The Royal Scottish National Orchestra is launching an online concert series that will keep north-east classical music fans entertained during the current coronavirus emergency.
It will offer never-before-seen concert footage as part of the new online “RSNO Friday Night Club” so people can enjoy music while staying at home.
Audiences can tune-in to concerts on the RSNO’s Facebook and YouTube channels starting today (Friday) 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.
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.”