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In response to the unprecedented situation created by the Coronavirus (COVID-19), and in line with advice from the Scottish Government concerning mass gatherings and events, it is with great regret that the SCO announces that all concerts up to 15 April 2020 are cancelled.
Concerto Grosso No 11 in B-flat (10’)
Concerto con molti stromenti, RV558 (10’)
Miserere in C minor (16’)
Concerto per la Solennità di San Lorenzo, RV562 (10’)
MAXIM EMELYANYCHEV – Conductor / Harpsichord
ANNA DENNIS – Soprano
MHAIRI LAWSON - Soprano
JAMES HALL - Countertenor
GREGORY BATSLEER – Chorus Director
Gloria! Vivaldi’s setting is one of music’s most uplifting choral works full of high drama and memorable tunes. Come and experience this dazzling piece alongside spectacular concerti featuring chalumeaux, theorbos, mandolins and tromba marina (a member of the violin family).
Principal Conductor Maxim Emelyanychev continues the Baroque theme with Corelli’s B-flat Concerto, beautifully crafted with an exquisite violin solo, while emotion is at the heart of Zelenka’s Miserere. This concert promises edge-of-your-seat stuff from the first downbeat.
Digital editions of the programmes are now available for sale for £2 from https://issuu.com/scomusic
These can be purchased and read online or downloaded the morning of the first concert of the week. We will then make these available free of charge the following Monday.
Traditional printed programmes will still be on sale at the venue for £3.
Maxim (29) is an outstanding representative of the younger generation of Russian conductors. Born in 1988 to a family of musicians, he studied conducting and piano in Nizhny Novgorod and then with Gennady Rozhdestvensky in Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory.
Described by The Times as a ‘delectable soprano and a serene, eversentient presence’, Anna studied at the Royal Academy of Music with Noelle Barker. Notable concert performances include Britten’s War Requiem at the Berlin Philharmonie, Mozart’s Mass in C minor for the Clarion Music Society in New York, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio in Tokyo...
As a soloist Mhairi Lawson has performed in opera houses and concert halls worldwide including English National Opera, Les Arts Florissants, The Gabrieli Consort and The Scottish Chamber Orchestra, and with leading conductors such as William Christie, Sir Charles Mackerras, Paul McCreesh, John Butt, Richard Egarr, and Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
Countertenor James Hall is fast gaining a reputation for his “flawless,” “stand-out” performances (theartsdesk.com). A graduate of the Royal College of Music, Hall was awarded the Sir Geraint Evans Prize in 2009 and again in 2010, and the Somerset Song Prize in 2013.
The Scottish Chamber Orchestra Chorus has built a reputation as one of Scotland’s most vibrant and versatile choirs. Widely regarded as one of the finest orchestral choruses in the UK, it celebrated its 25th Anniversary in 2016.
Gregory Batsleer has held the position of Chorus Director with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra since 2009, winning widespread critical acclaim for his work.