To get everyone in a festive mood, the SCO staff and a few players spent a tea break icing gingerbread men. Here is a gallery of our efforts!
Season's Greetings from all at the SCO!
The dust may be settling after the SCO's 'Big Ears, Little Ears' pilot series of concerts for parents/carers with babies, but in the meantime we've been busy gathering the audience's reaction to the whole thing.
As part of this, we asked some audience members at Glasgow, Edinburgh and Stirling to offer a few thoughts on camera; and we're delighted to be able to share the resulting short videos with you. Just click on any of the videos below to view. (And keep an eye out for the particularly cute sneezing baby...!)
American pianist Leon Fleischer has had a fascinating life; from child prodigy (and the impressive ability to trace his teaching lineage back to Beethoven), to being struck down by a debilitating illness that nearly ended his career, to his painstaking recovery and perseverance in regaining and reshaping his career.
Re-draft after re-draft of my application form, it was finally ready to post off to Lucy Lowe in the hope I would be successful in achieving a work experience placement at the orchestra I had heard so much about.