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 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.
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
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.
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...
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.
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.