Young people from Big Noise Raploch recently took part in a unique concert alongside the world-renowned Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO).
A total of 36 young musicians from Big Noise Raploch, all aged between 10 and 18, performed side-by-side with the RSNO at Perth Concert Hall on November 9th. Concertgoers were treated to a special rendition of ‘In The Hall of the Mountain King’ from the Peer Gynt Suite by Edvard Grieg. The concert gave the young participants an opportunity to play alongside accomplished professional musicians as part of Scotland’s national orchestra, while demonstrating their musical skill to friends and family.
Andy Stevenson, RSNO Director of Engagement, said:
“Our partnership with Sistema Scotland’s Big Noise centres is an integral part of how the RSNO engages with communities across Scotland. Welcoming the young people of Big Noise to the stage alongside our musicians and artists is an exciting experience for everyone involved. We can’t wait to do it all again with Big Noise Govanhill in December to celebrate their tenth birthday.”
Sistema Scotland’s Director of Music and Curriculum, David Munn, said:
“Everyone at Sistema Scotland is immensely proud of our young musicians from Big Noise Raploch after their outstanding performance alongside the RSNO. Watching our talented young participants showcase all their hard work alongside Scotland's national orchestra was a total delight. This collaboration between Big Noise and the RSNO not only highlights the dedication of the orchestra in inspiring the next generation of young musicians, but also underlines the transformative impact of Big Noise in nurturing confidence, resilience, and creativity in our communities.”