RSNO gets naked at Caird Hall concert

Pic: Tom Finnie (9.1.2010)'RSNO: Naked Classics series - Beethoven's 7th Symphony. Presenter Paul Rissmann during rehearsals.

Pic: Tom Finnie (9.1.2010)'RSNO: Naked Classics series - Beethoven's 7th Symphony. Presenter Paul Rissmann during rehearsals.

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SEX, DRUGS ... and symphony orchestras!

Maddened with unrequited love, Hector Berlioz imagined the ultimate in musical opium-trips – but the real drug in his astonishing Symphonie Fantastique in the Caird Hall, Dundee, on Thursday, November 15, is the sound of a 100-piece orchestra doing things no-one thought possible.

Paul Rissmann teams up with the RSNO’s brilliant principal guest conductor Thomas Søndergård and the full RSNO to uncover the stories, the scandals and the fabulous tunes behind classical music’s first great tabloid shocker.

Paul Rissmann, the presenter, makes music with people of all ages and abilities.

He has presented children’s concerts for many leading orchestras both in Europe, America and the Middle East, most recently working with the Vienna Philharmonic in Abu Dhabi.

The concert begins at 7.30 p.m.

Muisc of a different era is on offer at the Caird Hall on Friday, November 16, with Abba Mania.

Featuring a special concert presentation, which celebrates the music of Abba in a respectful and enjoyable way, it will revive special memories of when Abba ruled the airwaves.

If you’re looking for an excuse to party, reminisce or simply be entertained by the best music ever, then Abba Mania is for you!

Join in and enjoy all your favourites from ‘Mamma Mia’ to ‘Super Trouper’, ‘Dancing Queen’ to ‘Winner Takes it All’ and many more.

Ticket details from the box office on 01382 434940 or www.dundeebox.co.uk