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Call for UK composers to join RSNO

Scottish orchestra’s fourth annual nurturing initiative for composers in the early stages of their career The Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) today (17 August 2018) launches the fourth annual initiative to develop the talents of emerging UK-based composers, RSNO Composers’ Hub. Aimed at composers in the early stages of their career, the bespoke scheme is […]

Airport gives competitors orchestral welcome

Scotland’s National Orchestra performed to arriving athletes before inaugural European Championships. Glasgow Airport hosted the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) in addition to passengers on Tuesday 31 July when the musicians performed to visitors arriving for the inaugural European Championships, which began in Glasgow on Thursday 2 August. Glasgow and Berlin simultaneously host the inaugural […]

RSNO Chief Executive appointed to top role in the USA

Dr Krishna Thiagarajan appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Seattle Symphony Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) begins the search for a new Chief Executive as the current incumbent, Dr Krishna Thiagarajan prepares to take up a new appointment as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Seattle Symphony, it was announced today (Monday 18 […]

Scotland receives premiere of Han Solo theme

Scotland’s national orchestra will be the second in the world to play new Star Wars film music live Music from the latest Star Wars film Solo - A Star Wars Story will be performed live for the first time outside of the USA this week, by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) to audiences in […]

Congratulations to Thea Musgrave

Everyone at the Royal Scottish National Orchestra would like to congratulate Thea Musgrave on, quite rightly, being honoured at the 63rd Ivor Novello Awards in London last week. Her address from the stage succinctly expressed the power and importance of classical music:   “Whether one dances for joy or laments for loss, we are able […]

National composition competition for 12-18 year-olds

Notes from Scotland offers young composers the chance to have work performed and recorded by RSNO musicians   The fifth annual national competition for 12-18 year-olds, Notes from Scotland, invites applications from the countries’ budding composers. The Royal Scottish National Orchestra’s (RSNO) Notes From Scotland invites young composers to write a two to five-minute work […]

Social invitation to RSNO Season Finale run-through

Guests to the Orchestra’s Edinburgh rehearsal are free to attend, tweet, post film and take photos, to celebrate the partnership of the RSNO and departing Music Director Peter Oundjian The Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) opens its doors to visitors for its final rehearsal of the current Season, and invite guests to tweet, post, film […]

Tuba takes centre-stage for premiere

RSNO and Principal John Whitener will perform European Premiere of new concerto   The tuba makes a rare appearance as a soloist instrument this week, when RSNO Principal Tuba John Whitener and the Orchestra perform the European premiere of American composer Jennifer Higdon’s Tuba Concerto, at the Usher Hall, Edinburgh on Friday and the Glasgow […]

Applications invited for RSNO Assistant Conductor position

Scotland’s national orchestra seeks assistant to new Music Director Thomas Søndergård  Applicants are invited to submit their credentials for consideration by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) for the position of RSNO Assistant Conductor, which starts in the autumn of 2018. The RSNO Assistant Conductorship is a two-year post and is a rare opportunity for […]

Bernstein anniversary celebrated in Scotland in style

  The life of one of the greatest musical figures of the 20th Century is celebrated by the RSNO   One hundred years since the birth of American composer, conductor and educator Leonard Bernstein, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra presents a package of performances in Edinburgh and Glasgow to mark the occasion. Bernstein 100 is […]