Viennese Gala

Sat 4 Jan 2020, 7.30PM
Perth Concert Hall

Tianyi Lu Conductor
Jamie MacDougall Presenter

Vienna – the city of dreams, where melodies are as sweet as Sachertorte and dance rhythms sparkle like champagne! It simply wouldn’t be New Year without the music of Vienna’s most famous son Johann Strauss and his friends. Let us whirl you away to a world of elegant waltzes, playful polkas, and good old-fashioned operetta romance from a real RSNO favourite – tenor Jamie MacDougall. Let Scotland’s National Orchestra and conductor Tianyi Lu sweep you off your feet with favourites including the overture to Die Fledermaus, On The Beautiful Blue Danube and the Thunder and Lightning Polka.

Tickets

£29.50, £26.50, £23.50, £19.50, £14.50

Discounts

Under 18s free (max 2 per paying adult); Under 26s / Mature Students £6 in advance, £8 after 5pm on the day; Disabled patrons and their carers 50% off

Box Office

01738 621 031

Featured Artists

Tianyi Lu

Tianyi Lu Conductor

The 2019/20 season sees Lu making her debut with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Helsinki Philharmonic, Turku Philharmonic Orchestra, Lapland Chamber Orchestra, Seattle Symphony, Singapore Symphony as well the Dunedin and Christchurch Symphony Orchestras. In her role as Assistant Conductor of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra she will lead a regional concerts tour in November 2019 before subsequently returning twice more to the orchestra in 2020, alongside return engagements with the Ulster Orchestra and Bucharest Radio Symphony Orchestra.

Previously, Lu has actively been building her craft. She was an active participant in the esteemed masterclasses with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and masterclass with Daniele Gatti in June 2018, and was a Dudamel Fellow with the Los Angeles Philharmonic in the 2017/18 season. In 2016 she was selected to participate in the conducting programme of the Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors at The Dallas Opera, and was subsequently invited back to assist their production of La Traviata and to conduct a mainstage concert of Donizetti in 2017. Prior to this, Lu took part in Bernard Haitink’s Lucerne Festival Masterclass.

Making a name for herself across multiple continents, Tianyi Lu holds the positions of Assistant Conductor of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Principal Conductor of the St Woolos Sinfonia in the UK, and from August 2019 commenced as Associate Female Conductor-In-Residence with the Welsh National Opera in Cardiff, a role which will include performances of Bizet’s Carmen in 2020. Recent highlights include concerts with the Auckland Philharmonia, Gulbenkian Orchestra with Carolin Widmann in Lisbon and on tour in Portugal, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Hallé Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra,, Royal Welsh College of Music Symphony Orchestra and the Bucharest Radio Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Symphony, Hallé Orchestra and Auckland Philharmonia.

Her broad musical interests and passion for contemporary music led to her studying electronic music composition as well as studies in baroque flute, viola da gamba and harpsichord. She is strongly committed to education and outreach projects, and has been involved in the Sistema Aotearoa programme in New Zealand, inspired by the Venezuelan model.

Born in Shanghai, Lu’s family subsequently moved to New Zealand. She completed her Bachelor of Music with First Class Honours at the University of Auckland with Uwe Grodd and Karen Grylls, before studying at the University of Melbourne with John Hopkins. In 2015 Lu completed her Master of Music in Orchestral Conducting with Distinction at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, where she studied with David Jones.

Jamie  MacDougall

Jamie MacDougall Presenter

Born in Glasgow, Jamie MacDougall, since 2001, has been Scotland’s Voice’ for classical music on BBC Radio Scotland presenting Grace Notes and Classics Unwrapped. His voice can be heard regularly presenting for BBC Radio 3 and for 16 years he’s anchored the BBC TV’s Proms in the Park from Glasgow as part of the Last Night of the Proms Festivities.

Away from broadcasting Jamie continues to enjoy a busy singing career that takes him around the world.

2017 he was Artist in Residence at the St Andrews Voices Festival and together with pianist Tim Dean launched Scotland’s first song recital group, Song Tellers.As a recitalist, Jamie has performed with pianists Malcolm Martineau, Susan Tomes, Graham Johnson, Roger Vignoles and Julius Drake, appearing at the Edinburgh International Festival, the Perth Festival, Australia, the Salzburg and Aldeburgh Festivals.

On the concert platform he has worked with some of the world's top baroque, chamber and symphony orchestras, including the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the St Louis and Houston Symphony Orchestras and most recently the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra in Australia.

In 2014 he took his show ‘Inspirations’ to the Wintergarten in Berlin and subsequently to Mexico and America. Jamie's extensive discography of over 45 titles, covers baroque and classical, German, Scottish and English song as well as 20th century music. With the Haydn Trio Eisenstadt he released the 20 cd collection of Haydn Folksong arrangements.

His most recent recording with Trio van Beethoven of Beethoven Folk songs will be released in 2018.

In a co-production with Scottish Opera Jamie staged an adaptation of Jimmy Logan’s one man play, Lauder! that helped mark the 150th anniversary of the Theatre Royal in Glasgow. There are plans to take this ‘play with tunes’ on tour in 2019.