Oundjian and Benedetti
Higgins Velocity (Scottish premiere)
Elgar Violin Concerto
Stravinsky The Rite of Spring
Peter Oundjian, Nicola Benedetti and the RSNO – the perfect partnership and a stellar start to the new Season! With The Scotsman praising her ‘effortless musicality’, Scottish superstar Nicola’s an artist at the absolute top of her game. Her performance of Elgar’s Violin Concerto will make a gloriously passionate opening before Peter Oundjian and a supersized RSNO blast the roof off in Stravinsky’s revolutionary ballet. The brilliant young British composer Gavin Higgins lights the touch paper.
The Scottish premiere of Gavin Higgins’ Velocity is supported by Resonate – a PRS Foundation initiative in partnership with Association of British Orchestras, BBC Radio 3 and Boltini Trust.
Tenovus Scotland Golden Jubilee
Under 16s free, Under 26s / Mature Students / Unemployed £6, Disabled patrons and their carers 50% off
The Royal Scottish National Orchestra’s Music Director Peter Oundjian leads the ensemble in its 125th Anniversary celebrations in during the 2016:17 Season. This follows a prosperous and productive four Seasons with Oundjian at the helm, where the Orchestra undertook an artistically and critically successful first tour of China, performed at the BBC Proms and Edinburgh International Festival, and released two recordings under his leadership.
British-Canadian conductor Peter Oundjian was appointed Music Director of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra in 2012, and during that time has become recognised for his probing musicality, collaborative spirit and engaging personality. Peter continues to champion a broad range of music, including Romantic repertoire as well as large-scale choral masterpieces and the works of 20th-century American composers.
Nicola Benedetti is one of the most sought after violinists of her generation. Her ability to captivate audiences with her innate musicianship and dynamic presence, coupled with her wide appeal as a high profile advocate for classical music, has made her one of the most influential classical artists of today. With concerto performances at the heart of her career, Nicola is in much demand with major orchestras and conductors across the globe.