Concerts & Tickets

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Garden of Devotion

Tickets: £14.50-£28.50
  • Sibelius
  • Martinsson
  • Haydn
  • Haydn

The sensational Swedish soprano Lisa Larsson is at the heart of this programme. Haydn’s operatic Scena di Berenice offers her a dramatic and virtuoso showpiece. Her voice has been called ‘silvery’, ‘seductively beautiful’ and her interpretations ‘full of life and emotion’.

She has inspired Rolf Martinsson to create a new song cycle for her, based on a selection of poems called The Gardener by the Bengali polymath Rabindranath Tagore – if earlier performances of his works by Lisa Larsson are anything to go by, this will be superb. Haydn’s joyous and grand symphony closes the evening, which opens with what may be Sibelius’ most famous piece and his greatest regret: Valse Triste. His regret was that he sold his copyright for a few pennies, then had to stand by as it became a worldwide hit.

Garden of Devotion

Tickets: £10-£31
  • Sibelius
  • Martinsson
  • Haydn
  • Haydn

The sensational Swedish soprano Lisa Larsson is at the heart of this programme. Haydn’s operatic Scena di Berenice offers her a dramatic and virtuoso showpiece. Her voice has been called ‘silvery’, ‘seductively beautiful’ and her interpretations ‘full of life and emotion’.

She has inspired Rolf Martinsson to create a new song cycle for her, based on a selection of poems called The Gardener by the Bengali polymath Rabindranath Tagore – if earlier performances of his works by Lisa Larsson are anything to go by, this will be superb. Haydn’s joyous and grand symphony closes the evening, which opens with what may be Sibelius’ most famous piece and his greatest regret: Valse Triste. His regret was that he sold his copyright for a few pennies, then had to stand by as it became a worldwide hit.

The Creation

Tickets: £10-£31

Inspired by Genesis, Psalms and Milton’s Paradise Lost, Haydn’s Creation is a cornerstone of western music. From the opening depiction of chaos to the joyous love-song of Adam and Eve, Haydn’s musical invention is truly breathtaking. A superb trio of soloists, including Sophie Bevan, winner of the Young Singer award at the 2013 International Opera Awards, joins us to bring this superb work to life.

The Creation has been an international hit since its first performance in 1798. Directing this concert is Harry Christophers, recognised world-wide for his knowledge and command of Classical & Baroque Music.

The Creation

Tickets: £14.50-£28.50

Inspired by Genesis, Psalms and Milton’s Paradise Lost, Haydn’s Creation is a cornerstone of western music. From the opening depiction of chaos to the joyous love-song of Adam and Eve, Haydn’s musical invention is truly breathtaking. A superb trio of soloists, including Sophie Bevan, winner of the Young Singer award at the 2013 International Opera Awards, joins us to bring this superb work to life.

The Creation has been an international hit since its first performance in 1798. Directing this concert is Harry Christophers, recognised world-wide for his knowledge and command of Classical & Baroque music.

Schubert Symphony No 3

Tickets: £16
  • Dvořák
  • Mendelssohn
    Concert Pieces (18') No 1 in F minor op 113 and No 2 in D minor op 114
  • Bartók
  • Schubert

Join the Orchestra in Castle Douglas for a summer evening’s concerts under the baton of acclaimed conductor James Lowe. The programme includes Dvořák’s relaxed and light Czech Suite and Bartók’s fiery folk-inspired dances. Mendelssohn’s Concert Pieces showcase the magnificent talent of the Orchestra’s principal clarinet players, Maximiliano Martín and William Stafford, as soloists while Schubert’s playful Third Symphony, written when the composer was just 18 years old, is both humorous and delicious.

Schubert Symphony No 3

Sat 30th May

Schubert Symphony No 3 image
19:30, Paisley Abbey
Tickets: £16
  • Dvořák
  • Mendelssohn
    Concert Pieces (18') No 1 in F minor op 113 and No 2 in D minor op 114
  • Bartók
  • Schubert

Join the Orchestra in  Paisley  for a summer evening’s concerts under the baton of acclaimed conductor James Lowe. The programme includes Dvořák’s relaxed and light Czech Suite and Bartók’s fiery folk-inspired dances. Mendelssohn’s Concert Pieces showcase the magnificent talent of the Orchestra’s principal clarinet players, Maximiliano Martín and William Stafford, as soloists while Schubert’s playful Third Symphony, written when the composer was just 18 years old, is both humorous and delicious.

Tickets for performances in Paisley Abbey can be purchased from the Abbey shop:

Paisley Abbey Shop
Abbey Close
Paisley
Renfrewshire
PA1 1JG
0141 889 7654

Schubert Symphony No 3

Sun 31st May

Schubert Symphony No 3 image
Tickets: £16
  • Dvořák
  • Mendelssohn
    Concert Pieces (18') No 1 in F minor op 113 and No 2 in D minor op 114
  • Bartók
  • Schubert

Join the Orchestra in Kilmarnock for a summer evening’s concerts under the baton of acclaimed conductor James Lowe. The programme includes Dvořák’s relaxed and light Czech Suite and Bartók’s fiery folk-inspired dances. Mendelssohn’s Concert Pieces showcase the magnificent talent of the Orchestra’s principal clarinet players, Maximiliano Martín and William Stafford, as soloists while Schubert’s playful Third Symphony, written when the composer was just 18 years old, is both humorous and delicious.

Don't miss our family activities in the morning from 10am! Get the chance to meet the SCO musicians, try out instruments from the SCO Instrument Armoury and enjoy pop-up concerts for babies and toddlers and a showcase performance of local ensembles and workshop participants at 12noon.

 

Tickets can be purchased from:

Kilmarnock Grand Hall 
RGM Music
24 Nelson Street
Kilmarnock
KA1 1BA

01563 537711