Performance Details

In light of the current situation created by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and following the advice received from the Scottish Government, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra (SCO) is regrettably cancelling the remaining performances of their 2019/20 Concert Season. Read more here.

Symphony No 8 (26’)
Symphony No 9 ‘Choral’ (65’)           

INGEBORG DANZ – Mezzo-Soprano

GREGORY BATSLEER - Chorus Director  

We complete our celebrations of Beethoven’s 250th birthday with his bright and optimistic Eighth Symphony, followed by his ‘Choral’ Symphony, frequently dubbed the greatest piece of all time.

Emmanuel Krivine is quite simply one of today’s finest interpreters of Beethoven. His focus on every detail in the score, delivers exhilarating performances, and by the end of the Ninth you will want to stand up and shout for joy!

Digital edition of the programme is available for £4 from 
This programme 
covers all four concerts of our 2019/20 Beethoven Symphony Cycle (concerts on 21/22 November, 12/13 December, 4/5/6 March and 14/15 May). 
Traditional printed programmes will still be on sale at the venue for £5. An additional free A4 handout with seating list and biographies will be available for customers who don’t want to buy the full series programme.

Emmanuel Krivine


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Emmanuel Krivine is respected as one of the world’s most distinguished conductors whose elegant and colourful interpretations have made him a favourite with leading orchestras and soloists around the world. 

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Aga Mikolaj


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A former member of Munich’s Bayerische Staatsoper, Aga Mikolaj studied with the late Dame Elisabeth Schwarzkopf and built her reputation on Mozart’s leading ladies. 

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Ingeborg Danz


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The German mezzo-soprano (and contralto), Ingeborg Danz, studied school music in Detmold. After passing her state teacher's examination she studied singing with Heiner Eckels, graduating with distinction. 

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Maximilian Schmitt


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German tenor Maximilian Schmitt discovered his passion for music at a very early age, as a member of the Regensburg Cathedral Choir. He continued his studies with Professor Anke Eggers at Berlin’s University of the Arts and Roland Hermann. 

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Krešimir Stražanac


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Croatian bass-baritone, Krešimir Stražanac, was born 1983 in Croatia. He studied voice with Dunja Vejzović and art song interpretation with Cornelis Witthoefft at the State University of Music and Performing Arts in Stuttgart and privately with Jane Thorner Mengedoht and Hanns-Friedrich Kunz.

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