Varèse Sarabande 40th Anniversary concerts in Scotland

This weekend, the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the prestigious record label Varèse Sarabande will be held in Scotland (United Kingdom), with two very special concerts: the first one on Friday 16 in Edinburgh and the second one on Saturday 17 in Glasgow, of which we already told you in March 2018 (read news).


The concerts, named ‘Varèse Sarabande 40th Anniversary Concert’, will share a common program and will be performed by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) conducted by Spanish composer and orchestra director Diego Navarro. They will have the participation of the RSNO Chorus, the flutist Sara Andon, and will be presented by producer Robert Townson.


The event will have various guest composers, with Patrick Doyle, Rachel Portman and David Arnold confirmed at this moment, gathered together to celebrate the 40th anniversary.

Varèse Sarabande 40th Anniversary concerts in Scotland - Guests


The program will have tributes to the music of Jerry Goldsmith (Alien), Elmer Bernstein (To Kill a Mockingbird) and Alex North (Spartacus), plus blockbuster television themes (Game of Thrones) and movies (The Goonies, Back to the Future, The Matrix, The Abyss, The Iron Giant, Terminator 2, The Last of The Mohicans and Stargate).


In addition, as confirmed by the director and composer Diego Navarro in an exclusive to SoundTrackFest, the program will also include a world premiere: the Lullaby he composed for the soundtrack of Passage to Dawn, having for the occasion two soloist kids on stage.


There are still some tickets available for these two concerts, which can be found at the following links:

  • Friday 16 Nov 2018, 7:30 pm – Usher Hall (Edinburgh)

Ticket prices 19-49 GBP (21-55 €):


  • Saturday 17 Nov 2018, 7:30 pm – Glasgow Royal Concert Hall (Glasgow)

Ticket prices 19-49 GBP (21-55 €):


In the words of Robert Townson: “This is going to be a film music concert for the history books! Do not miss this!”, and we can certainly agree!