Past Concerts

2019

Paul Dukas - Fanfare, from La Péri 
Antonín Dvořák – Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104 
Igor Stravinsky - Petrushka 1947 Version 

Programme (pdf) here

Fri 31st May 2019, 7.30pm
St Mary's Cathedral, Glasgow
300 Great Western Rd, Glasgow G4 9JB
Tickets: £12(Full), £10(Conc), £8(NUS/Child)
Cello: Liubov Ulybysheva
Conductor:  Robert Baxter


2018
USSO2018

Aaron Copland - Jubilee Variation
Aaron Copland - Lincoln Portrait, for narrator and orchestra
Dmitri Shostakovich - Symphony no.5 in D minor, Op.47

Programme (pdf) here

Sun 27th May 2018, 3pm 
Saint Stephen's, Stockbridge105 St Stephen Street, Edinburgh, EH3 5AB
Conductor - Chris Swaffer
Narrator - Simon Donaldson

In aid of Music in Hospitals & Care Scotland, Reg SC038864

2017
USSO 2017


USSO 5th year anniversary tour

Gustav Holst - The Planets, Op. 32

Programme (pdf) here

Weds 24th May 2017, 10am - Explore the Planets
Gartmore House, Gartmore, Stirling, FK8 3RS 

Thurs 25th May, 7.30pm
Osprey Arena, Macdonald Aviemore Resort, Aviemore, Invernesshire, PH22 1PN
Fri 26th May 2017, 7.30pm
St Cuthberts Church, 5 Lothian Rd, Edinburgh, EH1 2EP
Sat 27th May 2017, 3pm 
Lockerbie Town Hall, High St, Lockerbie DG11 2ES
Part of the Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival

Choir - Les Sirenes
Leader - Marketa Slukova
Conductor - Chris George

In aid of Music in Hospitals & Care Scotland, Reg SC038864


2016

https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/220975

John Williams - Escapades for alto sax and orchestra, from the motion picture "Catch Me if You Can"
Leonard Bernstein - Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Antonín Dvořák - Symphony No. 9 in E minor, "From the New World", Op. 95

Programme (pdf) here

Thurs 26th May 2016, 8.15 pm
C-Mine ComplexEvence Coppéelaan 91, 3600 Genk, Belgium
Fri 27th May 2016, 8pm
Collégiale Saint-Vincent de SoigniesGrand'Place, 7060 Soignies, Belgium
Sun 29th May 2016, 7.30pm 
Saint Stephen's, Stockbridge105 St Stephen Street, Edinburgh, EH3 5AB

Leader - Jaimie Rees
Saxophone - Richard Ingham
Conductor - Chris Swaffer

In aid of Music in Hospitals & Care Scotland, Reg SC038864

2015
https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/141818

Aaron Copland - Fanfare for the Common Man
Edward Elgar - Cello Concerto in E minor, Op.85
Dmitri Shostakovich - Symphony no. 10 in E minor, Op.93

Programme (pdf) here

Weds 27th May, 8pm, Cologne
Thurs 28th May, 8pm, Verviers
L'Église Saint-Remacle,Place St-Remacle 12, 4800 Verviers
Sun 31st May, 7.30pm, Edinburgh
St. Cuthbert's Church,  5 Lothian Road, Edinburgh, EH1 2EP

Leader - Jaimie Rees
Conductor - Chris Swaffer

In aid of Music in Hospitals & Care Scotland, Reg SC038864

2014


Johannes Brahms - Academic Festival Overture, Op.80
Sergei Rachmaninov - Piano Concerto no.2 in C minor, Op.18
Igor Stravinsky - The Firebird, Ballet Suite for Orchestra (1945)

Programme (pdf) here

Thurs 29th May, 8pm, Utrecht
Geertekerk UtrechtGeertekerkhof 23, 3511 XC Utrecht
Fri 30th May, 8pm, Monnickendam
Nicolaas en Antonius kerkNoordeinde 17, 1141 AE, Monnickendam
Sun 1st June, 7.30pm, Edinburgh
St. Mary's Cathedral,  23 Palmerston Place, Edinburgh, EH12 5AW

Leader - Maebh Martin
Conductor - Chris Swaffer

In aid of Music in Hospitals & Care Scotland, Reg SC038864

2013

Engelbert Humperdinck - Hansel and Gretel Overture
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Violin Concerto in D major, Op.35
Sergei Rachmaninov - Symphony no. 2 in E minor, Op.27

Programme (pdf) here

Leader - Maebh Martin
Violin - Tamás Fejes (Assistant Leader, Royal Scottish National Orchestra)
Conductor - Christopher Swaffer (Artistic Director, Auricle Ensemble)

Weds 29th May, 7.30pm
St. Mary's Cathedral,  23 Palmerston Place, Edinburgh, EH12 5AW
In aid of Music in Hospitals & Care Scotland, Reg SC038864

Fri 31st May
Liège Cathedral, Place de la Cathédrale 1, 4000 Liege, Belgium
http://www.cathedraledeliege.be/

Saturday 1st June, 8.15pm
Ecole de lutherie "Gauthier Louppe" - Rempart des Jésuites 83, 6900 Marche-en-Famenne, Belgium
http://www.ecoledelutherie.eu/

USSO performed three concerts on its inaugural course - one in Scotland and two in Belgium. We were honoured to be playing in the beautiful cathedrals of Liege, and St. Mary's Edinburgh before our week culminated at the music festival of the prestigious Gauthier Louppe Violin Makers School in Marche-en-Famenne. Standing ovations, three great audiences, and one news item on TV Lux here!: 

Concert symphonique d Ecosse 03062013