All the Latest News from the RSNO

Applications invited for RSNO Assistant Conductor position

Scotland’s national orchestra seeks assistant to new Music Director Thomas Søndergård  Applicants are invited to submit their credentials for consideration by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) for the position of RSNO Assistant Conductor, which starts in the autumn of 2018. The RSNO Assistant Conductorship is a two-year post and is a rare opportunity for […]

Bernstein anniversary celebrated in Scotland in style

  The life of one of the greatest musical figures of the 20th Century is celebrated by the RSNO   One hundred years since the birth of American composer, conductor and educator Leonard Bernstein, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra presents a package of performances in Edinburgh and Glasgow to mark the occasion. Bernstein 100 is […]

UK composer’s work selected for Season premiere

RSNO’s third composer-nurturing initiative yields new piece to be premiered in November An emerging British composer has won the chance to have one of their latest works premiered by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO). Michael Cryne, who has recently completed doctoral study in composition at Royal Holloway, University of London and is a graduate […]

New Symphonic Cinema Tribute to Hollywood Legend Gene Kelly

The Gene Kelly Legacy, Inc. and Warner Bros. Consumer Products are pleased to announce the World Premiere of Warner Bros. presents Gene Kelly: A Life in Music, a new symphonic cinema production honouring the work of legendary dancer, director and choreographer Gene Kelly. Warner Bros. Presents Gene Kelly: A Life in Music premieres 13 April […]

Musical Museum open to nursery kids

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra guides little listeners on tour through the musical journey Hundreds of nursery and Primary 1 children from Glasgow and Edinburgh experience live orchestral music for the first time this week when the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) presents its A Day at the Museum concerts to young listeners, at the […]

Thomas Sondergard, RSNO Music Director

The RSNO’s 2018:19 Season announced

Thomas Søndergård’s first Season as Music Director “This is fantastic news for the orchestra. The…Danish conductor is precisely the right man for the job.” The Scotsman “[Søndergård] brings a massive sense of purpose to music-making, and he certainly galvanises the RSNO into some extraordinary playing at all extremes of expression…” The Herald “[Chan] made a […]

Glasgow's performance of Stravinsky's Firebird also cancelled

Tomorrow's RSNO concert at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall will no longer go ahead due to the persistent adverse weather conditions affecting much of the UK. Yesterday afternoon the Usher Hall, Edinburgh performance of Stravinsky's Firebird, due to be performed this evening, was cancelled. It was hoped that Saturday's concert in Glasgow would be saved but […]

Heavy snow extinguishes planned performance of Stravinsky's Firebird in Edinburgh

Tomorrow's RSNO concert at the Usher Hall, Edinburgh will no longer go ahead due to the adverse weather conditions affecting much of the UK. Stravinsky's Firebird, also due to be performed at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on Saturday 3 March, is cancelled in Edinburgh due to reasons of safety, though it is hoped that […]

Daniel wins the ultimate prize - a trolley dash in a toy shop!

Photo: 8 year-old Daniel Rea as Lord Garmadon8 year old music fan Daniel Rea is set to experience every child's dream - a trolley dash in a toy shop, picking up prizes of all shapes and sizes. The talented youngster entered the annual Children's Classic Concerts' costume competition, sponsored by A1 Toys, at their Ghost […]

Andrei Ioniță makes RSNO debut in place of indisposed Jan Vogler

Photo: Andrei Ioniță Romanian cellist and BBC New Generation Artist Andrei Ioniță will make his debut with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) this week as a last-minute replacement for RSNO Artist-in-Residence Jan Vogler, who is unwell. In an unchanged programme, Ioniță will perform Robert Schumann's Cello Concerto with the RSNO to audiences at the […]

Brief Encounter with live Orchestra

Classic forbidden love story to be screened with live symphonic accompaniment Next week, the 1945 British romantic drama Brief Encounter, based on a screenplay by Noël Coward and directed by David Lean, will be screened to audiences in Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow complete with a live orchestral score. Dirk Brossé conducts the Royal Scottish National […]

A First for The Last Jedi Soundtrack

Scotland's national orchestra  will be first outside the USA to perform new movie music live The Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) will be one of the first orchestras to perform the music of the latest Star Wars film The Last Jedi live next month, when it celebrates the canon of music associated with the most […]