RSNO to play in Paris ahead of new Season

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra will perform at La Seine Musicale in Paris, before opening their 2019:20 season at home in Scotland.

As part of a weekend of music celebrating Scotland which runs from 26-29 September, Scotland’s National Orchestra will play a programme of music with both French and Scottish influences, as well as offering an exclusive preview of their season opening highlight.

Audiences will hear an authentic Scottish interpretation of Claude Debussy’s ‘Scottish March on a Popular Theme,’ and guest solo violinist James Ehnes who joins the RSNO for Max Bruch’s ‘Schottische Fantasie.’

Thomas Søndergård, Music Director of the RSNO, conducts the orchestra and will conclude the programme with Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No.1 ‘Titan,’ ahead of taking the piece home to audiences across Scotland.

Bill Chandler, Director of Concerts and Engagement for the RSNO, said: “It is an absolute delight to be in Paris at La Seine Musicale just days before we begin our full concert season at home in Scotland, and to be celebrating our great country with our French friends and neighbours.

“We are so excited to be playing Bruch’s ‘Schottische Fantasie.’ and I think the Paris audience will enjoy hearing this brilliant piece played by Scotland’s National Orchestra, with an authentic Scottish interpretation.

“Music has an amazing power to bring people together and we are reminded of that every time we tour and have the privilege to perform for our wonderful audiences overseas. We are looking forward to being back in Paris.”

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