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RSNO promotes Assistant Conductor

  For his final year, Jean-Claude Picard becomes Associate Conductor, reflecting his contribution over 3-year term The Royal Scottish National Orchestra’s (RSNO) Canadian Assistant Conductor Jean-Claude Picard has been appointed to the position of RSNO Associate Conductor for the final year of his extended tenure with the Orchestra. The change of title reflects Picard’s developing […]

ScotRail refreshes environmentally friendly partnership with Scotland’s national orchestra

In a move to increase its usage of sustainable transport, musicians from the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) will be given the opportunity to trade the car for the train when travelling to its concert venues across Scotland. ScotRail has renewed its commitment to supporting Scotland’s national orchestra in its efforts to reduce its carbon […]

Orchestra welcomes conducting apprentices

Celtic and Scotland goalkeeper Craig Gordon conducts the Orchestra at Glasgow Airport Passengers invited to conduct Scotland’s national orchestra at Glasgow Airport RSNO Music Director Peter Oundjian passes the baton to Scotland and Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon On Monday 3 August the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) performed at Glasgow Airport, presenting well-known classical favourites, […]

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra appoints Krishna Thiagarajan as Chief Executive

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra appoints Krishna Thiagarajan as Chief Executive Dr. Thiagarajan will join Scotland’s national orchestra from the beginning of August 2015 The Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) has appointed Dr. Krishna Thiagarajan as its new Chief Executive. Dr. Thiagarajan joins the RSNO from the New York City-based Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, where he […]

Future arts professionals to run Scotland’s national orchestra

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) will be taken over by forty teenagers, for a two-day work experience initiative, where the young people will plan, promote and present an orchestral concert.

First National Composing Competition final for 12-18 year olds hits Perth

RSNO’s inaugural Notes From Scotland presents five new works from young composers Scotland’s national orchestra’s first composition competition, Notes From Scotland, specifically for 12-18 year olds, culminates in world premiere performances of the five finalists’ works, on Wednesday 17 June at Perth Concert Hall. In partnership with the National Trust for Scotland, the first year’s […]

Live classical music experience for Scotland’s under-twos

Scotland’s little ones under 24 months will have the opportunity to engage with a tailor-made live theatre and classical music experience in venues across the country from the end of April.

Paisley Young People take over Scotland’s national orchestra

The RSNO and Renfrewshire Council collaborate to provide unique work experience project This October, Paisley’s young people will get a once-in-a-lifetime chance to plan, programme and perform a concert with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Approximately sixty 15 to 24-year-olds will work with the RSNO musicians and staff across every aspect of the planning, promotion […]

John Suchet presents an evening of Beethoven

Classic FM Presenter joins Scotland’s national orchestra to share a love of the great composer Radio/TV presenter, author and journalist John Suchet, who presents the weekday morning programme on Classic FM, will step back from the microphone at the end of March to present a series of concerts in Scotland dedicated to his favourite composer, […]

125th Birthday for Scotland’s National Orchestra

125th Birthday for Scotland’s National Orchestra RSNO embarks on a two-season quasquicentennial anniversary celebration Scotland’s national orchestra, the third oldest continuously active professional orchestra in the UK, celebrates its 125th anniversary over two Seasons The RSNO moves into its new, purpose-built rehearsal, performance and recording facility, The RSNO Centre 2015:16 and 2016:17 Seasons will be […]

No Mean Festivity – Taggart Star Tells Seasonal Tale

Award-winning actor Blythe Duff narrates Raymond Briggs’ The Snowman for this season’s RSNO’s Christmas Concerts Blythe Duff, famed globally for her portrayal of Detective Inspector Jackie Reid in Scottish Television’s police drama Taggart, will join the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) in December, narrating the classic story of Raymond Briggs’ The Snowman, as part of […]

School children collaborate on cultural commemoration

Primary pupils create art and music to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of WW1 On Friday 24 October over one hundred and twenty primary school children from the Glasgow area joined Scottish and Canadian orchestral musicians at the city’s Riverside Museum in a cultural commemoration of the First and Second World Wars. Musicians […]