Scottish Sinfonia

"Scotland's most exciting orchestra"

Conductor - Neil Mantle, MBE
Leader - Richard Gratwick


Neil Mantle

Next Concert

Sunday 5th May 2024 at 7:30pm
  The Planets
Vaughan Williams: Overture to “The Wasps”
Walton: Violin Concerto
soloist: Charles Mutter
Holst: The Planets
with the Linlithgow Ladies Choir, musical director Kirsty Ball

We close our season as we began it, with the music of our native composers, including Gustav Holst’s ever popular suite of seven movements for large orchestra, organ and female chorus. This virtuosic work especially cries out to be experienced live, as it happens!
Holst and Ralph Vaughan Williams were close friends, so it is entirely appropriate that we pair them together by including the latter’s brilliant overture to “The Wasps” – a splendid curtain raiser.
Charles Mutter, leader of the BBC Concert Orchestra, is a long standing friend of the orchestra, having collaborated with us in concertos of Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, and most recently Elgar in 2021, and we are always delighted to make music with him, while our loyal patrons will need no encouragement to come and hear him in Walton’s bittersweet Violin Concerto.

Tickets, price £16.00 (concessions: £14.00; Student: £8.00; accompanied schoolchildren: free), are available from the Usher Hall Box Office, or by telephone (0131 228 1155), from Members of the Orchestra, and at the door (cash or card).

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All our concerts (unless otherwise stated) will take place in St Cuthbert's Parish Church in Lothian Road, and will commence at 7.30pm (unless stated otherwise). Click here for more information.

Listen to Scottish Sinfonia:
New on YouTube:

Dvořák: Symphony No.7 in D minor
Mendelssohn: Symphony No.3 in A minor “Scottish”
Rossini: Overture to “William Tell

Also on YouTube:
Wagner: Overture to “Tannhauser”
Bruckner: Symphony No. 6 in A major
Elgar: Concert Overture - In the South (Alassio)
Elgar: Sea Pictures (contralto: Jess Dandy)
Elgar: Symphony No. 1 in A♭>
Brahms: Piano Concerto No 1 in D minor
Ravel: La Valse
Strauss: Suite from "Der Rosenkavalier"
Debussy: Two Nocturnes
Prokoviev: Suites from "Romeo and Juliet"
Rimsky Korsakov: "Scheherazade" - Symphonic Suite
Elgar: 'Cello Concerto in E minor, soloist: Robin Michael
Fauré: Incidental Music to Shylock, soloist: James Slimings (tenor)
Chausson: Symphony in B♭ major
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5
Tchaikovsky: Ballet Suite from "The Sleeping Beauty"
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 2, soloist: Edyta Mydlowska
Mozart: Overture to "The Magic Flute"
Chausson: Poème for Violin and Orchestra, soloist: Michael Bell
Beethoven: Romance No. 2 in F major for Violin and Orchestra, soloist: Daniel Bell
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 16, soloist: Alissa Bell
Bach: Double Violin Concerto in D minor, soloists: Daniel Bell and Michael Bell
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor, soloist: Emily Bell
Vaughan Williams: A London Symphony
Elgar: Concert Overture "Cockaigne (In London Town)"
Rachmaninoff: Symphony No 2
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No 4, soloist Adam Davies
Rachmaninoff: Vocalise, Op.34
Elgar Violin Concerto, soloist Charles Mutter
Dvořák: Four Slavonic Dances from Opus 72
Johann Strauss II: "Thunder and Lightning" Polka
Richard Wagner: Prelude and Liebestod from "Tristan and Isolde"
Antonín Dvořák: Four Slavonic Dances, opus 46
Emmanuel Chabrier: ‘España’, Rhapsody for Orchestra
Smetana: Má vlast - The Moldau (Vltava)
Dvořák: Symphony No 6 in D major
Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra
Butterworth - A Shropshire Lad
Vaughan Williams Symphony No. 5
Elgar/Payne - Symphony No 3
Podcast: Respighi - "The Pines of the Appian Way"
Podcast: Charles Mutter performs the final movement of the Shostakovich Violin Concerto No1 with Scottish Sinfonia

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