RSNO perform at Haymarket station

Last updated: Friday, 12 November 2021

Delegates and ScotRail customers at Haymarket station have been treated to a special performance to mark the end of the COP26 climate summit.

A quintet of Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) principal brass players entertained commuters and delegates at Haymarket station with a selection of popular classics in a pop-up performance today, Friday, 12 November.

ScotRail has supported the RSNO since 2008, when it became the principal transport provider to the orchestra, a partnership which reduces the environmental impact of the RSNO’s touring schedule and encourages concertgoers to take the train to concerts.

Ros Houldsworth, ScotRail Community Liaison Executive, said:

“It was fantastic to see the Royal Scottish National Orchestra perform at Haymarket station, where customers and delegates were able to take in the wonderful sounds of the RSNO’s talented musicians.

“As the principal transport provider for the RSNO, we were delighted to be part of this special project.”

Jenny McNeely, Chair of the RSNO Climate Committee (Head of Individual Giving & Partnerships), said:

“The orchestra has been involved in a wide range of COP26 performances, from the RSNO Junior Chorus performing in the official Green Zone to an RSNO quartet playing for world leaders at Kelvingrove.

“Our performance of A Response to Climate Change: Dies Irae, led by renowned violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja, was an extraordinary and thought-provoking concert.

“As the conference draws to a close we were delighted to work with ScotRail to bring music to delegates and ScotRail customers travelling through Haymarket and look forward to continuing to encourage our musicians and audiences to travel by train in the years to come.”