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Christopher George, the Orchestra's former leader, will conduct the Playfair Orchestra in a charity concert at Edinburgh’s Greyfriars Kirk on July 13th at 7.30pm.
The Playfair Orchestra – which will include a number of SCO players – performs what is possibly Beethoven's most energetically vivacious symphony, the Seventh, and will be joined by Amy Norrington for Haydn's beautiful C Major Cello Concerto.
Christopher is organising the concert in aid of the Euan MacDonald Centre for Motor Neurone Disease Research at the University of Edinburgh – Euan MacDonald’s father is SCO Chairman Donald MacDonald.
Christopher commented; “Having left the SCO in 2010 with the neurological condition Focal Dystonia impeding my skill as a violinist, I turned to conducting about a year ago. I am absolutely delighted to be working with such a wonderful group of players on a great programme of music. Even better that it will fund-raise for the Euan MacDonald Centre which has close links with the SCO.
Tickets cost £10 each with all proceeds going to The Euan MacDonald Centre for Motor Neurone Disease Research.
Tickets are available online or call 0131 650 9221.
Greyfriars Kirk, 86 Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh EH1 2QA