Concerts & Tickets

New Year in Vienna

Tickets: £10 - £29
  • New Year in Vienna

Is there any finer way to greet the New Year than with a sparkling, traditional Viennese gala concert? Lovely singing, irresistible Strauss waltzes, polkas and overtures, and, of course, the essential favourites: The Blue Danube and Radetsky March. This is music to brighten up the darkest days and send you off with a spring in your step.

New Year in Vienna

Tickets: £18 / £16 (concessions available)
  • New Year in Vienna

Is there any finer way to greet the New Year than with a sparkling, traditional Viennese gala concert? Lovely singing, irresistible Strauss waltzes, polkas and overtures, and, of course, the essential favourites: The Blue Danube and Radetsky March. This is music to brighten up the darkest days and send you off with a spring in your step.

Tickets:
The Midsteeple, High Street, Dumfries DG1 2BH (Box Office open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm)

 

New Year in Vienna

Fri 4th Jan

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19:30, Ayr Town Hall
Tickets: £19 - £22
  • New Year in Vienna

Is there any finer way to greet the New Year than with a sparkling, traditional Viennese gala concert? Lovely singing, irresistible Strauss waltzes, polkas and overtures, and, of course, the essential favourites: The Blue Danube and Radetsky March. This is music to brighten up the darkest days and send you off with a spring in your step.

New Year in Vienna

Tickets: £10.50 - £24.50
  • New Year in Vienna

Is there any finer way to greet the New Year than with a sparkling, traditional Viennese gala concert? Lovely singing, irresistible Strauss waltzes, polkas and overtures, and, of course, the essential favourites: The Blue Danube and Radetsky March. This is music to brighten up the darkest days and send you off with a spring in your step.

The Great C Major

Tickets: £10 - £29 (concessions available)
  • Beethoven
  • Mendelssohn
  • Schubert

Begin 2013 in the company of two brilliant and charismatic young artists. David Afkham’s awards, prizes and plaudits make impressive reading: he has captured the attention of musicians and public alike, and makes his SCO debut with a typically ambitious bill. Schubert’s ‘Great C major’ is not for the faint-hearted; for most of the 19th century it was considered unperformable. Now a firmly established favourite, it remains an epic musical journey. Piemontesi returns to the SCO, a pianist as charming as he is formidable.

The Great C Major

Tickets: £13 - £27 (concessions available)
  • Beethoven
  • Mendelssohn
  • Schubert

Begin 2013 in the company of two brilliant and charismatic young artists. David Afkham’s awards, prizes and plaudits make impressive reading: he has captured the attention of musicians and public alike, and makes his SCO debut with a typically ambitious bill. Schubert’s ‘Great C major’ is not for the faint-hearted; for most of the 19th century it was considered unperformable. Now a firmly established favourite, it remains an epic musical journey. Piemontesi returns to the SCO, a pianist as charming as he is formidable.

The Little C Major

Tickets: £10 - £29 (concessions available)
  • Beethoven
  • Dussek
  • Schubert

Between classics by Schubert and Beethoven, SCO Associate Artist Richard Egarr introduces one of their contemporaries who deserves to be far better known. Dussek certainly had a colourful life: his brilliance as pianist and composer won him the favour of Catherine the Great of Russia and Napoleon Bonaparte among others. It also won him favours of another kind, and he had to flee several countries with angry husbands on his heels. He left eighteen captivating and unusual piano concertos - hugely enjoyable to listen to, and fascinating for us looking back to that time because, in them, you can so clearly hear the future – the piano styles of Liszt, Chopin and Schumann.

The Little C Major

Tickets: £13 - £27 (concessions available)
  • Beethoven
  • Dussek
  • Schubert

Between classics by Schubert and Beethoven, SCO Associate Artist Richard Egarr introduces one of their contemporaries who deserves to be far better known. Dussek certainly had a colourful life: his brilliance as pianist and composer won him the favour of Catherine the Great of Russia and Napoleon Bonaparte among others. It also won him favours of another kind, and he had to flee several countries with angry husbands on his heels. He left eighteen captivating and unusual piano concertos - hugely enjoyable to listen to, and fascinating for us looking back to that time because, in them, you can so clearly hear the future – the piano styles of Liszt, Chopin and Schumann.

The Little C Major

Tickets: £10 - £21 (concessions available)
  • Beethoven
  • Dussek
  • Schubert

Between classics by Schubert and Beethoven, SCO Associate Artist Richard Egarr introduces one of their contemporaries who deserves to be far better known. Dussek certainly had a colourful life: his brilliance as pianist and composer won him the favour of Catherine the Great of Russia and Napoleon Bonaparte among others. It also won him favours of another kind, and he had to flee several countries with angry husbands on his heels. He left eighteen captivating and unusual piano concertos - hugely enjoyable to listen to, and fascinating for us looking back to that time because, in them, you can so clearly hear the future – the piano styles of Liszt, Chopin and Schumann.

Romantic Century

Tickets: £13 - £27 (concessions available)
  • Mendelssohn
  • Schumann
  • Martinsson
  • Beethoven

Now established as an exceptionally fine conductor, Andrew Manze is a musician of great range and curiosity. In this programme, he typically takes a familiar work – in this case Beethoven’s First Symphony – and gives it an intriguing context: Mendelssohn is in very Beethovenian form in the little known overture and Schumann meltingly Romantic in the Cello Concerto. Rolf Martinsson’s reflection on Schoenberg’s ultra-Romantic Verklärte Nacht may last only ten minutes, but it makes a powerful, memorable impression, paving the way for the youthful blaze of Beethoven’s symphony.

Romantic Century

Tickets: £10 - £29 (concessions available)
  • Mendelssohn
  • Schumann
  • Martinsson
  • Beethoven

Now established as an exceptionally fine conductor, Andrew Manze is a musician of great range and curiosity. In this programme, he typically takes a familiar work – in this case Beethoven’s First Symphony – and gives it an intriguing context: Mendelssohn is in very Beethovenian form in the little known overture and Schumann meltingly Romantic in the Cello Concerto. Rolf Martinsson’s reflection on Schoenberg’s ultra-Romantic Verklärte Nacht may last only ten minutes, but it makes a powerful, memorable impression, paving the way for the youthful blaze of Beethoven’s symphony.

MacMillan Oboe Concerto

Tickets: £9 - £23.50 (concessions available)
  • Stravinsky
  • MacMillan
  • Mendelssohn

“James MacMillan’s new Oboe Concerto is a corker…” – The Times’ verdict at its first performance. Even if contemporary music is not really your thing, we urge you not to miss this Scottish premiere given by the sensational François Leleux. Framing it, two perennial favourites: visits to Italy in the company of a distinguished Russian and a youthful German.

MacMillan Oboe Concerto

Tickets: £10 - £29 (concessions available)
  • Stravinsky
  • MacMillan
  • Mendelssohn

“James MacMillan’s new Oboe Concerto is a corker…” – The Times’ verdict at its premiere. Even if contemporary music is not really your thing, we urge you not to miss this Scottish premiere given by the sensational François Leleux. Framing it, two perennial favourites: visits to Italy in the company of a distinguished Russian and a youthful German.