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Digital Season 24 | 25

Filmed at Leith Theatre
In association with The Scotsman

Experience the thrill of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra in performance – wherever you are in the world. In three specially commissioned films, SCO musicians send music from Scotland across the globe in intimate concerts captured in Edinburgh’s historic Leith Theatre, bringing you up close to the players and the intensity of the music.

Discover more from composers featured in the SCO’s Season – from Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s beguiling showpieces to Andrea Tarrodi’s vibrant celebration of colour, by way of Ruth Gipps’s musical memories of a night by the sea. Watch live throughout the Season as each film is premiered online, or catch up for a full month after the first broadcast date.

Samuel Coleridge Taylor sits on a chair. The photo is in black and white and he is in formal ware.

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: Novelletten (Nos 1 & 3)

Thursday 10 October 2024, 7.30pm

Exquisite miniatures from a rediscovered voice in English music. Coleridge-Taylor wrote his lyrical Novelletten when he was just 27, the result is a collection of richly imagined gems that blend captivating virtuosity and hearty richness from an orchestra of strings. Discover Coleridge-Taylor’s elegant evocations online, to complement the live performances of his Violin Concerto in October.

Tarrodi sits over a book smiling, with her chin resting on her palm. The image is in black and white.

Andrea Tarrodi: Serenade in Seven Colours

Sunday 10 November, 7.30pm

Mozart meets Miles Davis in this kaleidoscopic showpiece from contemporary Swedish composer Andrea Tarrodi. Serenade in Seven Colours transports you through purples to reds to yellows – via tendrils of melody and shimmering textures. Discover a magical and deeply moving sound world of sonorous wind and glittering percussion.

Ruth Gipps sits with her chin resting on her hands. Black and white image.

Ruth Gipps: Seascape

Saturday 8 March, 7.30pm

Surging tides and lapping waves, all heard from a seaside hotel in the dead of night: it was a stay in Broadstairs, Kent, that inspired remarkable English composer Ruth Gipps to create her evocative Seascape in 1958 for an orchestra of ten wind players. Take a dip in the watery wonders of Gipps’s passionate music.