The Royal Scottish National Orchestra RSNO continues its season with Tchaikovsky’s Pathetique Symphony (he used a Russian word meaning ‘passionate’ or ‘emotional’), which was his final masterpiece. Here it is paired with the composer’s exuberant and joyous Violin Concerto, performed by acclaimed American violinist Randall Goosby (pictured), and Johansen’s nature-inspired Pan.
Next up is Intimate Brahms, a chamber concert demonstrating why he has been described as music’s ultimate romantic dreamer and including the gorgeous Clarinet Quintet and playful Piano Trio. This is followed by epic music in the form of Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 3 and Shostakovich’s powerful Symphony No. 10 performed by pianist Leif Ove Andsnes and conducted by RSNO Music Director Thomas Søndergård.