow

1000 Westerhouse Road, Glasgow East End G34 9JW

Platform is the arts centre at the heart of The Bridge, located in Easterhouse, offering a year-round programme of cutting edge performance, music, visual arts and participation.

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Ivory Blacks

56 Oswald Street, Glasgow City Centre G1 4PL

Ivory Blacks is a 300 capacity venue run by music lovers, for music lovers in the heart of Glasgow City Centre!

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Swing

183A Hope Street, Glasgow City Centre G2 2UL

Swing is an exclusive underground bar and performance club located in the heart of Glasgow’s City Centre.

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The Britannia Panopticon Music Hall

113-117 Trongate, Glasgow City Centre G1 5HD

The Britannia Music Hall (The Panopticon) located at the end of Argyle Street in Glasgow's Trongate is the oldest surviving music hall in the world!

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Kings Theatre Glasgow

297 Bath Street, Glasgow City Centre G2 4JN

King's Theatre Glasgow is one of Scotland's most historic and significant theatres and is a must-visit for any theatre lover!

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On The Fringe

Unit 12, Shawlands Shopping Centre, 104 Kilmarnock Road, Glasgow South Side G41 3NN

On The Fringe is a welcoming creative community hub at the heart of the Southside of Glasgow!

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The Hug and Pint

171 Great Western Road, Glasgow West End G4 9AW

The Hug and Pint is a vegan bar, eatery & live music venue in Glasgow's west end.

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Websters Theatre

416 Great Western Road, Glasgow West End G4 9HZ

Websters Glasgow is a performing arts theatre, bar and restaurant situated in Glasgow's West End occupying the building of the 19th century former Lansdowne Parish Church.

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