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Scottish Chamber Orchestra

For 50 years the Scottish Chamber Orchestra has been inspiring audiences and connecting with communities to deliver a programme that is open to all. Embrace the classics, discover exciting new music, and create some beautiful musical memories with us!

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Digital Season 2023/24: Mendelssohn String Quartet No 1

Online Performance
Mendelssohn wrote his 1st String Quartet at just 20, and set out to demonstrate to the world the drama and intensity he was capable of.

Beethoven Symphony No 7

The Queen's Hall, City Halls
A concert contrasting Beethoven’s boisterous Symphony No 7 with Maderna’s kaleidoscopic rethink of Renaissance music.

The Four Seasons

Usher Hall, City Halls, Aberdeen Music Hall
Experience a fresh new perspective on Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons in a personal interpretation from inspirational violinist Pekka Kuusisto.

Time and Tides

Holy Trinity Church, St Andrews, The Queen's Hall, City Halls
An elemental programme directed by visionary violinist Pekka Kuusisto, featuring music by Helen Grime, Einojuhani Rautavaara and Anna Clyne.

The Auld Alliance

Usher Hall, City Halls
Celebrate the age-old friendship between Scotland and France in the company of Maxim Emelyanychev and superstar Scottish mezzo Karen Cargill

Digital Season 2023/24: Sir James Macmillan's Tuireadh

Online Performance
One of the most powerful works by Scotland’s greatest living composer

Music of the Imagination

The Queen's Hall, City Halls
Thomas Adès directs a concert of wide-ranging music, from Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven to a new version of one of his own works.

Northern Lights (Matinees)

The Queen's Hall, City Halls
Luminous music by Sibelius, Nielsen and Maxwell Davies, brought together by charismatic SCO Conductor Emeritus Joseph Swensen.

Re:Connect Tea Dance

The Queen's Hall
This concert is designed especially for people living with dementia, their friends and carers.

Ravel Piano Concerto

Perth Concert Hall, The Queen's Hall, City Halls
Steven Osborne is the soloist in Ravel’s exquisite Concerto, blending raucous jazz and heartbreaking tenderness.

The Lark Ascending

Usher Hall, City Halls
Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending is one of the country’s most cherished works, and Andrew Manze is an authority on the composer’s music.

Mendelssohn's Elijah

Usher Hall, City Halls
Maxim Emelyanychev brings the SCO’s 50th Anniversary Season to a spectacular, choral conclusion with Mendelssohn’s mighty oratorio.

2023-24 Digital Season

From Scotland to the World

Wherever you are, immerse yourself in the SCO’s online performance films of classic chamber and orchestral work, which capture intense emotions and virtuoso musicianship up close.

Mendelssohn: Symphonies Nos 3 and 5

Maxim's new recording with the SCO

Following Maxim's much-praised Schubert recording, we're delighted to announce the release of his second album with the SCO on Linn: Mendelssohn Symphonies Nos. 3 & 5.

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