RSNO host free dementia friendly concert at V&A Dundee Posted Wed 15 February 2023
The Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) welcomes an audience of people living with dementia, carers and companions to a special Valentine’s Day concert at V&A Dundee.
The concert, delivered in partnership with V&A Dundee, was designed specifically for those living with dementia. Members of Scotland’s National Orchestra performed favourites by Mozart, Mendelssohn and Holst for an audience of over 100, conducted by RSNO Assistant Conductor Kellen Gray.
Andrew Stevenson, RSNO Director of Engagement, said: “It was wonderful to perform for our audiences living with dementia at this iconic venue. Music serves to relax, inspire and entertain, and we want to make sure that everyone has the chance to engage with Scotland’s National Orchestra in a way that is right for them. We hope that everyone had a very happy Valentine’s Day listening to this fantastic music!”
Peter Nurick, Communities Producer at V&A Dundee, said: “At V&A Dundee, we are constantly looking for new ways to use the museum as a source of support, and this creative collaboration with Alzheimer’s Scotland and the RSNO showcased the museum in a new light. We hope it provided a unique and vibrant memory that will be a source of lasting pleasure for all who attended.”