We have just wrapped up Term 1 of the Pictures at an Exhibition online project. Developed in partnership with caithnessmusic.com, this project has enabled hundreds of amateur musicians to continue playing orchestral music despite current restrictions on face-to-face rehearsals, and we are delighted to have welcomed musicians of all ages from Orkney to Australia. Each week, participants have rehearsed through Mussorgsky’s movements alongside insightful videos of our SCO string quintet, led by Gordon Bragg. Susie Dingle and Katrina Gordon from caithnessmusic.com have provided fun and supportive videos for learners and beginners, and Susie has also set exciting challenges each week through her ‘conductor chat’.
The responses have been wonderful! We have thoroughly enjoyed receiving your selfies, drawings, videos and compositions. Our Gallery is full to the brim and we absolutely love it, why not take a look? As well as our fantastic Gallery, all of our resources are still available. So, if you need go back over the tricky parts again or if you haven’t joined in yet, head on over to the Pictures at an Exhibition page to get stuck in!
Even better news…Term 2 is set to begin on Wednesday 13th January 2021! During this second term we will be releasing weekly videos of Susie Dingle conducting a larger group of SCO musicians and we invite you all to join in with our ensemble from home. To sign-up for regular updates, click here. We cannot wait to see you then!
This project has really motivated her and is helping her to see 'the light at the end of the tunnel'
New Stories - Year Two
30 August 2021We hear from our New Stories composers Gillian Walker, Electra Perivolaris and Georgina MacDonell Finlayson and mentor Anna Clyne.
Announcing our landmark five-year residency in Craigmillar
12 August 2021Today we announce a five-year intergenerational community residency in the Craigmillar area of Edinburgh.
Through the eyes of....Brogan Orkney
3 August 2021Following on from working with SCO and the Laidlaw Music Centre in St Andrews, we hear from our recent Graduate Trainee, Brogan Orkney.