The Scottish Chamber Orchestra makes a welcome return to Perth Concert Hall this autumn on Friday, September 12, with a programme of music by Mozart, Weber and Mendelssohn.
Under the baton of conductor Ben Gernon – fresh from his debut at the BBC Proms conducting the SCO on September 8 – the orchestra will open with Mozart’s Symphony No 29 in A, written when the composer was just 18 years old.
SCO principal clarinet Maximiliano Martin will take centre stage in Weber’s expressive Clarinet Concerto No 2, known for its dazzling finale that demands great virtuosity from the soloist. To close, the orchestra will perform Mendelssohn’s youthfully energetic First Symphony.
This performance at Perth Concert Hall brings the SCO’s summer tour to a close, before the start of the main winter season. The orchestra’s next appearance in the city will be on Saturday, December 6, with principal conductor Robin Ticciati.
British conductor Ben Gernon studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where he held the Conducting Fellowship, graduating in 2011. Winner of the Nestle and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award in 2013, he was appointed a Dudamel Fellow of the Los Angeles Philharmonic last season.
Ben’s future plans include debuts with New Japan Philharmonic, Vancouver Symphony, Russian National Orchestra, Copenhagen Philharmonic, Sinfonietta Lausanne, Nagoya Philharmonic and CBSO Youth Orchestra for their special 10th anniversary celebration concert – of which he is an alumnus.
International soloist Maximiliano Martin has rapidly established himself as one of the most exciting and charismatic musicians of his generation. He combines his position of principal clarinet with Scottish Chamber Orchestra with solo performances, chamber engagements, recordings and masterclasses all around the world.
Maximiliano’s highlights for this year have included concertos with SCO, Real Filarmonia de Galicia and Orquesta Sinfonica de Tenerife, chamber music festivals and concerts at Wigmore Hall, East Neuk, Paxton, Petworth, Mill Hill, Chichester festivals and masterclasses in Europe and the Far East.
The Scottish Chamber Orchestra will perform at Perth Concert Hall on Friday, September 12, at 8pm. Tickets are available from Perth Concert Hall Box Office, Mill Street, Perth, by calling 01738 621031 or by visiting www.horsecross.co.uk Tickets are priced at £16 full price, £14 concessions, £5 U26s, U16s free (accompanied by full paying adult). Please note there will be cabaret style seating for this performance.