Entries by Cat Mackenzie

RSNO Releases Science-Inspired Recording: Symphony in C: A Carbon Symphony

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra is set to release a recording of David Earl’s 2019 composition, Symphony in C: A Carbon Symphony, a project developed in collaboration with the Deep Carbon Observatory (DCO) at Carnegie Institution of Washington. Recorded at the RSNO Centre last year, Symphony in C: A Carbon Symphony, was previously exclusively available […]


Aly and Phil St Andrew’s Party remastered for lockdown The Royal Scottish National Orchestra has announced the finale to its Friday Night Club on 3 July will be a St Andrew’s Celebration, sponsored by Capital Document Solutions. The popular lockdown concert series will come to an end with the knees-up show originally recorded in 2016, […]

Götterdämmerung performances from 2019 Edinburgh International Festival comes to Friday Night Club

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra, in partnership with the Edinburgh International Festival, is bringing 2019’s five-star performance of Götterdämmerung to the RSNO’s popular Friday Night Club on 26 June. Last August audiences flocked to Edinburgh’s Usher Hall for the fourth and final opera in Wagner’s Ring cycle at the International Festival. The sold-out show brought […]

Lockdown Sparks Trans-Atlantic Composition from RSNO Work Experience

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra has announced the premiere of a youth-led composition project created during lockdown by a group of young people from across Scotland, and a composer in the USA. Due to Covid-19 restrictions the RSNO’s annual ‘Takeover’ work experience programme looked like it could not go ahead, but the organisation’s Learning and […]

RSNO Truck Makes Foodbank Deliveries

As Volunteers’ Weeks is underway, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra is celebrating a successful trip to Oban delivering food packages to a local community group last month, and gearing up for a second delivery expedition to Dunoon this week. Last month the RSNO’s Stage and Production Manager, Craig Swindells, who can typically be found driving the […]

Tribute to the late Michael Tumelty

We are deeply saddened to hear about the loss of music critic Michael Tumelty. Michael was a hugely respected figure in the Scottish classical music scene. He was a great champion and supporter of the RSNO. He gifted the society a library of his books and audience members will fondly remember him as a regular […]

RSNO announces new board Director

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra has appointed David Robinson as an elected Director to its board. As the founder and former CEO of life insurer Bright Grey (now Royal London), David has a wealth of experience working in business, finance, governance in higher education and has senior level experience in the third sector. He is […]

RSNO May concerts cancelled

In response to the unprecedented situation created by the Coronavirus (COVID-19), and in line with advice from the Scottish Government that the stay-at-home period will be extended, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) can confirm that all concerts for the remaining 2019:20 Season up to and including 30 May 2020 are cancelled. Ticket holders are […]

RSNO launch Sunday Sounds

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra has announced the upcoming launch of Sunday Sounds, a new series of weekend afternoon performances streaming online for free. This new series is the latest offering from Scotland’s National Orchestra following the launch of the #RSNOchallenge and #RSNOFridayNightClub. Sunday Sounds offers a new variety in concert viewing, as Sunday Sounds […]

ScotRail All Aboard with #RSNOchallenge

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra’s #RSNOchallenge is set to arrive across new digital platforms thanks to support from its transport partner ScotRail. In light of reduced rail travel and cancelled concert performances, the RSNO and ScotRail have united in efforts to be the conductors of fun and educational content to homes across Scotland, with the […]