Joana Carneiro Opens BBCSSO Season on 23 & 26 September; Makes Debut with Royal Northern Sinfonia on 1 October

21 Sep 2021

Joana Carneiro will conduct the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra’s opening night concert on 23 and 26 September at Gloasgow City Halls.  She stands in for Chief Conductor Thomas Dausgaard, who is unable to conduct the concerts due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. He will return to conduct future scheduled performances.

The sold-out concert’s programme features Bach’s Es ist genug (Chorale from Cantata BWV 60), Lindberg’s Violin Concerto No. 1 with soloist Pekka Kuusisto, Beethoven’s Overture “Leonore” No. 3 and Sibelius’ Symphony No. 7 in C Major.

Joana begins her October by making her Royal Northern Sinfonia debut. She will conduct a is a lively programme includes Adam’s Shaker Loops, Piazzolla’s Bandoneon Concerto “Aconcagua” (with Last Night of the Proms soloist, the accordionist Ksenija Sidorova) and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7. The 1 October concert takes place at Sage Gatehead.

Acclaimed Portuguese conductor Joana Carneiro is Principal Conductor of the Orquestra Sinfonica Portuguesa at Teatro Sao Carlos in Lisbon and Artistic Director of the Estágio Gulbenkian para Orquestra, a post she has held since 2013.  She is also Principal Guest Conductor of the Real Filharmonia de Galicia.

Recent and future guest conducting highlights include engagements with the BBC Symphony, Philharmonia Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León, Gothenburg Symphony, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic (whom she conducted at the Nobel Prize Ceremony in December 2017), Swedish Radio Symphony, Gothenburg Symphony, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa and the BBC Scottish Symphony.


Photo credit: Dr. Dave Weiland