Wed 3 Mar,19:30
Perth Concert Hall, Perth
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Thu 4 Mar,19:30
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
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Fri 5 Mar,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. 

Overture in E-flat (12’)
Saxophone Concerto (29’)
Symphony No 3 ‘Eroica’ (47’)


The second work of the Season by French composer Louise Farrenc demands our attention from the start, opening with an impressive, dramatic flourish.

To follow, we are delighted that the hugely talented Jess Gillam will be making her SCO debut performing John Adams’ 2013 Saxophone Concerto. The piece has everything you would expect from Adams’ work, being packed with irresistibly infectious energy.

The evening concludes with a work that is epic in every sense, Beethoven’s Symphony No 3 ‘Eroica’. This masterpiece was a turning point not only in Beethoven’s career and life, but also in the history of music itself, rewriting the rules for what a symphony can and should be. It remains a timeless favourite for its explosive power and emphatic expression of triumph.

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.

Joana Carneiro


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Acclaimed Portuguese conductor Joana Carneiro is Principal Conductor of the Orquestra Sinfonica Portuguesa at Teatro Sao Carlos in Lisbon, and Artistic Director of the Estágio Gulbenkian para Orquestra, a post she has held since 2013.
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Jess Gillam

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Hailing from Ulverston in Cumbria, Jess Gillam is blazing a trail in the music world with her outstanding talent and infectious personality.
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