Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Principal Conductor Maxim Emelyanychev resume live music making with streamed concert featuring violinist Nicola Benedetti

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra (SCO) and Principal Conductor Maxim Emelyanychev are thrilled to be resuming live music making together with a streamed concert from Perth Concert Hallfeaturing violinist Nicola Benedetti on Thursday 24 September 20207:30pm.

This will be the SCO’s first streamed concert since lockdown and is available to watch for free on the Orchestra’s YouTube and Facebook channels on the night of what would have been the Orchestra’s planned 20/21 Season opening. The SCO’s last performance before lockdown was also with Benedetti on 14 March and she joins here as the soloist in Bruch’s Violin Concerto No.1 in G minor, the composer’s most popular work. The stream will also feature a short introductory film with Benedetti and Emelyanychev as well as a welcome from Andrew McGlone, CEO of Quilter Cheviot Investment Management, who are sponsoring the concert.

Gavin Reid, Chief Executive of Scottish Chamber Orchestra says:

The lack of live music over the past six months has been so challenging for our sector. Our last concerts before lockdown were with Nicky and we are so delighted that she joins us for our first concert together. We are looking forward to getting back to what we do best – putting on live music. Our utmost thanks to Quilter Cheviot for helping to make this stream happen.’ 

Andrew McGlone, CEO of Quilter Cheviot Investment Management says

‘We are thrilled to continue our partnership with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and the wonderful talent of Nicola Benedetti. During a period in which the arts have been so negatively impacted, we are delighted to help support the sector navigate its recovery from this pandemic. Streamed events such as this bring communities together, albeit virtually – which feels more important than ever.’

Maxim Emelyanychev, Principal Conductor of Scottish Chamber Orchestra says: 

I have really missed performing with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, so I’m very excited to see these brilliant players in person and for us to perform together again. Music is so important at this time, it can cross borders, travel anywhere in the world and transport us too, so I hope you can join us for this online concert!

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