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The RTO changed the habit of a lifetime for their 2013 Christmas concert by having Johanna Marshall, a real-life professional musician playing with the orchestra. Johanna was accompanied by Margaret Donaldson one of the most accomplished accompanist pianists in Scotland.
Summer Concert at Fingask Castle.
In Summer 2014 the RTO excelled themselves on a wet Sunday afternoon and delighted their faithful audiences with their usual musical fayre.
International tours in the last few years (to Utrecht and Glasgow) have honed our orchestra's skills. New music is guaranteed and a concert full of incident both deliberate and accidental is likely to delight you. The orchestra continues to surprise itself and audiences by the new tonal challenges it manages to wring out of well-known pieces of music.
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Alexander McCall Smith in conversation during our debut concert at Glasgow's City Hall on 13 October 2012.
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Photography: ©Alex Hewitt.
The orchestra will be playing at this years Borders Book Festival on Saturday 13th June 2015. All the music on the programme is related to books.
Tickets available from Borders Book Festival:
The Really Terrible Orchestra will be returning to play at the Fringe Festival on Saturday 15th August 2015. Tickets will be available from an orchestra member or edinburgh fringe box office shortly.
Programme will include newly commissioned music, Challenging pieces by Greig, Beethoven, and Rossini.
After London and New York, Utrecht is the next logical step. For our first and only concert in the Netherlands, the expectations aren’t very high.
16 April 2011 at 8.30pm at the Aula Academiegebouw Domplein 29 in Utrecht, Netherlands.
Five-star the RTO continues to lead the revolution for the musically disadvantaged with its unique musical interpretations. A triumph that proves bad is good. With its blend of humour, musicality and lack of technical prowess, the players surge through a lively programme taking the audience with them, creating a wave of excitement and hope that nothing will go wrong. The RTO never disappoints.
'These musicians who are dreadful are always a hot ticket. How can that be?' (ABC News)