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The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama has announced its 2010-11 season of music, theatre and ballet.
The exciting programme features conductors including Patrick Doyle; David Danzmayr and Christian Kluxen; violinist Ilya Gringolts and pianist Steven Osborne.
The RSAMD’S season will begin in September with a celebration of the School of Drama’s 60th year at the Academy. The Symphony Orchestra makes its first appearance in November, followed by a performance of Mahler in February with conductor David Danzmayr and a programme of Mahler and Janáček with conductor Baldur Brönnimann in June.
The popular Fridays at One concerts and the orchestral programme continue with world-renowned performers and conductors including Donald Runnicles, David Danzmayr and Christian Kluxen joining Academy International Fellows the Brodsky Quartet, guitarist Pavel Steidl, violinist Ilya Gringolts and pianist Steven Osborne.
There will be two Festivals in June: String Day and the Piano Festival, followed by The Big Guitar Weekend in November. Summerfest will mark the end of the academic year in July, with performances from some of the finest soloists and ensembles.
The Academy’s partnership with Scottish Opera continues with a revival of David Pountney’s acclaimed production of Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen in January in Glasgow and Edinburgh. Productions of Albert Herring and Hansel and Gretel, and the Ian Smith of Stornoway Opera Worskhops will follow.
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