Setlist from SE Sessions

Scottish Ensemble SE

Our first ever SE Sessions event in Glasgow, downstairs in the CCA’s Saramago bar on Monday 8 December, was an absolute pleasure. Jonathan, Tristan, Andy, Alison and Diane all sacrificed a precious day off to prepare a set of their favourite short pieces, mostly from the 20th-century (although Jon’s rendition of Bach’s Partita No.2 was… Read more »

The festive tour begins…

Love it or loathe it, the festive season has officially begun. For some this means the start of a long period of frantic preparation; for others, it’s something to be willingly ignored. For us, it means only one thing: loading the candelabras back in the van, stocking up on antifreeze and looking forward to a crisp… Read more »

Creative Scotland announcement

Scottish Ensemble: Jonathon Morton, Artistic Director and Leader

Following a period of significant growth in the work of Scottish Ensemble, we are delighted that Creative Scotland has taken the decision to make a substantial investment in our plans for the next three years.  Their investment during funding period 2015-18 is £1,000,000 which represents an increase in our grant of around 14%. Creative Scotland… Read more »

Scottish Ensemble and Inksters win Arts and Business Award for Shetland residency

Image: Eoin Carey. L-R: Brian Inkster (Inksters Solicitors), Fraser Anderson (Scottish Ensemble), Jenni Steele (VisitScotland), John Raine (Shell UK), Liz Scott (Shell UK), Martin Danziger (Theatre Modo). We are thrilled to announce that Scottish Ensemble’s partnership with Inksters Solicitors has won a prestigious Arts & Business Scotland award. The award, in the category of Placemaking, was… Read more »

Pianist Alasdair Beatson joins Scottish Ensemble for Mozart & Moz-art tour

Following an action-packed four days in Inverness on our city residency, Scottish Ensemble bursts into its Mozart & Moz-art tour, opening at Eden Court on Fri 24 Oct and taking in Aberdeen (25 Oct), Perth (26 Oct), Edinburgh (28 Oct) and London (30 Oct). It is with great pleasure that we are joined by one of the most acclaimed and distinctive… Read more »

Inverness City Residency begins

Scottish Ensemble arrive in Inverness for four day residency from 21-24 Oct Scottish Ensemble arrive today in Inverness for the third of their successful (and highly enjoyable) city residencies, packing in four days of events from Tue 21 to Fri 24 October. The aim of the series is to engage the local community in each… Read more »

Final details: 20th-Century Perspectives

Full Event Details: 20th-Century Perspectives: City Spaces & Strings Friday 12 & Saturday 13 September 2014, 6.30pm Our collaboration with artist Toby Paterson – 20th-Century Perspectives: City Spaces & Strings will take place inside an abandoned section of the Anderston Centre. As the venue is not a traditional performance space, there are a few things… Read more »

Venue for 20th-Century Perspectives Announced as Anderston Centre

Today Scottish Ensemble announces the venue for its ambitious collaboration with visual artist Toby Paterson as the Anderston Centre. Designed by Richard Seifert and completed in 1972 it is an important Glasgow Modernist landmark. The building was a key part of the city’s urban renewal project during the 1950s-70s but since then some elements have… Read more »

SE Chief Executive to take up key leadership post at Sage Gateshead

Scottish Ensemble SE

Scottish Ensemble (SE) announces today that Thorben Dittes will leave SE in September 2014, following his appointment as Director, Royal Northern Sinfonia and Classical Music Programme at Sage Gateshead. His leadership of the organisation has been marked by significant achievements over the last four years. The introduction of a new model of regional touring – Scottish Ensemble City… Read more »

Vacancy: Planning And Creative Learning Officer

Scottish Ensemble SE

Fixed term 9-month maternity leave contract, with the possibility for extension Scottish Ensemble (SE), one of the UK’s leading ensembles, is widely recognised for its world-class performance standard, and an imaginative approach to artistic and creative learning projects. We are looking to recruit a self-motivated, confident and enthusiastic individual to join our team as Planning… Read more »

Sarah Connolly & Commonwealth Strings

Sarah Connolly

International superstar mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly has been announced as the soloist for our upcoming appearance at theEdinburgh International Festival. She will be performing with us in a new work – Relict Furies – by New Zealand composer Gareth Farr. The work marks the centenary of WW1 and pays tribute to the fallen men of the Battle of Passchendaele, but the wider… Read more »

Scottish Ensemble annouce 2014/15 season

Scottish Ensemble Director Jonathan Morton

Today Scottish Ensemble announces its 2014/15 season, one that celebrates Jonathan Morton’s tenth as Artistic Director of one of Europe’s leading string orchestras. The season includes numerous festival appearances during summer 2014 including Edinburgh International Festival; concerts and City Residencies across six Scottish cities; a collaboration with internationally-renowned artist Toby Paterson which will bring 20th-century music, art and architecture together in an immersive audience experience;… Read more »