Friday, Oct. 14, 7:30 p.m.
Scottish Chamber Orchestra feat. Violinist Nicola Benedetti
Weis Center Concert Hall
Principal conductor: Maxim Emelyanychev
An outstanding representative of the younger generation of Russian conductors, Maxim
Emelyanychev was born in 1988 to a family of musicians. He received his music
education in his home city Nizhny Novgorod (conducting and piano) and in Gennady
Rozhdestvensky’s conducting class at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory. Shortly
after his conducting debut at the age of 12, Emelyanychev was invited to conduct by
several of the international baroque and symphonic orchestras in Russia.
The internationally celebrated Scottish Chamber Orchestra (SCO) is one of Scotland’s
National Performing Companies. Formed in 1974 and core funded by the Scottish
Government, the SCO aims to provide as many opportunities as possible for people to
hear great music by touring the length and breadth of Scotland, appearing regularly at
major national and international festivals including the Edinburgh International Festival
and the BBC Proms, and by touring internationally as proud ambassadors for Scottish
Making a significant contribution to Scottish life beyond the concert platform, the
orchestra works in schools, universities, colleges, hospitals, care homes, places of work
and community centers through its extensive Creative Learning program.
The SCO and Emelyanychev released their first album together (Linn Records) in
November 2019 to widespread critical acclaim. The repertoire is the first concert
Emelyanychev performed with the orchestra in March 2018. SCO.org.UK
At the Weis Center, they will perform: Anna Clyne’s “Stride;” Max Bruch’s Violin
Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26, and Felix Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 3 in A
minor, Op. 56, “Scottish.”
Adults: $35 | Seniors 62+ and subscribers: $28 | Youth 18 and under: $25 | Bucknell
employees and retirees (limit 2): $25 | Bucknell students (limit 2): $10 | Non-Bucknell
students (limit 2): $25
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