Ascent: Concerts by Candlelight at Caird Hall, Dundee (The Dundee Courier review)

Published on Monday 12 December 2016 Written by Garry Fraser Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending has confounded many, myself included, by repeatedly notching the number one spot in Classic FM’s top of the pops. It’s nowhere near my top 1,000 classical favourites, but if any performance was to make me reconsider, it would with the Scottish… Read more »

Ascent: Concerts by Candlelight at Wellington Church, Glasgow (The Herald review)

Published on Thursday 8 December 2016 Written by Keith Bruce UK-domiciled Bulgarian composer Dobrinka Tabakova will have been a new name to many in the churches on the Scottish Ensemble’s Candlelit Concerts tour, but it is one they will certainly have noted. Artistic director Jonathan Morton may well have acquired the idea of teaming her music… Read more »

Scottish Ensemble & Anna Meredith: Anno at The Hub, Edinburgh (Bachtrack review)

Published on Monday 14 November 2016 Written by David Smythe The annual Hot 100 cultural contributors from Edinburgh’s magazine The List draws interest from right across the entertainment world in Scotland. Beating Donald Runnicles (80), John Butt (63) and even The Edinburgh Festival (8), emerging smoking hot in the lead this year is composer Anna Meredith…. Read more »

Scottish Ensemble & Anna Meredith: Anno at Tramway, Glasgow (The Scotsman review)

Published on Saturday 12 November 2016 Written by Ken Walton VIVALDI’S The Four Seasons has been subject to modernisation treatment in many weird and wonderful guises, from the bovver boy interpretations of Nigel Kennedy to it being well and truly tangoed by Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla. It’s also a past and present favourite of the Scottish… Read more »

Anna Meredith, Jonathan Morton and Gareth K. Vile on Anno

Anno, as anyone following Scottish Ensemble over the past few months will be aware, is a collaboration between Scottish Ensemble and the hotly-tipped electronic-classical crossover composer Anna Meredith. We first fell in love with the piece down in London, in June 2016, when we premiered it as part of the Spitalfields Music Summer Festival. Without wanting… Read more »

Scottish Ensemble bring Anna Meredith collaboration to Scotland

Scottish Ensemble is thrilled to present Anno, its collaboration with electronic-classical crossover composer Anna Meredith, in two Scottish cities this November. Co-commissioned by Scottish Ensemble and Spitalfields Music, Anno is a new composition by Anna Meredith which intertwines movements from Vivaldi’s celebrated collection of four concerti, The Four Seasons, with new short pieces for electronics. Performed… Read more »

American Life at Glasgow Royal Concert Halls, Glasgow (The Herald review)

Published on Tuesday 13 September 2016 Written by Michael Tumelty AT their first appearance in the Royal Concert Hall’s New Auditorium, Jonathan Morton and his Scottish Ensemble, using the space as a small chamber hall with a stage, opened up a few more horizons for a group with a vision. Morton’s mantra is “redefining the string… Read more »

American Life at Caird Hall, Dundee (The Dundee Courier)

Published on Thursday 8 September 2016 Written by Garry Fraser To kick off their new season with a programme of music from the United States – 20th Century at the earliest – had a bit of the dare devil about it for the Scottish Ensemble. It’s not everyone’s cup of tea and there might have been… Read more »

Scottish Ensemble launches its 2016-17 Season

[vimeo id=”170990980″] Scottish Ensemble is delighted to present an exciting new season of events. Spanning June 2016 to June 2017, this new season sees SE travel across Scotland – from Shetland to Dumfries – with an ever-growing number of concerts, creative learning and participation opportunities, and distinctive collaborations. One highlight is the Scottish premiere of… Read more »

Job Vacancy: Administrator

Scottish Ensemble (SE), one of the UK’s leading chamber ensembles, is widely recognised for its world-class performance standard and imaginative approach to artistic and creative learning projects. We are currently seeking an Administrator, who will be responsible for the efficient and organised running of the busy SE office. Scottish Ensemble is a group of 12 outstanding musicians,… Read more »

Job Vacancy: Development Manager

Scottish Ensemble (SE), one of the UK’s leading chamber ensembles, is widely recognised for its world-class performance standard and imaginative approach to artistic and creative learning projects. Scottish Ensemble’s 2015 collaboration with Swedish dance company Andersson Dance is now touring internationally We are currently seeking a Development Manager, who will be responsible for raising income from… Read more »