The RSNO and The Brunton in Musselburgh have combined to bring the national orchestra to East Lothian at least once a year.

This year the RSNO will play The Brunton in March when you have a unique opportunity to enjoy a fabulous concert entitled Appalachian Spring conducted by RSNO Assistant Conductor Holly Mathieson who is a real rising star.

In this concert, she is all about bold colours and deep feelings.


British composer Judith Weir gets ambient in Still, glowing, and Joseph Haydn detonates a controlled explosion of energy and emotion in his fiery La passione Symphony. After that, head off to America to experience the freshness, colour and simple joys of a frontier wedding in the Appalachian mountains – Copland’s music makes us feel glad to be alive.

The RSNO’s very own Christopher Gough takes the soloist’s spotlight to round the evening off with Richard Strauss’ First Horn Concerto.

Venue 1 at The Brunton has excellent acoustics, comfortable seats and an intimate ambience and regularly receives praise from audiences who enjoy visits from Lammermuir Music Festival, Royal Northern Sinfonia and Scottish Opera as well as the RSNO.

Classical music at The Brunton is supported by Creative Scotland.

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra perform Appalachian Spring at The Brunton, Musselburgh on Friday 23 March 7.30pm. Tickets are £20, £18 concessions, £10 under 26 years, available from The Brunton on 0131 665 2240 or online at .