Thu 7 May,19:30
The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh
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Fri 8 May,19:30
City Halls, Glasgow
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Performance Details

Overture, The Hebrides (10’)
Percussion Concerto Scottish Premiere (c.18’)
Symphony No 3 ‘Scottish’ (40’)

COLIN CURRIE - Percussion

Mendelssohn spent just three weeks touring Scotland in 1829 but the inspiration he drew from it gave us two enduring musical classics. His symphony evokes Edinburgh’s Holyrood Palace, while The Hebrides takes you out to sea in a storm – not one of Mendelssohn’s happiest experiences, but it evidently made an impression!

Free for ticket holders in Edinburgh and Glasgow
A postcard from the past. Join storyteller Anna Lehr and SCO Cello Eric de Wit for a musical tale inspired by Mendelssohn’s love of Scotland. Encounter battles, royal leaders and stuGrime’s idea of percussion is melodious and often lyrical as she plays with sounds of metal and wood “ orchestral kaleidoscope of flickering lights and perfectly judged timbres.

Digital editions of the programmes are now available for sale for £2 from 
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.

François Leleux


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François Leleux, renowned for bringing “bigger-than life personality” to his performances (Chicago Classical Review), regularly appears as soloist, conductor and player/director with the world’s leading orchestras, festivals and concert series.

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Colin Currie


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Championing new music at the highest level, Colin Currie is the soloist of choice for many of today’s foremost composers and performs regularly with the world’s leading orchestras and conductors.

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