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 […]

Millions enjoy anniversary celebrations on Classic FM

RSNO performances to be broadcast on the UK’s favourite classical music radio station

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 […]

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 […]

RSNO Chorus appoints conducting fellow

David Young recruited to Sir Alexander Gibson Memorial Fellowship for Choral Conductors Twenty-five year old David Young has been appointed as the Sir Alexander Gibson Fellow for Choral Conducting to the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) for 2016:17. David will take up the appointment in the autumn. David is Choral Director of the Yehudi Menuhin […]

New Principal Horn for Scottish Orchestra

RSNO Associate Principal Horn Christopher Gough promoted to head of section The Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) has appointed twenty-five year old Christopher Gough as its new Principal Horn. Christopher joined the RSNO as Associate Principal Horn last year.   Christopher, originally from Carshalton, Surrey, attended London’s Junior Royal College of Music from 2003 to […]

Young composer wins national prize

James Nicolson wins Scottish Orchestra’s national competition for composers aged 12-18 years Fellow competitor Tom Aitken’s work to be performed at the opening of Scottish Parliament in July Eighteen year old James Nicolson from Kirkwall has won Scotland’s national orchestra’s Notes From Scotland, its annual composition competition specifically for 12-18 year olds based in Scotland. […]

Orchestra performs live to Scottish-funded Oscar-winning animation

Academy Award-winning Peter and the Wolf screened with orchestral accompaniment The Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) brings the Oscar-winning animated film Peter and the Wolf to Glasgow in June and will perform Prokofiev’s musical symphony for children synchronised for the first time in Scotland. On Saturday 18 June (11.00am and 2.00pm) at the RSNO’s New […]

RSNO’s Michael Devlin selected for unique experience in Los Angeles

RSNO External Relations team member to participate in a ten-day professional development seminar in Los Angeles, California.  Michael Devlin is one of thirty emerging orchestra managers from across the world that will take part in the League of American Orchestras’ Essentials of Orchestra Management – a programme that aims to provide participants with an in-depth […]

RSNO appoints new Assistant Conductor

Holly Mathieson beats over 300 applicants to join Scotland’s national orchestra for two years New Zealand conductor Holly Mathieson, currently based in the UK, has been appointed as the Royal Scottish National Orchestra’s (RSNO) new Assistant Conductor, following a recruitment process which attracted over three-hundred applicants world-wide. Holly has previously been assistant to former RSNO […]