Friday 16th September at 7.30pm

Venue: St Michael's Parish Church, Linlithgow

Classical Orchestral Music

Tickets: £16, concs. £14, U26 £6 are available online from SCO HERE or by phone on 0131 557 6800


BEETHOVEN - Coriolan

SHOSTAKOVICH - Chamber Symphony Op 110

TÜÜR - Flamma

BEETHOVEN - Symphony No.2


CONDUCTOR  Kristiina Poska


Linlithgow Arts Guild is delighted to support the SCO with this event in the town.

The programme takes us from the turmoil of conflict and defiance against oppression to the blazing flames of joy. Join award-winning Estonian conductor Kristiina Poska and the SCO for a concert of high drama and deep emotion.

It wasn’t Shakespeare’s Coriolanus that inspired Beethoven’s Coriolan Overture, though the music tells the same story – of one man’s struggles between conflict and love – in some of the composer’s fieriest music. Shostakovich, by contrast, wrote his 8th string quartet - which he later enlarged into his Chamber Symphony - at a time of great oppression from the Soviet state. It’s impossible not to feel profoundly moved by its music of pathos, struggle and furious determination.

Poska’s compatriot Erkki-Sven Tüür burns away the turmoil with the purifying fire of his dazzling Flamma.

The concert ends with Beethoven’s sunniest, most freewheeling symphony – written in tribute to the power of optimism in the face of his encroaching deafness.