Scottish Ensemble’s Glasgow office currently closed

The Scottish Ensemble office, located within Glasgow’s Centre for Contemporary Arts, is currently closed following the fire at the nearby Glasgow School of Art. The situation is currently under review, and we will provide an update on office opening times as soon as we can on the Scottish Ensemble website, Facebook and Twitter feeds. If… Read more »

Artwork for Scottish Ensemble and Anna Meredith's recording of Anno.

Scottish Ensemble releases new recording with composer/producer Anna Meredith

Scottish Ensemble announces the release of Anno, a new recording with genre-defying composer/producer Anna Meredith.  a sample of Eleanor Meredith’s cover artwork At the start of May this year, we had the pleasure of being reunited with Anna Meredith to record the audio from our boundary-pushing collaboration, Anno – an immersive 360-degree live experience which… Read more »

Introducing Scottish Ensemble’s 2018/19 Season

We’re very happy to be able to reveal the details of Scottish Ensemble’s 2018/19 season.          Linking each and every event from July 2018 to May 2019 is something we care a great deal about: the spirit of collaboration. Whether joining forces with high-profile classical soloists, musicians from other genres, artists from other art forms… Read more »

Vacancy: Administrator & Marketing Assistant

Scottish Ensemble Administrator & Marketing Assistant Full-time permanent position Scottish Ensemble (SE) is one of the most innovative and distinctive classical 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 a broad audience and… Read more »

Scottish Ensemble nominated for Classical:NEXT Innovation Award

Scottish Ensemble is thrilled to announce that the group has been shortlisted for the Classical:NEXT Innovation Award, an exciting international award which rewards innovative people and projects that are changing the classical music landscape. The selection was made by the Classical:NEXT Nominating Committee, who chose a shortlist of 12 from a total of 28 longlisted… Read more »

Kaleidoscope wins Scottish Awards for New Music award

Kaleidoscope, a project delivered as part of the Cumnock Tryst 2017 by Scottish Ensemble, James MacMillan, Colin Currie and Drake Music Scotland, has won the RCS Award for Community/Education Project Of The Year in this year’s Scottish Awards for New Music. The award, which was presented at a ceremony at Drygate, Glasgow on Wed 7… Read more »

Review: Prophecy with Karen Cargill (Bachtrack)

Published on Saturday 24 February 2018 Written by David Smythe   Ancient classical tales have inspired composers for generations with their high drama, exquisite poetry and wondrous stories that grip like a vice and won’t let go. A quick check of current television and film schedules demonstrates that we are as keen as ever on… Read more »

Review: Prophecy with Karen Cargill (The Herald)

Published on Thursday 22 February 2018 Written by Keith Bruce   WHEN illness forced mezzo-soprano Christine Rice to pull out of the Scottish Ensemble’s run of “Prophecy” concerts that thematically linked the music of three centuries in the inspiration of tales from Ancient Greece, the group can hardly have hoped to secure a replacement as… Read more »

Review: Prophecy with Karen Cargill (The Scotsman)

Published on Saturday 24 February 2018 Written by David Kettle   As stand-in replacements go, revered Scottish mezzo Karen Cargill must be right up there. Covering for an indisposed Christine Rice, Cargill was making her debut with the Scottish Ensemble in an eclectic, Greek myth-inspired concert – and her mesmerising, microscopically inflected singing made a… Read more »

Karen Cargill to replace Christine Rice on Scottish Ensemble’s February tour

Scottish Ensemble to collaborate with Scottish mezzo-soprano Karen Cargill this February on a programme inspired by musical tales from Ancient Greece. We are sorry to announce that Christine Rice, the soloist originally advertised as joining us on our Prophecy tour (in Edinburgh, Glasgow and London this February) has unfortunately had to cancel due to illness…. Read more »

Tabula Rasa opens at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Tabula Rasa, Scottish Ensemble’s collaboration with pioneering Scottish theatre company Vanishing Point, received its world premiere at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh on Thursday 9 November 2017. Photography: Hugh Carswell. Based around the live performance of music by Arvo Pärt, including Tabula Rasa, Fratres, Spiegel Im Spiegel and Für Alina, this new music-and-theatre production is the… Read more »

Scottish Ensemble & Vanishing Point: Tabula Rasa (Bachtrack review)

Published on Saturday 11 November 2017 Written by David Smythe   The innovative Scottish Ensemble, just off the plane from Shanghai after performing their Goldberg Variations with Andersson Dance, continues to push boundaries. Almost a year ago to the day we were mesmerised by Anno, an extraordinary collaboration with Anna Meredith. Glasgow based theatre company… Read more »