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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.

SCO VIBE Blog Competition winner! Duncan Miller

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 DUNCAN MILLER talks about his experience

 

A Song for Flodden

In September the SCO gives the world premiere of Sally Beamish’s new piece written to commemorate the Battle of Flodden of 1513. Here, Sally talks about this new commission and her close relationship with the Orchestra.

BeamishWe’re looking forward to hearing the world premiere of Flodden by the SCO in September this year. What can you tell us about it and what should audiences expect from the performance?

My Summer with the SCO - Caryn Cobb

Caryn Cobb, a neuroscience student, from the USA has spent the summer with SCO Connect.  Caryn tells us about her experience...

Orkney's Peedie Schools Making Music Together Again

For the second year running, all of the pupils in Orkney’s smallest schools came together to form a 65-strong orchestra in a project delivered by Orkney Island’s Council in partnership with SCO Connect.

Peedie Orchestra

The project was an exciting opportunity for the pupils to learn more about music and meet children from other communities. Above all, they were able to experience the thrill of performing and making music together.