Scottish Chamber Orchestra is Coming to Stirling

Scottish Chamber Orchestra is coming to Stirling

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra announced its 2024 summer programme, marking the 45th anniversary of its Scotland-wide summer tours, bringing together a host of exceptional conductors and soloists to present world-class, live classical music to over 20 more remote Scottish locations.

From Stranraer in the South to Thurso in the North and of course also visiting Stirling, the SCO Summer Tour aims to build relationships with local communities, put SCO musicians centre-stage and bring world-class concerts to audiences who might otherwise not be able experience them.

When is the Scottish Chamber Orchestra in Stirling in 2024

Scottish Chamber Orchestra’s visits to Stirling, as part of the 45th Scotland-wide Summer Tour, from 8 June – 13 September:

Stirling will host to the following performances:

  • Earth, Heaven and Sky (9 June, Stirling Castle)
  • Re:Connect Tea Dance (13 June, Stirling Albert Halls)
  • Mendelssohn Violin Concerto (25 July, Stirling Castle)

Earth, Heaven and Sky

Sunday 9 June, 8pm – Stirling Castle

Join the SCO Chorus under their Director Gregory Batsleer for a concert on a higher plane.

Earthly concerns melt away as Vaughan Williams’ Lark soars overhead (in an arrangement for choir and solo violin) and Israfel, the Angel of Music, presents us with a shimmering vision of the supernatural in O’Regan’s profoundly moving The Ecstasies Above.


  • OHN TAVENER Svyati
  • JAY CAPPERAULD The Night Watch
  • DRAYTON The Lark Ascending
  • ROXANNA PANUFNIK Kyrie after Byrd
  • TARIQ O’REGAN The Ecstasies Above


  • SCO Chorus
  • Gregory Batsleer Director
  • Gordon Bragg Violin
  • Philip Higham Cello

Re:Connect Tea Dance

Thu 13 Jun 2024, 2pm – Albert Halls, Stirling

Popular Re:Connect Tea Dance concerts take pride of place in the Summer Tour. These performances, designed especially for people living with dementia, their friends and carers, give the flexibility and freedom to relax and make the concert experience as easy and enjoyable as possible.

Mendelssohn Violin Concerto

Thursday 25 July, 8pm – Stirling Castle

Few composers convey youthful energy like Schubert and Mendelssohn, and in this concert we hear some of their sunniest works.

The great 19th century violinist Joseph Joachim called Mendelssohn’s violin concerto the heart’s jewel of German violin concertos. Brought to life by violinist/director Vivian Hagner, it’s tender, lyrical and full of good tunes.

The programme is bookended by Schubert: his delightful Overture in the Italian Style sets the scene, and his Symphony No 5, by turns sprightly and intimate, is summer distilled into music.


  • SCHUBERT Overture in C (In the Italian Style)
  • MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto
  • MENDELSSOHN Sinfonia No 10 in B minor
  • SCHUBERT Symphony No 5

Performed by: Viviane Hagner Director / Violin


More about the Scottish Chamber Orchestra Summer Tour 2024

This year, the SCO’s summer activity expands to encompass different formats of concerts, including SCO Chorus performances, UN:TITLED (gig format) shows, and Re:Connect concerts, specially created for those living with dementia and their carers.

Gavin Reid, Chief Executive of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra: “As we continue to mark our 50th Anniversary this year, we are so excited once again to be off on a tour across the length and breadth of Scotland to share the joy of live music-making. With Maxim Emelyanychev and many of our own players at the helm, it’s fitting that our 45th Summer Tour showcases more than ever the sheer range of what the SCO has to offer audiences, wherever and whoever they are. We look forward to seeing you there!’

Where to get tockets for the Scottish Chamber Orchestra in Stirling

  • Tickets are on sale now via
  • 18 and Under Go Free
  • Under 26s / students / Universal Credit Concession £6
  • People with Disabilities Half price, essential companion goes free


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