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Join violinist Nicola Benedetti and the SCO for a special concert featuring one of the most enduringly popular works in the violin repertoire.

The teenage Mozart composed his elegant First Violin Concerto in Salzburg. The work’s balance of exuberant athleticism and tender melody is the ideal match for Benedetti’s supremely lyrical playing. She returns to lead the SCO strings in the intense emotions of Schoenberg’s early 'Verklärte Nacht', whose tale of infidelity and transcendent love guides the passionate score from brooding darkness into radiant light.

Two of Johann Strauss II’s most evocative pieces bookend this captivating concert, directed by Benjamin Marquise Gilmore. 'The Gypsy Baron' Overture is a richly orchestrated Austro-Hungarian cocktail of gypsy spice and rousing rhythms, while the folk-inspired 'Tales from the Vienna Woods' is a sublime ode in praise of the natural world.

J Strauss II Overture, Zigeunerbaron (Gipsy Baron) #
Mozart Violin Concerto No 1 in B-flat *
Schoenberg Verklärte Nacht *
J Strauss II Geschichten aus dem Wienerwald (Tales from the Vienna Woods) #
Nicola Benedetti director/violin * 
Benjamin Marquise Gilmore director/violin #

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Note on booking

Usher Hall strongly requests that where possible you book in advance for this performance rather than booking/collecting your tickets from their Box Office on the night.

Presented by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra


SCO 2021: Benedetti plays Mozart