Ayr Town Hall welcomes RSNO

David Hubbard from the Royal National Scottish Orchestra
David Hubbard from the Royal National Scottish Orchestra

After an absence of six years, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) will make a welcome return to Ayr Town Hall on Friday 29 January at 7.30pm.

The concert opens with an outrageous start with the blazing gypsy fiddles of Ligeti’s roof-raising Concert Romansc.

This is followed by the RSNO’s own David Hubbard playing Mozart’s delicious bassoon concerto.

David Hubbard was born in Swindon, Wiltshire, in 1968.

He started the bassoon at the age of fourteen and two years later went on to study at the Royal College of Music Junior Department.

The second half features Brahms’s Fourth Symphony which was the last one he wrote.

It begins with a sigh and ends with a tempest, and will bring out the best in the young German-born conductor Clemens Schuldt.

From the 2016/17 season he will become principal conductor of the Munich Chamber Orchestra.

The 29th Ayr Concert Series is arranged for South Ayrshire Council by volunteers from Ayr Arts Guild in a unique partnership between the local authority, the voluntary sector and the Scottish orchestras.

Tickets are priced at: Adults £22 circle, £19 stalls; Students £5 stalls; children £3 stalls: available from Ayr Gaiety Box Office, Tel: 01292 288 235.