Orchestral concerts in the UK rarely fall victim to the weather,
But this week’s extreme conditions have claimed a first cancellation.
Friday’s RSNO concert at the Usher Hall, Edinburgh is off. It is hoped that Saturday’s repeat in Glasgow will still go ahead.
RSNO Chief Executive Dr Krishna Thiagarajan: ‘The safety and well-being of our patrons, musicians, staff and visiting artists must always be our top priority. Adhering to the advice from the Scottish Government and Police Scotland, as well as our partner venues, we have decided to cancel Friday’s performance in Edinburgh. We apologise to our supporters who were looking forward to conductor Lorenzo Viotti’s RSNO Season debut and pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet’s return to the Usher Hall. We will endeavour to invite them to join us at the first available opportunity.’
UPDATE: Saturday’s Glasgow show is also cancelled.