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The Scottish Chamber Orchestra’s (SCO) String Ensemble returns to Moray this summer, with concerts at Elgin Town Hall on Wednesday 26 June and at Findhorn Universal Hall on Friday 19 July.
Talking about the Orchestra’s summer tours, SCO Sub-Principal Bass, Adrian Bornet commented: “this is one of the happiest moments of music making in our yearly calendar as we explore a beautiful country and revisit familiar places and audiences. As a national company the SCO takes pleasure and pride in visiting the length, breadth and width of Scotland, not only performing but receiving the friendship and enthusiasm of our audiences in places small and large.”
Stepping into the spotlight as concert soloist for Giovanni Bottesini’s Concerto “Alla Mendelssohn” is the SCO’s superb Principal Double Bass Nikita Naumov. Known as the “Paganini of the Double Bass”, Bottesini was instrumental in extending the capabilities of the double bass and Nikita’s performance will be a sure-fire demonstration of this. Across the evening, SCO Leader Benjamin Marquise Gilmore dynamically leads the SCO Strings in bohemian rhapsodies of the folk-inspired Hungarian and Czech musical tradition.
The SCO is passionate about sharing the experience of exceptional live orchestral music-making and inspiring new generations of classical music lovers. The summer tour supports this mission by making concerts as accessible as possible to younger audiences by offering free tickets to Under 18s and £6 tickets for Under 26s, students and the unemployed.
Tickets for all summer tour dates are on sale now. Visit https://www.sco.org.uk/ for further information.