Programme Notes: American Life

From the beginning of Scottish Ensemble’s 2016/17 season, we will make programme notes available online so that audience members can access them in a larger text format or through audio description. If there are any other ways in which you would like to receive these programme notes, please get in touch on office@scottishensemble.co.uk or 0141… 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 »

Music and Mindfulness – The Beginning

You will, no doubt, have heard of mindfulness. Its various guides litter the two-for-one bestsellers’ tables as you enter Waterstones, and you can’t read an issue of any broadsheet weekend supplement without it being mentioned at least once. It’s a new life tool which, it seems, everyone has taken up. But music fans may well… Read more »

Transfigured Night at Perth Concert Hall, Perth (The Herald review)

Published on Wednesday 5 September 2016 Written by Michael Tumelty It is just three weeks since the Scottish Ensemble added a few key instruments to its core strings and effectively transformed the group into a mini chamber orchestra for its last Glasgow concert, playing a range of American music. The tiniest change of instrumentation can alter… Read more »