Classics stripped bare

THE RSNO’s ground-breaking Naked Classics is coming to Dundee for the very first time on Thursday, May 19 at 7.30 pm.

Naked Classics is your chance to find out everything you wanted to know about classical music, but were afraid to ask!

Presenter Paul Rissmann uses a fresh, funny and informal mixture of projections, lighting excerpts from the orchestra and interviews with players to reveal the stories behind the music, what the world was like when it was first heard, why it was written and how it was composed.. Then, after the interval, the audience can sit back and enjoy the work being performed in all its glory by the RSNO.

The conductor for the evening is Roy Goodman, currently Principal Guest Conductor of the Auckland Philharmonia in New Zealand, Principal Guest Conductor of the English Chamber Orchestra, and Artistic Partner with the Västerås Sinfonietta in Sweden.

He has worked as guest conductor with over 120 orchestras and opera companies worldwide - from Carnegie Hall in New York to the Royal Albert Hall Proms in London; from the Berlin Philharmonie to the Sydney Opera House.

The orchestra will perform Haydn’s Symphony No. 104 London - Haydn’s final symphony and also the last of his musical postcards from London.

Its premiere in 1795 earned him a fortune and for this very special, end-of-Season Naked Classics, Paul and authentic performance specialist Roy Goodman strip back the veneer to see what lies beneath this popular classic.

Paul is a passionate musician and presenter who excites audiences of all ages about classical music. He has devised and led projects for many arts organisations including BBC Proms,, London Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Opera House, Royal Academy of Music, Scottish Chamber Orchestra to name a few. Ticket details from 01382 434 940