All the Latest News from the RSNO

Change to Benedetti Concert Programmes

Audiences in Scotland will get a sneak peek of the RSNO’s 2020 touring programme with Nicola Benedetti following a change of concert repertoire next month. Ahead of setting off to Belgium, the Netherlands, and Germany with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra in January, Benedetti will perform the Sibelius Violin Concerto for home audiences on the […]

2019:20 Gibson Conducting Fellow Announced

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra have announced the next Sir Alexander Gibson Conducting Fellow is Sarah Charista. Sarah joins Scotland’s National Orchestra for the year-long choral training post after graduating from the University of Birmingham where she received a music scholarship to earn a Postgraduate in Choral Conducting under the supervision of Simon Halsey, Simon […]

Danny Elfman to appear at RSNO Gala Concerts

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra has announced that internationally-acclaimed composer Danny Elfman will be appearing at gala concerts celebrating his classical and film work, in Edinburgh and Glasgow this month (November). The Danny Elfman Gala on November 29 and 30 will feature the composer’s beloved music from Alice in Wonderland, Batman, Edward Scissorhands, and the […]

RSNO to visit Stranraer pupils

Primary 7s across Stranraer are set to add a new string to their bow before heading off to secondary school next year, with a bit of help from the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. The RSNO comes to Stranraer Academy on Tuesday 29 October to work with 150 Primary 7 and Secondary 1 pupils in a […]

RSNO Composers’ Hub 2019:20 Announced

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra has welcomed five emerging composers for its fifth year of the RSNO Composers’ Hub. The talented group chosen from around 100 applicants will benefit from working closely with Scotland’s national orchestra as they develop compositions, with helpful guidance from award-winning composer and RSNO Composers’ Hub mentor Stuart MacRae. Making up […]

Music and Science Extravaganza from Children's Classic Concerts

Saturday 26th October 2019, 3.00pm, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall Sunday 27th October 2019, 3.00pm, Usher Hall, Edinburgh Chemisty, astronomy, music, and even time-travel are set to collide this month as Children’s Classic Concerts (CCC) take Scotland’s youngsters on a whirlwind musical tour in their extravaganza show ‘Weird Science.’ Now in its 25th Anniversary year, Children’s […]

Catriona Morison announced as Guest Soloist in change to November concert

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra has announced changes to the Saint-Saëns Symphony No3 Organ concerts next month, with news that Catriona Morison will replace Dame Sarah Connolly as guest soloist in the first half of the concert. Dame Sarah was due to perform two concerts with the RSNO on November 1 and 2, however in […]

RSNO to open Concert Season in Dundee

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra will open it’s 2019:20 Season at the Caird Hall in Dundee, joined by Arbroath-born mezzo-soprano Karen Cargill. Following on from the successes of last year, which included increased audience figures across the country, the RSNO returns with popular Music Director Thomas Søndergård who will conduct 24 concerts across Scotland this […]

RSNO to play in Paris ahead of new Season

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra will perform at La Seine Musicale in Paris, before opening their 2019:20 season at home in Scotland. As part of a weekend of music celebrating Scotland which runs from 26-29 September, Scotland’s National Orchestra will play a programme of music with both French and Scottish influences, as well as offering […]

RSNO TO STRENGTHEN FAROE ISLAND CONNECTIONS

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra will be represented this weekend at the official opening of a new concert hall on the Faroe Islands. A small team hosted by Faroes-born Dávur Juul Magnussen, principal Trombone for the RSNO, will attend the opening concert of the new Hátún Hall in the Tórshavn Musikskuli, and conduct masterclasses for […]

RSNO Launches Limited Edition £100 Season Pass for 26-35 year-olds

From Monday the 9th of September, for one week only, 26-35 year olds will have the opportunity to snap up one of only 100 Royal Scottish National Orchestra Season Passes for just £100. This exclusive offer will grant members access to all 19 season concerts in either the Usher Hall, Edinburgh or the Glasgow Royal […]

RSNO appoints Junior Chorus Director

Irish Conductor Patrick Barrett to take on role of RSNO Junior Chorus Director The Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) has announced that Patrick Barrett has been appointed to the role of Junior Chorus Director, taking on the post in August 2019. Barrett follows in the footsteps of Christopher Bell who was Director from 1994-2017, with […]