Christmas Concert 2016

Saturday 3 December at St George’s School. Another great evening, under the baton of Richard Ingham. Programme of old faves: – Pirates of the Caribbean – Jessie Seymour of Crimond (arranged by Richard Ingham) – Shostakovich Walz No2 Prokofiev’s Troika And Lullaby of Birdland with wonderful accompaniement by Richard I...

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Well done!

At the RTO Festival concert in Edinburgh on 13th August, we announced that Edwin Sung (seen left shaking hands with Alexander Mccall-Smith) was the winner of the £1,000 RTO Emerging Composers Competition. Edwin, age 24, is a mathematics graduate from Cambridge. His composition, A Wee bit of Irish Scottish Jig,...

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Happy Birthday, RTO!

Celebrating our 20th birthday is high on the agenda. We had a big party at the beginning of December for players and former players to meet, mingle and celebrate 20 years of musical mediocrity. Proof below that a good time was had by all. More pics to follow …...

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This was our Composer Competition 2016

The Really Terrible Orchestra’s Emerging Composer Prize 2016  The Really Terrible Orchestra (The RTO) is celebrating its 20th year by offering a prize for emerging composers. The winner will receive a prize of £1000 and will have their composition performed by the RTO. The RTO was formed in Edinburgh...

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Who are we?

So who are the Really Terrible Orchestra? There are 65 of us now, but we started in 1995 with just 10 players and on wet November evenings we could be down to 5 or 6. It began with our envying the pleasure our children gained from music. And as...

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