Historic Environment Scotland are delighted to welcome the internationally acclaimed Scottish Chamber Orchestra back to Stirling Castle. SCO leader Stephanie Gonley provides a huge sense of energy and captures the sense of drama as soloist in Mendelssohn’s much-loved Violin Concerto. Beethoven’s Fourth is considered the shy one in his family of symphonies, but it is still palpably the work of a giant, with its taut muscular strength and unstoppable momentum. The rising young American conductor Karina Canellakis opens her concert with the intimate invention of Stravinsky’s zesty, Bach-inspired ‘Dumbarton Oaks’ Concerto.
Tickets available online (below) or from the Albert Halls Box Office, Dumbarton Road, Stirling FK8 2QL / 01786 473544
Winner of the 2016 Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award, Karina Canellakis has rapidly gained international recognition as one of today's most dynamic and exciting young American conductors. Praised for her technical and lyrical command of the music, Canellakis has received glowing critical endorsements of her performances since first making headlines in 2014 filling in last-minute for Jaap van Zweden with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in Shostakovich’s 8th symphony.
Stephanie Gonley has a wide-ranging career as concerto soloist, soloist/director of chamber orchestras, recitalist and chamber musician. She has appeared as soloist with many of the leading orchestras in the UK.