Thomas Walker on Les Illuminations

Glaswegian tenor Thomas Walker is joining the Ensemble to perform Britten’s eerie masterpiece Les Illuminations in Dundee, Glasgow and Edinburgh and Inverness from 21 – 25 October. Thomas is quite a fan of Britten, and of Les Illuminations, so we decided to ask him a bit more about what makes it such a special piece… Read more »

Alex Smoke on Faust

Our residencies in Inverness and Dundee this month see the Ensemble getting out and about and trying a whole range of  new things. One of the more unusual events in the residencies will be screenings of F. W.  Murnau’s 1926 film Faust at Dundee Contemporary Arts on Thursday 18 October and Eden Court Cinema on… Read more »

Interview with video artist Netia Jones

You may have heard that we’re big fans of Benjamin Britten here at the Scottish Ensemble – so much so we’ve dedicated our whole 2012-13 season to focusing on the composer ahead of his centenary in 2013. Taking inspiration from Britten’s unconventional style, we’ve commissioned video artist Netia Jones to create some brand new visuals… Read more »

Residencies minus 1 month! – part 2

There’s just too much going on in our first residencies in October 2012, that we had to split it over two posts. You can read more about what we’ve got in our Dundee October residency in our post from earlier this week Scottish Ensemble Inverness residency October 2012 Our first Inverness residency is happening from… Read more »

Residencies minus 1 month!

It’s t-1 month until our first ever residencies in Dundee and Inverness What’s a Residency? Each year we’ll be spending 4 – 5 days in Dundee, Inverness, Perth and Aberdeen, getting out of the concert hall and getting to know the communities in these cities a little better. Each residency is built by working with… Read more »

Postcards from Martin Suckling #1

Welcome to the first in an occasional series of postcards from composer Martin Suckling New Music Martin is going to be writing us ‘musical postcards’ in response to the music we’ll be performing this season, so you’ll be hearing a lot from Martin during 2012-13. We asked him to send us a little postcard to… Read more »

USA Tour with Alison Balsom

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Dates now announced The full dates of our tour with Alison Balsom are now on our website – and it’s going to be a biggie…. We’ll be in the USA from 6 – 20 April 2013 and will be giving 11 concerts, taking 8 flights, making 7 coach journeys, visiting 7 states performing 2 programmes… Read more »

Welcome to the Scottish Ensemble's blog!

Welcome to the new Scottish Ensemble blog! On this blog you’ll find interviews, articles, film and images about all of the Scottish Ensemble’s concerts, events and projects. 2012 – 13 Season 2012 is a big year for the Ensemble with the start of our new Residencies in Dundee, Inverness, Perth and Aberdeen, and a tour… Read more »