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Favourite Memories from the Past 40 Years

Our 2013/14 season marks a year of celebration for our 40th Anniversary and we have opened a treasure chest of photo albums full of gems from the last four decades!

Hear the SCO players reminisce over the Orchestra's 40 year history, highlighting memorable experiences and describing what makes the SCO so special:

The Cycle Begins - Schumann Preview

The long awaited Schumann Symphony Cycle is finally here! Over the next two weeks, Principal Conductor Robin Ticciati will direct the full cycle of Schumann’s symphonies.

Ticciati described Schumann as one of his perfect composers and has often spoken about how important poetry, colour and story are to Schumann’s music. Hear what else Ticciati had to say about Schumann when these concerts were announced.

Mr Suzuki’s Bach

SCO players' hot picks for the 40th Anniversary Season

Our 2013/14 40th Anniversary Season is well underway and we'd love for you to join us.

The Season is packed full of brilliant music, conductors and soloists - take a look at the video below to hear what some of the SCO players are most looking forward to! 

What are your favourite memories of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra? Do you have any photographs of an SCO experience? Share your memories here

Love (and sly wit) is in the air...

Evoking warm summer nights when love is in the air, Hector Berlioz reimagined Shakespeare’s romantic comedy Much Ado About Nothing as the bright, sunny opera Beatrice and Benedict

Berlioz held a life-long love for the plays of Shakespeare, and Beatrice and Benedict, one of his final major pieces, marks the summation of his Shakespearean obsession in a light, lyrical score, concise and brimming over with memorable melodies, that’s full of musical high spirits and humour.

A Song for Flodden

We're delighted to welcome Scottish soprano Shuna Scott Sendall this week, as she makes her debut with the Orchestra and performs the world premiere of Sally Beamish's latest commission, Flodden, in Hamilton and Selkirk. We caught up with Shuna to learn more...

San Sebastian Tour 2013

Earlier this week, the SCO and Principal Conductor Robin Ticciati flew to Spain for two concerts in the music festival Quincena Musical de San Sebastián: a follow-up to the recent BBC Prom reuniting with pianist Stephen Hough and a sensational performance of Fauré's Requiem with Sir Thomas Allen and the Orfeón Donostiarra chorus.

The festival has sent us some brilliant photos from the Fauré concert...

Highland Adventures

Earlier this month the SCO toured to Kingussie, Thurso and Findhorn as part of its annual tour to the Highlands of Scotland. SCO Fundraising Co-ordinator David Nelson tells us more about the trip...

"Being on the road on the Summer Nights with the SCO tour to Kingussie, Thurso and Findhorn was one of my best experiences with the Orchestra so far. From my perspective, the tour encapsulated so much of what the SCO is about.

SCO VIBE Blog Competition winner! Fraser McKenzie

July saw the second hugely successful SCO VIBE, a fusion band project for young people from all over the city of Edinburgh. We challenged participants to enter their thoughts in an SCO VIBE Blog Competition. Here, joint competition winner FRASER McKENZIE talks about his experience


Tuesday the 23rd of July the thunder roared and the rain lashed down onto Drummond High, but the ‘vibe’ inside was electrifying: a mix of excitement and nervous anticipation as the members of SCO VIBE got ready to make music together for the next 3 days.