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Tchaikovsky's First Piano Concerto

Thu 24 Apr 2014, 7.30PM: Perth Concert Hall

Tchaikovsky always wore his heart on his sleeve. Experience the exhilarating brilliance of his most popular concerto with a special…

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Tchaikovsky's First Piano Concerto

Fri 25 Apr 2014, 7.30PM: Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Tchaikovsky always wore his heart on his sleeve. Experience the exhilarating brilliance of his most popular concerto with a special…

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Tchaikovsky's First Piano Concerto

Sat 26 Apr 2014, 7.30PM: Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Tchaikovsky always wore his heart on his sleeve. Experience the exhilarating brilliance of his most popular concerto with a special…

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Chamber Series: Baroque Fireworks

Sun 27 Apr 2014, 2.30PM: Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh

They called him “the Red Priest” – and Vivaldi’s inspiration was as fiery and as brilliant as his hair. A…

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Søndergård Conducts the New World

Thu 1 May 2014, 7.30PM: Caird Hall, Dundee

There’s a wonderful reason why Dvorák’s New World Symphony is so popular – and it’s not just the Hovis ad!…

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Søndergård Conducts the New World

Fri 2 May 2014, 7.30PM: Usher Hall, Edinburgh

There’s a wonderful reason why Dvorák’s New World Symphony is so popular – and it’s not just the Hovis ad!…

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Søndergård Conducts the New World

Sat 3 May 2014, 7.30PM: Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

There’s a wonderful reason why Dvorák’s New World Symphony is so popular – and it’s not just the Hovis ad!…

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Chamber Series: Baroque Fireworks

Sun 4 May 2014, 2.30PM: St Mary's Cathedral, Glasgow

They called him “the Red Priest” – and Vivaldi’s inspiration was as fiery and as brilliant as his hair. A…

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Naked Classics: Beethoven's Fifth

Fri 9 May 2014, 7.30PM: Usher Hall, Edinburgh

They’re the most famous four notes in musical history – but what happens next? From thunderous opening to jubilant finish,…

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Naked Classics: Beethoven's Fifth

Sat 10 May 2014, 7.30PM: Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

They’re the most famous four notes in musical history – but what happens next? From thunderous opening to jubilant finish,…

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Shostakovich's Tenth Symphony

Fri 16 May 2014, 7.30PM: Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Red hot and blue: the Soviet authorities called Shostakovich’s Tenth Symphony an “optimistic tragedy”. But we can just call it…

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Shostakovich's Tenth Symphony

Sat 17 May 2014, 7.30PM: Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Red hot and blue: the Soviet authorities called Shostakovich’s Tenth Symphony an “optimistic tragedy”. But we can just call it…

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Oundjian Conducts Beethoven Seven

Thu 22 May 2014, 7.30PM: Music Hall, Aberdeen

What a song and dance! Violinist Augustin Hadelich’s glorious sound and stunning technique has left critics reeling – and we’ll…

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Oundjian Conducts Beethoven Seven

Fri 23 May 2014, 7.30PM: Usher Hall, Edinburgh

What a song and dance! Violinist Augustin Hadelich’s glorious sound and stunning technique has left critics reeling – and we’ll…

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Oundjian Conducts Beethoven Seven

Sat 24 May 2014, 7.30PM: Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

What a song and dance! Violinist Augustin Hadelich’s glorious sound and stunning technique has left critics reeling – and we’ll…

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Season Finale! Symphony of a Thousand

Fri 30 May 2014, 7.30PM: Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Take a deep breath…“Imagine the whole universe beginning to ring and resound” declared Gustav Mahler. “These are no longer human…

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Season Finale! Symphony of a Thousand

Sat 31 May 2014, 7.30PM: Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Take a deep breath…“Imagine the whole universe beginning to ring and resound” declared Gustav Mahler. “These are no longer human…

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An Evening with Dougie MacLean

Sat 7 Jun 2014, 7.30PM: Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Dougie MacLean needs no introduction; as singer, song-writer, composer and instrumentalist, no artist captures the soul of Scotland with more…

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Chamber Series: Enchanting Fantasy

Sun 8 Jun 2014, 2.30PM: Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh

When a flute and a harp come together, something magical happens. So what happens when you throw a viola into…

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The RSNO in Concert

Sat 14 Jun 2014, 7.30PM: Rothes Hall, Glenrothes

Only the young Felix Mendelssohn could have taken a subject like the Reformation and turned it into music as magical…

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Chamber Series: Enchanting Fantasy

Sun 15 Jun 2014, 6.30PM: Cottiers Theatre, Glasgow

When a flute and a harp come together, something magical happens. So what happens when you throw a viola into…

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The RSNO in Concert

Sun 15 Jun 2014, 7.30PM: Albert Halls, Stirling

Only the young Felix Mendelssohn could have taken a subject like the Reformation and turned it into music as magical…

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Chamber Series: The Soldiers Tale

Sun 15 Jun 2014, 8.30PM: Cottiers Theatre, Glasgow

A squaddie, a fiddle, and a sinister stranger with an offer that’s just too good to be true. Stravinsky’s The

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Brewin Dolphin presents Music at the Museum

Fri 5 Sep 2014, 8.00PM: Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is one of Glasgow’s treasures at any time of day: but imagine it on an…

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Brewin Dolphin presents Music at the Museum

Sat 6 Sep 2014, 8.00PM: Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is one of Glasgow’s treasures at any time of day: but imagine it on an…

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Oundjian Conducts Scheherazade

Thu 2 Oct 2014, 7.30PM: Music Hall, Aberdeen

Wagner’s Meistersinger overture creates a whole medieval city in all its sunshine and swagger; the RSNO’s own Katherine Bryan shares…

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Oundjian Conducts Scheherazade

Fri 3 Oct 2014, 7.30PM: Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Wagner’s Meistersinger overture creates a whole medieval city in all its sunshine and swagger; the RSNO’s own Katherine Bryan shares…

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Oundjian Conducts Scheherazade

Sat 4 Oct 2014, 7.30PM: Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Wagner’s Meistersinger overture creates a whole medieval city in all its sunshine and swagger; the RSNO’s own Katherine Bryan shares…

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Elgar's Cello Concerto

Fri 10 Oct 2014, 7.30PM: Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Anton Bruckner heard the beginning of his Seventh Symphony in a dream – played by an angel. You’ll believe it,…

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Elgar's Cello Concerto

Sat 11 Oct 2014, 7.30PM: Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Anton Bruckner heard the beginning of his Seventh Symphony in a dream – played by an angel. You’ll believe it,…

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Metamorphosen

Fri 24 Oct 2014, 7.30PM: Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Music from the ashes: exiled from his native Hungary and terminally ill, Béla Bartók responded with a mighty shout of…

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Metamorphosen

Sat 25 Oct 2014, 7.30PM: Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Music from the ashes: exiled from his native Hungary and terminally ill, Béla Bartók responded with a mighty shout of…

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Elgar's Enigma

Fri 7 Nov 2014, 7.30PM: Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Elgar’s musical portrait of his “friends pictured within” is one of Britain’s best-loved classics. But there’s more to the Enigma…

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Elgar's Enigma

Sat 8 Nov 2014, 7.30PM: Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Elgar’s musical portrait of his “friends pictured within” is one of Britain’s best-loved classics. But there’s more to the Enigma…

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Oundjian and Benedetti

Thu 13 Nov 2014, 7.30PM: Caird Hall, Dundee

The horns blast out a savage fanfare, the trumpets scream in reply – and the battle is on, as Tchaikovsky…

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Oundjian and Benedetti

Fri 14 Nov 2014, 7.30PM: Usher Hall, Edinburgh

The horns blast out a savage fanfare, the trumpets scream in reply – and the battle is on, as Tchaikovsky…

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Oundjian and Benedetti

Sat 15 Nov 2014, 7.30PM: Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

The horns blast out a savage fanfare, the trumpets scream in reply – and the battle is on, as Tchaikovsky…

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Oundjian Conducts The Firebird

Fri 21 Nov 2014, 7.30PM: Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Green-clawed demons, Welsh folksongs, Basque sunshine and Roman legions: the 20th century was when classical music exploded into Technicolor. In…

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Oundjian Conducts The Firebird

Sat 22 Nov 2014, 7.30PM: Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Green-clawed demons, Welsh folksongs, Basque sunshine and Roman legions: the 20th century was when classical music exploded into Technicolor. In…

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St Andrew's Party with Phil & Aly

Sat 29 Nov 2014, 7.30PM: Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Aly Bain is Scotland’s best-known traditional style fiddler; yet his style is unique – driving, impassioned and pure. And as…

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Fire and Ice

Thu 4 Dec 2014, 7.30PM: Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Love in a cold climate: Rachmaninov’s Second Symphony is as grand, expansive and darkly romantic as Russia itself – and…

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Fire and Ice

Fri 5 Dec 2014, 7.30PM: Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Love in a cold climate: Rachmaninov’s Second Symphony is as grand, expansive and darkly romantic as Russia itself – and…

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Hollywood Christmas

Fri 12 Dec 2014, 7.30PM: Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Hollywood maestro Richard Kaufman understands the magic of the movies better than anyone, and this Christmas he’s packed a stocking…

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Hollywood Christmas

Sat 13 Dec 2014, 7.30PM: Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Hollywood maestro Richard Kaufman understands the magic of the movies better than anyone, and this Christmas he’s packed a stocking…

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The RSNO Christmas Concert

Thu 18 Dec 2014, 7.30PM: Music Hall, Aberdeen

It wouldn’t be Christmas without the RSNO’s traditional Christmas concert. Join us for our annual celebration of all things festive…

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The RSNO Christmas Concert

Fri 19 Dec 2014, 7.30PM: Caird Hall, Dundee

It wouldn’t be Christmas without the RSNO’s traditional Christmas concert. Join us for our annual celebration of all things festive…

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The RSNO Christmas Concert

Sat 20 Dec 2014, 2.00PM: Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

It wouldn’t be Christmas without the RSNO’s traditional Christmas concert. Join us for our annual celebration of all things festive…

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The RSNO Christmas Concert

Sat 20 Dec 2014, 6.00PM: Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

It wouldn’t be Christmas without the RSNO’s traditional Christmas concert. Join us for our annual celebration of all things festive…

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The RSNO Christmas Concert

Sun 21 Dec 2014, 3.00PM: Usher Hall, Edinburgh

It wouldn’t be Christmas without the RSNO’s traditional Christmas concert. Join us for our annual celebration of all things festive…

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Handel's Messiah

Fri 2 Jan 2015, 3.00PM: Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Handel’s Messiah isn’t so much an oratorio as an institution. Everyone knows the Hallelujah chorus, but if that’s all you…

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Buniatishvili Plays Liszt

Thu 29 Jan 2015, 7.30PM: Music Hall, Aberdeen

Robert Schumann’s symphonies are more like love stories. His Spring symphony positively bubbles over with happiness – and he couldn’t…

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Buniatishvili Plays Liszt

Fri 30 Jan 2015, 7.30PM: Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Robert Schumann’s symphonies are more like love stories. His Spring symphony positively bubbles over with happiness – and he couldn’t…

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A French Feast

Fri 6 Feb 2015, 7.30PM: Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Maybe it’s the melodies, maybe it’s the style – but there’s definitely a certain je ne sais quoi about French…

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A French Feast

Sat 7 Feb 2015, 7.30PM: Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Maybe it’s the melodies, maybe it’s the style – but there’s definitely a certain je ne sais quoi about French…

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Latin Passion

Thu 12 Feb 2015, 7.30PM: Caird Hall, Dundee

If music be the food of love, let Jean-Claude Picard and the RSNO serve you up a candlelit dinner for…

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Latin Passion

Fri 13 Feb 2015, 7.30PM: Usher Hall, Edinburgh

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Latin Passion

Sat 14 Feb 2015, 7.30PM: Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

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Järvi Conducts Shostakovich Five

Fri 20 Feb 2015, 7.30PM: Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony begins in despair, and ends in triumph. Or does it? Life in Stalin’s Russia was never quite…

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Järvi Conducts Shostakovich Five

Sat 21 Feb 2015, 7.30PM: Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony begins in despair, and ends in triumph. Or does it? Life in Stalin’s Russia was never quite…

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Beethoven's Pastoral

Thu 26 Feb 2015, 7.30PM: Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

When Beethoven was in the countryside, his worries simply slipped away. 200 years later, there’s still no better stress-buster in…

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Beethoven's Pastoral

Fri 27 Feb 2015, 7.30PM: Usher Hall, Edinburgh

When Beethoven was in the countryside, his worries simply slipped away. 200 years later, there’s still no better stress-buster in…

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Søndergård Conducts Pathétique

Fri 6 Mar 2015, 7.30PM: Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Tchaikovsky never did anything by halves, and his final symphony is a no-holds-barred portrait of a man on the edge,…

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Søndergård Conducts Pathétique

Sat 7 Mar 2015, 7.30PM: Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Tchaikovsky never did anything by halves, and his final symphony is a no-holds-barred portrait of a man on the edge,…

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The Music of John Williams

Fri 13 Mar 2015, 7.30PM: Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Twenty-one Grammys, seven BAFTAs, five Oscars, four Golden Globes and three Emmys: just a few reasons why John Williams is…

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The Music of John Williams

Sat 14 Mar 2015, 3.00PM: Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Twenty-one Grammys, seven BAFTAs, five Oscars, four Golden Globes and three Emmys: just a few reasons why John Williams is…

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The Music of John Williams

Sat 14 Mar 2015, 7.30PM: Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Twenty-one Grammys, seven BAFTAs, five Oscars, four Golden Globes and three Emmys: just a few reasons why John Williams is…

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An American in Paris

Fri 20 Mar 2015, 7.30PM: Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Big tunes for a big country. American composers always think larger-than-life, and whether it’s Samuel Barber flexing his muscles in…

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An American in Paris

Sat 21 Mar 2015, 7.30PM: Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Big tunes for a big country. American composers always think larger-than-life, and whether it’s Samuel Barber flexing his muscles in…

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Classic FM Hall of Fame: John Suchet's Beethoven

Thu 26 Mar 2015, 7.30PM: Caird Hall, Dundee

“Beethoven poured his life into his music,” says John Suchet. “If you know what is going on in Beethoven’s life,…

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Classic FM Hall of Fame: John Suchet's Beethoven

Fri 27 Mar 2015, 7.30PM: Usher Hall, Edinburgh

“Beethoven poured his life into his music,” says John Suchet. “If you know what is going on in Beethoven’s life,…

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Classic FM Hall of Fame: John Suchet's Beethoven

Sat 28 Mar 2015, 7.30PM: Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

“Beethoven poured his life into his music,” says John Suchet. “If you know what is going on in Beethoven’s life,…

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The Golden Age of Film Music

Fri 17 Apr 2015, 7.30PM: Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Glamorous stars…Spectacular sets…Epic adventures…and music that just knocked you out of your seat! Remember when movies really were movies? Richard…

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The Golden Age of Film Music

Sat 18 Apr 2015, 7.30PM: Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Glamorous stars…Spectacular sets…Epic adventures…and music that just knocked you out of your seat! Remember when movies really were movies? Richard…

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Søndergård Conducts Eroica

Thu 23 Apr 2015, 7.30PM: Caird Hall, Dundee

With one incredible symphony, Beethoven turned classical music on its head. His Eroica Symphony is pure electricity; and it’s one…

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Søndergård Conducts Eroica

Fri 24 Apr 2015, 7.30PM: Usher Hall, Edinburgh

With one incredible symphony, Beethoven turned classical music on its head. His Eroica Symphony is pure electricity; and it’s one…

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Søndergård Conducts Eroica

Sat 25 Apr 2015, 7.30PM: Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

With one incredible symphony, Beethoven turned classical music on its head. His Eroica Symphony is pure electricity; and it’s one…

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Grieg's Piano Concerto

Thu 30 Apr 2015, 7.30PM: Music Hall, Aberdeen

“Music is life,” declared Carl Nielsen, “and like it, inextinguishable!” He proved it with his tremendous Fourth Symphony – music…

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Grieg's Piano Concerto

Fri 1 May 2015, 7.30PM: Usher Hall, Edinburgh

“Music is life,” declared Carl Nielsen, “and like it, inextinguishable!” He proved it with his tremendous Fourth Symphony – music…

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Grieg's Piano Concerto

Sat 2 May 2015, 7.30PM: Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

“Music is life,” declared Carl Nielsen, “and like it, inextinguishable!” He proved it with his tremendous Fourth Symphony – music…

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Davis Conducts Mahler Four

Fri 8 May 2015, 7.30PM: Usher Hall, Edinburgh

A jingle of sleigh bells, a little birdsong, and Gustav Mahler launches one of the most delightfully unlikely symphonies even…

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Davis Conducts Mahler Four

Sat 9 May 2015, 7.30PM: Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

A jingle of sleigh bells, a little birdsong, and Gustav Mahler launches one of the most delightfully unlikely symphonies even…

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RSNO Junior Chorus Showcase

Sun 17 May 2015, 3.00PM: Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Join the 250 talented singers of the RSNO Junior Chorus as they perform with the RSNO in the Glasgow Royal…

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Oundjian Conducts Brahms Two

Fri 22 May 2015, 7.30PM: Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Violinist Ray Chen called his first album simply “Virtuoso” – and now, with Lalo’s flamboyant Symphonie espagnole, he shows us…

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Oundjian Conducts Brahms Two

Sat 23 May 2015, 7.30PM: Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Violinist Ray Chen called his first album simply “Virtuoso” – and now, with Lalo’s flamboyant Symphonie espagnole, he shows us…

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The Dream of Gerontius

Fri 29 May 2015, 7.30PM: Usher Hall, Edinburgh

“This is the best of me,” declared Edward Elgar on the score of The Dream of Gerontius – and this…

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The Dream of Gerontius

Sat 30 May 2015, 7.30PM: Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

“This is the best of me,” declared Edward Elgar on the score of The Dream of Gerontius – and this…

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