Orchestra in Residence at the University of St Andrews


Bringing the Orchestra into the heart of University life

Since 2009, we have been proud to be the Orchestra in Residence at the University of St Andrews. Both organisations have enjoyed a close relationship over many years and this designation is the first professional orchestra residency at a Scottish university.

In addition to performing five main season concerts in the University's Younger Hall, our residency involves several collaborative projects, including masterclasses and workshops, the St Andrews and Fife Community Orchestra (StAFCO), and a series of lunchtime concerts giving audiences an opportunity to hear SCO players in solo and chamber repertoire. 

Upcoming Events

Big Ears, Little Ears | Thursday 6 February, 10.30 & 11.45, Byre Theatre | Book ticket

Lunchtime Concert with Nikita Naumov (double bass) | Wednesday 12 February, 13.10, Byre Theatre | Tickets available on the door

Altstaedt plays Shostakovich Cello Concerto | Wednesday 19 February, 19.30, Holy Trinity Church | Book tickets

Voyage Through America with Pekka Kuusisto | Wednesday 22 April, 19.30, Holy Trinity Church | Book tickets

To find out more, email connect@sco.org.uk.

Alison instantly makes you feel comfortable and you feel like you've been tutored by her for years, which makes learning and absorbing all of her wisdom so much easier... It's so wonderful that we get opportunities like this!
Participant of Flute Masterclass with Alison Mitchell (2018)