The internationally celebrated Scottish Chamber Orchestra is made up of a unique collection of talented musicians who inspire and connect with people of all ages. The SCO aims to reach as many people as possible, touring throughout Scotland and around the world as proud ambassadors for Scottish cultural excellence. In recent years, the Orchestra has travelled throughout Europe, the Far East, India and the USA.
The SCO also makes a significant contribution to Scottish life beyond the concert platform, working in schools, universities, hospitals, care homes, workplaces and community centres through SCO Connect’s creative learning programme.
The SCO has strong relationships with many eminent conductors including SCO Principal Conductor Robin Ticciati, Principal Guest Conductor Emmanuel Krivine, Conductor Emeritus Joseph Swensen, John Storgårds, Andrew Manze and Richard Egarr.
The Orchestra enjoys close relationships with many leading composers and has commissioned more than 150 new works. These include pieces by the late Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Judith Weir, Sally Beamish, Tom Harrold, Sir James MacMillan, Lyell Cresswell, Karin Rehnqvist, Martin Suckling, Mark-Anthony Turnage, Einojuhani Rautavaara, Toshio Hosokawa, John McLeod and Rolf Martinsson.
The Scottish Chamber Orchestra receives core funding from the Scottish Government as one of Scotland’s 5 National Performing Arts Companies.
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ARVO PÄRT Magnificat Antiphons | ARVO PÄRT Fratres for 8 celli | TAVENER Funeral Ikos | RENAUD GARCIA-FONS Improvisation | ARVO PÄRT Magnificat | STEVE REICH Cello Counterpoint | RENAUD GARCIA-FONS Improvisation | ARVO PÄRT Nunc dimittis | KRZYSZTOF PENDERECKI Agnus Dei for 8 celli | ALLEGRI Miserere
RAMEAU Les Indes Galantes Suite (arr Zacharias) | MOZART Clarinet Concerto in A, K622 | HAYDN Symphony No 45 in F# minor ‘Farewell’
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