Past event

Scottish Chamber Orchestra From Darkness to Light

Anthony Marwood (violin/director)

Ives: The Unanswered Question Raskatov: Five Minutes from the Life of W. A. Mozart
Haydn: Symphony no. 8 in G, ‘Le soir' Bruckner: Adagio from String Quintet Elgar: Sospiri
Stravinsky: A Soldier's Tale: Tango, Valse, Ragtime
Weill: Violin Concerto

The SCO returns to the Younger Hall with revered British violinist Anthony Marwood directing a very personal selection of pieces. This is music to bring a smile to your face
— and maybe to subvert your expectations too — as it moves from shadowy mystery to blazing brightness.
Charles Ives poses profound questions of the cosmos, while Alexander Raskatov wittily interrogates Mozart, and Haydn continues the wit in his stormy ‘Le soir'. The lush, romantic richness of Bruckner and Elgar provides a stark contrast with three acerbic dances from Stravinsky's The Soldier's Tale, bittersweet music from a time of pandemic.
Marwood closes his exhilarating journey through musical worlds with Kurt Weill's brilliantly entertaining Violin Concerto, full of the composer's trademark sophisticated yet acidic tunes.

Admission: £6 – £26

Tickets available in advance from the Byre Theatre:,
01334 475000