Performance Details

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Suite op 49 
Violin Concerto 
Symphony No 2 

Holly Mathieson conductor
Benjamin Marquise Gilmore violin

The SCO will tour throughout Argyll and Bute, returning first to Oban where the SCO Strings gave an exhilarating concert last summer. The Orchestra also makes a long-awaited return to Dunoon, and will perform in Campbeltown and in Bowmore, Islay for the first time in more than 20 years.

New Zealand-born Holly Mathieson takes the baton for an exquisite programme including Mendelssohn’s much-loved and technically-challenging Violin Concerto. Soloist Benjamin Marquise Gilmore is certain to embrace this major piece of Romantic music with panache. The programme opens with a rarity: Saint-Saëns’ Orchestral Suite, and to close the night, Beethoven’s monumental Symphony No 2: a superb evening of music not to be missed!

Tickets available online (above), over the phone on 0131 557 6800 and from April also the Queen's Hall (9 Argyll Street, Dunoon PA23 7HH).
Full time carers come for free. Please select free U18s ticket for booking a carer seat. 

Holly Mathieson


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New Zealand-born Holly Mathieson was until recently Assistant Conductor at the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, and Resident Conductor withinthe National Youth Orchestra of Scotland Orchestras.

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Benjamin Marquise Gilmore


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Benjamin Marquise Gilmore grew up in England and studied with Natalia Boyarskaya at the Yehudi Menuhin School and Pavel Vernikov at the Vienna Conservatory, as well as with Julian Rachlin, Miriam Fried, and members of the Artis quartet and the Altenberg trio. His father was the musicologist Bob Gilmore, from whom he received instruction in music theory at a young age, and his grandfather is the conductor Lev Markiz, with whom he has performed on many occasions.

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