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Scottish Chamber Orchestra presents Rhythms of Eastern Europe


10th Jan 2024

£ Price



Doors open 7pm - Concert begins 7.30pm


Easterbrook Hall


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The Scottish Chamber Orchestra are coming to Dumfries in 2024!

Jonian Ilias-Kadesha Director/Violin

Fiery rhythms, blazing colours, pungent flavours: if you think European music is all about France, Germany and Italy, travel further east to sample some of the continent’s most delectable offerings.

Ligeti and Bartók drew inspiration from the earthy folk music of Romania and Hungary in their high-energy works, while Skalkottas embedded some of his country’s whirling traditional dances in a delirious orchestral showpiece. Even Mozart captured the glittering excitement of Turkish music in his Violin Concerto No. 5, while Ravel’s sultry Tzigane offers the epitome of exotic ‘gypsy’ fiddling.

Exuberant Greek-Albanian violinist Jonian Ilias-Kadesha is just the virtuoso to bring this flamboyant music to vibrant life.


LIGETI Concert Românesc
BARTÓK Divertimento
SKALKOTTAS Five Greek Dances
MOZART Violin Concerto No 5 ‘Turkish’
RAVEL Tzigane

One of Scotland’s five National Performing Companies, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra has been a galvanizing force in Scotland’s music scene since its inception in 1974. The SCO believes that access to world-class music is not a luxury but something that everyone should have the opportunity to participate in, helping individuals and communities everywhere to thrive.

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