Concerts & Tickets

The King of Ghosts

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Composed by Datta, co-composed, arranged, and conducted by Johannes Berauer, and working in development with musicians from the SCO, The King of Ghosts is a brand new piece of music inspired by the classic 1969 Indian art house film Gupi Gayen, Bagha Bayen, by Oscar-winning director Satyajit Ray. The piece weaves Indian folk rhythms, rich orchestral textures and pulsing electronic beats into a gorgeous, atmospheric experience, as scenes from the film are projected above the musicians and the audience is transported into the fairytale.

Part of the Homecoming Scotland and Culture 2014 celebrations, The King of Ghosts will be performed live by Datta, multi-award-winning percussionist Cormac Byrne, and a 25-piece orchestra from SCO. Following its debut at the Edinburgh Mela The King of Ghosts will tour Scotland, with performances at Glasgow’s Old Fruitmarket, Perth Horsecross, and at Inverness Eden Court.

Johannes Berauer is one of the most productive and diverse young composers of Austria, whose previous work has included commissions from the Vienna Musikverein, Konzerthaus Wien, Linzer Klangwolke, and the Bruckner Symphony Orchestra under Dennis Russell Davies.

A percussionist since the age of four, Cormac Byrne developed a love for the bodhran and traditional music while studying at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. He has since become an award-winning performer, touring to numerous festivals around the world and working with musicians throughout the UK.

The King of Ghosts

Tickets: .

Composed by Datta, co-composed, arranged, and conducted by Johannes Berauer, and working in development with musicians from the SCO, The King of Ghosts is a brand new piece of music inspired by the classic 1969 Indian art house film Gupi Gayen, Bagha Bayen, by Oscar-winning director Satyajit Ray. The piece weaves Indian folk rhythms, rich orchestral textures and pulsing electronic beats into a gorgeous, atmospheric experience, as scenes from the film are projected above the musicians and the audience is transported into the fairytale.

Part of the Homecoming Scotland and Culture 2014 celebrations, The King of Ghosts will be performed live by Datta, multi-award-winning percussionist Cormac Byrne, and a 25-piece orchestra from SCO. Following its debut at the Edinburgh Mela The King of Ghosts will tour Scotland, with performances at Glasgow’s Old Fruitmarket, Perth Horsecross, and at Inverness Eden Court.

Johannes Berauer is one of the most productive and diverse young composers of Austria, whose previous work has included commissions from the Vienna Musikverein, Konzerthaus Wien, Linzer Klangwolke, and the Bruckner Symphony Orchestra under Dennis Russell Davies.

A percussionist since the age of four, Cormac Byrne developed a love for the bodhran and traditional music while studying at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. He has since become an award-winning performer, touring to numerous festivals around the world and working with musicians throughout the UK.

The King of Ghosts

Tickets: .

Composed by Datta, co-composed, arranged, and conducted by Johannes Berauer, and working in development with musicians from the SCO, The King of Ghosts is a brand new piece of music inspired by the classic 1969 Indian art house film Gupi Gayen, Bagha Bayen, by Oscar-winning director Satyajit Ray. The piece weaves Indian folk rhythms, rich orchestral textures and pulsing electronic beats into a gorgeous, atmospheric experience, as scenes from the film are projected above the musicians and the audience is transported into the fairytale.

Part of the Homecoming Scotland and Culture 2014 celebrations, The King of Ghosts will be performed live by Datta, multi-award-winning percussionist Cormac Byrne, and a 25-piece orchestra from SCO. Following its debut at the Edinburgh Mela The King of Ghosts will tour Scotland, with performances at Glasgow’s Old Fruitmarket, Perth Horsecross, and at Inverness Eden Court.

Johannes Berauer is one of the most productive and diverse young composers of Austria, whose previous work has included commissions from the Vienna Musikverein, Konzerthaus Wien, Linzer Klangwolke, and the Bruckner Symphony Orchestra under Dennis Russell Davies.

A percussionist since the age of four, Cormac Byrne developed a love for the bodhran and traditional music while studying at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. He has since become an award-winning performer, touring to numerous festivals around the world and working with musicians throughout the UK.

Prom 70: Sir Peter Maxwell Davies Birthday Concert

Tickets: £14–£18
  • Maxwell Davies
  • Maxwell Davies
    Strathclyde Concerto No. 4
  • Maxwell Davies
    Orkney Wedding with Sunrise

On Sir Peter Maxwell Davies’s 80th birthday the Proms pays tribute to this leading figure in contemporary British music with a late-night programme of works selected by the composer.

The concert overture Ebb of Winter, commissioned by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra as part of its 40th-anniversary celebrations, captures the rugged, rough-hewn beauty of Davies’s Orkney home. We see a different side of island life in the joyous ebullience of the much-loved An Orkney Wedding, with Sunrise. The fourth Strathclyde Concerto, for clarinet and orchestra, completes the concert – a thrilling tour de force, demanding equal virtuosity from soloist and ensemble.

There will be no interval

Summer Classics: Hamilton

Tickets: £15 / £12.50
  • Mozart
  • Weber
  • Mendelssohn

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra returns to Hamilton Town House with a programme of classical music that is sure to sparkle with energy, enthusiasm and warmth. Principal Clarinettist Maximiliano Martin uncovers the unparalleled genius of Weber as he explores the sheer fun and reflective moods of Weber’s Clarinet Concerto while conductor Ben Gernon, fresh from making his BBC Proms debut with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, guides the orchestra through jubilant symphonies by Mozart and Mendelssohn.

Tickets available from:

Hamilton Town House box office www.sllc.co.uk 01698 452 299

Tickets: £15.00

Senior Citizens: £12.50
Under 26’s / students / unemployed / People with a disability: £5.00

 

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Summer Classics: Perth

Tickets: £16 / £14
  • Mozart
  • Weber
  • Mendelssohn

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra returns to Perth Concert Hall with a programme of classical music that is sure to sparkle with energy, enthusiasm and warmth. Principal Clarinettist Maximiliano Martin uncovers the unparalleled genius of Weber as he explores the sheer fun and reflective moods of Weber’s Clarinet Concerto while conductor Ben Gernon, fresh from making his BBC Proms debut with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, guides the orchestra through jubilant symphonies by Mozart and Mendelssohn.

Tickets available from:

Horsecross box office www.horsecross.co.uk 01738 621 031

£16 / concessions £14 / under 26 £5 under / 16s go free

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Max at 80: A Celebration

Tickets: £5
  • Maxwell Davies
    Last Door of Light
  • Maxwell Davies
  • Maxwell Davies
    Orkney Wedding with Sunrise

Few composers have made greater impact on the Scottish musical landscape than Peter Maxwell Davies. Living in Orkney since the 70s, he founded the St Magnus International Festival, which has inspired many an imitation; he forged a fruitful three decade long relationship with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra during which he wrote his 10 Strathclyde Concertos among many other works. He has championed music education at all levels, and composed one of Scotland’s most popular musical calling cards – An Orkney Wedding, with Sunrise.

September 2014 sees Max celebrate his 80th Birthday, and to mark it we are delighted that he will join us for an afternoon of his music, from the familiar to the very recent!

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra close the day with three works that illustrate perfectly Max’s sheer range: two recent works and an old favourite from their Composer Laureate. Ebb of Winter was premiered last November to unanimous acclaim. Last Door of Light is a Scottish premiere, inspired by Max’s concerns regarding global warming and its impact on the Orkney Islands. And to close? It had to be what is perhaps Max’s most widely performed orchestral piece.