Emmanuel Krivine is very sadly unable to be with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra for this concert, due to ill health. We wish him a speedy recovery.
We are delighted that young American conductor Case Scaglione is able to step in at short notice, keeping the programme as advertised.
This is German Romantic heroism and lyricism on the scale that suits it best. SCO Principal Conductor Robin Ticciati celebrated the Orchestra’s 40th Anniversary with a Beethoven Five as you never heard it before; now it’s the turn of young American conductor Case Scaglione, kicking off with another tenacious battle for good in the overture to Weber’s supernatural opera about a hunter’s pact with the devil. Ground-breaking pianist Robert Levin tackles a more serene work from Beethoven’s middle years.
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This concert marks Case Scaglione’s debut with the SCO. His highlights include the following.
Formerly the Associate Conductor with the New York Philharmonic – a position revived especially for him by Music Director Alan Gilbert – Scaglione conducted critically-acclaimed concerts in the orchestra’s subscription series on several occasions during his tenure
In Asia, he has led concerts with the China Philharmonic Orchestra as well as Shanghai and Guangzhou symphony orchestras, in addition to regular returns to the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra.
Scaglione studied under David Zinman at the American Academy of Conducting at Aspen, where he won the James Conlon Prize. He was awarded the Aspen Conducting Prize in 2010 and in 2011 received the Conductor's Prize from the Solti Foundation US. He was one of three Conducting Fellows at Tanglewood in 2011, chosen by James Levine and Stefan Asbury.
Case Scaglione will be the new Chief Conductor of the Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn, with effect from September 2018.
Pianist Robert Levin has been heard as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States, Europe, Australia, and Asia. He has performed with the orchestras of Berlin, Birmingham, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Los Angeles, Montreal and Vienna with such conductors as Bernard Haitink, Sir Neville Marriner, Seiji Ozawa, Sir Simon Rattle, Esa-Pekka Salonen and Joseph Silverstein.