All the Latest News from the RSNO

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 […]

Families invited to The Monsters’ Ball

Children’s Classic Concerts (CCC) and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) present a Strictly Spooktacular opening to their new season of family concerts Both the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall and the Usher Hall, Edinburgh, will be transformed into spooky ballrooms the November, as the RSNO performs a spine-tingling selection of spectacular classics at the latest […]

RSNO appoints new Chorus Director

Gregory Batsleer will take up the post of RSNO Chorus Director from January 2015 The Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) has appointed Gregory Batsleer as its new Chorus Director, succeeding Timothy Dean, who stood down from the post at the end of last Season. Gregory will join the RSNO at the beginning of 2015. Gregory […]

Alchemy: Scotland’s new New Music Ensemble

RSNO’s new contemporary music group to challenge the nature of conductor, performer and composer This September the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) launches RSNO Alchemy, a new music ensemble, developed in conjunction with composer/conductor Peter Wiegold, with a mission to explore new works, methods of performance, improvisation and collaboration. RSNO Alchemy will work with contemporary […]