Wed 1 Jan,15:00
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
£35 - £11.50
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Fri 3 Jan,19:30
Easterbrook Hall, Dumfries
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Sat 4 Jan,19:30
Ayr Town Hall , Ayr
From £25
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Sun 5 Jan,15:00
Caird Hall, Dundee
£6 - £16
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Performance Details

Please note that single tickets for our performance in Dumfries are available from 1 July 2019 via the link above, and in person at the Midsteeple Box Office.
Subscription discounts for both concerts in the 2019/20 Dumfries Season are available to purchase here.

Programme to include:

Overture, Die Fledermaus (9’)
Peer Gynt Suite No 1 (15’)
Overture, Maskarade (5’)
Copenhagen Steam Railway Galop (4’)
Champagne Galop (3’)
Roses from the South (7’)
An der schönen, blauen Donau (9’) 


In keeping with tradition, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra offers a festive and light-hearted programme on the first of the year. Conductor Joseph Swensen is much loved by the Orchestra and audiences alike, and gives this year’s programme a Scandinavian twist with a smorgasbord of delights, including galops by Hans Christian Lumbye, as well as classic New Year favourites from, of course, the Strauss family!

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.

Joseph Swensen


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Joseph Swensen is Conductor Emeritus of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Principal Guest Conductor of the Orquesta Ciudad de Granada and Artistic Partner of the Northwest Sinfonietta (USA). Sharing his time between conducting and violin playing, Swensen is also Professor of Music (violin) at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and has been appointed Visiting Professor (violin) at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. 

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Harriet Eyley


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Born in Derbyshire, Harriet Eyley is a Welsh National Opera Associate Artist and her programme is supported by the WNO Sir John Moores Award and the Chris Ball Bursary. She is a graduate of the Royal College of Music International Opera School where she studied for an Artist Diploma in Opera, supported by the Siow-Furniss and Henry Wood Accommodation Trust Scholarships. 

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