Royal Scottish National Orchestra launches #RSNOFridaynightclub

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra is launching never-before-seen concert footage as part of the new online ‘RSNO Friday Night Club’ to enable people to enjoy music whilst staying at home.

Audiences will be able to tune-in to concerts on the RSNO’s Facebook and YouTube channels starting this Friday (27 March 2020) to watch a pre-recorded concert at 7:30pm. The first performance will be Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony conducted by Sir Roger Norrington, recorded last month in the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.

The new concerts are part of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra’s efforts to deliver culture and learning to homes across the country during this period of time in which people are advised to stay home to help prevent the spread of coronavirus and Covid-19.

RSNO Chief Executive Alistair Mackie said: “We are excited to be able to share high-quality performances from the RSNO and bring them straight to people to enjoy in their own homes as part of the RSNO Friday Night Club. We hope people can tune-in at the same time as their friends and family and enjoy these great concerts together to feel connected to each other even though we must, of course, stay apart.

“Music has a unique power to bring us together emotionally in times of great challenge and difficulty. Beethoven’s Eroica is a powerful and uplifting piece of music, and this authentic performance conducted by Sir Roger Norrington will bring a smile to so many faces during these trying times. Please phone a loved one and join the RSNO Friday Night Club together by tuning in with us from 7:30pm.”

This Friday’s concert was originally captured on 29 February 2020. The concert was recommended by Classic FM, and an audio recording was taken for the RSNO Archive supported by the Iain and Pamela Sinclair Legacy.