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Mitsuko Uchida

RSNO: Hollywood Classics
Bringing a busy summer season to its close, the RSNO and their conductor David Danzmayr present a popular mix of music from the movies. Lawrence of Arabia, Pirates of the Caribbean and Star Wars are all there in radiant familiarity.
Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, Thu 10 Sep; Alhambra Theatre, Dunfermline, Sat 12 Sep.

Scottish Opera: The Elixir of Love
Deservedly popular with audiences when first unveiled over ten years ago, Giles Havergal’s witty production is revived as Scottish Opera get their new season underway. Good fun, if a bit silly, the music is easy on the ear, especially in the expert hands of the company’s music director Francesco Corti.
Theatre Royal, Glasgow, Wed 23 Sep.

Mitsuko Uchida
In her only performance in Scotland this year, the world renowned and award-laden pianist plays Beethoven’s last three piano sonatas in a performance which launches an extensive series of Beethoven concerts at Perth Concert Hall. Others coming up include Llyr Williams playing the full cycle of piano sonatas and the Belcea Quartet performing all of the string quartets.
Perth Concert Hall, Mon 21 Sep.

Scottish Opera: The Elixir of Love

  • 5 stars

A revival of Giles Havergal's massively successful 1994 production of Donizetti's charming opera buffa. The comedy of errors follows the peasant Nemorino's misguided attempts to win the love of the haughty Adina with a love potion, and features some of Donizetti's most sparkling and moving music. Francesco Corti conducts…

Mitsuko Uchida

Long established as one of today's greatest living pianists, Mitsuko Uchida has been transporting audiences for around 40 years. Here she gives what's certain to be an assured performance of Beethoven's sublime final three sonatas, for which she received great acclaim in London earlier this year. Not to be missed.

RSNO: Hollywood Classics

An exhilarating mixed bag of Hollywood film scores. Swoon along to 'Gone With the Wind', squirm to Bernard Herrmann's famously unnerving music for 'Psycho', get ready to storm the border with music from 'Braveheart' and finish by whipping yourself up into patriotic raptures with Elgar's 'Nimrod'.

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