Programme to include:
SMETANA The Bartered Bride Overture and Three Dances
DVOŘÁK Slavonic Dance in A major, Op 46 No 5
DVOŘÁK Slavonic Dance in E minor, Op 72 No 7
STRAUSS The Blue Danube Waltz
STRAUSS Radetsky March
STRAUSS Tritsch-Tratsch Polka

Welcome 2019 in sparkling style with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra! This New Year’s Day concert has all your favourite Viennese Waltzes and Polkas from the Strauss family, guaranteed to give you a skip in your step to start the year feeling upbeat.

New Year’s Day would simply not be complete without your favourite Viennese Waltzes and Polkas, including The Blue Danube, Radetsky March and Tritsch-tratsch Polka.

Along with some favourite violin solos from the exquisite Stephanie Gonley, young British conductor Duncan Ward adds a Bohemian twist with folk-inspired music from Smetana’s sparkling comic opera The Bartered Bride and Slavonic Dances by Dvořák.

Tweet from @Doctorfyffe - Just had a wonderful afternoon at the @SCOmusic New Year’s Concert at the Usher Hall. I think it will be my New Year's tradition from now on!

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Duncan Ward
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British conductor Duncan Ward is emerging as one of the most exciting talents of his generation. From 2012-14 he was Conducting Scholar of the Berliner Philharmoniker Orchester-Akademie, to which he was appointed on the recommendation of Sir Simon Rattle. In 2015 he became Principal Conductor of Sinfonia as well as holding the post of Associate Conductor of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. He made his debut with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra in 2016, stepping in for Robin Ticciati who was unwell.

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Stephanie Gonley
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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, including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with Vladimir Ashkenazy, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia, BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra of Opera North, the Manchester Camerata, The Hallé, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and the Ulster Orchestra.

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