Video: RSNO perform at Glasgow Airport

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Glasgow Airport was alive with the sound of music when Scotland’s national orchestra performed music from the silver screen to the thousands of passengers travelling through.

As part of the airport’s Best of Scotland event, the RSNO entertained travellers on Wednesday with musical excerpts from beloved movies The Wizard of Oz, E.T. and Star Wars.

RSNO at Glasgow Airport. Picture: Robert Perry

RSNO at Glasgow Airport. Picture: Robert Perry

The Orchestra was led for the first time by newly appointed RSNO Assistant Conductor, Jean-Claude Picard.

He was also joined by Disney characters Dorothy, Toto, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Lion from The Wizard of Oz.

Mr Picard said: “Performing my first public concert with the outstanding musicians of the RSNO was a memorable experience. The iconic music of these classic movies is surely known by everyone and means a lot to many, and to be able to share it in such a vibrant public space was a beautifully peculiar way to start my musical relationship with this country.”

Francois Bourienne, commercial director at Glasgow Airport said: “For many people, Glasgow Airport is their first and last impression of Scotland and the RSNO’s live performance ensured thousands of passengers took away some very special memories of both Scotland and the airport.

“This is the third year in the row we have worked with the RSNO as part of our Best of Scotland event which in addition to creating a bit of theatre in the airport, showcases everything that is great about Scottish culture.”

The Orchestra will be performin The Wizard of Oz complete with screening of the film at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on Saturday 19 October (3pm and 7.30pm), and The Music of John Williams on Saturday 8 March 2014 (7.30pm). For more information go to