SCO Completes Autumn Season

In response to this season’s fast-growing digital audience, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra is to extend its Autumn online series by a further 10 free concerts in the run up to Christmas. 

Music by Sally Beamish, Anna Clyne, Darius Milhaud, Errollyn Wallen, Beethoven and Bacewicz will be among the wide range of repertoire coming via YouTube from four different venues: the Queen’s Hall Edinburgh, Perth Concert Hall, Laidlaw Music Centre St Andrews, and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Nearest to normal are the two orchestral Perth concerts, directed respectively by Finnish violinist Pekka Kuusisto and SCO principal conductor Maxim Emelyanychev, with music by Britten, Schubert and Tchaikovsky, and featuring ex-principal horn Alec Frank-Gemmill and current principal cello Philip Higham as soloists. 

The Queen’s Hall Thursday Chamber Music Series is being extended by four concerts, continuing this popular spotlight on the orchestra’s internal ensembles. It includes a rare performance of Milhaud’s jazz-inspired La Creation du Monde, and ends in December with Beethoven’s extraordinary Grosse Fuge.

Three Friday lunchtime recitals from Laidlaw Music Centre form part of the SCO’s residency at the University of St Andrews, while at the RCS the SCO Winds team up with Conservatoire students in Janacek’s Mladi and a wind-only arrangement of Beethoven’s Symphony No 7.

“Further plans for the remainder of this Season will be announced in December,” said SCO chief executive Gavin Reid. 

All concerts can be viewed via the SCO website. Lunchtime concerts from St Andrews University and the RCS will also be available via their own YouTube and Facebook Channels.

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Image: Pekka Kuusisto ®Felix Broede