Press Room

All the latest press releases about the Orchestra’s activities are available here. If you have a specific press enquiry, or require images of artists, please contact the press office directly:

Lucy Bates
Marketing Officer - Campaigns
lucy.bates@sco.org.uk
0131 478 8340

SCO appoints Emmanuel Krivine as Principal Guest Conductor

The SCO announces the appointment of Emmanuel Krivine as its new Principal Guest Conductor.

SCO announces appointment of Matt Hardy as Principal Timpanist

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra has announced the appointment of Matt Hardy as the Orchestra’s new Principal Timpanist.

Operatic magic heralds start of the 40th Anniversary Season

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra opens its 2013/14 40th Anniversary Season with concert performances of Berlioz’s comic opera Beatrice and Benedict at the Usher Hall, Edinburgh (3 October) and City Halls, Glasgow (4 October).

Under the baton of Principal Conductor Robin Ticciati, the Orchestra is joined by an exceptionally fine cast of singers including Scottish mezzo soprano Karen Cargill as Beatrice and American tenore di grazia Kenneth Tarver as Benedict.

Edinburgh pupils collaborate in new fusion band

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra’s education and outreach department, SCO Connect, has started a new initiative, SCO VIBE, an exciting fusion orchestra open to young musicians aged 11-18 years old living in Edinburgh.

Influenced by the group members and the musical styles that they love, SCO VIBE opens up what a conventional orchestra looks like, providing a forum where young people can engage in collaborative music-making, and inspiring them to have a life-long relationship with music.

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SCO and RSNO join for third Aberdeen Concert Series

Single tickets go on sale Wednesday 8 May for the 2013/14 Aberdeen Concert Series, a continuing partnership between the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra which sees the two orchestras presenting a versatile programme, from 17th century masterworks to modern concertos, with some of the best-loved soloists and conductors performing at Aberdeen’s Music Hall.

Summertime... and the living is busy!

SCO takes the high road and the low road, far and wide, for a summer of significant touring and recording. Following the final concert of the 2012/13 season on Friday 10 May, the SCO embarks on a busy summer timetable encompassing six tours around Scotland, six festival appearances at home and abroad and three recording sessions, before the beginning of its 40th Anniversary Season in October 2013.

Operantics provides opportunities for music-making with the SCO

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra is calling all amateur singers and instrumentalists to take part in Operantics, its amateur music-making weekend in Fife on 2 – 3 March.  Operantics will feature the great choruses from Verdi’s Aida, Wagner’s Lohengrin, Haydn’s The Creation, and Mozart’s Così fan tutte

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A Little Book of Monsters

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra is joined on the stage of the Edinburgh Usher Hall by a choir of pupils from primary schools across the city for A Little Book of Monsters - a family concert full of songs about the kind of creatures that live under your bed.

SCO waltzes into the New Year in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra welcomes in 2013 with a sparkling traditional Viennese New Year concert, in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care, at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall on 1 January at 7pm. 

First major European tour with Robin Ticciati

November marks the Orchestra’s first pan-European tour with SCO Principal Conductor Robin Ticciati.  World-renowned pianist Maria João Pires joins them for Mozart’s Piano Concerto No 17 on a two-week, 12-concert tour (31 October to 17 November) taking them to Rotterdam, Toulouse, Brussels, Luxembourg, Vienna, Luzern and Frankfurt.

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