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CLASSICAL FOCUS – RSNO Season Opener: Strauss & Mahler One

RSNO Season Opener: Strauss & Mahler One

Saturday 5 October 2019, 7.30PM

Tickets – £38.00, £29.50, £24.50, £18.50 and £13.00 

R Strauss Don Juan
Berg Seven Early Songs
Mahler Symphony No1 Titan

Thomas Søndergård Conductor
Karen Cargill Mezzo-Soprano
Royal Scottish National Orchestra

A flurry of strings, a blast of trumpets: Richard Strauss’ Don Juan opens with one of the most dramatic flourishes in musical history. Gustav Mahler took a different approach and began his youthful First Symphony with the creation of the world itself. But they both knew how to make an orchestra sound sensational, and along with Berg’s seven lush songs – sung by the great Scottish mezzo Karen Cargill – Thomas Søndergård will make this an ear-tingling, heart-pounding start to our new Season.

Supported by the RSNO Conductors’ Circle

CLASSICAL FOCUS – Delve Deeper – In Focus: The Vienna Connection with Thomas Søndergård RSNO Music Director

Delve Deeper – In Focus: The Vienna Connection

Saturday 5 October 2019, 3.00PM at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Thomas Søndergård RSNO Music Director

Prof Johnny Rodger Glasgow School of Art

Bill Chandler RSNO Director of Concerts and Engagement

Join Thomas Søndergård and guests for a round-table discussion with recordings and live music as they uncover the fascinating context in which the Romantic movement of Beethoven and Goethe reached its pinnacle and gave birth to the modern. In Focus: The Vienna Connection launches our journey through the golden age of this vibrant city with a virtual gallery of works by Gustav Klimt; a tour through the architecture and designs of Otto Wagner; an exploration of the great Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his exhibitions in Vienna; and even an encounter with Sigmund Freud!