The SCO makes a significant contribution to Scottish life both on the concert platform and beyond, working in schools, universities, hospitals, care homes, places of work and community centres through the SCO Connect creative learning programme.
The SCO Chorus, directed by Gregory Batsleer, has recently celebrated its 25th Anniversary. This Season's performances include Schumann's Requiem, Bach's Christmas Oratorio Mozart's Mass in C minor and Handel's Solomon.
The 2017/18 Season is Robin Ticciati's ninth and final Season as Principal Conductor. Together with Ticciati, the SCO has released five recordings: Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique (2012), Berlioz’s Les nuits d’été & La mort de Cléopâtre (2013), Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll (2014), Schumann’s Symphonies and Haydn Symphonies Nos 31, 70 & 101. The full SCO discography exceeds 150 recordings.
The Orchestra’s long-standing relationship with Conductor Laureate, the late Sir Charles Mackerras, resulted in many exceptional performances and recordings, including two multi award-winning albums of Mozart Symphonies (Linn).