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Lugansky and Prokofiev with the RSNO in 2016

Russian pianist celebrates twenty years relationship with Scotland by performing complete cycle of Prokofiev’s concertos As part of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra’s 125th anniversary celebrations, Russian pianist Nikolai Lugansky, whom The Guardian described as “…a true inheritor of a profound keyboard tradition…”, and who has a relationship with the RSNO spanning twenty years, will […]

Former Music Director Makes First Return to RSNO

Stéphane Denève re-joins Scotland’s national orchestra for the first time since 2012 Stéphane Denève, Music Director of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra from 2005 to 2012, returns to his former orchestra for the first time as part of the ensemble’s 125th anniversary celebrations, with a typically diverse programme. Denève Returns: The Auld Alliance presents Debussy’s […]

We are 125 years young - The 2016:17 Season

Two RSNO conductors celebrating five years on the RSNO’s 125th Anniversary The third oldest continuously active professional orchestra in the UK embarks on part two of a two Season 125th anniversary celebration The 2016:17 Season will be headed by RSNO Music Director Peter Oundjian, with visits from members of Orchestra’s Artistic Team; Conductor Laureate Neeme […]

EIFF and the RSNO present the UK premiere of E.T. The Extra Terrestrial with a live orchestral score

Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) are delighted to present the UK Premiere of Steven Spielberg’s legendary E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL, accompanied by John Williams’ iconic score performed live by the RSNO on Saturday 25 June 2016 at the Festival Theatre Edinburgh. Tickets will go on sale Friday 5 February […]

RSNO seeks new Assistant Conductor

Global search starts for newest member of the RSNO’s Artistic Team Scotland’s national orchestra is inviting applicants for the position of RSNO Assistant Conductor, commencing in the autumn of 2016. The RSNO Assistant Conductorship is a two-year post and benefits from the continued support of the John Mather Charitable Trust. The scheme is a rare […]

New Music ensemble focus on emerging composers

Composers’ Hub members programme first Alchemy concert in Glasgow’s newest concert venue The Royal Scottish National Orchestra’s contemporary music ensemble, RSNO Alchemy, reconvene this Saturday to perform new works written by participants of the Orchestra’s latest forum for compositional development, the RSNO Composers’ Hub. RSNO Alchemy’s Blow, Blow Thou Winter Wind will appear at the […]

Big Noise kids sneak a peek at Snowman

Aberdeen primary school kids gained VIP access to RSNO Christmas Concert with special screening of classic animation Forty children from Big Noise in Torry received privileged access to the Royal Scottish National Orchestra’s (RSNO) final rehearsal of this year’s Christmas Concert at Aberdeen’s Music Hall on Thursday, courtesy of Total E&P UK Ltd. The children […]

Waterloo Road star tells seasonal tale

Award-winning Scottish actor Georgie Glen narrates Raymond Briggs’ The Snowman for RSNO’s Christmas Concerts Georgie Glen, most recently known for portraying history teacher Audrey McFall in BBC One show Waterloo Road, will make her Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) début this month, narrating the classic story of Raymond Briggs’ The Snowman, as part of this year’s RSNO Christmas […]

National Young Composers’ competition returns for 2015:16

Notes From Scotland, a competition for 12-18 year olds, this year in partnership with the Festival of Architecture Scotland’s national orchestra is running the second composition competition specifically for 12-18 year olds based in Scotland. In partnership with the Festival of Architecture 2016, Notes From Scotland invites young composers to write a two-minute work for […]

Owen and Olly’s Christmas Stocking

Children’s Classic Concerts and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra will be packing a bumper selection of musical treats into a fabulously festive stocking in Glasgow and Edinburgh this December Saturday 5th December 2015, 1.00pm and 3.00pm, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall Sunday 6th December 2015, 3.00pm, Usher Hall, Edinburgh   Children’s Classic Concerts’ popular percussionist presenters […]

World class music venue opens in Glasgow

Scotland’s national orchestra’s new centre unveiled following successful first performances The Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) has relocated to its new, purpose-built facility in Glasgow’s City Centre. The construction of a new purpose-built rehearsal and recording facility for the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) and a new 600 seat music venue for Glasgow was completed […]

To Absent Friends launches with RSNO concert

A festival of storytelling and remembrance TO ABSENT FRIENDS, a festival of storytelling and remembrance, launches on Thursday 29 October at 6pm with MUSIC OF MEMORIES, a special concert by school pupils alongside musicians from the ROYAL SCOTTISH NATIONAL ORCHESTRA (RSNO) at its new home in Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. The concert, featuring children from […]