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RSNO concert moves from Motherwell to Airdrie Posted Fri 23 February 2024

RSNO concert moves from Motherwell to Airdrie

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) will bring afternoon concerts of music for string orchestra to Ayr Town Hall and Airdrie Town Hall this May. The newly announced Airdrie concert replaces a performance in the Motherwell Civic Centre, closed in September following the discovery of potentially dangerous reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC).

The afternoon performances on Tuesday 21 (Ayr) and Wednesday 22 May (Airdrie) will bring the RSNO directly into the heart of the communities, enabling local audiences to enjoy Scotland’s National Orchestra on their doorstep. Shining a light onto talent within the ensemble, the more intimate spaces will put musicians centre stage in concerts created to be enjoyed by all.

Presenter Gillian Moore will join string players from Scotland’s National Orchestra and conductor Stephanie Childress to provide an accessible introduction to the classical genre. Audiences can expect approximately an hour of light musical entertainment with pointers of key moments to listen out for within Caroline Shaw’s charming Entr’acte and Dvořák’s tuneful Serenade for Strings.

On the series, RSNO Chief Executive Alistair Mackie said, “The RSNO is always striving to bring classical music to more audiences across Scotland and we’ve been excited to deliver these concerts directly into communities’ own spaces. Providing an accessible opportunity for our musicians and soloists to connect with audiences is integral to the future of classical music audiences and we hope to continue this model of interaction in future years.”

Tickets from £6-£16 can be purchased here.

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