The Scottish Chamber Orchestra (SCO) is set to return to Helensburgh this weekend to perform in the Victoria Halls.

Members of the orchestra are well-known for their unique blend of passion, skill and energy to each of their performances.

The tour will celebrate the Scottish Chamber Orchestra’s 40th summer of touring across Scotland.

The performance is in partnership with Live Argyll and takes place on Saturday, June 9 at 7.30pm in the Victoria Halls under the direction of British conductor Duncan Ward, the protégé of Sir Simon Rattle.

Duncan has been highly praised and directs a rich, lyrical programme which will include a poignant elegy by Puccini, and Cimarosa’s almost operatic Concerto, stuffed full of exuberant melodic invention, with the SCO’s own eminent flautists as soloists.

The concert will showcase the work of SCO principal players as soloists and demonstrate why their calibre has been celebrated internationally.

This concert features two of their finest musicians, SCO principal flute Alison Mitchell, who is originally from Melbourne and has filled the role for the last 15 years, and Brontë Hudnott, who also hails from Australia and has been the orchestra’s sub principal flute since March 2017.

Cimarosa’s ‘Concerto For Two Flutes’ is a delightful work and a chance for both Mitchell and Hudnott to showcase feature at the front of the orchestra.

And it’s set to be a lively show as they perform a varied programme ranging from the playfulness of Schumann’s compact symphony, through to Mendelssohn’s brilliant own First Symphony – which was written when he was only 15.

It performance will include works by two of Italy’s most accomplished opera composers, Giacomo Puccini and Domenico Cimarosa.

Tickets are priced at £16 for adults, while a senior or disabled ticket is £14 and student tickets cost £6.

Tickets can be purchased at the Victoria Halls box office on (01436) 673275 or online by visiting the SCO website (