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Scottish Chamber Orchestra

MacMillan's Symphony No 5 world premiere

Harry Christophers conducts The Sixteen and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra in the first performance of Sir James MacMillan’s Fifth Symphony.

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Sir James MacMillan Symphony No2
Symphony No 5: 'Le grand Inconnu' (World Premiere)

The International Festival’s major five-concert celebration of Sir James MacMillan’s 60th birthday continues with two powerfully spiritual works conceived for the concert hall.

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra, eminent chorus The Sixteen and youth chorus Genesis Sixteen combine forces under long-time MacMillan collaborator Harry Christophers for the first performance of the composer’s Fifth Symphony, Le grand inconnu. A meditation on the mystery of the Holy Spirit, this is a major new choral symphony for our times.

This concert will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 at a future date.

Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Harry Christophers Conductor*
Sir James MacMillan Conductor~

The Sixteen
Genesis Sixteen

Sir James MacMillan Symphony No.2~
Symphony No 5: 'Le grand Inconnu'*^ (World Premiere)

^ Commissioned by the Genesis Foundation for Harry Christophers and The Sixteen


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17 August 2019

Grand circle
£48 £38.50
Stalls
£48 £38.50 £29
Upper circle
£27 £20 £15
Under 18s
50% off (not available on top price tickets)
Young Scot Card holder
50% off (not available on top price tickets)
Under 26
25% off (not available on top price tickets)
Senior citizens (limited availability)
30% off
Arts workers employed within Scotland (limited availability)
30% off
Registered unemployed (limited availability)
30% off
People with access needs
Lowest (unrestricted view) price & free essential companion

* A transaction fee of £1 per ticket, up to a maximum of £5, will be added to all bookings. If you choose to receive your tickets in the post, you will be charged £1 for postage.

Ticket prices may vary from previously published prices. Discounts are subject to availability.

People with access needs can buy a seat in the area of the venue most appropriate for their needs for the lowest (unrestricted view) ticket price for that performance. Your essential companion's ticket will be free. Access discounts are only available by phone, in person or by using SignLive to allow us to provide you with the best possible service for your needs.

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