BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

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The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra was formed in December 1935 and is a key contributor to the BBC’s broadcasting and cultural role. Now in its 80th year, it performs to large and enthusiastic audiences in venues throughout Scotland, and carries out a busy schedule of broadcasts and concerts for BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio Scotland, BBC television, and online. A past recipient of the Royal Philharmonic Society Award for best orchestra, the BBC SSO’s commercial recordings have received a number of prizes, including four Gramophone Awards.

Company website Donald Runnicles and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

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Performances

2014

Holst's The Planets

Conducted by Donald Runnicles

Britten Sinfonia da Requiem
Berg Seven Early Songs
Holst The Planets
Colin Matthews Pluto

With a solo performance from Michaela Kaune (soprano)
Plus the Edinburgh Festival Chorus

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Ilan Volkov and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Conducted by Ilan Volkov

Jonathan Mills Sandakan Threnody
Janáček Glagolitic Mass

With solo performances from Hibla Gerzmava (soprano), Claudia Huckle (contralto), Simon O'Neill (tenor), Andrew Staples (tenor), Jan Martiník (bass) and Thomas Trotter (organ).
Plus the Edinburgh Festival Chorus

2013

20th Century Classics 2013
Verdi Requiem 2013

Multimedia

2014

2014 Brochure
2014 Classical music and opera insights magazine
Festival SoundBites: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Festival SoundBites: Holst's The Planets

2013

Classical Music Magazine
2013 Brochure

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