Orchestras

Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Introduction

Throughout its history, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) has played an integral part in Scotland’s musical life. Formed in 1891 as the Scottish Orchestra, the company became the Scottish National Orchestra in 1950, and was awarded Royal Patronage in 1977. Many renowned conductors have contributed to its success, including George Szell, Sir John Barbirolli, Walter Susskind, Sir Alexander Gibson, Neeme Järvi, Walter Weller, Alexander Lazarev and Stéphane Denève.

The Orchestra’s artistic team is led by Danish conductor Thomas Søndergård, who was appointed RSNO Music Director in 2018, having previously held the position of Principal Guest Conductor. Hong Kong-born conductor Elim Chan succeeds Søndergård as the new Principal Guest Conductor.

The RSNO performs across Scotland, including concerts in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee, Aberdeen, Perth and Inverness. The Orchestra appears regularly at the Edinburgh International Festival, the BBC Proms at London’s Royal Albert Hall and the St Magnus Festival, Orkney, and has made recent tours to the United States of America, Spain, France, China and Germany.

Askonas Holt will begin its association with the RSNO in September 2019 with a tour to Paris, for two concerts at La Seine Musicale.


Introduction

Throughout its history, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) has played an integral part in Scotland’s musical life. Formed in 1891 as the Scottish Orchestra, the company became the Scottish National Orchestra in 1950, and was awarded Royal Patronage in 1977. Many renowned conductors have contributed to its success, including George Szell, Sir John Barbirolli, Walter Susskind, Sir Alexander Gibson, Neeme Järvi, Walter Weller, Alexander Lazarev and Stéphane Denève.

The Orchestra’s artistic team is led by Danish conductor Thomas Søndergård, who was appointed RSNO Music Director in 2018, having previously held the position of Principal Guest Conductor. Hong Kong-born conductor Elim Chan succeeds Søndergård as the new Principal Guest Conductor.

The RSNO performs across Scotland, including concerts in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee, Aberdeen, Perth and Inverness. The Orchestra appears regularly at the Edinburgh International Festival, the BBC Proms at London’s Royal Albert Hall and the St Magnus Festival, Orkney, and has made recent tours to the United States of America, Spain, France, China and Germany.

Askonas Holt will begin its association with the RSNO in September 2019 with a tour to Paris, for two concerts at La Seine Musicale.

Performance Schedule

 
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    20:30 28 Sep 2019 La Seine Musicale, PARIS

    DEBUSSY Marche écossaise sur un thème populaire
    BRUCH Scottish Fantasy
    MAHLER Symphony No. 1 in D Major ‘Titan’

    Violin: James Ehnes
    Conductor: Thomas Søndergård

    Royal Scottish National Orchestra

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    11:30 29 Sep 2019 La Seine Musicale, PARIS

    DEBUSSY Marche écossaise sur un thème populaire
    BRUCH Scottish Fantasy
    MAHLER Symphony No. 1 in D Major ‘Titan’

    Violin: James Ehnes
    Conductor: Thomas Søndergård

    Royal Scottish National Orchestra