Usher Hall

14 June 2022
Mavis Staples
The legendary vocalist still has the power to enchant in her eighth decade on the stage
Reviewed here

25 November 2019
Steve Hackett
Genesis' epic Selling England album gets a faithful and beautiful reproduction
Reviewed here

8 November 2019
RSNO: The Lark Ascending
The Lark Ascending gets top billing but the real interest is in a 'new' Vaughan Williams piece...
Reviewed here

1 November 2019
RSNO / Jarvi / Morison
Catriona Morison takes soloist duties as conductor laureate Neeme Järvi returns to lead a French programme
Reviewed here

18 October 2019
RSNO: Shostakovich Ten
Soon after the Moscow Philharmonic's recent performance, the RSNO give another good account of the Russian's great work
Reviewed here

15 August 2019
Orfeo ed Euridice
Despite some impressive performances, concert sorely misses opera's theatricality
Reviewed here

5 - 6 August 2019
West Side Story
A powerful performance that drives home the unique genius of Bernstein's score
Reviewed here

16 June 2019
RSNO / Palmer
Lollipops all afternoon for the last concert of the season!
Reviewed here

17 May 2019
RSNO / Chan / Beilman
The RSNO and dynamic conductor Elim Chan are joined by skilled and lyrical violinist Benjamin Beilman.
Reviewed here

30 March 2019
King of Ghosts
Fusion music brings to life legendary filmmaker's work
Reviewed here

6 February 2019
An Evening with Brian Fallon
Rock and roll takes a backseat as the Gaslight Anthem man's songs get a new life via the acoustic guitar
Reviewed here

26 April 2018
SCO / Dijkstra
A superb performance of a great work.
Reviewed here

24 November 2018
Christine and the Queens
Enjoyable but frustrating set from the French artist
Reviewed at Royal Concert Hall

11 November 2018
Far Far From Ypres
The great and good of the folk world gather to pay respect to the Scots of the Great War
Reviewed here

16 August 2018
Hansel and Gretel
The playing at this EIF concert performance compensates for the magic of a full staged production
Reviewed here

8 August 2018
A great but flawed performance of the next in Wagner's Ring Cycle
Reviewed here

17 March 2018
Joan Baez
Farewell tour from first lady of protest song reminds us what we'll miss.
Reviewed here

23 February 2018
RSNO / Oundjian: Bruckner Eight
Arrangement of Bruckner's mighty work is the closest audience's may get to the composer's original vision.
Reviewed here

12 October 2017
SCO / Ticciati / Uchida
International superstar pianist, Mitsuko Uchida, plays to a buzzing Usher Hall.
Reviewed here

13 August 2017
Peter Grimes
Effectively staged and wonderfully sung.
Reviewed here

9 June 2017
RSNO / Oundjian
A rapt performance demonstrating that the RSNO is in the ascendant.
Reviewed here

19 - 18 May 2017
RSNO / Wicki: Amadeus Live
Playing to their usual high standard, the RSNO bring additional drama to <em>Amadeus</em>.
Reviewed here

17 February 2017
RSNO / Chan / Schwizgebel
Last minute changes in conductor and soloist, but the concert is still spot on.
Reviewed here

17 January 2017
Marco Ramelli
Marco Ramelli demonstrates his mastery of the guitar.
Reviewed here

12 December 2016
Super Furry Animals
Early career retrospective revives a few forgotten favourites, but shouldn't SFA be looking forward again?
Reviewed here

1 December 2016
Deacon Blue
Deacon Blue make true believers of the Usher Hall audience
Reviewed here

9 December 2016
RSNO / Payare / Vogt
A terrific concert all round, brilliantly conducted.
Reviewed here

6 November 2016
BBC SSO/Runnicles
Works by Mozart and Mahler, in an almost perfect concert.
Reviewed here

4 November 2016
Fine programming and fantastic playing from Nikolai Lugansky and the RSNO.
Reviewed here

3 November 2016
The SCO demonstrate that less can sometimes be more, even in the musical world.
Reviewed here

21 October 2016
RSNO / Søndergård
Dutch violinist Janine Jansen livens up an uneven concert
Reviewed here

28 August 2016
Festival ends with a bang not a whimper
Reviewed here

15 August 2016
Das Rheingold
Mariinsky Opera's concert may be highlight of operatic year in Scotland
Reviewed here

26 March 2016
The Last Shadow Puppets
Swollen-headed with their own awesomeness, but not entirely without reason.
Reviewed here