Concert re-kindles the Auld Alliance

Nicola Benedetti joins St�phane Den�ve for The Auld Alliance with the RSNO in the Caird Hall, Dundee on Thursday, September 29. (Picture by Rhys Frampton).

Nicola Benedetti joins St�phane Den�ve for The Auld Alliance with the RSNO in the Caird Hall, Dundee on Thursday, September 29. (Picture by Rhys Frampton).

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THE Auld Alliance between Scotland and France has always made perfect partners, and the audience in the Caird Hall, Dundee tomorrow (Thursday) will be treated to a musical alliance of Denève and Benedetti.

With Claude Debussy’s 150th anniversary just around the corner, what better way for conductor Stéphane Denève to celebrate his final concert in Dundee than with Debussy’s own playful tribute to a Scottish pipe tune, before sweeping the full RSNO through his gorgeous sea-symphony La mer.

Recognised internationally as a conductor of the highest calibre, Stéphane Denève has won praise from audiences and critics alike for his performances and programming. Add star violist Nicola Benedetti for Bruch’s irresistible Scottish Fantasy plus a special piping welcome from the National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland and it’s a night to remember.

Nicola has captivated audiences and critics alike with her musicality and poise. She has performed with almost all of the UK and Ireland’s major symphony orchestras including the London Philharmonic, Philharmonia and City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestras, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the BBC Scottish Symphony orchestra and the RTE Orchestra.

The full programme for the evening is Debussy’s March écossaie, Bruch’s Scottish Fantasy, Waksman’s Le parfum d’Aphrodite and Debussy’s La mer.

There is a pre-concert talk in the Marryat Hall at 6.45 with Katherine Wren (RSNO viola), before the concert begins at 7.30 pm.

Ticket details from the box office on 01382 434 940.