Scottish Chamber Orchestra visits Stirling and marks 45th anniversary of its annual summer tour, bringing world-class music to venues across Scotland

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra will appear at Stirling Castle (9 June), Albert Halls (13 June), and Stirling Castle (25 July), as part of its 2024 summer programme, marking the 45 th anniversary of its Scotland-wide summer tours, bringing together a host of exceptional conductors and soloists to present world-class, live classical music to over 20 more remote Scottish locations.

From Stranraer in the South to Thurso in the North, the SCO Summer Tour aims to build relationships with local communities, put SCO musicians centre-stage and bring world-class concerts to audiences who might otherwise not be able experience them.

Violinist Viviane Hagner play/directs a full-orchestral programme which is bookended by Mendelssohn’s lyrical violin concerto, Schubert’s Overture in C and Symphony No 5, by turns
sprightly and intimate. Visiting Stirling (25 July), Stranraer (26 July) and Galashiels (27 July).
Two Re:Connect Tea Dance concerts are presented as part of the Summer Tour, in Maryhill,
Glasgow (12 June) and Stirling (13 June). These popular performances are designed especially for people living with dementia, their friends, families and carers, and give the flexibility and freedom to relax and make the concert experience as easy and enjoyable as possible.


The SCO Chorus and their Director Gregory Batsleer join the Summer Tour for the first time,
launching the summer season with performances in Perth (8 June) and Stirling (9 June). They present a moving concert which includes Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending in a new arrangement for choir and solo violin (played here by the SCO’s own Gordon Bragg), alongside music by John Tavener, Roxanna Panufnik, Tariq O’Regan and Associated Composer Jay Capperauld’s own work, The Night Watch.

Gavin Reid, Chief Executive of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra: “As we continue to mark our 50th Anniversary this year, we are so excited once again to be off on a tour across the length and breadth of Scotland to share the joy of live music-making. With Maxim Emelyanychev and many of our own players at the helm, it’s fitting that our 45 th Summer Tour showcases more than ever the sheer range of what the SCO has to offer audiences, wherever and whoever they are. We look forward to seeing you there!’

Tickets are on sale now via www.sco.org.uk 18 and Under Go Free Under 26s / students / Universal Credit Concession £6

People with Disabilities Half price, essential companion goes free.

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