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For over 40 years, the arrival of spring in Scotland has seen the SCO gearing up to load up our truck, pack up our instruments and hit the road on our annual Scottish Summer Tour.

AFTER A TWO-YEAR BREAK, WE ARE SO EXCITED TO HIT THE ROAD ONCE AGAIN FOR OUR ANNUAL SUMMER TOUR.

From the 9 June until the 14 September, we will visit 30 towns and cities across Scotland presenting the breadth of the Orchestra’s work from family events, full orchestra and chamber concerts to extensive education and community projects.

Travelling from Inverness to Stirling and Shetland to Fraserburgh, the SCO will be joined by exceptional conductors and soloists bringing high quality, live classical music to all corners of Scotland.

Head to our What's On page to see where we will be performing near you.

We are delighted to be presenting two Creative Learning residencies as part of our Summer Tour season 2022.

Inverness

First stop - the Highlands! Alongside chamber concerts, SCO players will entertain young people with Stan and Mabel and the Race for Space at Eden Court Theatre and Elgin Town Hall and there will also be a Come and Play opportunity for amateur musicians to play core orchestral repertoire alongside SCO musicians.

Shetland

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra then brings fun for all ages to the Shetland Isles. There will be workshops in primary schools, Big Ears, Little Ears concerts for 0-3-year-olds and their grown-ups, and a full VIBE weekend course – a group music-making project for teenagers who play any instrument, at any level or in any genre. Head to the SCO What’s on page to see how you can Join In!

This is one of the happiest moments of music making in our yearly calendar as we explore a beautiful country and revisit familiar places and audiences.

As a national company the SCO takes pleasure and pride in visiting the length, breadth and width of Scotland, not only performing but receiving the friendship and enthusiasm of our audiences in places small and large.

Adrian Bornet
SCO Sub-Principal Double Bass