Concerts & Tickets

Beethoven Seven

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

Dreams, dance, myths and fantasies pervade this concert, which culminates in Beethoven’s exhilarating powerhouse of a symphony, the Seventh. It is the perfect foil to Schumann’s lyrical concerto, interpreted here by one of the world’s leading pianists: Nelson Goerner is acclaimed as much for his emotional breadth as for the staggering facility and technique that free him to create such brilliant pianism.

Beethoven Symphony No 7

 

Beethoven Seven

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

Dreams, dance, myths and fantasies pervade this concert, which culminates in Beethoven’s exhilarating powerhouse of a symphony, the Seventh. It is the perfect foil to Schumann’s lyrical concerto, interpreted here by one of the world’s leading pianists: Nelson Goerner is acclaimed as much for his emotional breadth as for the staggering facility and technique that free him to create such brilliant pianism.

Beethoven Symphony No 7

 

Pink Martini featuring the SCO

Tickets: £19.50 - £26.50

Somewhere between a 1930s Cuban dance orchestra, a classical chamber music ensemble, a Brazilian marching street band and Japanese film noir is the 12-piece Pink Martini.

Part language lesson, part Hollywood musical, the Portland, Oregon-based 'little orchestra' was created in 1994 by Harvard graduate and classically trained pianist Thomas M. Lauderdale. Equally at home performing its romantic, multi-lingual repertoire on concert stages and in smoky bars, Pink Martini draws a wildly diverse crowd.

"Pink Martini are on a mission to bring back romance and beauty." Daily Telegraph

Levin plays Mozart

Tickets: £10 - £29 (concessions available)
  • Reicha
  • Mozart
  • Schubert

Mozart in 1784 and Schubert in 1814/15 – great years for great composers. Mozart was at the height of his popularity in Vienna, writing a stream of new works to perform at his very own showcase concerts. Schubert found his voice in 1814/15 in masterpieces such as Gretchen am Spinnrade; his second symphony has all the best qualities of youth. To open the concert, Levin introduces an unsung hero of the Romantic age. Reicha was a friend of Beethoven and Haydn, and influential teacher of Berlioz, Liszt and Gounod among others.

Levin plays Mozart

Tickets: £13 - £27 (concessions available)
  • Reicha
  • Mozart
  • Schubert

Mozart in 1784 and Schubert in 1814/15 – great years for great composers. Mozart was at the height of his popularity in Vienna, writing a stream of new works to perform at his very own showcase concerts. Schubert found his voice in 1814/15 in masterpieces such as Gretchen am Spinnrade; his second symphony has all the best qualities of youth. To open the concert, Levin introduces an unsung hero of the Romantic age. Reicha was a friend of Beethoven and Haydn, and influential teacher of Berlioz, Liszt and Gounod among others.

Bath International Music Festival: SCO Strings

20:00, Bath Abbey
Tickets: £10 - £30
  • Stravinsky
  • Pärt
    Fratres
  • Tchaikovsky
    Serenade for Strings

Apollon Musagète, Stravinsky’s elegant and neo-classical ballet score was George Balanchine’s first ballet, premiered by the Ballet Russes in 1928. The music draws inspiration from the 17th and 18th century French style, and takes us through the birth of Apollo and his subsequent instruction by the muses Terpsichore, Calliope and Polyhymnia in their respective arts.

The hermetic and mystical Estonian composer Arvo Pärt’s works are often deeply spiritual and Fratres dates from 1977 just before his departure from Estonia under the Soviet regime to the greater creative freedom of Austria and Germany. The music is a study in chant-like serenity and fills the air with a ritual and ceremonial contemplative stillness which conjures up bell-like sounds redolent of Gregorian Chant.

The concert culminates with the passionate and romantic splendour of Tchaikovsky’s Serenade, a tour de force for a string orchestra, that the composer described as being “from the heart”.

Bath International Music Festival

19:30, Bath Forum
Tickets: £10 - £32
  • Mendelssohn
  • Mozart
  • Mozart
  • Stravinsky

Led by guest director Alexander Janiczek, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra presents a magical evening of music ranging from the darkness of Don Giovanni to the Commedia dell’Arte antics of Pulcinella and friends.

Christian Ihle Hadland, the fine young Norwegian pianist, BBC Radio 3 New Generation artist and a specialist in the classical period repertoire gives the first of two performances at the Festival with one of Mozart’s most popular piano concertos.

In this concert we hear the overture to Mozart’s opera Don Giovanni, in which the eponymous ‘hero’ is finally dragged down into the flames of hell after a life of wild debauchery.  In contrast, Mendelssohn’s incidental music to A Midsummer Night’s Dream conjures up the magical world of Shakespeare’s play and the effervescent lightness of a midsummer evening. Finally, Stravinky’s Suite from Pulcinella; a neo-classical period ballet score that draws on the music of the 18th century Italian composer, Pergolesi.

South of Scotland Tour 2013

Tickets: £14/£12/£5
  • Mozart
  • Haydn
  • Weber
  • Beethoven

Join the Scottish Chamber Orchestra at The Buccleuch Centre, Langholm, for a perfect summer evening’s entertainment. Conductor Christian Baldini makes his SCO debut with a programme of music that includes Mozart operatic overtures and Haydn’s Symphony No 102. SCO Principal Maximiliano Martín performs Weber’s virtuosic Clarinet Concertino, which received rave reviews when recorded by Martín and the SCO in 2012. Not to be missed!

"...the night belonged to principal clarinettist Maximiliano Martin for a genuinely extraordinary performance." The Herald

Tickets available from The Buccleuch Centre, Langholm, 0138 7381 196 and The Midsteeple, High Street, Dumfries, 01387 253383.

South of Scotland Tour 2013

Fri 31st May

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Tickets: £14/£12/£5
  • Mozart
  • Haydn
  • Weber
  • Beethoven

Join the Scottish Chamber Orchestra at St Mary's Church in Haddington for a perfect summer evening’s entertainment. Conductor Christian Baldini makes his SCO debut with a programme of music that includes Mozart operatic overtures and Haydn’s Symphony No 102. SCO Principal Maximiliano Martín performs Weber’s virtuosic Clarinet Concertino, which received rave reviews when recorded by Martín and the SCO in 2012. Not to be missed!

"...the night belonged to principal clarinettist Maximiliano Martin for a genuinely extraordinary performance." The Herald

Tickets available Kesley's Bookshop, 29 Market Street, Haddington or The Queen's Hall, Clerk Street, Edinburgh tel. 0131 668 2019.