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Join us for our 40th Anniversary Season

As Byron writes in his Stanzas for Music,

There be none of Beauty’s daughters With a magic like thee; And like music on the waters Is thy sweet voice to me. ‘Thee’ here is our beloved Music and it is through a wonderful array of programmes that I invite you to join us for the Scottish Chamber Orchestra’s 40th Anniversary Season. Thanks to your support the SCO is able to fight strongly through the financial situation we find ourselves in, to bring you thrilling concerts, education events and a chance to meet members of the Orchestra. It’s a huge pleasure to welcome so many guest artists who have a long and deep relationship with the Orchestra’s history: Oliver Knussen premieres a work by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies; Jaime Laredo celebrates Mendelssohn’s ‘Scottish’ Symphony; and Joseph Swensen brings us Mozart and Sally Beamish. This autumn the SCO and I embark on our first symphonic cycle together. As we look ever closer into the world of the Romantic Age, join us for a journey through Robert Schumann’s symphonies. From ‘Spring’ through to ‘Rhenish’, Schumann is in quest of an idealised relationship between symphonic form and his own soul – febrile energy and romantic fragments combine for two weeks of high drama.

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The unlikely and unassuming figure of Antonin Dvořák makes his mark with the SCO as we take a closer look into his world. The intimate miniatures, the ebullient dances and the soaring cello concerto weave their way through the Season. Two titans of British music – Steven Isserlis and Tasmin Little – come to play Dvořák’s Cello Concerto and Ligeti’s Violin Concerto respectively.

It’s a huge pleasure to welcome so many guest artists who have a long and deep relationship with the Orchestra’s history.

Is there a birthday wish from the SCO as it reaches the grand age of 40? There is! To exceed the remarkable achievements of our first 40 years and continue to celebrate, with you our audience, the gift of music – one of Byron’s daughters of Beauty. For our special birthday concert in February it is a delight that Maria João Pires, an artist with whom the Orchestra has such a history, will join us to play Chopin. Our exciting new relationship with Scottish-born composer Martin Suckling continues to grow with another commissioned work to open the festivities. Our Season begins with Hector Berlioz’s sparkling Beatrice and Benedict. Filled with his love for Shakespeare, Berlioz weaves sharp classical wit with romantic melancholy to clothe his own very particular take on the famous play, Much Ado About Nothing. I look forward to welcoming you all! ROBIN TICCIATI PRINCIPAL CONDUCTOR SCOTTISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

Cover image by Marco Borggreve / Photograph by Marco Borggreve

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Celebrating Through New Music

Sir Peter Maxwell Davies

While there are many good ways for the SCO to celebrate its 40th year, doing it through new music could hardly be more apt, given its distinguished tradition of supporting composers and bringing their work to the public. Above all we can salute a special relationship which goes back over a quarter of a century with a new work, especially written for the 40th birthday by SCO Composer Laureate, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, premiered under another outstanding composer, Oliver Knussen. There will be new works by other good friends. Sally Beamish, a previous Composer in Residence, commemorates the Battle of Flodden and the exciting young Scottish talent Martin Suckling will write his second work for the SCO, to be performed at the 40th Birthday Concert on 7 February 2014. We will also return to Kevin Volans’ symphony, written for the Orchestra to premiere at the 2010 Edinburgh

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International Festival and supported with characteristic generosity by Donald and Louise MacDonald. Finally, another great figure in the history of the Orchestra is James MacMillan and we will return to one of our most popular commissions, Veni, Veni, Emmanuel, with the sensational percussionist Colin Currie. There will also be a performance of Tuireadh, MacMillan’s lament dedicated to the victims of the Piper Alpha disaster.

Sally Beamish

Photograph by Ashley Coombes

James MacMillan

Photograph by Philip Gatward

The SCO is a great Mozart and Beethoven orchestra, but the music of our own time is also at its heart.

ROY McEWAN OBE CHIEF EXECUTIVE Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Kevin Volans

Photograph by Nick Miller

Martin Suckling

Photograph by Tessa Oksanen

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Scottish Chamber Orchestra Formed in 1974, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra is internationally recognised as one of the finest chamber orchestras in the world. With a core of 37 players, the repertoire spans the centuries with music from the Baroque to the present day – from Bach to Beamish, Mozart to MacMillan. The SCO performs throughout Scotland – in the towns and villages of the Highlands and South of Scotland as well as concert seasons in the main cities. The Orchestra is regularly invited to appear at some of the world’s most prestigious festivals including the Edinburgh, East Neuk, St Magnus and Aldeburgh Festivals and the BBC Proms and has toured extensively internationally. In February 2014, as part of the 40th Anniversary celebrations, the Orchestra

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undertakes a major tour to the Far East with Robin Ticciati and Maria João Pires. This includes performances at the Hong Kong Arts Festival and concerts in Japan and China.

The night belonged to the SCO Chorus for its shattering and profoundly moving performance.

The Orchestra’s international profile is further boosted by regular broadcasts and a discography that now exceeds 150 recordings.

The SCO Chorus was on outstanding form.

This is a team at the top of its game. The Herald

The real heart of the performance lay in the sublime playing from the orchestra under conductor Robin Ticciati. The Telegraph

The Herald

The Financial Times

The SCO Chorus has built a reputation as one of Scotland’s finest and most versatile choirs under the direction of Chorusmaster Gregory Batsleer. This Season, the chorus can be heard at the opening concert of Berlioz’s Beatrice and Benedict, Bach’s exultant Mass in B minor and the symphonic powerhouse that is Beethoven’s Ninth.

robin ticciati 2013/14 will be Robin Ticciati’s fifth season as Principal Conductor of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. During this time, alongside main season concerts, Ticciati and the Orchestra have appeared together at the Edinburgh International Festival, toured throughout Europe on several occasions to great critical acclaim and recorded two albums of Berlioz – Symphonie Fantastique (Linn CKD 400) and Les nuits d’été & La mort de Cléopâtre (Linn CKD 421). Alongside further tours with the SCO to Austria and the Far East, 2014 also sees Robin Ticciati begin his tenure as Music Director of Glyndebourne Festival Opera.

Robin Ticciati and Scottish Chamber Orchestra: ‘One of the great partnerships in British music.’ The Telegraph

Photograph by Marco Borggreve

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Exploring Music SCO Connect is the education and outreach department of the SCO. With extensive Schools, Community and Lifelong Learning programmes, it offers plenty of ways to get involved.

EXPLORE

Schumann Symphonies To celebrate the Schumann Symphony Cycle we welcome Dr Laura Tunbridge to lead a study day about the composer. The day will investigate Schumann’s four symphonies and explore the way in which they relate to, and reflect, the composer’s biography, particularly the people and places he knew.

Photograph by Marco Borggreve

Photograph by Marco Borggreve

EXPLORE

MacMillan Veni, Veni, Emmanuel Tickets £25 (including refreshments and lunch) Saturday 23 November 2013 10.30am – 4.30pm The Wallace Dunlop Hall Stewart’s Melville College, Queensferry Road Edinburgh EH4 3EZ

To book, call SCO Connect on 0131 478 8353 or email connect@sco.org.uk

Your chance for an in-depth look at one of the SCO’s most celebrated commissions. Since its world premiere by the SCO in 1992, James MacMillan’s Veni, Veni, Emmanuel has become the most performed percussion concerto in the world. With the SCO poised to perform the piece again this Season, we’re thrilled to welcome renowned animateur Paul Rissmann to lead an exploration into the heart of this rich and rhythmically exciting music.

Tickets £25 (including refreshments and lunch) Saturday 12 April 2014 10.30am – 4.30pm Studio 1, City Halls Candleriggs, Glasgow G1 1NQ

To book, call SCO Connect on 0131 478 8342 or email connect@sco.org.uk

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Beatrice and Benedict Friday 4 October 7.30pm

ROBIN TICCIATI  Conductor KAREN CARGILL  Beatrice SALLY MATTHEWS  Hero KATHLEEN WILKINSON Ursula JOHN TESSIER  Benedict BRINDLEY SHERRATT  Don Pedro LIONEL LHOTE  Somarone Ashley Riches  Claudio SCO CHORUS

Pre-Concert Talk: 6.30pm (free to ticket holders)

Friday 11 October 7.30pm

Friday 18 October 7.30pm

DVOŘÁK Notturno (7’)

DVOŘÁK Romance (12’)

MOZART Piano Concerto No 23 in A K488 (26’)

SAINT-SAËNS The Muse and the Poet (16’)

JANÁČEK Concertino (18’)

DVOŘÁK Silent Woods (7’)

MOZART Symphony No 38 ‘Prague’ (30’)

MENDELSSOHN Symphony No 3 ‘Scottish’ (40’) JAIME LAREDO  Conductor/Violin SHARON ROBINSON  Cello

Photograph by Frank Salomon Associates

Sung in French

Opening the Season with an operatic extravaganza has become something of a Ticciati tradition. Following on from Don Giovanni in 2010 and Così fan tutte in 2012, he offers a feast for anyone who loves that perfect marriage of drama to exquisite singing and playing. A world-class cast (featuring Karen Cargill, fresh from her triumph in Berlioz’s Les Troyens at The Met) assembles for Berlioz’s affectionate take on Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. A labour of love for the composer, this was also his last opera. It has plenty of ‘hits’ including the witty overture and the ravishing duet ‘Vous soupirez, madame!’.

Romantic Landscapes

Photograph by John Ferro Sims

BERLIOZ Beatrice and Benedict (83’)

Vienna to Prague

Berlioz biographer David Cairns talks about Beatrice and Benedict.

ALEXANDER JANICZEK  Director/Violin LLŶR WILLIAMS  Piano Illustration by David Lawrence

In 1786, when Mozart was writing Symphony No 38, he was neglected, even scorned in Vienna. Yet he found a more appreciative and understanding audience in Prague, a mere 200 miles away – so much so that he dedicated the symphony to “the good people of Prague”. Llŷr Williams eloquently draws the two cities together with Mozart’s Piano Concerto No 23, written in Vienna shortly before Mozart left for Prague and Janáček’s Concertino, written in Prague shortly after his opera, The Cunning Little Vixen.

Old friends return to the SCO in this atmospheric programme that paints Romantic landscapes from Bohemia to Scotland. Husband and wife, Laredo and Robinson have been performing with the SCO for decades; the first half puts each of them in the solo spotlight and also brings them together for Saint-Saëns’ rapturous The Muse and the Poet. It’s a sweeping, ecstatic duet – the perfect showpiece!

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Serkin plays Bartók

Friday 25 October 7.30pm

Friday 8 November 7.30pm

BRITTEN Suite on English Folk Tunes (A time there was...) (15’)

maxwell Davies New Work (15’) world premiere

BEAMISH Flodden (c20’) SCO commission

Photograph by Marco Borggreve

The Pity of War

BARTÓK Piano Concerto No 3 (23’) STRAVINSKY Symphony in C (28’)

BRIDGE Summer (12’)

OLIVER KNUSSEN  Conductor PETER SERKIN  Piano

STRAUSS Metamorphosen (26’) JOSEPH SWENSEN  Conductor SHUNA SCOTT SENDALL  Soprano Music of special power and intensity casts a shadow of war and calamity over all but the first piece. Strauss’ lament is one of the very greatest tragic outpourings in all music, and one that is close to Swensen’s heart. Summer is an utter contrast: an idyllic moment of sunlit serenity on the eve of the catastrophe of World War I preserved forever in rapturous music. 2013 also sees the 500th Anniversary of a dark hour in Scottish history: the Battle of Flodden. Beamish’s new work has been commissioned especially to commemorate the occasion.

An unmissable concert! It has been a while since the SCO last premiered a work from its old friend, the Master of the Queen’s Music. With Knussen directing (he is a passionate devotee) this will be special. No less remarkable is the opportunity to hear Serkin play the Bartók. A wonderful concerto with Hungarian folk influences vying with Wagner’s Tristan, hints of jazz and an evocation of night music in what amounts to a passionate and joy-filled love song to his wife. Stravinsky closes the evening powerfully and grandly with his symphony.

Placing Bach’s searching, poignant cantata at its heart, Suzuki’s programme contrasts early and mature Mendelssohn.

Mr Suzuki’s Bach Friday 15 November 7.30pm

Pre-Concert Talk: 6.30pm (free to ticket holders)

MENDELSSOHN Sinfonia No 8 (31’)

Sir Peter Maxwell Davies talks about his new work and relationship with the SCO.

Bach Cantata 82: Ich habe genug (24’)

Pre-Concert Talk: 6.30pm (free to ticket holders)

MENDELSSOHN Symphony No 5 ‘Reformation’ (27’)

Dr Elaine Kelly (University of Edinburgh) talks about how war is portrayed in music.

MASAAKI SUZUKI  Conductor PETER HARVEY  Baritone Robin Williams  Oboe

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One of the greatest living Bach interpreters makes his SCO debut with music by the great man and his greatest admirer, Felix Mendelssohn. Placing Bach’s searching, poignant cantata at its heart, Suzuki’s programme contrasts early and mature Mendelssohn. The Sinfonia was one of twelve written before he was fourteen, and you can just hear him striding into Haydn’s, Mozart’s and Schubert’s territory with all the confidence of youth. The ‘Reformation’ is simply one of the greatest symphonies of the age.

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Schumann Symphony Cycle: I

Schumann Symphony Cycle: II

Friday 22 November 7.30pm

Friday 29 November 7.30pm

SCHUMANN Symphony No 1 ‘Spring’ (30’)

Pre-Concert Talk: 6.30pm (free to ticket holders)

SCHUMANN Symphony No 2 (38’)

MOZART Piano Concerto No 25 in C K503 (30’)

Dr Laura Tunbridge (University of Manchester) provides insight into Schumann’s symphonies.

BRAHMS Violin Concerto (38’)

SCHUMANN Symphony No 4 (28’) ROBIN TICCIATI  Conductor PAUL LEWIS  Piano

EXPLORE SCHUMANN SYMPHONIES See page 8 for details.

SCHUMANN Symphony No 3 ‘Rhenish’ (32’) ROBIN TICCIATI  Conductor ALINA POGOSTKINA  Violin Please note: There will be two intervals in this concert.

Music – so different from painting – is the art which we enjoy most in company with others. Robin Ticciati has often spoken about how important poetry, colour and story are to his music-making – and this makes Schumann one of his perfect composers. “I’m going to spend a lot more time with him next year…” Ticciati hinted last year. Now we can reveal exactly what he meant: he will direct a full cycle of Schumann’s symphonies over two weeks, and then record these pieces with the Orchestra. Symphonies preoccupied Schumann throughout his 30s; the first took just four days to be born, others cost him years of effort. Together they stand as a grand, profound and very pleasurable legacy. Concertos by two of Schumann’s best-loved composers complete the concerts. Brahms, played by the electrifying and refined Russian violinist Alina Pogostkina and Mozart from the brilliant Paul Lewis. Schumann once wrote: “Music – so different from painting – is the art which we enjoy most in company with others.” Come and share in what promises to be one of the highlights of the Season.

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B Minor Mass

Zacharias plays Mozart

Friday 13 December 7.30pm

Friday 20 December 7.30pm

Paris Masterworks Friday 10 January 7.30pm

Photograph by Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne and Nicole Chuard

Photograph of SCO Chorusmaster Gregory Batsleer by Eoin Carey

BACH Mass in B minor (108’) RICHARD EGARR  Conductor LORNA ANDERSON  Soprano Kitty WhatEly  Mezzo Soprano ANDREW TORTISE  Tenor ANDREW FOSTER-WILLIAMS  Bass SCO CHORUS Simply one of the great, thrilling choral experiences of all time: Bach’s Mass is so many things all at once. Grand and intimate, awe-inspiring and consoling, moving and uplifting, divine and deeply human. An outpouring of utterly inspired music, it is also a summation and culmination of his life’s work in sacred music.

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HAYDN Symphony No 85 in B-flat ‘La Reine’ (20’) MOZART Piano Concerto No 9 in E-flat K271 ‘Jeunehomme’ (28’)

SCO Conductor Emeritus, Joseph Swensen returns to Scotland with a programme with Paris at its heart. Mozart wrote this symphony immediately after leaving Paris – a terrible time for him, though you would never know it from the music. His delightful concerto pairs the world-class SCO Principal Flute Alison Mitchell with harpist Sivan Magen – a musician who dazzles audiences wherever he goes. Debussy’s virtuoso showpiece should give him plenty of opportunity to shine. Swensen closes with the miraculous symphony Bizet wrote at the age of just 17 – and to this day it is one of the most popular works in the world.

MOZART Symphony No 32 (9’) MOZART Concerto for Flute and Harp K299 (30’) DEBUSSY Danses Sacrée et Profane (9’) BIZET Symphony in C (30’) JOSEPH SWENSEN  Conductor ALISON MITCHELL  Flute SIVAN MAGEN  Harp

RAVEL Pavane pour une infante défunte (6’) POULENC Sinfonietta (29’) CHRISTIAN ZACHARIAS  Conductor/Piano in 2000, when Zacharias performed the complete Mozart Piano Concertos with the SCO, their first appearances together, one reviewer noted: “…the SCO obviously relish their special relationship with Zacharias…” As true today as ever, they still bring a zesty freshness and spontaneity to every encounter. Here, with Haydn, Mozart, Ravel and Poulenc, Zacharias is among friends. Closer, perhaps – he calls them “family”. Composers with whom he feels the very strongest affinity – and it shows in every note.

Radiant playing from flautist Alison Mitchell. The Herald

Photograph by Ugo Ponte

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A Night in Italy

Meditations on the Sea

Friday 17 January 7.30pm

Friday 24 January 7.30pm

RESPIGHI Trittico botticelliano (18’)

SIBELIUS Pelléas et Mélisande (29’)

RESPIGHI Il Tramonto (16’)

VOLANS Symphony: Daar Kom die Alibama (22’)

ROSSINI Overture, Tancredi (6’)

MacMILLAN Tuireadh (22’)

ROSSINI Di tanti palpita (Tancredi) (3’)

KODÁLY Dances of Galánta (15’) Garry Walker Conductor Maximiliano Martín  Clarinet

MENOTTI Suite from Sebastian (24’) Enrique Mazzola  Conductor Renata PokupiĆ  Mezzo Soprano

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MacMillan’s Tuireadh laments the dead of the Piper Alpha disaster in great tidal movements of sound and grief. South African composer Volans’ Symphony offers a beautiful and oblique reflection “…on the sea and the role of ships and their cargoes in our history…”.

Friday 7 February 7.30pm SUCKLING New Work SCO 40th birthday commission (10’) CHOPIN Piano Concerto No 2 (32’) BEETHOVEN Symphony No 5 (31’) Robin Ticciati  Conductor Maria João Pires  Piano

Photograph by Marco Borggreve

A grand night out for lovers of opera, great singing and Italian music. Renata Pokupić has graced the stage of the Royal Opera House and many other great houses around the world; she comes to Scotland with Respighi’s luscious and Romantic evocation of sunset – then follows it with Rossini’s show-stopping bravura aria. Quite a contrast! We end with Scotland’s adopted Italian composer: Gian Carlo Menotti. Sebastian is a brilliantly colourful score – if you don’t know it, think Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet with a distinct exotic edge.

To Scots, living on so many islands and dependent on it for so much, the sea is a constant presence to be loved and admired, but also feared and respected. This complicated relationship with the sea is reflected here in pieces by two of the most important and widely performed living composers.

40th Birthday Concert As they toured Europe in 2012 Pires, Ticciati and the SCO thrilled audiences across the continent including Vienna, Brussels and Lucerne before bringing a magnificent programme of Mozart and Beethoven home to Scotland. How better to celebrate the Orchestra’s 40th birthday than by reuniting them in what promises to be an unforgettable night. Pires’ Chopin is legendary; and as we have heard, Ticciati’s Beethoven is superb. A new commission, which is by a composer whose last work for the SCO got a thoroughly rousing reception, opens the show: Martin Suckling unveils his special birthday piece!

Pires was an ideal match for the [Scottish Chamber] Orchestra … adding shapely phrasing, understated virtuosity and a warm, singing touch. The Herald

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Haydn and the Horn

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Slavonic Dances

Isserlis plays Dvořák

Friday 7 March 7.30pm

Friday 21 March 7.30pm

Friday 28 March 7.30pm

DVOŘÁK Slavonic Dances from Op 72 (20’)

LIGETI Melodien (11’)

LIGETI Violin Concerto (28’)

HAYDN Symphony No 73 in D ‘La Chasse’ (25’)

HAYDN Symphony No 31 ‘Horn Signal’ (25’)

DVOŘÁK Cello Concerto (40’) Robin Ticciati Conductor Stephen Isserlis Cello

Photograph by Marco Borggreve

Mozart’s ‘Jupiter’

DVOŘÁK Slavonic Dances from Op 46 (20’) Robin Ticciati Conductor Tasmin Little  Violin

Pre-Concert Talk: 6.30pm (free to ticket holders)

SCHUBERT Symphony No 2 (29’) HAYDN Piano Concerto in D (20’) MOZART Symphony No 41 ‘Jupiter’ (30’) Richard Egarr  Conductor/Piano Pre-Concert Talk: 6.30pm (free to ticket holders) SCO brass players provide insight into performing with natural horns and trumpets

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Egarr’s musical homeland is Bach and Handel – the very composers who so deeply inspired Mozart in his later years. The magnificent power of the ‘Jupiter’ owes so much to them and the magic of Egarr’s interpretation lies in his ability to bring all his understanding of their work to Mozart’s masterpiece. Schubert’s teenage symphony is a delight of a very different colour. It’s a staggering testament to his brilliance at such an early age.

These concerts bring together the music of three composers who occupied neighbouring territories in Eastern Europe at different times over the past three centuries – a fascinating time-travelling blend of much-loved masterworks with the perhaps less familiar, but no less brilliant music of Ligeti.

Robin Ticciati in conversation with James Naughtie.

A distinguished pair of British soloists take the concerto spotlight in these concerts: Stephen Isserlis utterly on home ground in Dvořák‘s Cello Concerto, and Tasmin Little venturing into the wilds and fantasies of Ligeti’s masterpiece. It’s a rollercoaster ride of a piece, his violin concerto, but worth every minute you spend getting to know it.

But there is a further hidden theme here: the Horn. Instrument of postmen and hunters, beloved of misty-eyed Romantics, full-blooded dramatists and sharp-witted avant-gardistes… both concerts bring the SCO’s horn section to the fore.

Photograph by Satoshi Aoyagi

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Mass in C Minor

Currie plays Veni, Veni, Emmanuel

Friday 4 April 7.30pm

Friday 11 April 7.30pm

MOZART Symphony No 40 in G minor (35’) MOZART Mass in C minor [ed. Landon] (60’) Olari Elts Conductor ELIZABETH WATTS  Soprano Lisa Milne Soprano Andrew Staples  Tenor STEPHAN LOGES  Bass-Baritone SCO CHORUS

A tale of two wives lies behind this grand programme. Mozart’s future wife Constanze Weber was the intended soloist for the ravishing soprano writing in the Et Incarnatus Est of his mass – an utterly sublime and arresting moment of pure love in music. Silvestrov’s The Messenger harks back to Mozart in a touching memorial for his own wife who died suddenly in her 40s.

Photograph by Marco Borggreve

SILVESTROV The Messenger (8’)

The symphony between them needs no introduction: one of Mozart’s most famous and dramatic statements.

Mozart’s future wife Constanze Weber was the intended soloist for the ravishing soprano writing in the Et Incarnatus Est of his mass – an utterly sublime and arresting moment of pure love in music.

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Fantasia on a theme of Thomas Tallis (14’) MacMILLAN Veni, Veni, Emmanuel (26’) SIBELIUS The Swan of Tuonela (9’) SIBELIUS Symphony No 6 (28’) John Storgårds Conductor Colin Currie Percussion Rosie Staniforth  Cor Anglais EXPLORE MACMILLAN VENI, VENI, EMMANUEL See page 9 for details.

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Photograph by Marco Borggreve

Vaughan Williams’ timeless Fantasia and Sibelius’ uplifting sixth symphony frame one of the SCO’s signature works. In 1992, the SCO premiered MacMillan’s Veni, Veni, Emmanuel at the BBC Proms, and it has since been played more than 400 times! Scottish percussionist Colin Currie has made the piece his own and hearing him is a thrilling experience. This will be a night of drama and riches. Pre-Concert Talk: 6.30pm (free to ticket holders)

SCO Chief Executive Roy McEwan discusses how to programme an SCO Season, and commissioning new works.

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Benedetti plays Mozart

Mozart and Strauss

Friday 25 April 7.30pm

Friday 2 May 7.30pm

MOZART Violin Concerto No 5 in A ‘Turkish’ (31’) BEETHOVEN Symphony No 4 (34’) Jérémie Rhorer Conductor Nicola Benedetti Violin

Brilliant, tuneful, rhythmic, exotic – that’s what ‘Turkish’ meant to Mozart, and his violin concerto is a joyous showstopper for Scotland’s favourite violinist. Jérémie Rohrer is a formidable conductor who has been building a terrific career in Europe, especially in the opera house. Egmont’s fiery blast will be special – a perfect complement to the softer loveliness of the fourth symphony.

Photograph by Chris Christodoulou

BEETHOVEN Overture, Egmont (9’)

Mozart’s violin concerto is a joyous showstopper for Scotland’s favourite violinist.

MOZART Symphony in D KV203 (21’) STRAUSS Duet-Concertino (18’) STRAUSS Horn Concerto No 1 (16’) MOZART Symphony No 36 ‘Linz’ (26’) Clemens Schuldt Conductor Maximiliano Martín Clarinet Peter Whelan  Bassoon Alec Frank-Gemmill  Horn

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Clemens Schuldt’s Strauss and Mozart is a deeply enjoyable pairing. Strauss’ lyrical outpouring in these two concertos flows with all the natural ease that he admired so much in Mozart. No composer mattered more to him. A home team of three SCO wind principals take the solos – superb chamber music on a grand scale.

Pre-Concert Talk: 6.30pm (free to ticket holders)

SCO Principal Bassoon Peter Whelan talks about Strauss’ Duet-Concertino.

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Anderszewski plays Mozart

Friday 9 May 7.30pm

Friday 16 May 7.30pm

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SCHUMANN Overture, Scherzo & Finale (17’)

MENDELSSOHN Sinfonia No 12 in G minor (20’)

BEETHOVEN Symphony No 9 ‘Choral’ (65’)

MOZART Piano Concerto No 12 in A K414 (25’)

Emmanuel Krivine Conductor RUTH ZIESAK  Soprano Carolin Masur  Mezzo Soprano Dominik Wortig Tenor Konstantin Wolff Bass SCO CHORUS

MENDELSSOHN Overture, Son & Stranger (7’)

With its message of universal brotherhood, joy and fellowship, Beethoven’s ‘Choral’ Symphony is the ideal work to leave you uplifted and moved. Krivine brings a particular brilliance and élan to his interpretation – buoyant and rhythmic, it is one of the most exhilarating approaches to Beethoven’s masterpiece.

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SCHUMANN Piano Concerto (31’) Piotr Anderszewski  Director/Piano Alexander Janiczek  Director/Violin Schumann’s quintessentially Romantic concerto is a big piece for a musician to direct and play – but Anderszewski and the SCO have a deep rapport. Their musical partnership spans more than a decade and they have toured the great concert halls of the world together. Mozart has been a constant in that relationship – and so it is here: K414 (one of Mozart’s earliest masterpieces) will make an excellent contrast to the Schumann. SCO Associate Artist, Alexander Janiczek, takes over in the orchestral works here: Mendelssohn in serious symphonic and buoyantly theatrical modes.

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Join our mailing list for the latest SCO news about concerts, education events, special offers, recordings, behind-the-scenes information and other developments. We will not pass your details to any third parties. Please indicate how you would like to receive news:

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Please tick boxes below to indicate your choice of concerts: Fri 22 Nov Fri 29 Nov Fri 13 Dec Fri 20 Dec Fri 10 Jan Fri 17 Jan

Fri 24 Jan (stalls only) Fri 7 Feb Fri 7 Mar Fri 21 Mar Fri 28 Mar Fri 4 Apr

Fri 11 Apr Fri 25 Apr Fri 2 May Fri 9 May Fri 16 May

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Please calculate the cost using the price list on the right and complete the grid below. Number of concerts

Number of people at standard price

Number of people at senior price

Price band

Seating Area (e.g. stalls, balcony)

Box Office transaction and postage fee

how do you wish to pay?

Total

Total Price

£1.75 £

Number of concerts

Fri 4 Oct Fri 11 Oct Fri 18 Oct Fri 25 Oct (stalls only) Fri 8 Nov (stalls only) Fri 15 Nov

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I enclose a cheque, payable to ‘Glasgow Life’. Please debit my Mastercard/Visa/debit card (delete as appropriate) Card Number Expiry Date

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Issue Number (debit card only)

Start Date

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Security Code (last three digits on signature strip)

Signature

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I wish to spread the cost of subscription over four months by Direct Debit. Please send me a Direct Debit form. Please return this form to: SCO Subscription, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall Box Office, FREEPOST SCO 6477, Glasgow G2 3NY (no stamp required).

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Saving

Standard

£95.20

£81.60

£64.60

£47.60

15%

Senior

£89.60

£76.80

£60.80

£44.80

20%

Standard

£119.00

£102.00

£80.75

£59.50

15%

Senior

£112.00

£96.00

£76.00

£56.00

20%

Standard

£142.80

£122.40

£96.90

£71.40

15%

Senior

£134.40

£115.20

£91.20

£67.20

20%

Standard

£166.60

£142.80

£113.05

£83.30

15%

Senior

£156.80

£134.40

£106.40

£78.40

20%

Standard

£179.20

£153.60

£121.60

£89.60

20%

Senior

£168.00

£144.00

£114.00

£84.00

25%

Standard

£201.60

£172.80

£136.80

£100.80

20%

Senior

£189.00

£162.00

£128.25

£94.50

25%

Standard

£224.00

£192.00

£152.00

£112.00

20%

Senior

£210.00

£180.00

£142.50

£105.00

25%

Standard

£246.40

£211.20

£167.20

£123.20

20%

Senior

£231.00

£198.00

£156.75

£115.50

25%

Standard

£252.00

£216.00

£171.00

£126.00

25%

Senior

£235.20

£201.60

£159.60

£117.60

30%

Standard

£273.00

£234.00

£185.25

£136.50

25%

Senior

£254.80

£218.40

£172.90

£127.40

30%

Standard

£294.00

£252.00

£199.50

£147.00

25%

Senior

£274.40

£235.20

£186.20

£137.20

30%

Standard

£315.00

£270.00

£213.75

£157.50

25%

Senior

£294.00

£252.00

£199.50

£147.00

30%

Standard

£313.60

£268.80

£212.80

£156.80

30%

Senior

£291.20

£249.60

£197.60

£145.60

35%

Standard

£333.20

£285.60

£226.10

£166.60

30%

Senior

£309.40

£265.20

£209.95

£154.70

35%

Standard

£352.80

£302.40

£239.40

£176.40

30%

Senior

£327.60

£280.80

£222.30

£163.80

35%

Standard

£372.40

£319.20

£252.70

£186.20

30%

Senior

£345.80

£296.40

£234.65

£172.90

35%

Standard

£364.00

£312.00

£247.00

£182.00

35%

Senior

£336.00

£288.00

£228.00

£168.00

40%

Standard

£382.20

£327.60

£259.35

£191.10

35%

Senior

£352.80

£302.40

£239.40

£176.40

40%

Standard

£369.60

£316.80

£250.80

£184.80

40%

Senior

£338.80

£290.40

£229.90

£169.40

45%

Standard

£386.40

£331.20

£262.20

£193.20

40%

Senior

£354.20

£303.60

£240.35

£177.10

45%

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how to book

seating plan

thank you

play your part

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall Box Office 2 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3NY

city halls candleriggs, glasgow g1 1nq

The SCO gratefully acknowledges the support of the Scottish Government, local authorities, corporate sponsors, Patrons, 250 Society members and the many trusts and foundations that help to fund its extensive education and touring programmes.

There are many ways in which you can support the work of the SCO and help us bring live classical music to people of all ages throughout Scotland. We invite individuals to become SCO Patrons, join the SCO 250 Society, or to consider making a gift to the Orchestra in their will. We offer companies a range of sponsorship and in-kind support opportunities and a flexible Corporate Membership scheme with regular hospitality and dedicated account management.

0141 353 8000

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Online transaction charge of £1.00. Postal and phone booking transaction charge of £1.50. Postage charge of 75p where applicable. All major credit cards, except American Express and Visa Electron, accepted.

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Full access for wheelchair users.

ticket prices

Guide dogs are welcome. season 2013/14 concerts I £28

II £24

III £19

IV £14

All single tickets, including ticket discounts listed below, are on sale from 13 May 2013. Subscription bookings are taken from 15 March 2013. 25 October, 8 November & 24 January: Stalls seats only available.

ticket discounts

Senior Citizens – £2 off standard prices. Under 26s, students and unemployed people – £5 for any ticket. Under 16s – Free if accompanied by a paying adult. Maximum of 2 free children’s tickets per adult ticket. Additional children £5 each. People with a disability – 50% off single standard ticket prices for people with a disability and a carer. Group discounts – Groups of 6 or more save 20% off standard ticket prices. School groups – Teachers and/or accompanying adults go free when bringing a school group. For more information, contact SCO Connect on 0131 478 8353 or connect@sco.org.uk Please note: All discounts are subject to availability. We regret that tickets are non-refundable. Every effort is made to ensure that all information is correct at time of going to press. The SCO does, however, reserve the right to change dates, artists or programmes if necessary.

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A Sennheiser infrared assisted hearing system is available. Sennheiser is an infrared audio transmission system for the hearing aid user or for those with impaired hearing. It relays the performance sound, via transmitters, to customers using this equipment. Please note: You will require a ‘necklace type’ receiver in order to listen to the infrared system with your hearing aid switched to the ‘T’ setting as your hearing aid will not automatically work by itself with this system. Receivers are available from the cloakroom for a £5 refundable deposit and can be pre-booked via the Box Office. Please notify the Box Office when booking.

parking

QPark on Albion Street offers City Halls patrons a special discount for parking from 6pm to midnight – pick up a voucher as you leave the Halls. Subject to availability.

Principal Sponsor Virgin Money Benefactor Dunard Fund Sponsors & Corporate Supporters Aberdeen Asset Management Balmoral Hotel Capital Solutions City of Edinburgh Council Dawsons Music John Lewis Partnership Linn Records The Miller Group Ltd. Notion Music Pulsant Radio Forth Roland Scottish Council for Development and Industry

For further information on how you can support the SCO, visit www.sco.org.uk or contact the Sponsorship & Fundraising Department on 0131 478 8344 or sponsorship@sco.org.uk scottish chamber orchestra HRH The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay PATRON Robin Ticciati PRINCIPAL CONDUCTOR Joseph Swensen CONDUCTOR EMERITUS Sir Peter Maxwell Davies COMPOSER LAUREATE Richard Egarr ASSOCIATE ARTIST

Large-print, Braille and Talking Notes versions of this brochure are available. Call 0131 557 6802.

Alexander Janiczek ASSOCIATE ARTIST Donald MacDonald CBE CHAIRMAN Roy McEwan OBE CHIEF EXECUTIVE 4 Royal Terrace Edinburgh EH7 5AB

Tel: 0131 557 6800 Fax: 0131 557 6933 Email: info@sco.org.uk www.sco.org.uk

A charity registered in Scotland No. SC015039. Company registration No. SC75079. Please note that all timings (shown in brackets) are approximate and do not include intervals or platform changes.

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