Preview: Scottish Chamber Orchestra brings Stauss and Mendelssohn to Duns.

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra returns to Duns Volunteer Hall on Friday, May 27, with a concert brimming with fantasies, myths, dance and comedy.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 17th May 2016, 10:24 am
Updated Tuesday, 17th May 2016, 11:27 am

The concert will feature two SCO Principal Players as soloists: clarinet player Maximiliano Martín and bassoon player Peter Whelan, performing Strauss’ entertaining depiction of a strange duet between a dancing princess and a cavorting bear, the Duet Concertino.

Spanish conductor Pablo González bookends the concert with two works by the ever-popular composer Mendelssohn. The first, Mendelssohn’s concert overture to a legendary mermaid-like water sprite, The Fair Melusine, the composer considered to be the ‘most intimate’ thing he ever produced.

Mendelssohn’s energetic First Symphony closes the concert with bristling drama and jaw-dropping creative energy.

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Scottish Chamber Orchestra players are renowned for their unique blend of passion, skill and energy, and are committed to bringing high quality music to communities across the length and breadth of Scotland, as well as around the world as proud ambassadors for Scottish cultural excellence.

The concert starts at 7.30pm. Tickets, costing £16, are available from, from Duns News Plus, or on 01361 883282. More information about SCO’s summer tour can be found at