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Film Soundtrack label celebrates 40th anniversary

Record label that brought the stars to Scotland marks special birthday with gala concerts   A US-based recording label specialising in movie soundtracks celebrates 40 years in the business with two gala concerts in association with Scotland’s national orchestra, one of the label’s principal recording orchestras.   The Varèse Sarabande 40th Anniversary Concerts feature producer […]

Primary pupils discover musical innovations with new concert series

Scotland’s National Orchestra bring RSNO 360 Live to Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee Composers who changed the musical landscape are the focus of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra’s (RSNO) new concerts for Primary Schools pupils, which begin next month.   RSNO 360 LIVE: Inventions and Innovators, a tailor-make concert, presented by musician and broadcaster Tom Redmond […]

Chorus of approval on 175th anniversary

Scotland’s longest continuously active ensemble marks milestone with pop-up performance Scotland’s oldest continuously operational vocal ensemble celebrates its 175th birthday today (31 October) by presenting excerpts from Handel’s Messiah, walking distance from where the Chorus was originally founded.   Members of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) Chorus, formerly the Glasgow Choral Union, will perform […]

RSNO appoints new Assistant Conductor Junping Qian

Chinese conductor Junping Qian has been appointed as the Royal Scottish National Orchestra’s (RSNO) new Assistant Conductor, following a recruitment process that attracted over 250 applicants worldwide. Following an extensive short-listing process, five candidates were invited to the RSNO Centre in August for audition with full orchestra, where the applicants were invited to conduct a […]

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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 […]

RSNO at Glasgow Airport

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 […]