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Peter Oundjian, Music Director
Nicola Benedetti, Violin

Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony is considered one of the most important works written in the 19th century – and, for some, one of the most important works ever written.

This is an opportunity to hear the Fifth played live by an orchestra with a history that spans more than a century.

Started in 1891 as the Scottish Orchestra, it continued to provide outstanding musical experiences through the Great Depression; World War II, during which they doubled the number of season concerts despite the threat of air raids; and a devastating fire to their performance space, St Andrew’s Hall, in 1962.

The name change occurred in 1977 when the Queen became their patron and the orchestra was rechristened the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.

The history and achievements of the RSNO provide a lot to celebrate during their 125th year. Not willing to rest on their accomplishments, however, the RSNO is already planning for the next 125 years.

You’ll like this show if you like orchestras, classical music or works by classical composers. The opportunity to hear Beethoven’s masterpiece lived in concert.

Program:
Prélude á L’après-midi d’un faune – Debussy
Violin Concerto, Op. 77, D Major – Brahms
Symphony No. 5, Op. 67, C Minor – Beethoven