Scottish Chamber Orchestra Head South This June
With summer fast approaching, the internationally-renowned Scottish Chamber Orchestra (SCO) prepare to embark upon the first leg of their 2019 summer tour across the south of Scotland. The Orchestra travels to Dumfries and Galloway local towns, Stranraer (6 June) and Annan (7 June) and the Borders’ Galashiels (8 June), bringing with them an exhilarating programme of popular classics from Mendelssohn, Mozart and Beethoven.
SCO Sub-Principal Double Bass, Adrian Bornet describes the Orchestra’s summer tours as “one of the happiest moments of music making in our yearly calendar as we explore a beautiful country and revisit familiar places and audiences. As a national company the SCO takes pleasure and pride in visiting the length, breadth and width of Scotland, not only performing but receiving the friendship and enthusiasm of our audiences in places small and large.”
Making his SCO debut this tour is winner of the prestigious 2018 Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award, Hungarian conductor Gábor Káli. He opens the concert with Mendelssohn’s The Hebrides – a work inspired by the 19th century composer’s spectacular journey by steamer from Fort William to Tobermory. Stepping into the spotlight for Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto is Spanish clarinettist Maximilliano Martín. Martín is a tour de force, never failing to inspire audiences in his dual career as SCO Principal Clarinet and in-demand international soloist. His effortless phrasing and mellifluous tone, demonstrated in celebrated recordings of the clarinet repertoire, are what will make this performance of Mozart’s famous Clarinet Concerto magical. The unyielding energy of Beethoven’s playful Symphony No 4 makes for an exhilarating conclusion to the evening!
The SCO is passionate about sharing the experience of exceptional live orchestral musicmaking and inspiring new generations of classical music lovers. The summer tour supports this mission by making concerts as accessible as possible to younger audiences by offering free tickets to Under 18s and £6 tickets for Under 26s, students and the unemployed.
Tickets for all summer tour dates are now on sale – for full venue and date listings, visit sco.org.uk