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We wish you a Merry Christmas

SCO Bassoons Peter Whelan and Alison Green, joined by Graeme Brown, wish everyone a Merry Christmas with the late Kevin McCrae's Festive Medley for Bassoon Trio.

Monsters across the city!

SCO Connect has been a little busy recently, hunting for things that go bump in the night!

In February, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra is joined on the stage of the Usher Hall by a choir of 300 pupils from primary schools across Edinburgh for a family concert full of songs about the kind of creatures that live under your bed...

Flexibility - Artur Pizarro's Key to Success

One of the SCO's favourite guests, the amazing pianist Artur Pizarro, joins us this week for Beethoven's Piano Concerto No 2.  He'll be performing with another good friend of ours, John Storgårds, who will also conduct the UK debut of Finnish composer Einojuhani Rautavaara’s Into the Heart of the Light and Mendelssohn's fifth symphony.

 

Artur Pizarro recently spoke to ARTINFO UK about his upcoming performances with the SCO.

Work Experience with the SCO

For the past week we've been joined by Erin McGonigle, who has been undertaking a work experience placement with the SCO.  Erin talks about what she got up to during her week discovering the many different aspects of the Orchestra's work...

 

When I saw the email confirming my week's work experience I was thrilled! The prospect of seeing how the Scottish Chamber Orchestra operate and working with all the different departments really excited me.

Choral Romance

We're really looking forward to the SCO Chorus' second performance of the 2012/13 Season, when it joins the Orchestra in Edinburgh (29 November) and Glasgow (30 November) for Choral Romance. We spoke with Roderick Wylie, bass in the SCO Chorus, to get some background on the upcoming concert...

SCO Patrons' trip to Lucerne

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra's pan-European tour included a stop in Switzerland for a performance in the magnificent Lucerne Kultur- und Kongresszentrum.  The large and appreciative audience in the hall included a group of SCO Patrons and friends who had taken part in the SCO Patrons’ Trip, organised by the SCO Sponsorship & Fundraising Department. Adam James, SCO Fundraising Co-ordinator, writes...

 

A Grand Tour

Scottish Chamber OrchestraAs our European tour draws to a close, the Orchestra looks forward to three performances back on home turf this week as we bring our tour programme to Edinburgh (15 November), Glasgow (16 November) and Perth

Postcard from Frankfurt

Last night's concert at Frankfurt Alte Oper was the SCO's last performance on the continent as part of its pan-European Tour. SCO Violin Aisling O'Dea found time to send a quick snapshot of the beautiful venue, Alte Oper, and a note on what it meant for her to peform in Frankfurt with the SCO.

SCO in the studio!

Following a great performance in Lucerne on Friday evening, the Orchestra boarded a train to the next stop on its European tour: Frankfurt Alte Oper! Over the weekend we also made time to head into the studio to record Beethoven's Symphony No 6. The SCO returns to the UK tomorrow for a performance at the Barbican in London before making a welcome return home to Scotland!

Pain and the Pastoral Symphony

Scottish Chamber OrchestraAs part of the SCO's current nine-date European tour, the Orchestra performs Beethoven's Symphony No 6 'Pastoral' alongside Wagner's Siegfried Idyll and Mozart's Piano Concerto in G.