US Tour: 11 dates crossing 7 states

SE principal viola, Catherine Marwood, ends the US tour blog from our final destination, Ann Arbour, and looks back to concerts in Urbana-Champaign and Chicago.  Day 15 Today we leave the lovely warmth of the south and head north to Urbana-Champaign Illinois. Texan hats and boots made their appearance in the rehearsal yesterday and on the bus this morning…. Read more »

US Tour: 11 dates crossing 7 states

SE principal cello, Alison Lawrance, on the third leg of the Scottish Ensemble US tour writes about Florida, New York, and Texas.   Day 12 8.30am: we’re leaving the hotel for the departure gates of Orlando airport and after a late return in the early hours of the morning from Gainesville, everyone’s looking very sleepy…. Read more »

US Tour: 11 dates crossing 7 states

SE viola player, Andrew Berridge, on the second leg of the Scottish Ensemble US tour writes about LA, Manhattan (Kansas), and Florida. This is my first proper tour as a member of the group and the build-up to leaving was a strange mix of excitement and trepidation – how does one pack for such a… Read more »

Scottish Ensemble 2013 China & Taiwan Tour

The Scottish Ensemble is building on its developing international reputation for music-making of the highest quality with a tour to China and Taiwan in May 2013.  From 20 – 26 May the Ensemble will travel to the Far East for concerts in prestigious venues in Beijing, Shanghai, Taipei, and Kaohsiung. These engagements follow a highly… Read more »

US Tour: 11 dates crossing 7 states

SE Leader, Jonathan Morton, on the first leg of the Scottish Ensemble US tour writes about their journey from Glasgow to Los Angeles, and then to Santa Barbara, San Diego, and back to LA! Day 1 We all meet at Glasgow airport on another bitterly cold early morning. Deciding what to take on a trip… Read more »

US Tour begins!

And they’re off… After much anticipation, the Scottish Ensemble musicians, Chief Executive, and Planning and Development Manager all boarded an early morning flight today, Wednesday 3 April, headed for Los Angeles! Final rehearsals for the 11-date tour of the USA with trumpeter Alison Balsom took place on Monday 1 and Tuesday 2 April in Glasgow, and the Ensemble were… Read more »