This orchestra was founded buy the conductor and composer, Ian Whyte, in 1935. It supports the BBC Symphony Orchestra, at home and abroad, and regularly performs at the Edinburgh and Cheltenham festivals and the Proms. It regularly tours the smaller towns as well as the cities of Scotland and has made many recordings of its performances.
The conductors over the years have included Jerzy Maksymiuk, Christopher Seaman, Karl Anton Rickenbacher, and the current Chief Conductor, Ilan Volkov.
After having to leave their home at the Glasgow City Hall while it was refurbished and restored over a period of several years, they returned their in 2006.
Eugen d’Albert recordings
Cello Concerto in C major,
Hyperion 67544 (CD: The Romantic Cello Concerto-1)
Conductor – Carlos Kalmar
Cello – Alban Gerhardt
(This recording was made from a concert in Caird Hall, Dundee on the 17th and 18thDecember 2004 and won a 2006 Midem Classical Award.)