Concerts & Tickets

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Haydn's Harmony Mass

Tickets: £14.50-£28.50
  • Part
  • Pärt
  • Haydn
  • Haydn

Admired for passionate performances of his country’s music, Estonian conductor Tõnu Kaljuste directs the SCO in two hauntingly beautiful works by his compatriot Arvo Pärt. The mesmeric Cantus in memoriam Benjamin Britten builds a hugely moving statement from the simplest of means, and the brief choral Solfeggio is uncannily atmospheric.

Kaljuste contrasts Pärt’s evocative soundscapes with the wit and sparkle of Haydn, in the celebratory Symphony No 90 – which holds one of the composer’s most famous musical jokes – and the joyfully energetic Harmoniemesse.

SCO Chorus: Sunday Afternoon Brahms Concert

Tickets: £17 (full price)/£14 concessions*/£8 (under 26, students and Music Centre members)
  • Brahms
    Horn Trio
  • Brahms

Both works in this concert are influenced by a single event - the death of Brahms’ mother. Shortly after she died, Brahms took an early morning walk in the woods and was hit by a sudden ray of sunshine. This provided the stimulus for the Horn Trio, the opening theme of which is a completely satisfying and unforgettable experience that symbolises all that is romantic in music. The trio is lead by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra’s award-winning Principal Horn player Alec Frank-Gemmill while the German Requiem, a work of power and soul-searching beauty will be performed in its original version for piano duet with the sublime SCO Chorus conducted by Gregory Batsleer.

Supported by The Cookie Matheson Charitable Trust and The Kinburn (St Andrews) Charitable Trust

Beethoven's Egmont

Tickets: £14.50-£28.50
  • Schubert
  • Zemlinsky
  • Beethoven

Powerful Finnish conductor John Storgårds directs three works with theatrical connections in a concert combining dramatic intensity and rich lyricism.

Schubert’s warm-hearted incidental music to the play Rosamunde is filled with glowing melody and sparkling colours. The celebrated British soprano Katherine Broderick is the soloist in the Wagner-influenced Waldgespräch (‘Forest Dialogue’) by Zemlinsky, a sinister tale told through dramatic music.

The concert ends with a fight for freedom in Beethoven’s hugely powerful incidental music to Goethe’s Egmont, complete with a narrator.