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Love (and sly wit) is in the air...

Evoking warm summer nights when love is in the air, Hector Berlioz reimagined Shakespeare’s romantic comedy Much Ado About Nothing as the bright, sunny opera Beatrice and Benedict

Berlioz held a life-long love for the plays of Shakespeare, and Beatrice and Benedict, one of his final major pieces, marks the summation of his Shakespearean obsession in a light, lyrical score, concise and brimming over with memorable melodies, that’s full of musical high spirits and humour.

A Song for Flodden

We're delighted to welcome Scottish soprano Shuna Scott Sendall this week, as she makes her debut with the Orchestra and performs the world premiere of Sally Beamish's latest commission, Flodden, in Hamilton and Selkirk. We caught up with Shuna to learn more...