The Scottish Chamber Orchestra has, with regret, made the decision to cancel its performance at Perth Concert Hall this evening, Wednesday 1 December. The Orchestra has been monitoring the weather and travel conditions carefully over the past few days and had made special arrangements for a coach to take players to Perth from the Orchestra’s base in Edinburgh. However, with the closure of the Forth Road Bridge this morning and further snow falling and forecast in both Edinburgh and Perth areas, there was no option but to cancel the concert. It is, we believe, the first time the Orchestra has ever had to cancel a concert due to adverse weather conditions. At the moment, it is hoped that scheduled concerts in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen (2 – 4 December) will go ahead as planned.
Perth Concert Hall Box Office will do its utmost to contact all ticket buyers to advise them of the cancellation and full refunds will be given. The Orchestra sincerely regrets any disappointment or inconvenience caused.
The Orchestra and Principal Conductor Robin Ticciati were due to perform a programme of music by Takemitsu, Ravel and Beethoven, with guest pianist Jean-Philippe Collard.