All the Latest News from the RSNO

RSNO appoints new Director of Learning and Engagement

Royal Scottish National Orchestra welcomes Andy Stevenson to lead education and community programmes. The Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) has made a significant new appointment to further develop its learning and engagement capacity throughout Scotland. Andy Stevenson will join the organisation on 17 May 2021. Andy is committed to closing the gap in music provision […]

RSNO appoints new Assistant Conductor Kellen Gray

American conductor Kellen Gray has been appointed as the Royal Scottish National Orchestra’s new Assistant Conductor, supported by the Solti Foundation. Following extensive short-listing from more than 200 applicants worldwide, five candidates were invited to the RSNO Centre in early December for a live audition, where the applicants were invited to conduct a mixture of […]

World Premiere of Music for Clydebank Blitz Memorial

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra will premiere a specially commissioned orchestral work to mark 80 years since the tragic Clydebank Blitz attack of 1941, this coming weekend. Clydebank ’41 has been composed to remember the Second World War air raid which killed 1,200 people in Clydebank and left many thousands injured. The RSNO commissioned Christopher […]

Presenting: RSNO Principals Month – Four weeks of FREE music education and performance content

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra is launching a month of free music education and performance videos, including four concertos from leading musicians, as part of the first RSNO Principals Month. The initiative, dedicated to the RSNO Chair Patron programme, will begin on 1 March 2021, and take place over 4 weeks. It is the latest […]

RSNO and Thomas Søndergård announce three-year contract extension for Music Director at launch of Spring/Summer Digital Season

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra presents Spring/Summer Digital Season April - June RSNO and Thomas Søndergård announce three-year contract extension for Music Director Season opens and closes with Nicola Benedetti playing Szymanowski Violin Concertos No1 and No2, conducted by both Thomas Søndergård and Elim Chan respectively Diapason d’Or winner Benjamin Grosvenor plays Chopin Piano Concerto […]

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World Premiere of Gaspard's Foxtrot in Concert for RSNO National Schools Concert Programme 2021

“This is a lovely story, beautifully illustrated and speaks to the hearts of all children, young and old.” - MARIN ALSOP, conductor “Another wonderful tale of the exciting adventures of Gaspard, our urban fox friend, beautifully told and illustrated. A real treat.” - DAME PATRICIA ROUTLEDGE “The wonderful thing about Gaspard the Fox is that […]

RSNO Offers FREE concert films to care homes this Christmas

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra is reaching out to care homes and charities across Scotland this Christmas offering of a trio of concert films to stream for free. Three concerts have been selected by the RSNO from its critically acclaimed Digital Season to offer free of charge to charities, care homes, and hospices across the […]

RSNO announce changes to Digital Season concerts Jan-Feb

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra has announced changes to three upcoming Digital Season concerts due to new COVID-19 travel and quarantine restrictions affecting some artists. 29 January 2021: Sharon Roffman plays solo violin for Dvořák Romance for Violin and Price’s Violin Concerto No2, as Stefan Jackiw is unable to travel. 12 February 2021: Edward Gardner […]

Premiere of RSNO tribute to people of Belarus

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra will premiere a brand-new work, Three Belarusian Folk Songs for solo cello and orchestra, during its digital Season Concert on Friday 4 December. Inspired by recent peaceful demonstrations in Belarus in the wake of its 2020 presidential election, the RSNO commission is a musical tribute to the Belarusian people who […]

FREE RSNO AND CHILDREN’S CLASSIC CONCERTS CHRISTMAS SHOW

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) and Children’s Classic Concerts (CCC) have announced their 2020 Christmas show will be broadcast for free online to families across the country, and for the first time the production will be available on the STV Player. Audiences across Scotland and the rest of the UK will have more ways […]

RSNO Composers’ Hub 2020:21 Announced

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra has welcomed six emerging composers for the sixth year of the RSNO Composers’ Hub, which for the first time welcomes an international participant from Poland. The talented group chosen from dozens of applicants will benefit from working closely with Scotland’s national orchestra as they develop compositions, with guidance from award-winning […]

Changes to upcoming concerts

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra has announced changes to three upcoming Digital Season concerts due to new COVID-19 travel and quarantine restrictions affecting some artists. 4 December 2020 – Principal Cello Aleksei Kiseliov to play tribute to people of Belarus in folks songs arranged by Principal Horn and composer Christopher Gough. Cornelius Meister to conduct. […]