Public to vote for RSNO performance

  • 7 September 2007

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra will allow the public to vote for a concert programme for the first time, as the company looks to broaden its appeal.

One of the five concerts for Scotland’s national orchestra upcoming Classic Bites season will be determined by an online vote. The public can suggest anything, from Elgar to film soundtracks.

The RSNO is looking to expand its reach, using the internet as a way to connect with modern audiences.

The orchestra’s music director Stéphane Deneve will choose a playlist to work alongside the public’s selection.

He said: “I think this is a new idea and special, but this is the kind of project we are very keen on and we are trying to be modern about these things. It will be unpredictable and of course can be voted for by anyone in the world.

“It is crucial that we, as an orchestra, embrace the technology, we have the whole staff here talking and working with it: every orchestra in the world is beginning to look at internet technology now.”

The hour-long programme will be performed on February 27 next year.

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