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Review: RSNO Digital Season – full orchestra season so far…

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From April to June the Royal Scottish National Orchestra returns for their Spring/Summer 2021 digital season. Following the success of their 2020 season, which made the very best of the tricky situation Covid-19 has...

Review – RSNO Beethoven 5 / Britten / Walker

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Last Friday, those who tuned in were treated to a wonderfully diverse programme in the final performance of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra's inaugural ‘Digital Season’, a series of concerts broadcast online from the...

Review – RSNO Beethoven 6 / Penderecki / Christopher Gough

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For the latest offering as part of their ‘Digital Season’ the RSNO presented Beethoven’s 6th ‘Pastoral’ Symphony along with two more recent shorter pieces – Penderecki’s Adagio for Strings and a world premiere performance...

RSNO Children’s Classic Concerts Show on Saturday – FREE

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The Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) and Children’s Classic Concerts (CCC) have announced their 2020 Christmas show will be broadcast for free online to families all over Scotland, and for the first time the...

Review – RSNO Beethoven 1 and Violin Concerto

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The RSNO performed Beethoven’s First Symphony and Violin Concerto as part of their streamed ‘Digital Season’, with solo violinist Midori, conducted by Thomas Søndergård.The performance was shown on Friday 23 October 2020 as...

RSNO Digital Season begins on Friday

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The Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) is launching a major new season online - and it all begins on Friday.On a subscription basis you can watch the season of ten concerts filmed live...

The RSNO bring you the world premiere of a lost Vaughan Williams piece

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This coming weekend a large-scale visionary masterpiece, The Future by Ralph Vaughan Williams will be performed - a work that was lost till now.The RSNO with conductor Martin Yates will play the...
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Alistair Mackie appointed CEO of the RSNO

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 The Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) has appointed Alistair Mackie as its new Chief Executive. He will take up the role in April 2019.A former student at St Mary's Music School, Mr Mackie joins...

At the Usher Hall – cinema with a live orchestra

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The Senbla Concert Orchestra will provide the orchestral backdrop to British Christmas cinematic classic, Love Actually at the Usher Hall in early December. The RSNO is also performing there on two evenings with music...

Did you know this is in the baby box?

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There are many good reasons why a baby box is a good idea, and now the Scottish Government has been handing them out to newborns and their parents for a year. But we wonder if...

RSNO to play Scottish premiere of music from Solo – A Star Wars Story...

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The film Solo - A Star Wars Story is still very new and the music from it will be performed live for the first time outside the US this week. The Royal Scottish National...

RSNO announce details of new season

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Thomas Søndergård takes up his position as Music Director at the Royal Scottish National Orchestra from October this year. The orchestra announced their programme which the 36th music director is making his own with the...

RSNO cancel Usher Hall concert tomorrow

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The RSNO concert planned for tomorrow evening at the Usher Hall, Edinburgh will no longer go ahead due to the bad weather.Stravinsky's Firebird which will also be performed at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall...

RSNO – The Music of Star Wars

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The Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) will be one of the first orchestras to perform the music of the latest Star Wars film The Last Jedi live next month, when it celebrates the canon...

RSNO Remembrance concert at The Usher Hall

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Scotland's national orchestra the RSNO are putting the finishing touches to a programme of music for their fundraising concert at the Usher Hall on 10 November 2017. The Remembrance Day concert will help raise...

Nicola Benedetti and the RSNO invite you to tweet along on Wednesday

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Nicola Benedetti and Scotland’s national orchestra welcome guests to their rehearsal to mark the start of a new SeasonThe Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) and  violinist Nicola Benedetti invite their supporters to join them...

RSNO features China connection

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The Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) presents two concerts celebrating the works of arguably China’s greatest living composer in the Western classical tradition when it performs the music of Xiaogang Ye to audiences in...

The RSNO announce wonderfully diverse 2017:18 season

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This season the RSNO will pay tribute to Gene Kelly, Leonard Bernstein, Gershwin and they will perform at the RSNO at the Movies series at the Edinburgh International Festival. All of this American influence will...

EIFF – Raiders of the Lost Ark with the RSNO – tickets go on...

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This summer's Edinburgh International Festival will feature a special screening of Raiders of the Lost Ark accompanied by a live performance of the iconic John Williams score by the RSNO.Tickets go on sale this Thursday...

RSNO bring the Snowman to the Usher Hall for Christmas

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Georgie Glen, most recently known for portraying history teacher Audrey McFall in BBC One show Waterloo Road, will make her Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) début this month, narrating the classic story of Raymond Briggs’ The Snowman, as part...

Dame Sue Bruce appointed Chair of RSNO

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Following her retiral from local authority roles earlier this year Dame Sue Bruce DBE has just been appointed Chair of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO). Dame Sue was previously Chief Executive of Aberdeen Council...

Edinburgh International Festival 2015 – Harmonium

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On Wednesday evening anyone on Lothian Road got a sneak preview of the Harmonium Project which will open this year's Edinburgh International Festival on Friday at 10.30 pm. It will be more exciting when set to...

RSNO Music Director Peter Oundjian passes the baton to Craig Gordon

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The Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) performed at Glasgow Airport today,  presenting well-known classical favourites, and provided an opportunity for outgoing travellers to take to the podium before taking their flight.RSNO Music Director Peter Oundjian...

Events at Rosslyn Chapel for Scotland’s History Festival

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Medieval music and historic tales are all on offer at Rosslyn Chapel this month, as part of the Chapel’s contribution to Scotland’s History Festival.Today, during opening times, visitors can meet a medieval musician from...

RSNO invite families to the MONSTERS BALL!

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 Families invited to The Monsters’ BallChildren’s Classic Concerts (CCC) and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) present a Strictly Spooktacular opening to their new season of family concertsSunday 2nd November 2014, 3.00pm, Usher Hall,...

Five things you need to know today

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Craighouse Planning ApplicationRSNOReal Nappy ProjectHarlaw HydroEdinburgh is number 2!Today the council's Development Management Committee meets for a whole day devoted to one planning application, the redevelopment of Craighouse which was previously owned by Edinburgh...

RSNO announce sponsorship deal

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Ahead of the RSNO's 2014/15 season it has been announced that they have been able to secure some funding for their concert series in Glasgow's Kelvingrove Art Gallery. Brewin Dolphin has agreed to support the...

RSNO launch schools programme

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Nationwide music programme for schools launched with national composition competition for 12-18 year olds RSNO Engage for Schools most ambitious Scotland-wide orchestral music initiative to dateFrom May, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) will provide...

RSNO announce 2014:15 programme

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The RSNO today announced a programme which will start off with an Opera Gala in Inverness in September, bring Sheherezade to the Usher Hall in October, combine the talents of music director Peter Oundjian...

RSNO Chorus Director bids the chorus adieu

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RSNO Chorus Director to leave at end of Season Timothy Dean will direct the Chorus until the end of the 2013:14 Season, concluding his tenure with performances of Mahler’s Symphony No 8  Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) Chorus...

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