RSNO surprise Glasgow Airport passengers with live orchestral performance

Scotland’s national orchestra gave a rousing performance at Glasgow Airport as thousands of passengers prepared to take to the skies for the September holiday weekend. Led by Scottish conductor Douglas Boyd, 70 Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) musicians gave two performances in the departures lounge, featuring Felix Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture and Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture. After […]

RSNO surprise Glasgow Airport passengers with live orchestral performance

Scotland’s national orchestra gave a rousing performance at Glasgow Airport as thousands of passengers prepared to take to the skies for the September holiday weekend. Led by Scottish conductor Douglas Boyd, 70 Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) musicians gave two performances in the departures lounge, featuring Felix Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture and Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture. After […]

New Music Director kicks off 2012:13 Season

British-Canadian conductor Peter Oundjian leads a new artistic team, including recently appointed RSNO Principal Guest Conductor Thomas Søndergård The Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) welcomes British-Canadian conductor Peter Oundjian who succeeds Stéphane Denève as RSNO Music Director and starts the Orchestra’s 2012:13 Season with two packed programmes in October. New RSNO Music Director Peter Oundjian: […]

Katy Returns to Shetland – Part 4

              Associate Principal Oboe Katy MacKintosh continues her collaboration with Shetland musicians this weekend, following Orchestra’s successful visit to Shetland last March. She will perform two concerts with acclaimed Shetland musicians Maurice Henderson and Margaret Scollay, as well as her father, pianist Graeme MacKintosh. Katy sent us this blog. […]

Katy Returns to Shetland – Part 3

              Associate Principal Oboe Katy MacKintosh continues her collaboration with Shetland musicians this weekend, following Orchestra’s successful visit to Shetland last March. She will perform two concerts with acclaimed Shetland musicians Maurice Henderson and Margaret Scollay, as well as her father, pianist Graeme MacKintosh. Katy sent us this blog. […]

Katy Returns to Shetland – Part 2

Associate Principal Oboe Katy MacKintosh continues her collaboration with Shetland musicians this weekend, following Orchestra’s successful visit to Shetland last March. She will perform two concerts with acclaimed Shetland musicians Maurice Henderson and Margaret Scollay, as well as her father, pianist Graeme MacKintosh. Katy sent us this blog. Last night [Wednesday] we were rehearsing until […]

RSNO Musician continues links with Shetland

Associate Principal Oboe Katy MacKintosh continues her collaboration with Shetland musicians this weekend, following Orchestra’s successful visit to Shetland last March Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) Principal Oboe Katy MacKintosh will perform two concerts with acclaimed Shetland musicians Maurice Henderson and Margaret Scollay, as well as her father, pianist Graeme MacKintosh. The concerts feature a […]

Katy Returns to Shetland – Part 1

Associate Principal Oboe Katy MacKintosh continues her collaboration with Shetland musicians this weekend, following Orchestra’s successful visit to Shetland last March. She will perform two concerts with acclaimed Shetland musicians Maurice Henderson and Margaret Scollay, as well as her father, pianist Graeme MacKintosh. Katy sent us this blog. A 30-seater bus arrived at the house […]

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 […]