Heavy snow extinguishes planned performance of Stravinsky's Firebird in Edinburgh

Tomorrow's RSNO concert at the Usher Hall, Edinburgh will no longer go ahead due to the adverse weather conditions affecting much of the UK.

Stravinsky's Firebird, also due to be performed at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on Saturday 3 March, is cancelled in Edinburgh due to reasons of safety, though it is hoped that the Glasgow concert will still go ahead.

RSNO Chief Executive Dr Krishna Thiagarajan: "The safety and well-being of our patrons, musicians, staff and visiting artists must always be our top priority. Adhering to the advice from the Scottish Government and Police Scotland, as well as our partner venues, we have decided to cancel Friday's performance in Edinburgh. We apologise to our supporters who were looking forward to conductor Lorenzo Viotti's RSNO Season debut and pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet's return to the Usher Hall. We will endeavour to invite them to join us at the first available opportunity."

The RSNO will offer patrons who purchased tickets to Stravinsky's Firebird an exchange for any other RSNO 2017:18 Season concert at the Usher Hall on a cost-for-cost basis, or a full refund. To arrange this, contact the Usher Hall Box Office on 0131 228 1155.

The next RSNO concerts, Søndergård Conducts Ein Heldenleben, feature RSNO Music Director Designate Thomas Søndergård and soloist Sunwook Kim and will appear at Caird Hall, Dundee on Thursday 15 March (7.30pm), the Usher Hall, Edinburgh on Friday 16 March (7.30pm), the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on March 16 February (7.30pm). For more information visit www.rsno.org.uk.