Scottish Chamber Orchestra Makes Forfar Debut this July

With summer fast approaching, the internationally-renowned Scottish Chamber Orchestra (SCO) prepare for their debut performance at Reid Hall, Forfar on Sunday 21 July. The concert, conducted by acclaimed German conductor Philipp von Steinaecker, showcases the SCO’s unique mix of passion, technical ability and energy through a dynamic programme of Classical and Romantic music.

Talking about the Orchestra’s summer tours, SCO Sub-Principal Bass, Adrian Bornet commented: “this is 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.”

The Orchestra’s superb Principal Cellist Philip Higham is soloist in Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations – a work that tips its hat to the eighteenth century but is utterly Romantic at heart. 
The opening of Mozart’s ‘Paris’ Symphony is one of the grandest, most thrilling sounds, with Mozart making use of clarinets for the first time in a symphony. Conductor Philipp von Steinaecker continues the genial high spirits and passion in Haydn’s final Symphony, written when the conductor was staying in London.

The SCO is passionate about sharing the experience of exceptional live orchestral music-making 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 on sale now. Visit sco.org.uk for further information.