Classic FM Partner Orchestras Week: Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Classic FM’s Orchestra in Scotland takes centre-stage tonight as Jane Jones rounds off her week-long series showcasing Classic FM's partner orchestras.

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Classic FM’s Orchestra in Scotland, is one of Europe’s leading symphony orchestras. Formed in 1891 as the Scottish Orchestra, the company became the Scottish National Orchestra in 1950, and was awarded Royal Patronage in 1991.

A host of renowned conductors has contributed to its success, including Walter Susskind, Sir Alexander Gibson, Bryden Thomson, Neeme Jarvi, Walter Weller and Alexander Lazarev. We hear Gibson conducting Elgar's Cockaigne Overture this evening, and Jarvi conducting a little trifle from Shostakovich.

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The RSNO performs across Scotland, including seasons in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee, Aberdeen, Perth and Inverness. It has also developed a world-wide reputation for the quality of its recordings, of which more than 200 are available.

Edward Elgar: Cockaigne Overture Opus 40

Alexander Gibson conducts the Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Edouard Lalo: Symphonie Espagnole Opus 21
Violin: Tasmin Little
Vernon Handley conducts the Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Gran Partita Serenade K.361
Paavo Jarvi conducts the Royal Scottish National Orchestra Wind Ensemble

Dmitri Shostakovich: Tahiti Trot (Tea for Two)
Neeme Jarvi conducts the Royal Scottish National Orchestra