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RSNO SEASON 10:11

THE RSNO SEASON 10:11 HAS IT ALL YOUR FAVOURITES… From the Emperor to the Pathétique and from Haydn’s last symphony to Grieg’s greatest concerto, taking in favourites by Roussel and Brahms along the way.

THE BIGGEST NAMES… Familiar faces include Music Director Stéphane Denève and RSNO Junior Chorus Director, Christopher Bell. And joining the Orchestra from across the globe will be Andrey Boreyko, Peter Oundjian and Roy Goodman. Two of the UK’s most respected piano soloists, Paul Lewis and Stephen Hough, will be complemented by the sensational Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Montero – who performed to millions at the inauguration of President Obama in 2009.

AND EXCITING GEMS… Your Orchestra always loves to surprise and this Season you’ll hear rare treats by Roussel and Lyadov, masterpieces of the future by Connesson and Rouse and, launching in Dundee for the first time, Naked Classics, a new way to enjoy the music you love!


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Standing the Test of Time Dear Friends, I invite you to join me and the Orchestra at the Caird Hall as we encounter some of the great works of the symphonic repertoire: music that has truly ‘stood the test of time’. Dundee deserves the best and that is exactly what you’ll get, with three of the world’s finest pianists – Paul Lewis, Gabriela Montero and Stephen Hough – joining us to play favourites from the piano repertoire: Beethoven’s Emperor, Prokofiev’s Third and Grieg’s ever popular Piano Concerto. Just as beloved are Tchaikovsky’s mighty Sixth Symphony, the Pathétique, and Brahms’ Third Symphony – both very personal works for these great composers, full of emotion, but always a rewarding experience for the listener.

I am very excited that in 2011 the RSNO will bring its celebrated Naked Classics series to Dundee for the first time, featuring Haydn’s Symphony No104. We are very proud of Naked Classics: not only is it a brand new way to discover more about the music we know and love but it is also a perfect introduction for concert hall newcomers. So, whether you are only just discovering the wonder of orchestral music or if you have travelled with this orchestra for many decades, we know that you will have a wonderful experience with the RSNO this Season. Welcome! A très bientôt!

Stéphane Denève RSNO Music Director


RSNO SEASON 10:11

Paul Lewis

Great Concertos: The Emperor Thursday 30 september 2010: 7.30pm Beethoven lays all his cards on the table with the grandest, most stirring piano concerto he ever wrote. As poetic as he is brilliant, the masterly British pianist Paul Lewis is one of today’s greatest Beethoven interpreters. And melody, excitement and invention are in abundance in both Roussel’s famous and colourful ballet score and Connesson’s spectacular Aleph. Connesson Aleph Roussel The Spider’s Feast Beethoven Piano Concerto No5 Emperor Stéphane Denève (conductor) Paul Lewis (piano) 6.45 John Poulter (Associate Principal Percussion)

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Pre-concert talk at 6.45pm, usually in the Marryat Hall


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The RSNO Christmas Concert TUESDAY 14 DECEMber 2010: 7.30PM Join us for a family celebration of your favourite Christmas carols and music. Conducted and presented by the irrepressible Christopher Bell, the concert will include the magical film The Snowman shown on the big screen and accompanied by Howard Blake’s timeless music. Christopher Bell (conductor) RSNO Junior Chorus “Nothing else comes near to beating this recipe for seasonal music and fun” The Courier Sponsored by

Andrey Boreyko

Great Symphonies: Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique Thursday 3 February 2011: 7.30pm Tchaikovsky’s symphonies aren’t just about the melodies: they’re no-holds-barred emotional autobiographies, bursting at the seams with all the composer’s hopes, fears and desperate passions. And the Pathétique is the most overwhelming of them all. Plus keyboard fireworks too, as the supremely talented Gabriela Montero tackles Prokofiev’s best-loved piano concerto. Lyadov The Enchanted Lake Prokofiev Piano Concerto No3 Tchaikovsky Symphony No6 Pathétique Andrey Boreyko (conductor) Gabriela Montero (piano) 6.45 John Cushing (RSNO Principal Clarinet)


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GABRIELA MONTERO


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Great Concertos: Grieg Piano Concerto thursday 14 April 2011: 7.30pm

Stephen Hough

Stephen Hough, who has been described as “the virtuoso who begins where others leave off”, is sure to bring a fresh interpretation to Grieg’s famous – and ever popular – Piano Concerto. Toronto Symphony Orchestra Music Director Peter Oundjian makes a welcome return to the RSNO, conducting Brahms’ most personal symphony. Rouse Rapture Grieg Piano Concerto Brahms Symphony No3 Peter Oundjian (conductor) Stephen Hough (piano) 6.45 Katherine Bryan (RSNO Principal Flute)


THE RSNO PRESENTS

THE RSNO’S GROUND-BREAKING NAKED CLASSICS IS COMING TO DUNDEE FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME… Naked Classics is your chance to find out everything you wanted to know about classical music but were afraid to ask! Presenter Paul Rissmann uses a fresh, funny and informal mixture of projections, lighting, excerpts from the Orchestra and interviews with players to reveal the stories behind the music – what the world was like when this music was first heard, why it was written and how it was composed. Then, after the interval, sit back and enjoy the work being performed in all its glory by the RSNO.

A Classic. Period. Haydn Symphony No104 THUrsday 19 MAY 2011: 7.30PM

Haydn’s final symphony was also the last of his musical postcards from London. Its premiere in 1795 earned him a fortune – but after writing 104 symphonies you wouldn’t begrudge him that, would you? For this very special, first ever Dundee Naked Classics, Paul and authentic performance specialist conductor Roy Goodman strip back the veneer to see what lies beneath this popular classic.

PAUL RISSMANN

All tickets only £12.50, U26s £5, U16s free

Strip Classical Music Bare with THE RSNO


Meet The RSNO Formed in 1891, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra is one of Europe’s leading orchestras. The eighty-two full-time musicians perform across Scotland and internationally and have a very busy schedule of recordings, education and community programmes. The RSNO is a charity and is one of Scotland’s National Performing Companies, supported by the Scottish Government. 1st VioliN

William Chandler

Tamás Fejes

Andrew Martin

Barbara Paterson

Jane Reid

Alison McIntyre

Gail Digney

Caroline Parry

Ursula Heidecker

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Assoc PRincipal Violin

Sub-PRIncipal Violin

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Viola

Michael Rigg

Sheila McGregor

Wanda Wojtasinska

Penny Dickson

Isabel Gourdie

Paul Medd

Anne Bünemann

Sophie Lang

John Harrington

Violin

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Principal Viola

Cello

Maria Trittinger

Francesca Hunt

Pauline Argondizza

Jeremy Fletcher

Betsy Taylor

Lyn Armour

William Paterson

Peter Hunt

Ruth Rowlands

Viola

Viola

Principal Cello

Associate Principal Cello

Assistant Principal Cello

Sub-Principal Cello

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Flute

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Clarinet

Sally Davis

Katherine Bryan

Helen Brew

Janet Richardson

Emmanuel Laville

Katy MacKintosh

Zoe Kitson

John Cushing

Josef Pacewicz

Double Bass

Principal Flute

Associate Principal Flute

Principal Piccolo

Principal Oboe

Associate Principal Oboe

Principal Cor Anglais

Principal Clarinet

Principal Eb Clarinet

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Timpani

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Trombone

Marcus Pope

Brian Forshaw

Dávur Juul Magnussen

Lance Green

Alastair Sinclair

John Whitener

Martin Gibson

Simon Lowdon

John Poulter

Sub-Principal Trumpet

Principal Cornet

Principal Trombone

Assoc PRincipal Trombone

Principal Bass Trombone

Principal Tuba

Principal Timpani

Principal Percussion

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Elizabeth Lloyd

Lorna Rough

Susannah Lowdon

Jacqueline Speirs

Marion Wilson

Elita Bungard

Harriet Wilson

Christopher Ffoulkes

Nigel Mason

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Assoc PRincipal 2nd Violin

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Ian Budd

Michael Lloyd

Susan Blasdale

Lisa Davidson

David Martin

Nicola McWhirter

Fiona West

Claire Dunn

Katherine Wren

Assoc PRincipal Viola

Asst Principal Viola

Sub-Principal Viola

Sub-Principal Viola

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Double Bass

Rachael Lee

Kennedy Leitch

Sarah Digger

David Inglis

Robert Mitchell

Michael Rae

Paul Sutherland

Gordon Bruce

John Clark

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Principal Double Bass

Assoc PRincipal Double Bass

Asst PRincipal Double Bass

Sub-PRincipal Double Bass

Double Bass

Double Bass

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Duncan Swindells

David Hubbard

Rosina Alter

Nicholas Reader

David McClenaghan

Robert McIntosh

John Logan

Alison Murray

John Gracie

Principal Bass Clarinet

Principal Bassoon

Assoc PRincipal Bassoon

Principal Contrabassoon

Principal Horn

2nd Horn

Associate Principal Horn

5th Horn

Principal Trumpet

Artistic Team

Alan Stark

Stéphane Denève

Neeme Järvi

Alexander Lazarev

Walter Weller

Timothy Dean

Christopher Bell

Sub-Principal Percussion

Music Director

Conductor LaUreate

Conductor Emeritus

Conductor Emeritus

RSNO Chorus Director

RSNO Junior Chorus Director


A Big Thank You!

getting to the concert The Royal Scottish National Orchestra’s home in Dundee is the Caird Hall, in the heart of the city overlooking the pedestrianised City Square. Convenient parking is available at Greenmarket and Gellatly Street. There are designated disabled parking spaces in Crichton Street, Castle Street and Shore Terrace. The Underground Garage, Crichton Street DD1 3AJ is open for selected concerts from 6pm. Tickets are available to purchase from Dundee City Box Office Tel 01382 434 940.

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We recommend you make tracks for our concerts by taking the train – the Caird Hall is just minutes from Dundee Station. With convenient, fast and frequent services throughout Scotland and a wide range of great value off-peak and group fares, First ScotRail is bound to have just the ticket to hit the right note! Visit www.scotrail.co.uk or call 08457 55 00 33 to book tickets.

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Get closer to the RSNO Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes in one of the world’s busiest orchestras? Would you like to get to know the personalities behind the music and what it is like to be a player in Scotland’s National Orchestra? Would you like to hear from us about exclusive musical and social events you could attend in your area? Become a member of the RSNO Circle and get to know us better. Our exclusive members’ magazine Inner Circle is available twice a year and has all the latest updates on players, tours and CD releases. You can also read about what’s coming up during the Season.

As a Circle member you will also have the opportunity to meet players at concerts and dinner events, attend open rehearsals and travel to hear the Orchestra on tour! And of course, as a Circle member you will be making your own personal, vital contribution to support your great national symphony orchestra.

If you would like to find out more about the RSNO Circle, simply tick the box in section five of your booking form and we will send information to you. Alternatively visit our website www.rsno.org.uk, email circle@rsno.org.uk or call 0141 225 3565.

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Now Book Your Tickets! 1. Save £s and Subscribe to the Season today! 2. Single Concert Tickets There are 3 easy ways to book tickets to individual concerts: BY PHONE: 01382 434 940† Open Monday – Friday: 9am to 4.30pm Saturday: 9.30am to 1.30pm ONLINE: www.rsno.org.uk†

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SINGLE TICKET PRICES All single tickets are £12.50. Single concert tickets on sale from Tuesday 18 May 2010. RSNO Circle members can priority book single concert tickets from Tuesday 11 May 2010.

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Please Note All discounts are subject to availability. The RSNO reserves the right to introduce ticket discounts at any time. We regret no refunds can be made except to full Season Subscribers as noted above. All details correct at time of print. The RSNO reserves the right to change performance details without prior notice. Patrons should be aware that when you book your details will be held on the box office computer system. If your consent has previously been indicated or is given at the time of purchase, this information will be passed to the RSNO and from time to time we may contact you with information from the RSNO. We do not pass your details to any third party organisations. If you feel your consent has been wrongly applied, your details are incorrect or you would like to withdraw from the RSNO marketing list, please write to: The Database Manager, RSNO, 73 Claremont Street, Glasgow G3 7JB.

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Emperor Piano Concerto

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Christmas Concert

14 Dec 10

Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique

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Grieg Piano Concerto

14 Apr 11

Naked Classics: Haydn 104

19 May 11

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The RSNO Across Scotland All concerts start at 7.30pm unless noted otherwise Chamber Series: Schubert Octet E G

Sun 12 Sept 2010: 3pm Sun 19 Sept 2010: 2.30pm

New Season, New World A E G

Thu 23 Sept 2010 Fri 24 Sept 2010 Sat 25 Sept 2010

Emperor Piano Concerto D E G

Thu 30 Sept 2010 Fri 1 Oct 2010 Sat 2 Oct 2010

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Fri 8 Oct 2010 Sat 9 Oct 2010

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Thu 14 Oct 2010 Fri 15 Oct 2010 Sat 16 Oct 2010

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Thu 21 Oct 2010: 8pm Fri 22 Oct 2010 Sat 23 Oct 2010

G Thu 9 Dec 2010 E Fri 10 Dec 2010

G Thu 24 Feb 2011 E Fri 25 Feb 2011

The RSNO Christmas Concert

Naked Classics: Insomnia

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G Thu 17 Mar 2011 E Fri 18 Mar 2011

Tue 14 Dec 2010* Wed 15 Dec 2010 Fri 17 Dec 2010 Sat 18 Dec 2010: 3pm* Sat 18 Dec 2010: 7.30pm

G Thu 16 Dec 2010 A Sun 19 Dec 2010

Handel’s Messiah

Lill Plays Tchaikovsky

Bach to Elgar

Paganini Variations Fri 5 Nov 2010 Sat 6 Nov 2010

Fantastique! E G

Dvorˇák Cello Concerto

RSNO Big Band Christmas Party

Nice & Easy

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Naked Classics: Pictures

Fri 12 Nov 2010 Sat 13 Nov 2010

G Sun 2 Jan 2011: 3pm

Viennese Gala G P E Df

Mon 3 Jan 2011 Thu 6 Jan 2011 Fri 7 Jan 2011 Sat 8 Jan 2011

Rachmaninov Two E Fri 28 Jan 2011 G Sat 29 Jan 2011

Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique

Sat 27 Nov 2010

Postcards from the Americas E G

Fri 3 Dec 2010 Sat 4 Dec 2010

E Fri 1 Apr 2011 G Sat 2 Apr 2011

73 Claremont Street Glasgow G3 7JB T: +44 (0)141 226 3868 F: +44 (0)141 221 4317 W: www.rsno.org.uk

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Scottish Company No 27809 Scottish Charity No SCO 10702 VAT NO 316344770

Beethoven Piano No4

Grieg Piano Concerto D Thu 14 Apr 2011 E Fri 15 Apr 2011 G Sat 16 Apr 2011

Spanish Rhapsodies A Thu 28 Apr 2011 E Fri 29 Apr 2011 G Sat 30 Apr 2011

Naked Classics: Haydn 104

Chamber Series: Strings/Brass

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Benedetti Plays Korngold

Romantic Valentine’s Classics

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A St Andrew’s Party

E Fri 25 Mar 2011 G Sat 26 Mar 2011

Season Finale – Ode to Joy

Cooper Plays Mozart Fri 19 Nov 2010 Sat 20 Nov 2010

Järvi Conducts the Leningrad

D Thu 3 Feb 2011 E Fri 4 Feb 2011 G Sat 5 Feb 2011

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Thu 10 Feb 2011 Fri 11 Feb 2011 Sat 12 Feb 2011

Sun 13 Feb 2011: 3pm Sun 20 Feb 2011: 2.30pm

Sibelius Six and Seven P Thu 17 Feb 2011 E Fri 18 Feb 2011 G Sat 19 Feb 2011

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E Thu 5 May 2011 G Sat 7 May 2011

D Thu 19 May 2011 E Fri 20 May 2011 G Sat 21 May 2011

Chamber Series: Four, Five, Six E G

Sun 29 May 2011: 3pm Sun 5 June 2011: 2.30pm

* RSNO Junior Chorus

The RSNO is supported by the Scottish Government.


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