09:10 SeasoN Aberdeen: Music Hall
RSNO 09:10 Aberdeen Season
The Golden Ticket... The Royal Scottish National Orchestra’s Unmissable Season The RSNO’s 09:10 Season in Aberdeen is six glittering concerts, presented by the eighty-two musicians of Scotland’s national orchestra, a sparkling line-up of internationally-renowned soloists, popular conductors and the singers of the RSNO Chorus. The star-studded guest list includes Stéphane Denève, Alexander Lazarev, Truls Mørk, Daniel Müller-Schott, Lars Vogt and Terrence Wilson, drawn to perform with an orchestra in golden form in the magnificent Music Hall, which celebrates its 150th Anniversary in 2010. So enjoy browsing and booking using your Subscription brochure, then let your evenings be illuminated by the brightest talents in the musical world, the world’s most glorious music and your favourite orchestra, the RSNO.
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Performances with energy Season Opener: Scheherazade Aberdeen 1 Oct 2009 Edinburgh 2 Oct 2009 AngelIC Memories Edinburgh 16 Oct 2009
Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto Edinburgh 11 Dec 2009 Brittenâ€™s War Requiem Edinburgh 30 Apr 2010
The Great Concertos: Elgar Cello Concerto Aberdeen 13 May 2010 Edinburgh 14 May 2010
Welcome to the RSNO’s new Season in Aberdeen. The Orchestra, RSNO Chorus and I are looking forward to playing our part in the 150th Anniversary celebrations of the wonderful Music Hall, our Aberdeen home. We’re proud of our new 09:10 Season; we’ve been creating it and making arrangements for over three years. There are some threads that weave throughout the Season; themes and links that knit together pieces and programmes. This year we will be looking at music inspired by works of literature: the exotic stories of Scheherazade; the epic tales of Peer Gynt and Taras Bulba; and a classic novel, Don Quixote. Composers from the 20th and 21st Centuries are well represented in the Season, with a great European premiere by Michael Daugherty and contemporary works by Oliver Knussen, alongside established masterpieces by Stravinsky, Janácˇek and Richard Strauss. As well as welcoming four world-class soloists, I’m very pleased that our concerts this Season will be conducted by members of our ‘home team’ – myself (twice), my predecessor, RSNO Conductor Emeritus Alexander Lazarev, and RSNO Assistant Conductor, the very talented Austrian, David Danzmayr.
Coming to the Music Hall this Season… StÉphane DenÈve Alexander Lazarev David Danzmayr Christopher Bell Truls Mørk Daniel MÜller-Schott Lars Vogt Terrence Wilson RSNO RSNO Big Band RSNO Chorus
So let us open up the story book together and enter a world where the only boundary is our own imagination! Chaleureusement,
Stéphane Denève RSNO Music Director Pre-concert talk at 6.45pm, usually in Meeting Room 2
Season Opener: Arabian Nights Thursday 1 October 2009: 7.30pm Stéphane Denève opens the new Season with a riot of colours, in a programme that includes one of Mozart’s great piano concertos and the whirlwind kaleidoscope of Scheherazade. Expect a mesmerising, hedonistic retelling of those 1001 tales to get the new Season off to a spectacular start. Knussen Knussen Mozart Rimsky-Korsakov
Flourish with Fireworks The Way to Castle Yonder Piano Concerto No24 Scheherazade
Stéphane Denève (conductor) Lars Vogt (piano) John Cushing
(RSNO PRINCIPAL CLARINET)
LISTEN OUT FOR… Lars Vogt, a favourite with audiences at the Berlin Philharmonic, who stunned the Scottish press on his 2007 debut with the RSNO.
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John Poulter RSNO Principal Percussion
The Snowman © 1982, 2009 Snowman Enterprises Ltd
RSNO Christmas Concert Wednesday 16 December 2009: 7.30pm Celebrate the wonder of Christmas with the RSNO! Conducted and presented by the irrepressible Christopher Bell, this jam-packed concert includes Christmas classics, singalong carols and, of course, the magical family film, The Snowman, narrated by a special star guest and accompanied by Howard Blake’s timeless music. “Nothing else comes near to beating this recipe for seasonal music and fun” (THE COURIER) “Christopher Bell wisecracked, cajoled and danced… energising the audience at every turn” (THE HERALD) Christopher Bell (conductor) RSNO Chorus
Caroline Parry RSNO Violin
RSNO Big Band Christmas Party Monday 21 December 2009: 7.30pm Add some jazz to your Christmas as the RSNO Big Band swings into town with another eclectic offering of musical seasonal greetings, delivered in their unique and inimitable style. Programme includes favourites such as The Christmas Song (â€˜Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fireâ€™), Silent Night and White Christmas. Special guest to be announced! RSNO Big Band Eliot Murray (music Director) Produced by Marcus Pope Music in association with the RSNO
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Marcus Pope RSNO Sub-Principal Trumpet
january 10 DAVID Danzmayr
RSNO Favourites: Peer Gynt and Tchaikovsky 5 Thursday 28 January 2010: 7.30pm Opening with four highlights from Grieg’s popular Peer Gynt, this programme also includes the European premiere of Michael Daugherty’s Deus ex machina, an infectiously rhythmic piano concerto. Concluding, witness RSNO Assistant Conductor David Danzmayr bring his youthful verve and commitment to Tchaikovsky’s mighty Fifth Symphony. ˚
Grieg Daugherty Tchaikovsky
Peer Gynt Suite No1 Deus ex machina Symphony No5
David Danzmayr (conductor) Terrence Wilson (piano) Michael Daugherty in conversation with Gale Mahood, RSNO Director of Planning and Orchestra Management
LISTEN OUT FOR… Austrian conductor David Danzmayr, now in the final year of his three-year role as RSNO Assistant Conductor, is already popular with the Orchestra, RSNO audiences and the press: “...the gifted young Austrian let fly...Danzmayr’s youthful vision and the RSNO’s response, provided an exhilarating experience.” The Herald
A Little Knight Music! Friday 9 April 2010: 7.30pm A concert showcasing the superbly talented sections of the RSNO: Stravinsky’s Symphonies is a short work for wind and brass, whilst the strings have their chance to shine in Tchaikovsky’s beautiful Serenade. “This is a piece from the heart,” said the composer. All sections will unite for Richard Strauss’ Don Quixote, featuring the fabulous cellist Daniel Müller-Schott. Stravinsky Tchaikovsky R Strauss
Symphonies of Wind Instruments Serenade for Strings Don Quixote
Alexander Lazarev (conductor) Daniel Müller-Schott (cello) Duncan Swindells
(RSNO PRINCIPAL BASS CLARINET)
LISTEN OUT FOR… Don Quixote, or “Fantastic Variations on a Theme of Knightly Character”, is half tone poem, half cello concerto, and ingeniously condenses Cervantes’ classic novel into a series of musical scenes, full of wit but also pathos for the deluded knight’s imaginary battles.
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may 10 Truls Mørk
Season Finale: Elgar Cello Concerto Thursday 13 May 2010: 7.30pm What a finish! The RSNO pays tribute to Schumann’s bicentenary with the composer’s wonderfully melodic Fourth Symphony. Truls Mørk joins the Orchestra for the stirring, elegiac Elgar Cello Concerto – a moving, heart-breaking work. And, to bring the Season to a spectacular close, Janácˇek’s powerful orchestral rhapsody Taras Bulba: a true celebration of the insurmountable Cossack spirit. Schumann Symphony No4 Elgar Cello Concerto Janácˇek Taras Bulba Stéphane Denève (conductor) Truls Mørk (cello) Jeremy Fletcher
(RSNO Associate Principal Cello)
LISTEN OUT FOR… Taras Bulba is one of Janácˇek’s most powerful scores, depicting the savage tale of a bellicose father and his two sons who join fellow Cossacks in battles against the Polish nobility.
Daniel Müller-Schott FRI 9 April
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Out and About in Aberdeen and Shire 1-6 March 2010
In addition to our 09:10 Season at the Music Hall, Aberdeen, the Orchestra is delighted to be bringing its successful Out and About week to Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire in March 2010. Out and About takes the RSNO to places not normally reached by live orchestral music. Our musicians are placed in many different settings to provide local communities with opportunities to experience Scotland’s national orchestra in new and creative ways. The RSNO will be travelling around your area delivering a diverse series of workshops, events, visits, performances and concerts. This weeklong celebration of music aims to nurture talent, encourage creativity and build a new audience of people of all ages. Keep updated on our plans at www.rsno.org.uk “Just a quick note to say thank you to all the members of the RSNO that came to play with our orchestra. I personally found it to be a fantastic experience and great fun. Also, massive thanks to David [Danzmayr], who has given me a brand new outlook on performing music and was an amazing and supportive conductor.” Lesley, 1st violin, Perth Youth Orchestra Out and About Week 2009, Perth & Kinross
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
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A Big Thank You!
getting to the concert The Royal Scottish National Orchestra’s home in Aberdeen is the Music Hall, the region’s major classical music venue. The Hall is conveniently located on Union Street. There is car parking available in Golden Square behind the Hall and multistorey parking situated on the corner of Huntly Street and Chapel Street.
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We’re taking the train so why don’t you? ScotRail is the Royal Scottish National Orchestra’s Official Transport Provider for the Season. RSNO Musicians will not only be able to travel in comfort to all corners of the nation, but will also be reducing the environmental impact of a busy touring schedule. We recommend you make tracks for our concerts by taking the train – the Music Hall is just minutes from Aberdeen Station. With convenient, fast and frequent services throughout Scotland and a wide range of great value offpeak and group fares, 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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30 Years of Young Voices The 09:10 Season Fundraising Appeal
During the 09:10 Season the RSNO Annual Appeal will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the RSNO Junior Chorus. For 30 years the RSNO Junior Chorus has been a beloved part of Scotlandâ€™s musical life, creating unforgettable musical memories for thousands of children, and providing them with the priceless opportunity to work alongside one of Europeâ€™s finest orchestras.
Generations have already benefited from the expert training and experience of performance and recording that being a member of the RSNO Junior Chorus provides. Every Monday evening the RSNO Centre is a hive of activity as over 250 children make music together, growing audibly in confidence and skill as the weeks go by. Whatever else they go on to do in their lives, they will always have music.
The Gift of Singing Many people these days opt to donate back to the RSNO some of the great savings they make through being a subscriber. In this special anniversary year you can help us to bring the gift of singing to future generations of Scottish children. Please make a donation as we seek to expand and enrich the opportunities we provide for the RSNO Junior Chorus.
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All concerts start at 7.30pm unless noted otherwise
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Sir Andrew Davis and John Lill
G Sat 30 May 2009
E Fri 20 Nov 2009 G Sat 21 Nov 2009
E Fri 22 Jan 2010 G Sat 23 Jan 2010
Peer Gynt and Tchaikovsky 5
L Wed 25 Nov 2009 I Thu 26 Nov 2009
A Thu 28 Jan 2010 E Fri 29 Jan 2010 G Sat 30 Jan 2010
RSNO in Kelvingrove KG Fri 4 Sept 2009: 8pm KG Sat 5 Sept 2009: 8pm
Hollywood Classics G Thu 10 Sept 2009
A St Andrew’s Party G Sat 28 Nov 2009
Järvi Conducts Tristan and Isolde
G Sat 26 Sept 2009: 6pm
Sir Roger Norrington Conducts
Season Opener: Arabian Nights
E Fri 4 Dec 2009 G Sat 5 Dec 2009
P Thu 18 Feb 2010 E Fri 19 Feb 2010 G Sat 20 Feb 2010
A Thu 1 Oct 2009 E Fri 2 Oct 2009 G G Sat 3 Oct 2009
The Best of All Possible Worlds D Thu 8 Oct 2009 E Fri 9 Oct 2009 G Sat 10 Oct 2009
Angelic Memories E Fri 16 Oct 2009 G Sat 17 Oct 2009
The Firebird P Thu 22 Oct 2009 E Fri 23 Oct 2009 G Sat 24 Oct 2009
Naked Classics: The Planets G Thu 29 Oct 2009 E Fri 30 Oct 2009
Benedetti Plays Bruch AYR Thu 5 Nov 2009 E Fri 6 Nov 2009 G Sat 7 Nov 2009
Shostakovich 11 D Thu 12 Nov 2009 E Fri 13 Nov 2009 G Sat 14 Nov 2009
Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto E Fri 11 Dec 2009 G Sat 12 Dec 2009
The RSNO Christmas Concert
D Tue 15 Dec 2009 * A Wed 16 Dec 2009 E Fri 18 Dec 2009 * G Sat 19 Dec 2009: 3pm * G Sat 19 Dec 2009: 7.30pm
A Roman Spectacular! D Wed 24 Feb 2010 G Thu 25 Feb 2010
Denève Conducts Mahler 6 G Thu 11 Mar 2010 E Fri 12 Mar 2010
Pure Vaughan Williams G Thu 25 Mar 2010 E Fri 26 Mar 2010
RSNO Big Band Christmas Party
A Little Knight Music!
G Thu 17 Dec 2009 A Mon 21 Dec 2009
A Fri 9 Apr 2010 G Sat 10 Apr 2010
Mozart Clarinet Concerto
G Sat 2 Jan 2010: 3pm
D Thu 15 Apr 2010 G Sat 17 Apr 2010
Viennese Gala Concert G Sun 3 Jan 2010 E Mon 4 Jan 2010 Df Tue 5 Jan 2010
Naked Classics: Shostakovich 5
Naked Classics: Beethoven 7
Britten’s War Requiem
E Fri 8 Jan 2010 G Sat 9 Jan 2010
E Fri 30 Apr 2010 G Sat 1 May 2010
Elgar Cello Concerto
E Fri 15 Jan 2010
A Thu 13 May 2010 E Fri 14 May 2010 G Sat 15 May 2010
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