Thu 5 Nov,19:30
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
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Fri 6 Nov,19:30
City Halls, Glasgow
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Performance Details

20/21 Season subscriptions and single ticket sales update: given the current situation we have decided to delay subscriptions and single ticket sales for now until there is more certainty about how and when concerts might be able to go ahead. We will update our website fully as soon as possible. Thank you. 

Adagio and Fugue, K291 (8')
Metamorphosen (26')
Symphony No. 3 ‘Rhenish’ (31')


A lament for a centuries-old musical culture shattered by the Second World War, Richard Strauss’ Metamorphosen is sorrowful, deeply moving and profoundly cathartic. Its heartrending balance of despair and hope can leave no listener untouched.

Metamorphosen is the sombre centrepiece in this compelling concert under Principal Guest Conductor Emmanuel Krivine, esteemed for his insights, fresh perspectives and unexpected ideas. He contrasts its deep emotions with the sweeping joy and power of Schumann’s ‘Rhenish’ Symphony, full of optimism and musical heroics as the composer embarked on a new musical life in Düsseldorf.

To begin, discover a little-known gem by either Mozart or Michael Haydn – experts are divided.

SCO Platform in Glasgow: 6.45pm
Performance by pupils from Douglas Academy
Free to concert ticket holders

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.

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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