Melodies from the films Star Wars, E.T. and The Wizard of Oz were ringing through the main check-in hall at Glasgow Airport today as the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) played at the unusual venue
Wearing her signature red shoes, Dorothy, from The Wizard of Oz, was joined by her dog Toto, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Lion to enjoy the music and participate in the performance.
The orchestra was led by Jean-Claude Picard for the first time since took up his appointment as RSNO assistant conductor earlier this month.
He said: "It's strange to play in an airport but at the same time it's absolutely fantastic.
"The exchange with the people who are about to fly is great."
Many people in the crowd held phones, tablets and video cameras up to record the unexpected concert.
Mr Picard believes that performances in public places, like the airport, could encourage people to explore classical music.
He added: "Maybe it's an easier way to make contact with the public, who are not used to classical music but almost everyone has seen the movies.
"I think, when you go to the concert hall and you are hearing Brahms, Beethoven or Mozart music, you can be very touched by what's happening on stage."
The RSNO will be performing The Wizard of Oz along with a screening of the film at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on October 19 and in March next year will present The Music of John Williams, who composed various film scores including Star Wars and E.T.