Game of Thrones star tells frosty fable

Scottish actor Daniel Portman narrates Raymond Briggs’ The Snowman for RSNO’s Christmas Concerts Daniel Portman, famously known for portraying Podrick Payne in the hit HBO fantasy drama Game of Thrones, will make his Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) debut next month, narrating the classic story of Raymond Briggs’ The Snowman, as part of this year’s RSNO […]

Children’s Classic Concerts and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra present individual festive offerings in Glasgow and Edinburgh

Christmas Countdown Sunday 4th December 2016, 1pm & 3pm, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall & Christmas Swingalong Sunday 11th December 2016, 3pm, Usher Hall, Edinburgh   Percussionist paragons Owen and Olly are back, with a separate seasonal show for each city. Two distinct programmes, personalities and prop bags – but both packed with festive fun.   […]

Appsolutely revolutionary concerts for primary schools

New interactive app, audience-controlled composition and new work about Sauchiehall Street featured in Scottish Orchestra’s latest concerts for primary school pupils The Royal Scottish National Orchestra’s (RSNO) new concerts for primary schools merge a live orchestral music experience with technology and gaming. Five sold-out performances of RSNO 360 Live, which runs from Tuesday 22 November […]

Young composers vie for national prize

Composition competition for 12-18 year olds in partnership with National Trust for Scotland The third annual national competition for 12-18 year-olds, Notes from Scotland, invites applications from the countries’ budding composers. In partnership with the National Trust for Scotland and as part of the Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra’s […]

A Conflict of Interests

A blog by Benjamin Graves, RSNO Composers’ Hub 2016:17 When one thinks of war music it is usually the descriptive nature of the pieces themselves that comes to mind: an incessant “andante marziale” or absurdist scherzo. What one doesn’t immediately think of – in comparison to, say, the war poets – is how directly conflict […]

RSNO Composers’ Hub participants for 2016:17

Scotland’s national orchestra welcomes five emerging composers to second nurturing initiative Five emerging UK composers have been selected to benefit from the Royal Scottish National Orchestra’s RSNO Composers’ Hub, the second annual initiative to develop the talents of individuals in the early stages of their careers. Ailie Robertson, Robert Allan, Benjamin Graves, Philip Ashworth and […]

Children’s Concerts celebrate the imagination of Roald Dahl

Children’s Classic Concerts and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra present a gloriumptous celebration of the cherished author’s epic imagination “We are the music makers… we are the dreamers of dreams.” Roald Dahl Saturday 29th October 2016, 3.00pm, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall Sunday 30th October 2016, 3.00pm, Usher Hall, Edinburgh Mischief makers Owen and Olly have […]

Get Yer Phones Out!

Open Rehearsal with Benedetti and the RSNO The Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO), Music Director Peter Oundjian and soloist Nicola Benedetti invite you to join them for the final rehearsal of the RSNO’s opening concert of the 2016:17 Season, at the RSNO Centre, on Thursday 6 October, from 1.30pm until 2.30pm. Date: Thursday 6 October, […]

RSNO wins Latin GRAMMY® nomination

Best Classical Album of the Year nomination for RSNO recording of works of American composer Samuel Adler The Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) has received a Latin Grammy® Award nomination, announced yesterday (Wednesday 21 September), for its recent recording of the orchestral works of German-born American composer Samuel Adler. Conducted by the multiple award-winning Uruguayan […]

Sing for Scotland!

Scotland’s National Orchestra’s vocal ensemble is now recruiting for new members The Royal Scottish National Orchestra’s Chorus is inviting applicants to join the nation’s historic vocal ensemble. Originally named the Glasgow Choral Union, which made the first performance of Handel’s Messiah in the country, the RSNO Chorus is Scotland’s longest-serving performing arts ensemble. The RSNO […]

New faces at the RSNO

Scotland’s national orchestra appoints new Principal Trumpet and Associate Principal First Violin The Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) has appointed Christopher Hart as its new Principal Trumpet and Lena Zeliszewska as Associate Principal First Violin (No4). The new appointments will be in place for the start of the Orchestra’s 2016:17 Season which starts on 6/7 […]

Angelic celebration at Kelvingrove Museum

One of Scotland’s most popular visitor attractions celebrates its tenth anniversary of the completion of a major refurbishment with two gala concerts featuring the award-winning US soprano Angel Blue Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum’s three-year £28m refurbishment was completed ten years ago this summer, and to celebrate the anniversary the Royal Scottish National Orchestra will […]

WANTED: Emerging UK-based Composers

Scotland’s national orchestra launches second annual nurturing initiative for composers in the early stages of their career The Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) today (Tuesday 9 August) launches the second annual initiative to develop the talents of emerging composers, RSNO Composers’ Hub.  Aimed at composers in the early stages of their career, this bespoke scheme […]

Orchestrating a Happy Birthday Bash for Glasgow Airport

Passengers invited to join the RSNO in celebrating airport’s golden Anniversary On Thursday July 28, passengers at Glasgow Airport will be invited to exercise their voices with the backing of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) and accompanied by dancers from Dance House Glasgow, as the nation’s popular air terminal marks its 50th anniversary. Director […]