RSNO Chief Executive appointed to top post at ABRSM

Michael Elliott will head the leading authority on musical assessment, the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, from 2015 The Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) today announces that, following his appointment as Executive Director of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM), Michael Elliott will leave his post as Chief […]

Composer Ned Bigham muses over recording his new album with the RSNO

Culebra, recorded in part by the RSNO at the Henry Wood Hall, Glasgow My name is Ned Bigham and I am a composer published by Faber Music ( I have been lucky enough to record pieces from my forthcoming album Culebra, released on 23rd June, with the RSNO. It was a great experience. In case […]

Orchestra records medal-winners’ anthem for Glasgow 2014

RSNO version of Flower of Scotland to accompany Scottish Commonwealth Games successes Commonwealth Games Scotland - who select, prepare and manage Scotland’s team for the Commonwealth Games - has commissioned Scotland’s national orchestra to provide recorded instrumental versions of the nation’s unofficial anthem Flower of Scotland, to be played at the Glasgow 2014 medals ceremonies […]

Young Scots assume control of Scotland’s national orchestra

Two-day work experience programme for Scottish school pupils at the RSNO For the first time, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra will be taken over by forty teenagers, for a two-day work experience initiative, where the pupils will plan, promote and present an orchestral concert. The forty young people, between sixteen and eighteen years old, originate […]

Nationwide music programme for schools launched

RSNO Engage for Schools most ambitious Scotland-wide orchestral music initiative to date From May, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) will provide the most comprehensive orchestra-led music access programme to primary and secondary schools across Scotland. In terms of scale and choice, RSNO Engage for Schools is the first of its kind in the UK, […]

14:15 Season a momentous orchestral year for the RSNO

Scotland’s national orchestra moves to its new premises in the Year of Homecoming Peter Oundjian and Thomas Søndergård’s third year as Music Director and Principal Guest Conductor A selection of Scottish guest artists and RSNO musicians as soloists Major new commission from Sally Beamish featuring Orchestra and Chorus Scandinavian celebration – Nielsen and Sibelius anniversaries […]