Scottish Chamber Orchestra features Schubert and Beethoven to close out a monumental season

2009 ended on a high note with Robin Ticciati’s warmly received debut in his role as Scottish Chamber Orchestra’s new Principal Conductor. He continues with his characteristically broad palette of repertoire into 2010 with Berlioz, Beethoven, Schubert, and Bartók. A regular guest with the SCO and one of the world’s greatest Schubertians, Christian Zacharias directs from the keyboard for Schubert’s Sonata in D Major D845 and from the podium for Symphony No 9. Legendary sarod player, Amjad Ali Khan returns to the SCO after their hugely successful 2009 tour of India for a special concert in Perth. The grand finale of the season features Portuguese pianist Maria João Pires in a rare Scottish appearance for Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No 4 in a programme with Mendelssohn and Bach conducted by Trevor Pinnock.

WEBER, WAGNER and SCHUMANN
Younger Hall, St Andrews – 24 March / Queen’s Hall,Edinburgh – 25 March
City Halls, Glasgow – 26 March
Weber: Overture, Der Freischütz
Wagner: Wesendonck Lieder
Schumann: Symphony No 1 ‘Spring’
Olari Elts conductor
Karen Cargill mezzo-soprano

APRIL
ROMANTIC SPRING
Usher Hall, Edinburgh – 15 April / City Halls, Glasgow – 16 April
Music Hall, Aberdeen – 17 April
Schubert: Sonata in D major D845
Schubert: Symphony No 9
Christian Zacharias conductor/piano

PASTORAL SYMPHONY
Younger Hall, St Andrews – 22 April / City Halls, Glasgow – 23 April
Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh – 24 April
Dvorák: Legends
Ligeti: Piano Concerto
Beethoven: Symphony No 6 ‘Pastoral’
Robin Ticciati conductor Tom Poster piano

MAY

BRAHMS and SCHUMANN
Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh – 6 May and City Halls, Glasgow – 7 May
Brahms: Serenade No 2
Brahms: Serious Songs
Schumann: Mass in C minor Op 147
John Storgårds conductor
Rachel Nicholls soprano
Ben Johnson tenor
Stephan Loges bass baritone
SCO Chorus

MARIA JOAO PIRES PLAYS BEETHOVEN
Usher Hall, Edinburgh – 13 May / City Halls, Glasgow – 14 May
Music Hall, Aberdeen – 15 May
Mendelssohn: The Fair Melusine
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No 4
Mozart: Symphony No 39
Trevor Pinnock conductor
Maria João Pires piano

All concerts at 7.30pm unless otherwise stated.
Further programme and booking details: www.sco.org.uk

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