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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 […]

UK composer’s work selected for Season premiere

RSNO’s third composer-nurturing initiative yields new piece to be premiered in November An emerging British composer has won the chance to have one of their latest works premiered by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO). Michael Cryne, who has recently completed doctoral study in composition at Royal Holloway, University of London and is a graduate […]

New Symphonic Cinema Tribute to Hollywood Legend Gene Kelly

The Gene Kelly Legacy, Inc. and Warner Bros. Consumer Products are pleased to announce the World Premiere of Warner Bros. presents Gene Kelly: A Life in Music, a new symphonic cinema production honouring the work of legendary dancer, director and choreographer Gene Kelly. Warner Bros. Presents Gene Kelly: A Life in Music premieres 13 April […]

Musical Museum open to nursery kids

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra guides little listeners on tour through the musical journey Hundreds of nursery and Primary 1 children from Glasgow and Edinburgh experience live orchestral music for the first time this week when the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) presents its A Day at the Museum concerts to young listeners, at the […]

The RSNO’s 2018:19 Season announced

Thomas Søndergård’s first Season as Music Director “This is fantastic news for the orchestra. The…Danish conductor is precisely the right man for the job.” The Scotsman “[Søndergård] brings a massive sense of purpose to music-making, and he certainly galvanises the RSNO into some extraordinary playing at all extremes of expression…” The Herald “[Chan] made a […]

Glasgow's performance of Stravinsky's Firebird also cancelled

Tomorrow's RSNO concert at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall will no longer go ahead due to the persistent adverse weather conditions affecting much of the UK. Yesterday afternoon the Usher Hall, Edinburgh performance of Stravinsky's Firebird, due to be performed this evening, was cancelled. It was hoped that Saturday's concert in Glasgow would be saved but […]

Daniel wins the ultimate prize - a trolley dash in a toy shop!

Photo: 8 year-old Daniel Rea as Lord Garmadon8 year old music fan Daniel Rea is set to experience every child's dream - a trolley dash in a toy shop, picking up prizes of all shapes and sizes. The talented youngster entered the annual Children's Classic Concerts' costume competition, sponsored by A1 Toys, at their Ghost […]