Eastern Europe Express at Hunterian Museum, Glasgow (The Scotsman review)

Published on Saturday 10 June 2017 Written by Ken Walton The Scottish Ensemble’s Eastern Europe Express programme in the Hunterian Museum included, appropriately, a couple of museum pieces – rare examples from Poland’s 20th century musical awakening. This explorative concert, directed by Polish violinist Bartosz Woroch, centred almost completely on Polish music (including some familiar Chopin… Read more »

Eastern Europe Express at Caird Hall, Dundee (Bachtrack review)

Published on Friday 2 June 2017 Written by David Smythe It is intriguing to hear the effect of a guest musical director on a close-knit group of musicians like the Scottish Ensemble. Leading chamber music virtuoso Bartosz Woroch stepped into Jonathan Morton’s shoes for a fascinating programme of music from Eastern Europe garnering a subtly different… Read more »

Scottish Ensemble announces its 2017-18 season

Scottish Ensemble is excited to announce the details of its 2017-18 season.               Spanning August 2017 to July 2018, the 2017-18 season is packed full of events across Scotland, London and beyond, including concerts inspired by film music, folk music, Mozart and more, collaborators including mezzo-soprano Christine Rice and vocal… Read more »

Job Vacancy: Project Manager

Scottish Ensemble Project Manager Full-time maternity leave cover (9 months, with possibility of extension) Scottish Ensemble (SE) is one of the most innovative and outward-looking music ensembles in Europe. From performances with classical singers and instrumentalists to those with visual artists, choreographers, puppeteers and folk musicians, we are committed to creating live experiences that engage… Read more »

Baroque Dance Party with Johannes Fischer at Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh (The Scotsman)

Published on Saturday 18 March 2017 Written by Susan Nickalls Scottish Ensemble and Johannes Fischer rehearsing on stage at Glasgow’s Oran Mor The title “Baroque Dance Party” doesn’t quite do justice to the Scottish Ensemble’s enthralling collaboration with percussionist and composer Johannes Fischer. Following a laid-back stroll through Bach’s Air on the G String by the ensemble… Read more »

Baroque Dance Party with Johannes Fischer at Caird Hall, Dundee (Bachtrack)

Published on Saturday 18 March 2017 Written by David Smythe Scottish Ensemble and Johannes Fischer rehearsing on stage at Glasgow’s Oran Mor The hard thwack of Baroque timpani is what we associate with Baroque percussion, yet the addition of other period percussion instruments is rarely heard on the concert platform. Classical Baroque, particularly if played… Read more »

Scottish Ensemble selected for longlist of Classical:NEXT 2017 Innovation Award

We are thrilled to announce that Scottish Ensemble has been selected for the longlist of the Classical:NEXT Innovation Award. Comprising 30 organisations, institutions and people taking an innovative approach to their varied activities in the classical music sphere, Scottish Ensemble is one of only three UK organisations to be nominated for the longlist. The other two UK nominees are Glasgow-and-Reykjavik-based music… Read more »

Anno mini-documentary published on BBC Arts Online

Image not displaying? Click to view the video on BBC Arts online We are thrilled that the BBC Arts Online website is hosting the exclusive premiere of a mini documentary about Anno, our 2016 collaboration with Anna and Eleanor Meredith. This follows the premiere of the Goldberg Variations – ternary patterns for insomnia film at this time… Read more »

Goldberg Variations to be performed in Shanghai and Washington DC

Scottish Ensemble is excited to announce that Goldberg Variations – ternary patterns for insomnia, its 2015 collaboration with Swedish contemporary dance company Andersson Dance, will tour to Shanghai and Washington as part of the group’s 2017-18 Season. Scottish Ensemble and Andersson Dance will perform the critically-acclaimed show at Shanghai Concert Hall on 27 and 28 October…. 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 »