SCO 2023/24: The Auld Alliance with Maxim, Karen Cargill and the SCO Chorus


Maxim Emelyanychev conductor

Karen Cargill mezzo soprano

Robert Jordan bagpipes

SCO Chorus

Gregory Batsleer chorus director


BERLIOZ La mort de Cléopâtre

MACMILLAN Composed in August (World Premiere)

MAXWELL DAVIES Orkney Wedding, with Sunrise

Come celebrate the age-old friendship between the peoples of Scotland and France in the company of Maxim Emelyanychev and superstar Scottish mezzo Karen Cargill – with brand new music from Scotland’s greatest living composer.

Berlioz displayed his admiration for Sir Walter Scott in his rollicking, rousing Rob Roy Overture, while his intensely dramatic La mort de Cléopâtre is almost a miniature opera, catching the Egyptian queen moments after her fatal asp bite.

Be the first to hear Sir James MacMillan’s new choral setting of Robert Burns – and get whisked off your feet with Maxwell Davies’s riotous recreation of Orcadian marriage celebrations, complete with bagpipes to herald the coming dawn.

Kindly supported by Donald and Louise MacDonald

Commissioned by Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir

Fri 22 Mar 7.30pm, City Halls, Glasgow


Enjoy code: 430820
Target groups
Elderly, Youth, Adult
External information

Available tickets

22/03 2024 7:30pm
City Halls & Old Fruitmarket Candleriggs GLASGOW
Provided by The List