Construction Continues, Cancels Concert
Edinburgh's Usher Hall is STILL under construction and will be well into May. There the the Scottish Chamber Orchestra is forcd to cancel its Edinburgh performance of Haydn’s The Seasons at the Usher Hall. The concert was scheduled to close the Orchestra’s Edinburgh Season on 14 May.
The Orchestra has recently been informed by the City of Edinburgh Council that delays to the redevelopment of the City’s Usher Hall mean that the venue will not be ready for use as scheduled. Unfortunately, in this instance, it has proved impossible for the SCO to find an available alternative venue for the performance and the Orchestra has, therefore, had to take the decision to cancel.
The SCO will be contacting all customers this week to offer a complete refund for their tickets, or an exchange for a ticket and courtesy coach travel for the performance of The Seasons at Glasgow’s City Hall on the following evening, Friday 15 May. The performance in Glasgow will be conducted by SCO Principal Guest Conductor, Olari Elts, and features soloists soprano Elizabeth Watts, tenor John Mark Ainsley and baritone Roderick Williams.