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Scottish Chamber Orchestra launches 2014/15 Season

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The SCO is delighted to announce the launch of its 2014/15 Season - packed full of exciting repertoire, internationally-acclaimed guest artists, SCO commissions, and world and UK premieres.

Rossen Gergov replaces Robin Ticciati in SCO concerts this week

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Conductor Rossen Gergov will replace Robin Ticciati in concerts with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra this week in St Andrews (Younger Hall, 19 March) Edinburgh (Queen’s Hall, 20 March) and Glasgow (City Halls, 21 March).  Robin Ticciati has unfortunately had to withdraw due to falling ill with ‘flu.

SCO announces appointment of Matt Hardy as Principal Timpanist

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We are delighted to announce the appointment of Matthew Hardy as the Orchestra’s new Principal Timpanist.

SCO recording of Beethoven 7 announced as recommended choice by BBC Radio 3

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We are delighted that BBC Radio 3’s CD Review has chosen the SCO’s recording of Beethoven Symphony No 7 as the best version of that work, as part of its Building a Library broadcast. The recording – selected out of a review of 55 discs – is part of the already much-praised complete cycle of Beethoven Symphonies recorded live at the Edinburgh International Festival in 2006 with Sir Charles Mackerras.

Alec Frank-Gemmill awarded 2014 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship

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We are delighted to announce that Alec Frank-Gemmill, Principal Horn with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, has been awarded a Fellowship by the Borletti-Buitoni Trust (BBT). The aim of the Borletti-Buitoni Trust is to help outstanding young musicians to develop and sustain international careers with awards that fund tailor-made projects. BBT Fellowships are awarded to artists at an earlier stage of their career to help develop their unique talent and potential.

Two distinguished British soloists join the SCO and Robin Ticciati in March

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We caught up with celebrated cellist Steven Isserlis who revealed the inspirations behind Dvořák’s passionate C

Jonathan Cohen replaces Richard Egarr in Bach Mass in B minor

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Conductor Jonathan Cohen will replace Richard Egarr in performances of Bach’s Mass in B minor with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra next week in Edinburgh (Queen’s Hall, 12 December) and Glasgow (City Halls, 13 December). Richard Egarr has unfortunately had to withdraw due to falling ill with ‘flu.

Share Your Stories and Photographs for our 40th Anniversary

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Our 2013/14 season marks a year of celebration for our 40th Anniversary. To mark the occasion we have made our archive materials available to you for the first time.

We would like you to help us build our new online archive by uploading your SCO stories and photographs. Do you have a favourite memory of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra or any photographs of an SCO experience? Whether they are from forty years ago or four months, we want to hear from you! Upload them here

New recording by SCO Principal Clarinet Maximiliano Martín

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SCO Principal Clarinettist Maximiliano Martín announces the release of his latest recording with pianist Julian Milford, featuring iconic late works by Brahms: the two clarinet sonatas, coupled with Fantasies by Denmark’s most important Romantic composer Niels Gade (if you like Schumann and Brahms, then you’ll love these Fantasies).

The Sunnyside of the SCO!

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SCO Connect is pleased to announce the beginning of a two year residency at Sunnyside Primary School in Glasgow which will begin in September 2013. Building on the experience of our pilot Primary School Residency at Preston Street Primary School in 2011/12, this residency aims to embed the Orchestra in the life and community of the primary school. Working in partnership with the school, Platform in Easterhouse and composer Matilda Brown, a variety of creative work will be planned for each term in the academic year.