Season 2017/18 – A New World of Music


Where will you be joining us?

Browse the new Season in EdinburghGlasgow and St Andrews.


Join us in celebrating the culmination of Principal Conductor Robin Ticciati's extraordinary decade of music-making with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, and the beginning of an adventure into a 'New World'.

The 2017/18 Season features, amongst other things, the magic of Dvořák, music from America, new Scottish works and, of course, our very own virtuoso Principal players.

Robin Ticciati Farewell Concerts

Czech composer Antonín Dvořák is at the core of Robin’s programmes in our new Season, which begins with quintessential Dvořák – his Eighth Symphony. Dvořák’s Violin Concerto (performed by violin virtuoso Christian Tetzlaff) and his celebrated ‘New World’ Symphony – together forming the Robin Ticciati Farewell Concerts - will no doubt bring Robin’s hugely rewarding SCO journey to a triumphant conclusion. Throughout the Season Robin has carefully chosen soloists to join the project: the Violin Concerto with Christian Tetzlaff, the lesser performed Piano Concerto with Sir András Schiff and, with mezzo soprano Karen Cargill, the Biblical Songs – exquisite settings of psalm texts, written while the composer was in New York.

Robin's programmes are partnered by a feast of Baroque colour with orchestral works by Bach, including his Christmas Oratorio and Orchestral Suites.

Music From America

Music from America is also a distinct flavour in the Season. We look forward to welcoming Karina Canellakis to the podium - one of America’s most dynamic and exciting young conducting talents – for a programme featuring John Adams Son of Chamber Symphony and Samuel Barber’s heart-wrenching Violin Concerto. Copland's Clarinet Concerto and Appalachian Spring, as well as Berstein's Halil - for Flute and Chamber Orchestra - also feature in the Season.

An Orchestra of Soloists

The SCO is, essentially, a chamber ensemble composed of some of the UK's greatest soloists. As ever, there are opportunities in Season 2017/18 to experience our very own virtuoso Principal Players; Principal Viola Jane Atkins, renowned for her musical charisma and energy, in Martinů’s Rhapsody-Concerto; Principal Flute Alison Mitchell teams up with conductor François Leleux to celebrate Bernstein’s centenary with his Halil, and as part of Robin’s Farewell Concert, Principal Clarinet Maximiliano Martín plays Copland’s Clarinet Concerto. Principal Cello Philip Higham, who joined the Orchestra last year, will perform CPE Bach Cello Concerto in A minor, conducted by SCO favourite, Richard Egarr.

The SCO Chorus


The SCO Chorus, under its energetic Chorus Director Gregory Batsleer, welcome the charismatic French conductor Raphaël Pichon to mark his debut with Mozart’s Mass in C minor. They also perform Handel’s Solomon with returning conductor Peter Dijkstra, Schumann’s Requiem with Richard Egarr and Bach’s Christmas Oratorio with one of the most exciting talents in Baroque and early music Jonathan Cohen. 

New Scottish works

This Season features music from two of Scotland’s most important living composers – Sir James MacMillan and Tom Harrold, hot on the heels of his electrifying world premiere at the 2016 BBC Proms.

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Multibuy (subscription) tickets are now available to purchase. Single tickets will go on sale on Thursday 1 June.

Following the launch of our new online subscription form, we have added additional new features in response to audience's  feedback. Not only is it fast, secure and does the calculations for you, additional features have now been added to allow for a more flexible subscription, such as the ability to purchase additional tickets for friends or family. 


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Download our new Season Brochures

Edinburgh - Concert Season 2017/18
Glasgow - Concert Season 2017/18
St Andrews - Concert Season 2017/18