Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British classical label devoted to presenting high-quality recordings of music of all styles and from all periods from the twelfth century to the twenty-first.
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The SCO aims to provide as many opportunities as possible for people to hear their music by touring the length and breadth of Scotland and around the world as proud ambassadors for Scottish cultural excellence. In recent years, the orchestra has travelled throughout Europe, the Far East, India and the United States.
The SCO makes a significant contribution to Scottish life, both on the concert platform and beyond, working in schools, universities, hospitals, care homes, places of work and community centres through the SCO Connect creative learning programme.
The SCO’s discography exceeds 150 recordings. With Robin Ticciati they have Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique (2012), Berlioz’s Les nuits d’été and La mort de Cléopâtre (2013), Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll (2014), Schumann’s Symphonies (2014) and Haydn’s Symphonies Nos 31, 70 and 101 (2015), all on Linn. The orchestra’s long-standing relationship with its former Conductor Laureate, Sir Charles Mackerras, resulted in many exceptional performances and recordings, including two multi-award-winning albums for Linn of Mozart’s late symphonies.
The SCO has strong relationships with many eminent guest conductors, including its Principal Guest Conductor Emmanuel Krivine and Conductor Emeritus Joseph Swensen, Olari Elts, Andrew Manze, John Storgårds and Richard Egarr.
The orchestra enjoys close relationships with many leading composers and has commissioned more than 100 new works, including pieces by Martin Suckling, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Sir James MacMillan, Judith Weir, Sally Beamish, Karin Rehnqvist, Hafliði Hallgrímsson, Lyell Cresswell, Mark-Anthony Turnage, Einojuhani Rautavaara, John McLeod, Rolf Martinsson and Toshio Hosokawa.
The SCO receives core funding from the Scottish Government as one of Scotland’s five National Performing Arts Companies.