RSNO at St Magnus 2012 - Glamping in Orkney

Newlyweds Katherine Bryan and Kennedy Leitch brave camping for the full Orkney experience RSNO Principal Flute Katherine Bryan discovers a new side to performing at St Magnus in her first weekend of (glamorous) camping at the festival. She shows us around the Orchestra campsite, heads out for a paddle with RSNO Double Bass Sally Davis […]

RSNO at St Magnus 2012 – Glamping in Orkney

RSNO Principal Flute Katherine Bryan discovers a new side to performing at St Magnus in her first weekend of (glamorous) camping at the festival. She shows us around the Orchestra campsite, heads out for a paddle with RSNO Double Bass Sally Davis and chats with her fellow musicians as they rehearse Sibelius‘ Fifth Symphony for […]

RSNO at St Magnus 2012 – Ring (of Brodgar) Cycle

RSNO Principal Trombone Dávur Juul Magnussen and Principal Tuba John Whitener explore Orkney’s famous standing stones, perform for unsuspecting visitors and prepare for the evening’s concert.

RSNO at St Magnus 2012 -- Ring (of Brodgar) Cycle

RSNO Principal Trombone Dávur Juul Magnussen and Principal Tuba John Whitener explore Orkney’s famous standing stones, perform for unsuspecting visitors and prepare for the evening’s concert.

RSNO at St Magnus 2012 – The Arrival

RSNO Assistant Principal Second Violin Elita Poulter reports from Orkney’s midsummer festival The Orchestra arrives in Orkney for the 2012 St Magnus Festival. RSNO Assistant Principal Second Violin Elita Poulter gives an insight into the unique atmosphere of Orkney during the festival, established in 1977 by a collective including composer Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, who […]

RSNO at St Magnus 2012 – The Arrival

RSNO Assistant Principal Second Violin Elita Poulter reports from Orkney’s midsummer festival The Orchestra arrives in Orkney for the 2012 St Magnus Festival. RSNO Assistant Principal Second Violin Elita Poulter gives an insight into the unique atmosphere of Orkney during the festival, established in 1977 by a collective including composer Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, who […]

Classic FM’s 20th Birthday Party with the RSNO

Scotland’s national orchestra celebrates 20 years of the UK’s favourite classical radio station with a star-studded gala concert at the Royal Albert Hall on 24 September The Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) has been invited to mark 20 years’ broadcasting of the UK’s biggest classical music radio station Classic FM with a celebratory concert, Classic […]

RSNO goes Supersonic with schools concerts

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) hits the road with Mega Music, its concert series created especially for pupils in Primary 5–7 This year’s Mega Music series will see the RSNO perform the hour-long concert to more than 3000 Scottish schoolchildren over four concerts in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen. The schools concert series opens up […]

RSNO welcomes little monsters to make music

Orchestra's concerts for pre-school children opens doors to families for first time This May sees the return of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra's (RSNO) tailor-made performances for children aged 3 to 5, the award-winning Monster Music, and this year for the first time one of the concerts will be open to families in an extra […]

RSNO celebrates Hogmanay and New Year in China

Scotland's National Orchestra announces first tour in mainland Asia The Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) will be spending Hogmanay and the first week of the New Year in China as it embarks on the first foreign tour with new Music Director Peter Oundjian. With the assistance of the Scottish Government's International Touring Fund (ITF), which […]

Denève bids Au revoir to the RSNO

Two colourful, dramatic 'leaving gift' programmes from departing Music Director Stéphane Denève, who departs as Music Director of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) after seven outstandingly successful years, will conclude his tenure with two final programmes in May. Denève Conducts Rite of Spring (Music Hall, Aberdeen – Thursday 3 May; Friday 4 May – Usher […]

RSNO and SCO announce 2nd Aberdeen Concert Series

2012/13 Series unveiled, following success of inaugural season Following the success of the first Aberdeen Concert Series, launched by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) and Scottish Chamber Orchestra (SCO) in 2011, the two orchestras announced the details of the 2012/13 Series today (21 March). The Series offers concert attenders at the Music Hall a […]

Backstage Pass to 2012:13 Season Launch Subscriber's Event

It's a busy time for the RSNO and, with the joint launch of our new Season and our fantastic new website, we thought: what better for the first blog than a backstage pass into our 2012:13 Season subscriber's event at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. As Marketing and Development Assistant, I have watched both of […]

Peter Oundjian leads new artistic team at RSNO for 2012:13 Season

Peter Oundjian succeeds Stéphane Denève as Music Director New Principal Guest Conductor, Thomas Søndergård, also joins the team Season highlights include Shostakovich 11; a two-part American Music Festival; Mendelssohn’s Elijah with Sir Andrew Davis; complete Má vlast with co-commissioned visuals; Carmina Burana; Season Finale Gala with Nicola Benedetti double bill; Walton’s Henry V with guest […]

RSNO’s New Home: New Ambitions

Project launched to deliver purpose-built Centre of Excellence for Scotland’s national orchestra The Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) has announced details of its proposed move to the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Subject to planning approval the £14 million development will provide a world-class rehearsal space and learning centre, as well as a unique, desirable recital […]