All the Latest News from the RSNO

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra Digital Season

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra is back with a series of ten brand-new concerts to be enjoyed safely at home as part of its first ever Digital Season. • RSNO launches ten concert digital season led by Music Director Thomas Søndergård • Season celebrates 250th anniversary of the birth of Beethoven • Season presents a […]


The 2020 Salomon Prize committee has given Special Commendation RSNO Viola player Katherine Wren, recognising her contribution to all aspects of orchestral life and her work Nordic Viola, a project to create and share music with people in remote reaches of the North Atlantic. In considering entries for the prize from across the UK, the […]


The Royal Scottish National Orchestra is joining The Massive Get Together, a brand-new online entertainment event to raise £500,000 for the charity sector, in response to the COVID-19 crisis. The Massive Get Together will be hosted live online by TV and radio broadcasters Gaby Roslin and Amanda Byram on Thursday 17th September from 8pm. Individuals […]

Applications open for Composer's Hub

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra is calling on talented, up-and-coming composers to apply for a place on the coveted Composer’s Hub programme for 2020:21. A unique opportunity, participants of the Hub will be teamed up with award-winning composer Stuart MacRae, who will mentor them over the year as they develop a short piece of music […]

RSNO announce online Community Orchestra

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra is calling on budding orchestral players across Scotland to take part in a new online community orchestra. Beginner musicians are being invited to join All Together Now, a digital music-making experience, involving workshops, learning opportunities and the chance to create music with Scotland’s National Orchestra. Members will have the opportunity […]

RSNO Junior Chorus sing-in the Summer

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra has announced a series of summer songs from its Junior Chorus, recorded as their term came to an end. The young singers of the Orchestra’s choruses have been hard at work since their last face-to-face meetings at the RSNO Centre in Glasgow had to stop back in March. Junior Chorus […]

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 […]