SCOTLAND'S national orchestra will move into its £14 million home in the centre of Glasgow in its new season, as well as feature a major commission from one of the nation's leading composers.

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) has commissioned Sally Beamish to create Equal Voices, a large scale work for orchestra and chorus.

It will be performed as part of a programme commemorating the start of the First World War, over the Remembrance Sunday weekend.

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In the new season, announced yesterday, the RSNO also said it would move into its new home at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, which will have a rehearsal or performance space with a capacity of about 600 seats, education facilities, practice rooms, and management and administration offices.

The season will feature the music of Scandinavian composers Nielsen and Sibelius. There will be a Classic FM Live concert with John Suchet and Nicola Benedetti will return for her first performances of Shostakovich's Violin Concerto No1 with the RSNO.

RSNO music director Peter Oundjian said: "It is an honour for me to be a part of an organisation which, through the delivery of our new rehearsal and recording facility, will have so many opportunities to fulfil its aspirations of connecting with a growing audience."