Gingerbreadmen make a visit to the office!

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!

Season's Greetings from the SCO

As the festive season approaches, SCO musicians wish everyone a good holiday with Ding Dong Merrily on High arranged by the late Kevin McCrae.

Out of the Mouths of Babes

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...!)

Richard Egarr and Bach's Christmas Oratorio

If the weather is anything to go by, it definitely feels like the run up to Christmas.

What better way to celebrate the start of the Festive Season than with the SCO's performances of Bach's wonderful Christmas Oratorio in Edinburgh and Glasgow this week (1 and 2 December).

Musical Mondays

SCO Violinist David Chadwick has been working with SCO Connect on a new project: Musical Mondays

Musical Monday - David Chadwick

Leon Fleisher - Keyboard Titan Part Two

Legendary American pianist Leon Fleisher joins the SCO this week for a programme of Mozart and Beethoven, which marks his UK conducting debut. He is joined by his protégé, Nicholas Angelich, for Beethoven's Piano Concerto No 2 at the concerts in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen.

Leon Fleisher - Keyboard Titan

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.Leon Fleisher

St Abbs Music Project Update

The St Abbs Music Project has come to the end of stage one of working with the local communities.  Since June Coldingham and Eyemouth Primary Schools have been working with composer, Howard Moody, to write songs in response to the St Abb’s Head National Trust for Scotland (NTS) site.

Karen Cargill returns with Berlioz

The lovely Karen Cargill reunites with SCO Principal Conductor Robin Ticciati for Berlioz's romantic song cycle Les Nuits d'été this week in Edinburgh and Glasgow.

In this short video she tells us about the magic of singing Berlioz and performing with the SCO.


Work Experience - Grace Reid

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.