Since , Glasgow Philharmonia ,. As an industry-leading young Orchestra, we believe in engaging with the community and embracing the talents of our local aspiring artists. Our goal is to offer audiences nationwide a chance to experience a large variety of dazzling productions at unbeatable prices. Following a number of diverse sell out shows, Glasgow Philharmonia has achieved phenomenal success reaching a wide demographic throughout Scotland. Previous Events:. Medal Unveiling - Commonwealth Games. Movies to Musicals - , , and upcoming
RSNO: Symphony, Soup and a Sandwich: Heroic Dvorák
Glasgow Orchestral Society, founded in , is a symphony orchestra with about 70 members. Our repertoire covers a wide range of music, from the classical era to the present day, including new works recently by John Maxwell Geddes and Tom David Wilson and choral works with local choirs. We are a non-auditioning orchestra and we enjoy making music to the highest standards and having as much fun as possible in the process! We are very fortunate to have a number of different conductors for our concerts, each bringing their own personality and distinctive style to our rehearsals and performances. We give four concerts a year and rehearse weekly on Monday evenings from 7. Join our mailing list. The orchestra was foundering and amalgamated with another struggling group, the Glasgow Southern Orchestral Society. The orchestra continued to rehearse and perform but abandoned its activities in and did not reconvene until There were no celebrations planned for the Golden Jubilee because of the impact of the war but a significant celebration took place in , including a civic reception with the Lord Provost present. Dvorak, Symphonic Variation plus more conducted by Leon Reimer.
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The Birmingham-born conductor is currently rehearsing with the orchestra in Glasgow at City Halls and audiences can watch a concert online on Wednesday 26 August. Unfortunately, it is not possible to have an audience at City Halls. Throughout lockdown our players have been answering YOUR questions, sharing their favourite career moments and practical advice about their instruments. Each interview has a short performance. Keep calm and make music! The orchestra has served up a divine racket during lockdown on what should be the first day of Wimbledon. Capture a moment to yourself with these 5 stress-busting performances, recorded remotely by musicians of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Our bite-sized lockdown interviews are revealing some interesting facts about our players Home Schooling? Ten Pieces are creating weekly activities for learners at home.
It is one of the five national performing arts companies of Scotland. Its music centre and rehearsal studios are directly connected to the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. In , the orchestra was recognised formally as the Scottish Orchestra , with George Henschel as the ensemble's first principal conductor under that name. In , the orchestra took the name of the Scottish National Orchestra. The orchestra received royal patronage in It continued to use the name 'Scottish National Orchestra' until , when it briefly used the title Royal Scottish Orchestra , before changing to its present name. The orchestra's longest-serving principal conductor was Sir Alexander Gibson , the first Scot to be its principal conductor and musical director, from to , who is also the founder of Scottish Opera. Gibson was particularly noted for his interpretations of Scandinavian composers, notably Jean Sibelius and Carl Nielsen.