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In the second instalment of our 2021/22 Concert Season, we will build on the work that has been done throughout the pandemic and connect digital audiences across the world with our music.

We will continue to make the performances in our Digital Season as accessible as possible. Our online concerts will be free to enjoy for up to thirty days from the broadcast date. Here's what you can look forward to.

Maxim conducts Stravinsky's Pulcinella

Our Principal Conductor Maxim Emelyanychev will direct the Orchestra in Stravinsky’s rousing Pulcinella with three of Britain’s most vibrant singers Claire Booth, Andrew Staples and Roderick Williams. This high-spirited concert will also include a performance of Haydn’s Symphony No 103 ‘Drum Roll’.

Mendelssohn Weekend

Child genius, master melodist, and musical pioneer: Felix Mendelssohn was a remarkable figure who wrote some of the most charming, captivating music that still entertains and stimulates us today.

Get a little closer to Mendelssohn the man (and boy), as well as to his sublime musical achievements, with a mini-festival of music and film, specially recorded at Perth Concert Hall, and featuring two of the SCO’s best-loved musical collaborators.

Scottish violin virtuoso Nicola Benedetti makes a welcome return performing Mendelssohn’s glistening Violin Concerto.

Exceptional pianist Kristian Bezuidenhout leads the Orchestra in a performance of the composer’s Violin and Piano Concerto in D minor alongside SCO Leader Stephanie Gonley.

New Commissions, New Stories

SCO Associate Composer, Anna Clyne has connected with three emerging composers as part of the SCO’s New Stories commissioning project. Electra Perivolaris, Gillian Walker and Georgina MacDonell Finlayson have each written a brand-new piece for SCO musicians inspired by the art of storytelling. This Season, these new works receive their World Premiere performances online to coincide with Scotland’s Year of Stories.

The three Scottish-based composers have worked closely with Clyne, creating tales that draw on their own lives and experiences in collaboration with writer and storyteller Janis Mackay.

Electra Perivolaris’ The Blurred Lines of Archipelagos tells a mythical tale tied to her dual island heritage between Scotland and Greece, combining traditional music from both cultures.

White City by Gillian Walker takes a young child’s perspective on early years in a council estate nursery in Wallacetown, Ayr.

Georgina MacDonell Finlayson’s Do you remember when the rain came? tells tales of climate change and ecological collapse from the perspective of a Selkie, half-human, half-seal.

Tickets are now available to book for our online performances.

Find out what's coming up in our Digital Season here.

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