Discover More with the RSNO

Discovery Events

Discover more with Scotland’s National Orchestra! From historical reflections to brand new compositions, our special workshops are the ideal way to grow your knowledge in a relaxed and welcoming environment. Witness the Orchestra rehearse up close and personal in our Composers’ Hub workshop or learn more about the musical genius Leonard Bernstein under the expert guidance of Bill Chandler (RSNO Director of Artistic Planning and Engagement).

Under the Skin of...

There’s more to classical music than meets the ear. Delve beneath the glorious sound of a full orchestra, and what you find are stories of the human heart: personal dramas, intimate secrets, soaring dreams and epic thrills. RSNO musicians come to the fore to present Under the Skin of, the RSNO’s series where we uncover the minds and the history behind the music. Enjoy a special evening as RSNO musicians share their passion for these great composers with conversation, interviews and, of course, live orchestral music. Come and join us in the New Auditorium as we go Under the Skin of the music, the maestros and the musicians.


[INSIDE]OUT Schumann

Robert Schumann was the ultimate Romantic: ‘I’d like to sing myself to death, like a nightingale,’ he declared. Presenter Tom Redmond and the RSNO join forces with conductor Sir Roger Norrington (who’s devoted a lifetime to Schumann’s music) to try and understand what made him tick. They’ll use anecdotes, examples…

Wed 20 Feb 2019, 7.30PM
New Auditorium, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
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[INSIDE]OUT Schumann

In Focus: Sibelius

Arguably Finland’s finest composer, Jean Sibelius was deeply inspired by the natural wonders of his homeland, and many of his works seem to evoke the deep forests and broad expanses of the Finnish landscape. He was also a defining figure in Finnish nationalism, embodying in his music the freedom and…

Sat 23 Mar 2019, 1.00PM
New Auditorium, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
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In Focus: Sibelius

Composers' Hub Workshop

Be there as we hear five brand new works written especially for the RSNO by the members of the RSNO’s Composers’ Hub. Now in its fourth year, this exciting scheme offers emerging composers the chance to work with the RSNO over the course of a Season, learning what goes on…

Tue 23 Apr 2019, 10.00AM
New Auditorium, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
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Composers' Hub Workshop

[INSIDE]OUT Mozart

When Mozart wrote his piano concertos, he expected to perform them in person. Sadly he can’t be with us today, but we’ve got the next best thing, as star pianist Ingrid Fliter and presenter Tom Redmond join Thomas Søndergård and the RSNO to explore Mozart’s enchanting Piano Concerto No23. With…

Wed 8 May 2019, 7.30PM
New Auditorium, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
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[INSIDE]OUT Mozart

In Focus: Sibelius

Arguably Finland’s finest composer, Jean Sibelius was deeply inspired by the natural wonders of his homeland, and many of his works seem to evoke the deep forests and broad expanses of the Finnish landscape. He was also a defining figure in Finnish nationalism, embodying in his music the freedom and…

Sat 11 May 2019, 10.00AM
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
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In Focus: Sibelius

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