Christmas Gift Guide 2023 - Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Christmas Gift Guide 2023

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Christmas Gift Guide 2023 Posted Mon 27 November 2023

Christmas Gift Guide 2023

With not long to go until Christmas, we’ve put together a gift guide of musical treats perfect for your loved ones – you may even want to add some of these to your own list for Santa!

For the romantic: Romeo and Juliet

Aberdeen: Thur 15 Feb 2024, 7.30pm
Edinburgh: Fri 16 Feb 2024, 7.30pm
Glasgow: Sat 17 Feb 2024, 7.30pm
Also available to watch online as part of the RSNO Digital Season.

In the week of Valentine’s Day, the RSNO is joined by Music Director Thomas Søndergård and pianist Simon Trpčeski for some of the most beautiful and romantic music – Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet and Saint-Saëns’ Piano Concerto No2. It’s the perfect concert for date night!

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For the film buff: The Music of John Williams

Dundee: Thur 29 Feb 2024, 7.30pm
Edinburgh: Fri 1 Mar 2024, 7.30pm
Glasgow: Sat 2 Mar 2024, 7.30pm

The RSNO’s beloved celebration of the film music of John Williams is back! From Star Wars to Indiana Jones, Jaws to Superman, John Williams’ scores have given us some of the greatest cinematic adventures of our lives. Fun for the whole family, join the Orchestra as they perform these legendary soundtracks and more.

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For the person who likes something a bit different: Nicola Benedetti Plays Simpson

Aberdeen: Thur 21 Mar 2024, 7.30pm
Edinburgh: Fri 22 Mar 2024, 7.30pm
Glasgow: Sat 23 Mar 2024, 7.30pm

It’s always a good night when superstar violinist Nicola Benedetti joins the RSNO. We are delighted to welcome her back for the Scottish premiere of a flamboyant, brand-new concerto written specially for her by composer Mark Simpson. You don’t want to miss it!

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For the jazz fan: West Side Story & more! 

Edinburgh: Fri 3 May 2024, 7.30pm
Glasgow: Sat 4 May 2024, 7.30pm

The RSNO join forces with the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra for a stunning concert of music by Duke Ellington, George Gershwin and Bernard Herrmann before a finale of Leonard Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from the iconic film West Side Story – an evening that is sure to appeal to jazz and classical fans alike.

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For the gamer: Video Games Music in Concert

Edinburgh: Fri 31 May 2024, 7.30pm
Glasgow: Sat 1 June 2024, 7.30pm

Both teenage and adult-gamers are sure to love this epic night of music from their favourite games! Performed by an 80-piece orchestra and conducted by film and video game composer Eímear Noone, this thrilling concert will feature music from Civilisation VI, World of Warcraft, Final Fantasy and lots more.

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For the experience seeker: Berlioz Grande Messe

Edinburgh: Fri 14 June 2024, 7.30pm
Glasgow: Sat 15 June 2024, 7.30pm

Awe-inspiring music performed by a gigantic orchestra, a mighty chorus, four brass bands and a team of opera singers, conducted by Music Director Thomas Søndergård – this promises to be Scotland’s musical event of the year and the ideal gift for the experience seeker in your life.

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For the person that (seemingly) has everything: RSNO Circle Membership

Give the gift of a musical community with a membership to the RSNO Circle – a group that enjoys behind-the-scenes experiences with Scotland’s National Orchestra.

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A special stocking filler: Plant a tree in our grove

For just £6, give a little back to the environment by planting a tree in our grove. Situated in protected sites in the Scottish Highlands, our grove will create homes for wildlife and forests for the future.

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