Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Formed in 1974, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra is one of Scotland’s five National Performing Arts Companies and one of the country’s foremost cultural ambassadors. In addition to performances throughout Scotland, the SCO has toured throughout Europe, USA, the Far East and India. The Orchestra makes a significant contribution to Scottish life beyond the concert platform, working in schools, universities, hospitals, care homes, places of work and community centres through its creative learning programme.

The 2018 Edinburgh International Festival marked Robin Ticciati’s final appearances as Principal Conductor of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, a position he held since 2009. Together, Ticciati and SCO made successful recordings of works by Haydn, Schumann, Berlioz, Wagner and Brahms. 

The Orchestra enjoys close relationships with many leading composers and has commissioned more than 150 new works, including pieces by Peter Maxwell Davies, Sir James MacMillan and SCO Associate Composer Martin Suckling.    

The SCO has strong relationships with many eminent guest conductors including Principal Guest Conductor Emmanuel Krivine, Conductor Emeritus Joseph Swensen, Richard Egarr, Andrew Manze, John Storgårds and François Leleux. The SCO has appointed Maxim Emelyanychev as Principal Conductor from September 2019.

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra receives funding from the Scottish Government.

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Sun 30 June, 5pm, The Bowhouse | £25 / £18 / £5 | Approx. 105 mins with interval

Benjamin Baker violin | Diyang Mei viola | Scottish Chamber Orchestra – conducted by Joseph Swensen

WAGNER Siegfried Idyll | MOZART Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat, K364 | MENDELSSOHN Symphony No 3 in Am ‘Scottish’, Op 56

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Scottish Chamber Orchestra, image by Marco Borggreve