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Thomas Søndergård © Andy Buchanan
Glasgow

A partnership to watch: vibrant Rachmaninov One from Søndergård and the RSNO

By , 13 October 2018
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Peter Oundjian © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 72: A reflective War Requiem from Oundjian and the RSNO

By , 06 September 2018
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Peter Oundjian © Sian Richards
Edinburgh

Oundjian ends his RSNO tenure with Mahler 9

By , 01 June 2018
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Thomas Søndergård © Andy Buchanan
Edinburgh

Sparkling Strauss and brilliant Brahms from Søndergård

By , 11 May 2018
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Cristian Măcelaru © Sorin Popa
Edinburgh

RSNO plays American classics for the Bernstein centenary

By , 27 April 2018
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Peter Oundjian © Dale Wilcox
Edinburgh

Oundjian at his best in Shostakovich's “Leningrad” Symphony

By , 20 April 2018
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Peter Oundjian © Sian Richards
Edinburgh

Oundjian’s magisterial Bruckner in Edinburgh

By , 23 February 2018
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Augustin Hadelich © Rosalie O'Connor
Edinburgh

Oundjian's Brahms disappoints, but Hadelich's Dvořák takes off in Edinburgh

By , 01 December 2017
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Thomas Søndergård © Andy Buchanan
Edinburgh

Søndergård’s Scheherezade a mixed success in Edinburgh

By , 17 November 2017
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José Luis Gomez © Matthieu Gauchet
Edinburgh

José Luis Gomez steps in late for the RSNO's Russian Revolution centenary programme

By , 10 November 2017
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Jan Vogler © Jim Rakete
Edinburgh

RSNO gives UK première of Wolfgang Rihm's Duo Concerto

By , 03 November 2017
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Sir Roger Norrington © Alberto Venzago
Edinburgh

Songful Schumann from Sir Roger Norrington and the RSNO

By , 20 October 2017
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James Ehnes © Benjamin Ealovega
Edinburgh

James Ehnes excels in Edinburgh with Beethoven's Violin Concerto

By , 13 October 2017
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Peter Oundjian © Sian Richards
Edinburgh

Elgar and the Rite open Oundjian's final RSNO season

By , 06 October 2017
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Valery Gergiev with the Mariinsky Orchestra and the RSNO © Beth Chalmers
Edinburgh

Searing Shostakovich 4 at the Edinburgh Festival: Russians and Scots recall 1962 Western première

By , 23 August 2017
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Simon O'Neill and the RSNO © Beth Chalmers
Edinburgh

Memorable and epic Die Walküre at Edinburgh International Festival

By , 06 August 2017
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Peter Oundjian © Sian Richards
Glasgow

A life-affirming Mahler 3 moves and thrills in Glasgow

By , 03 June 2017
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Thomas Søndergård © Andy Buchanan
Edinburgh

Superb Shostakovich from Søndergård and the RSNO in Edinburgh

By , 18 November 2016
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Nikolai Lugansky © Jean-Baptiste Millot
Edinburgh

In Edinburgh, Lugansky leads the way in Prokofiev, while Storgårds moulds Mahler

By , 11 November 2016
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Eivind Gullberg Jensen © Mat Hennek
Edinburgh

Powerful call of Russia's homeland: Prokofiev and Rachmaninov from Eivind Gullberg Jensen and the RSNO

By , 04 November 2016
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Janine Jansen © Harald Hoffmann | Decca
Edinburgh

Passionate, visceral and ethereal: Janine Jansen's Sibelius with the RSNO

By , 21 October 2016
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Nicola Benedetti © Simon Fowler
Edinburgh

Russian classics make for a great RSNO season opener in Edinburgh

By , 07 October 2016
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Nicola Bendetti © Kevin Westenberg
Edinburgh

Benedetti, MacMillan and Berlioz: a feast of treats from the RSNO

By , 18 March 2016
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Peter Oundjian © Sian Richards
London

Prom 63: A harmonious mix from the RSNO and Peter Oundjian

By , 02 September 2015
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Toby Spence © Mitch Jenkins
Glasgow

Sarah Connolly and Toby Spence are soulful companions in RSNO's Dream of Gerontius

By , 30 May 2015
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Peter Oundjian © Sian Richards
Edinburgh

An American in Edinburgh: Peter Oundjian and the RSNO explore modern America

By , 20 March 2015
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Kari Krikku © Marco Borggreve
Edinburgh

Kari Kriikku thrills in Magnus Lindberg's Clarinet Concerto in Edinburgh

By , 06 March 2015
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Daniel Müller-Schott © Uwe Arens
Glasgow

A visit to the French Embassy for the RSNO and Gilbert Varga

By , 07 February 2015
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Kirill Gerstein © Marco Borggreve
Glasgow

In from the cold: Russian rekindling from the RSNO and Paul Daniel

By , 04 December 2014
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Peter Oundjian © Sian Richards
Edinburgh

A feast of orchestration as Oundjian conducts The Firebird

By , 21 November 2014
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Thomas Søndergård © Andy Buchanan
Edinburgh

Søndergård and the RSNO strings shine in Metamorphosen

By , 24 October 2014
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Kirill Gerstein © Marco Borggreve
Edinburgh

Edinburgh International Festival: The Opening Concert

By , 08 August 2014
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Peter Oundjian © Sian Richards
Edinburgh

Mahler's epic Eighth a thrilling finale to RSNO's season

By , 30 May 2014
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Lawrence Renes © Mats Bäcker
Edinburgh

Imaginative fusion of Shostakovich and Gershwin in Edinburgh

By , 16 May 2014
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Vilde Frang © Marco Borggreve
Edinburgh

Vilde Frang: Urgent articulation in Britten

By , 02 May 2014
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Igor Levit © Felix Broede
Edinburgh

Explosive Tchaikovsky from Igor Levit and the RSNO

By , 25 April 2014
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Anoushka Shankar © Simon NYC
Edinburgh

Shankar plays Shankar

By , 11 April 2014
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Susanna Mälkki © Simon Fowler
Edinburgh

Susanna Mälkki and the RSNO our gallery guides in Pictures at an Exhibition

By , 21 March 2014
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Thomas Søndergård © Bjarke Johansen
Edinburgh

RSNO: Søndergård conducts Messiaen's Turangalîla-symphonie

By , 14 March 2014
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Yan Pascal Tortelier
Edinburgh

Electrifying energy: Tortelier conducts the RSNO with Benedetti and Elsenbroich

By , 13 December 2013
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Peter Oundjian  ©  Sian Richards
Edinburgh

Messiaen, Beethoven and Rachmaninov with the RSNO

By , 22 November 2013
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Coventry Cathedral
Edinburgh

RSNO celebrates Britten's 100th with the War Requiem

By , 16 November 2013
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Peter Oundjian  ©  Sian Richards
Edinburgh

The RSNO play Britten, Shostakovich and Dvořák with Oundjian

By , 11 October 2013
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Peter Oundjia  ©  Sian Richards
Edinburgh

RSNO and Oudnjian play The Planets and James MacMillan's Third Piano Concerto

By , 04 October 2013
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Pinchas Zukerman  ©  Paul Labelle
Edinburgh

Edinburgh International Festival: City Noir with the RSNO, Peter Oundjian and Pinchas Zukerman

By , 27 August 2013
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Valery Gergiev  ©  Alberto Venzago
Edinburgh

Edinburgh International Festival: Opening concert with the RSNO, Gergiev and Daniil Trifonov

By , 09 August 2013
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Oeter Oundjian conducting the RSNO at Usher Hall, Edinburgh  ©  Mark Hamilton
London

Prom 27: RSNO bring clarity to Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky

By , 02 August 2013
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Composer Wael Binali
Edinburgh

A celebration of Qatar in Edinburgh

By , 14 June 2013
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Truls Mørk  © Stéphane de Bourgies and Virgin Classics
Edinburgh

RSNO and Søndergård in shimmering Stravinsky and dark Dvořák at Edinburgh's Usher Hall

By , 24 May 2013
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Felix Mendelssohn, painting by James Warren Childe
Edinburgh

Sir Andrew Davis and RSNO in Mendelssohn's oratorio Elijah

By , 17 May 2013
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