Summer Tour 2020

Summer Tour 2020

Since 1979 we have been bringing world class music to communities across the length and breadth of Scotland and this year is no different. From June to September,  we will performing with internationally-acclaimed guest soloists and conductors in 25 villages, towns and cities throughout the country. Where will you join us?

Click on a location to discover the full programme and artists featured in the concert.

MAY 2020

Joining us this May is Scotland's own dynamic and adventurous percussionist, Colin Currie. With a programme featuring beautiful and uplifting works from Mendelssohn, Vaughan Williams and Austrian contemporary composer Kurt Schwertsik - the evening will raise your spirits, leaving you with a spring in your step. 
BENJAMIN MARQUISE GILMORE - DIRECTOR / VIOLIN
COLIN CURRIE - MARIMBA

Linlithgow ..................20 May
Dunfermline ...............21 May
Dunoon .....................22 May
Dollar ........................23 May

JUNE 2020 - SCO STRINGS

Soar into summer with the SCO String Ensemble and a delightfully varied evening of music by Mendelssohn, Bach, Bartók and more.
JONIAN ILIAS-KADESHA - Director / Violin       
PHILIP HIGHAM - Cello  

Vidlin, Shetland ...............11 June
Fetlar, Shetland ...............12 June
Lerwick, Shetland.............13 June (Big Ears, Little Ears)
Lerwick, Shetland ............13 June

JUNE 2020 - SCO WINDS

The perfect accompaniment to a summer’s evening, the internationally renowned SCO Wind Soloists serve up a memorable musical feast featuring works from Bach, Haydn and SCO Associate Composer Anna Clyne.  

Findhorn ..............................11 June
Ballachulish .........................12 June
Isle of Mull ...........................13 June

JUNE 2020 

The chemistry between Nicolas Altstaedt and the Orchestra is palpable and has been celebrated by Scottish audiences and critics alike. This June, he returns to the SCO with a dynamic and varied programme that offers ample opportunities to showcase his musical prowess.  
NICOLAS ALTSTAEDT - Conductor / Cello

Paisley Abbey ..............18 June
Castle Douglas ............19 June
Selkirk.......................... 20 June

JULY 2020 

There are few soloists as virtuosic and charismatic as our very own Principal Clarinet Maximiliano Martín. This July, under the baton of Daniel Blendulf, Maximiliano performs Weber's beautifully dynamic Clarinet Concerto No 2 - a work that wonderfully compliments the programme of Mozart, Beethoven and Swedish composer, Oscar Byström.
DANIEL BLENDULF - Conductor 
MAXIMILIANO MARTÍN - Clarinet

Elgin ................1 July
Fraserburgh .... 2 July
Kingussie......... 3 July

JULY 2020 

Our recently appointed Principal Conductor Maxim Emelyanychev joins the Orchestra this July for his first Highland tour. Stepping into the spotlight as concert soloists are our very fine clarinettists performing Mendelssohn's Concert Piece in D minor - a duet guaranteed to raise a smile. 
MAXIM EMELYANYCHEV – Conductor
MAXIMILIANO MARTÍN – Clarinet
WILLIAM STAFFORD – Basset horn

Stirling Castle .... 23 July
Inverness .......... 24 July
Forfar................. 25 July

JULY 2020 

Making his SCO debut this summer, with a programme showcasing the SCO’s unique mix of passion, technical ability and energy, is Romanian-Canadian conductor Andrei Feher. The concert also features our superb Principal Flute André Cebrián as soloist in Mozart's Flute Concerto No 2 – an elegant and beautiful work that will leave you feeling invigorated. 
ANDREI FEHER - Conductor
ANDRÉ CEBRIÁN - Flute

Oban................ 31 July
Callander.......... 1 August
Troon................ 2 August

AUGUST 2020 

Edinburgh International Festival dates to be announced in March, including the annual Virgin Money Fireworks concert in Princes Street Garden. Stay tuned!

SEPTEMBER 2020 

September sees the return of our beloved former Principal Bassoon Peter Whelan and joining him on the road is 2019 BBC New Generation Artist Timothy Ridout. Featuring works from musical giants Haydn, Mozart and Tchaikovsky, this programme makes for an exhilarating evening.
PETER WHELAN - Conductor
TIMOTHY RIDOUT - Viola

Inverurie............................. 11 September 
Blair Castle......................... 12 September