. Interchanging Idioms: Scottish Chamber Orchestra announces 2012/13 Season

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Scottish Chamber Orchestra announces 2012/13 Season

Highlights include:

- Principal Conductor Robin Ticciati opens his fourth Season with the SCO with concert performances of Mozart’s Così fan tutte
- Celebration of Benjamin Britten centenary
- Three of the world’s finest pianists play Mozart: Maria João Pires, Piotr Anderszewski and Robert Levin
- Ticciati pays homage to the musical city of Vienna over two weeks in March
- A salute to the Age of Romanticism throughout the Season, with a particular focus on Schumann, Schubert, Beethoven, Berlioz, Brahms, Weber and Mendelssohn
- Premieres of works by Lyell Cresswell, Einojuhani Rautavaara and James MacMillan
- European Tour with Robin Ticciati and Maria João Pires
- SCO Season debuts by soloists Veronika Eberle, Rachel Frenkel, Nelson Goerner, Matthias Goerne, Adam Plachetka, Swiss Piano Trio, Laura Tatulescu and Markus Werba, and conductors David Afkham, Adam Fischer and Thomas Rösner
- SCO and RSNO continue collaborative Aberdeen Concert Series for second year


The Scottish Chamber Orchestra today announced details of its 2012/13 Season of concerts throughout Scotland between October 2012 and May 2013. Despite the difficult financial climate, the Orchestra is successfully maintaining its excellent standards of performance and programming; it has just completed a tour of Germany with Principal Conductor Robin Ticciati, the first SCO/Ticciati recording – of Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique – is due for release in April, and its current (2011/12) Season is enjoying great success, with ticket sales up by 12% on last year’s equivalent.

“We may be in financially challenging times but we are also in the Year of Creative Scotland and the new SCO Season declares innovation, quality and exceptional creativity. The Season has the SCO hallmarks of a huge range of repertoire along with superb guest artists, including both regular partners and those making their SCO debut, and a sense of adventure which in recent years has beguiled our steadily growing audiences.” - Roy McEwan, SCO Chief Executive

Bookings for SCO subscription packages for the Concert Seasons in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and St Andrews can be made from 21 March 2012.

Single tickets are on sale from 7 May 2012.

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