2018/19 Dumfries Concert Season
We are delighted to present our new Season at the Easterbrook Hall in Dumfries - three rousing and varied concerts that showcase the Orchestra alongside inspiring internationally-renowned conductors and soloists.
Save 20% off when purchasing all three evening concerts. Subscribe using our ONLINE FORM or call the SCO Office on 0131 557 6800 and we will be happy to process your booking. Single tickets are available from Midsteeple Box Office from 1 July 2018.
NIELSEN CLARINET CONCERTO
Staurday 15 September, 7.30pm - Easterbrook Hall, Dumfries
MOZART Symphony No 35 in D, K385 ‘Haffner’ (18’)
NIELSEN Clarinet Concerto (24’)
PROKOFIEV Symphony No 1 ‘Classical’ (15’)
BEETHOVEN Symphony No 1 (26’)
CRISTIAN MĂCELARU Conductor
MARK SIMPSON Clarinet
Mozart’s ‘Haffner’ Symphony makes a rousing opening to the Scottish Chamber Orchestra’s new Season in Dumfries. Nielsen’s brilliant and sparky Concerto follows, which the highly talented, young clarinettist Mark Simpson plays to perfection, as he did when he received the title of BBC Young Musician of the Year 2006. The concert concludes with a couple of ‘firsts’: the shenanigans and wit of Prokofiev’s ‘Classical’, and Beethoven’s fascinating homage to Haydn in his Symphony No 1.
The programme is brought to life under the baton of one of the world's fast-rising conducting stars Cristian Măcelaru, recently appointed as the new Chief Conductor of the WDR Sinfonieorchester in Cologne.
MOZART WITH BEZUIDENHOUT
Wednesday 31 October, 7.30pm – Dumfries Easterbrook Hall
Kindly supported by Colin and Sue Buchan
CPE BACH Symphony No 2 in E-flat, Wq 183 (10’)
MOZART Symphony No 29 in A, K201 (24’)
MOZART Piano Concerto No 24 in C minor, K491 (30’)
MOZART Rondo in A major, K386 (07’)
KRISTIAN BEZUIDENHOUT Director / Harpsichord / Piano
For Kristian Bezuidenhout, "Mozart is the most important musical figure in my life: there’s absolutely no question about that.” No question, either, that it is a joy to welcome the acclaimed pianist and director back to the SCO, and for the first time to Dumfries. He pairs a flamboyant, joyous symphony by his idol with arguably his most emotionally complex piano concerto.
Opening the concert is a brilliant rarity by a composer Mozart himself adored: CPE Bach, JS Bach’s extrovert, second eldest son. Filled with a devil-may-care wildness, explosive drama and sheer panache, this is music that never fails to thrill and surprise.
NEW YEAR GALA CONCERT
Thursday 3 January, 7.30pm – Dumfries Easterbrook Hall
Collection in aid of Marie Curie
Programme to include:
SMETANA The Bartered Bride Overture and Three Dances
DVOŘÁK Slavonic Dance in A major, Op 46 No 5
DVOŘÁK Slavonic Dance in E minor, Op 72 No 7
STRAUSS The Blue Danube Waltz
STRAUSS Radetsky March
STRAUSS Tritsch-Tratsch Polka
DUNCAN WARD – Conductor
STEPHANIE GONLEY - Violin
Welcome 2019 in sparkling style with the SCO! Young British conductor and Simon Rattle protégé Duncan Ward adds a Bohemian twist to the New Year Gala Concert in January, with folk-inspired music by Smetana and Dvořák mixed in with your favourite Viennese Watlzes and Polkas, and exquisite violin solos from SCO Leader Stephanie Gonley.
AMERICAN MINIMALISM (Guided Performance)
Thursday 20 September, 1pm
STEVE REICH Clapping Music
JOHN ADAMS Shaker Loops I. Shaking and Trembling
JOHN ADAMS The Chairman Dances; Foxtrot for Orchestra
RACHEL LEACH Presenter
JESSICA COTTIS Conductor
We are bringing Masterworks to Dumfries! Masterworks encourages upper secondary school music students to hone their listening, performing, composing and improvising skills through experiential workshops led by members of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. The project culminates in a guided performance of music by John Adams and Steve Reich at Easterbrook Hall, and we welcome you to join us for the guided performance.
Tickets for Masterworks cost £5 (Under 18s - Free) and are available to buy online. It is also possible to buy tickets for Masterworks when subscribing to all three evening concerts online.
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