New Conducting Fellow for the RSNO Chorus

Abigail Kitching joins in the Chorus' 175th anniversary year 22 year-old Abigail Kitching has been appointed as the next Sir Alexander Gibson Conducting Fellow, the year-long choral training post for emerging choral conductors. Abigail graduates with a degree in Music from the University of Manchester this month, where she is also the Musical Director of […]

Call for UK composers to join RSNO

Scottish orchestra's third annual nurturing initiative for composers in the early stages of their careers The Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) today (Tuesday 11 July) launches the third annual initiative to develop the talents of emerging composers, RSNO Composers' Hub. Aimed at composers in the early stages of their career, the bespoke scheme is an […]

RSNO Principal Guest Conductor appointment

Elim Chan impresses musicians after this year's debut and return visit The Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) welcomes Hong Kong-born Elim Chan as its next Principal Guest Conductor, succeeding Thomas Søndergård from 2018. The Principal Guest Conductor is a member of the RSNO Artistic Team, led by the Music Director, and requires the incumbent to feature in two […]

Young composer wins international prize

Alexander Papp wins Scottish Orchestra's national competition for composers aged 12-18 years Sixteen year old Alexander Papp has won Scotland's national orchestra's Notes From Scotland, its annual composition competition specifically for 12-18 year olds.  The theme for the third Notes From Scotland was taken from Scotland's outstanding landmarks; Culzean Castle, Ayrshire; Glen Coe, The Highlands; […]

ScotRail help Scottish Orchestra network

RSNO's transport partner host musicians' performances on Scotland's main railway lines Musicians from Scotland's national orchestra will take the train to various destinations across Scotland to perform concerts for the very young to the more mature this week and will provide fellow passengers with music along the way. The Royal Scottish National Orchestra and ScotRail […]

Composers’ Hub work selected for Season premiere

RSNO’s second composer nurturing initiative yields new piece to be premiered in November An emerging British composer has won the chance to have one of their latest works premiered by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO). Five UK composers were selected to benefit from the Royal Scottish National Orchestra’s RSNO Composers’ Hub - the second […]

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Day 7 - Vero Beach

Today we head east to Vero Beach – we are certainly doing a lot of zig-zagging across the state!  Vero Beach is home to some of the largest retirement communities in Florida and that was very evident in the audience.  Unusually, the venue was not a concert hall but a large modern church. The acoustics […]

Day 6 – Sarasota

Anothert day, another beach, I mean concert! Today we are heading for Sarasota, a couple of hours west of Orlando. We have three coach drivers who are all being wonderfully flexible so one bus sent off early for those who wanted to explore a bit of the town. Some of us decided that pedal power […]

Days 4 & 5 – West Palm Beach

Another free morning so it was an opportunity to head for the shops, the beach, a museum or park.  One of our hotels (we were split in two groups) was very close to the biggest mall in West Palm Beach.  Just the simple task of getting there was an experience – very little priority is […]