Tuesday 5 April 2022

Back on the road: Scottish Chamber Orchestra's Summer tour visiting 30 towns and cities across Scotland

After a two-year break, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra (SCO) is going back on tour round Scotland, visiting 30 towns and cities between 9 June and 14 September 2022, presenting a mixture of orchestral concerts, chamber concerts, family events, education and community projects. The tour opens in Inverness (9/6/2022) and Drumnadrochit (10/6/2022) when the orchestra's principal flautist, André Cebrián directs his chamber version of Beethoven's Symphony No. 1 alongside music by Lutoslawski and Ligeti,

Then other events include Greg Batsleer and the SCO Chorus in six centuries of choral music culminating in a new work by Anna Clyne (SCO Associate Composer), the SCO leader, Stephanie Gonley, directing a programme of Elgar, Schubert, and American composers Arthur Foote (1853-1937) and Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson (1932-2004), and the SCO Wind Soloists in a wide ranging programme.

The orchestra's former principal bassoon, Peter Whelan returns to conduct Haydn, CPE Bach and Beethoven, whilst current principal conductor Maxim Emelyanychev will be directing programmes including Weber's Clarinet Concerto No. 2, and Haydn's Cello Concerto in C major. Other conductors include Catherine Larsen-Maguire from the UK and Kristiina Poska from Estonia.

The education and creative learning activities include school workshops, and events for under 10s as well as chamber concerts for young people from SCO Wind Soloists, plus a come-and-play for amateur musicians to play core orchestral repertoire alongside SCO musicians. 

Full details from the SCO website.

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