The world-renowned Scottish Chamber Orchestra is made up of a unique collection of talented musicians who inspire and connect with people of all ages. The SCO aims to provide as many opportunities as possible for people to hear their music by touring the length and breadth of Scotland and around the world as proud ambassadors for Scottish cultural excellence. In recent years, the Orchestra has travelled throughout Europe, the Far East, India and the USA.
The SCO has made a significant contribution to Scottish life, not just in what it provides culturally, but in what is given back to the community. Outside the concert hall, SCO players inspire people of all ages in schools, universities, hospitals, care homes, places of work and community centres through the work of SCO Connect, the SCO's creative learning team.
In the 2015/16 Season, together with Principal Conductor Robin Ticciati in what will be his seventh season, the SCO performs Brahms complete symphonies and Requiem. The SCO Chorus, directed by Gregory Batsleer, celebrate their 25th Anniversary with performances of Handel's Theodora, Bach's Magnificat as well as Brahms' Ein deutsches Requiem. There is also a focus on Sibelius and Nielsen to mark their 150th Anniversaries and the world-renowned French conductor Emmanuel Krivine takes up the post of Principal Guest Conductor.