Scottish Sinfonia

"Scotland's most exciting orchestra"

Conductor - Neil Mantle, MBE
Leader - Richard Gratwick


Neil Mantle

Next Concert

Saturday 27th January 2024 at 7:30pm
Linlithgow Arts Guild - St. Michael's Parish Church
Sunday 28th January 2024 at 7:30pm
St Cuthbert's Parish Church, Edinburgh
  A Scottish Symphony
Dvořák: Symphony No.7 in D minor
Mendelssohn: Symphony No.3 in A minor “Scottish”
Rossini: Overture to “William Tell”

“We went, in deep twilight, to the palace where Queen Mary lived and loved … Everything around is broken and mouldering and the bright sky shines in. I believe I found the beginning of my Scotch[sic] Symphony there today.” [July 30th 1829]. Mendelssohn loved Scotland and this symphony is surely one his most expressive and poetic works.
As if one well-loved symphony is not enough, we also offer Dvořák’s seventh – a dramatic work certainly, but brim full of those characteristically warm-hearted melodies that only he could pen.
We bring our concert to a rousing conclusion indeed with Rossini’s “William Tell” Overture – guaranteed to send you out into the January night with yet more themes buzzing around in the head – whatever the weather!

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:

Elgar: Concert Overture - In the South (Alassio)
Elgar: Sea Pictures (contralto: Jess Dandy)
Elgar: Symphony No. 1 in A♭>

Also on YouTube:
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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