HAYDNSymphony No 12 in E major (16')
COLERIDGE-TAYLORNovelettes op 52 Nos 1 and 3 (10')
MOZARTClarinet Concerto (28')
Approx. 1 hour (no interval)
As live music makes its longed-for return to concert stages, join the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Leader Stephanie Gonley as we travel across Scotland to bring audiences three captivating classics, both much-loved and little-known.
‘Father of the symphony’, Haydn, opens the concert with one of his most succinct. Despite its brevity, the symphony is full of the composer's customary wit, surprises and heady joy.
British composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor was much admired by Elgar, and filled London’s Royal Albert Hall many times over with his lavish Song of Hiawatha – but his gloriously tuneful works have since been somewhat neglected. Discover the more intimate side to Coleridge-Taylor’s music in the exquisite charm of his Novelettes.
Mozart’s sublime Clarinet Concerto was his final completed work, and he poured a whole lifetime of effortless invention into its mellow, melodious music – performed here by the Orchestra’s virtuosic Principal Clarinet, Maximiliano Martín.
What will performances be like?
All of these performances will be indoors.
We are working with venues that we know have good ventilation in place, whether that’s through natural or mechanical systems. Everyone’s health is very important to us.
We ask that all audience members wear face coverings throughout their time inside the venue, unless exempt. We will be distancing booking bubbles at 1m to give everyone extra space and to provide a safer concert environment.
Sanitising stations will be in place in all venues – we ask that you make use of these upon entering the building. Please note that at this point there will be no bar operating at Blair Castle – please feel free to bring a bottle of water with you.
Our concerts will be a little shorter than previously – we expect a run time of about one hour and there will be no interval.
Finally, we ask that everyone follows any one-way systems that may be in place in each venue. Venue staff will be in place to help and assist during your visit, so please ask them if you have any queries.
We very much hope you enjoy the performance!