In Friday’s (9/19) Herald (Glasgow, Scotland), Keith Bruce reports, “The partnership between Glasgow Airport and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra has blossomed since the airport first approached the orchestra to be part of its Best of Scotland festival back in 2011, and this year it is one of a shortlist of seven projects vying for an Arts & Business Award in the new Placemaking category … [which] focuses specifically on benefits to a particular geographical area either locally or in terms of cultural tourism.” The awards are scheduled to take place on October 24. “RSNO head of development Sarah Modley says: ‘This is a partnership that has gone from strength to strength since … we transformed the main check-in hall into a performance space for Ravel’s Bolero [in 2011].’ … This year there was a sporting theme when Commonwealth Games judo gold medallist Sarah Clark picked up the baton to conduct Flower of Scotland and the theme music from Chariots of Fire…. [Modley] says: ‘By animating a public space we have a new way of promoting what we do, reaching potential new audiences. We have linked all our appearances to specific offers for tickets for concerts.’ ”

Posted September 24, 2014