Become a RSNO Patron

RSNO Patrons support the Orchestra with an annual gift of between £1,200 and £10,000. Choose the area of our work you want to support, be that a concert, an education project, a new commission, or one of our musician’s chairs in the Orchestra, and enjoy special access behind-the-scenes, as well as unique benefits tailored to your area of support.

The list of Patron programmes below presents an example of the opportunities available. If you would like to discuss how you can become part of the RSNO family of supporters, please contact Jenny McNeely at jenny.mcneely@rsno.org.uk

Become a Chair Patron

Supporting an individual musician puts you at the heart of the RSNO family. You’re connected directly to the musicians on-stage and get to enjoy privileged access behind-the-scenes. RSNO musicians truly appreciate our Chair Patrons and enjoy developing personal relationships with our supporters.

Become a Learning & Engagement Patron

Our learning and engagement programme is structured around our Music For Life framework, which helps us ensure that we provide high-quality musical experiences for everyone in Scotland, regardless of age or musical ability. From apps for babies to concerts and workshops for school children, and lunchtime concerts for older adults, the range of projects is vast. As a Patron, you’ll have exclusive access to our projects to bring you closer to the communities we serve across the nation.

Learning & Engagement Patrons

Neil and Nicola Gordon
Professor Gillian Mead
Mr Maurice Taylor CBE
Adrian Wilson, RSNO Principal Oboe
Witherby Publishing Group Charitable Trust

Become a New Works Patron

The RSNO is dedicated to bringing new orchestral music to audiences across Scotland. We regularly commission new works from ground-breaking classical composers, ensuring that the vitality and progression of classical orchestral music continues for generations to come. Recent commissions include works by Gavin Higgins, Sally Beamish, Gerald Barry and Jennifer Higdon. Our New Works Patrons contribute a significant legacy to classical music that extends far beyond the RSNO, providing new music for orchestras and audiences across the world, now and for generations to come.

New Works Patron

Susie Thomson

Become a Touring Patron

International touring is incredibly important for the Orchestra because it helps to communicate Scotland’s exceptional musical heritage, showcases the cultural talent of Scotland, and connects Scottish ex-patriates across the world with their home country. It also increases the reach of our work and helps to build Scotland’s reputation globally. Touring Patrons are invited to join the Orchestra abroad, gaining a unique insight into the complex operations of international touring.

For further information about any of our Patron opportunities, please contact Jenny McNeely at jenny.mcneely@rsno.org.uk

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