Past event

Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Chloé van Soeterstède (conductor)
Karen Cargill (mezzo soprano)

Mayer: Symphony no. 1 in C minor
Berlioz: Les nuits d'été
Beethoven: Symphony no. 8 in F

As the days grow longer and the blossoms bloom, look forward to the warmth and
laughter of summer in the company of fast-rising French conductor Chloé van Soeterstède.
Internationally acclaimed Scottish mezzo soprano Karen Cargill guides you through the joys and sorrows of the luscious love songs in Berlioz's bittersweet Les nuits d'été. It's all about the fun, though, in Beethoven's most upbeat, exuberant symphony, full of musical jokes and sly wit.
Van Soeterstède opens the concert with a true discovery: 19th-century German
composer Emilie Mayer was one of the most acclaimed musical figures of her age, famed for her passionate, rugged music full of power and invention – nowhere more so than in her dynamic First Symphony.

Admission: £6 – £26
Tickets available in advance from the Byre Theatre:,
01334 475000
Anyone of the age of 18 and under can attend all St Andrews SCO concerts for free,
although if under the age of 16 they must be accompanied by a paying adult.