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

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 Anno, a… 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 »

South Atlantic Crossings at Caird Hall, Dundee (Dundee Courier)

Written by Garry Fraser Published on Monday 14 March 2016 It is the right of any soloist to provide an encore after a concerto performance. Sometimes they can be superfluous, other times a memorable ending to a marvellous concert. In the latter category falls Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Montero, who provided a tailpiece to her performance… Read more »

South Atlantic Crossings at Caird Hall, Dundee (Bachtrack)

Written by David Smythe Published on Sunday 13 March 2016 The latest Scottish Ensemble’s trademark imaginative programming brings us South Atlantic Crossings, exploring what happens when music and traditions of two continents collide. The influences of Bach and Mozart on South Americans Villa-Lobos and Piazzolla are surprising, and adding the exciting Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Montero… Read more »

South Atlantic Crossings at City Halls, Glasgow (The Herald)

Written by Michael Tumelty Published on Monday 14 March 2016 If there is such a species as the concert with everything, then this project, designed by Morton, was as close in aspiration as can be imagined; moreover, the playing by this indivisible group of 12 collaborators, joined for the afternoon by the extraordinarily open-hearted pianist… Read more »

Five Simple Ways The Dundee Residency Might Excite You

We’re off to Dundee for a few days for one of our ‘SE Residencies‘. If you’re wondering what on earth an SE Residency is, well, the clue is really in the name (and the link, for those who’ve been brought up on Google and don’t do guessing any more): it’s a period of a few days where we… Read more »

Quintets at The Merchant’s House, Glasgow (The Herald)

Written by Keith Bruce Published on Friday 26 February 2016 THERE was a queue down the stairs for seats at Wednesday lunchtime’s recital by a quintet from Jonathan Morton’s Scottish Ensemble, and little wonder. For all that the group is dedicated to “reinventing the string orchestra”, here just five of the players were on a… Read more »

BBC Arts Online host exclusive showing of Goldberg Variations mini documentary

A mini documentary looking into Goldberg Variations – ternary projects for insomnia was launched this week on BBC Arts Online, a platform bringing together coverage of the most exciting and interesting art events and projects happening at the moment. The film, created by Scottish Ensemble filmmaker-in-residence Hugh Carswell, offers insights into the creation of the project, as well… Read more »

Goldberg Variations – ternary patterns for insomnia tours Sweden

We are thrilled to return to Sweden for an eight-date tour of Goldberg Variations – ternary patterns for insomnia, our cross-artform collaboration with Swedish contemporary dance company Andersson Dance. Starting in Jönköping on Monday 25 January, the tour takes in seven cities across the country including Gävle, Västerås, Kungsbacka, Vara and Malmö before concluding in Umeå with… Read more »