SE Songbook at The Old Fruitmarket (The Herald)

Written by Michael Tumelty Published on Sunday 17 May 2015 Read on The Herald website **** THE loveliest night of the year, perhaps? You know, generally I would avoid like the plague being seen to presume what other people might think or like. Dangerous territory, when all of our responses to music are so individual and so… Read more »

SE Songbook at The Old Fruitmarket (TV Bomb)

Written by Alice Elms Published on Saturday 16 May 2015 Read on the TV Bomb website It’s an absolute deluge of treats that the Scottish Ensemble has prepared for its Songbook concert in Glasgow’s Old Fruitmarket, one that celebrates a distinctive ten years of the group’s work with Jonathan Morton at its artistic helm. In an elaboration of prior ‘tea dance’ concerts, the ensemble… Read more »

Scottish Ensemble SE

Planning & Creative Learning Officer

Fixed term 9-month maternity leave contract, with the possibility for extension Scottish Ensemble (SE), one of the UK’s leading ensembles, is widely recognised for its world-class performance standard, and an imaginative approach to artistic and creative learning projects. We are looking to recruit a self-motivated, confident and enthusiastic individual to join our team as Planning… Read more »

We’re off to Brazil!

We are pleased to announce that Scottish Ensemble has been invited to participate in this year’s British Council Transform programme, an arts and creativity initiative led by the British Council to connect artists, artistic organisations and governmental bodies from the UK and Brazil. As part of the Transform MultiOrchestra conference, which runs from 27 – 29 April in Rio… Read more »

Graham Fagen presents reggae version of Robert Burns poem at Venice Biennale

  A while ago, three of our musicians were involved in a rather exciting and intriguing recording which involved renowned composer Sally Beamish, reggae artist Ghetto Priest, London-based music producer Adrian Sherwood, and the celebrated Robert Burns poem The Slave’s Lament.  Today, the full details of the project were announced: as part of the Scotland +… Read more »

Amy Dickson visits Edinburgh primary school

It’s not every cold, grey February morning you get a chart-topping, internationally-renowned Classical BRIT winning musician turning up on your doorstep wielding a saxophone, but on Monday 2 February, pupils and teachers at Edinburgh’s Dalry Primary School had the pleasure of Amy Dickson doing just that.   Amy is one of the newest ambassadors of The Prince’s… Read more »

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Setlist from SE Sessions

Our first ever SE Sessions event in Glasgow, downstairs in the CCA’s Saramago bar on Monday 8 December, was an absolute pleasure. Jonathan, Tristan, Andy, Alison and Diane all sacrificed a precious day off to prepare a set of their favourite short pieces, mostly from the 20th-century (although Jon’s rendition of Bach’s Partita No.2 was… Read more »

The festive tour begins…

Love it or loathe it, the festive season has officially begun. For some this means the start of a long period of frantic preparation; for others, it’s something to be willingly ignored. For us, it means only one thing: loading the candelabras back in the van, stocking up on antifreeze and looking forward to a crisp… Read more »

Scottish Ensemble: Jonathon Morton, Artistic Director and Leader

Creative Scotland announcement

Following a period of significant growth in the work of Scottish Ensemble, we are delighted that Creative Scotland has taken the decision to make a substantial investment in our plans for the next three years.  Their investment during funding period 2015-18 is £1,000,000 which represents an increase in our grant of around 14%. Creative Scotland… Read more »

Scottish Ensemble and Inksters win Arts and Business Award for Shetland residency

Image: Eoin Carey. L-R: Brian Inkster (Inksters Solicitors), Fraser Anderson (Scottish Ensemble), Jenni Steele (VisitScotland), John Raine (Shell UK), Liz Scott (Shell UK), Martin Danziger (Theatre Modo). We are thrilled to announce that Scottish Ensemble’s partnership with Inksters Solicitors has won a prestigious Arts & Business Scotland award. The award, in the category of Placemaking, was… Read more »

Pianist Alasdair Beatson joins Scottish Ensemble for Mozart & Moz-art tour

Following an action-packed four days in Inverness on our city residency, Scottish Ensemble bursts into its Mozart & Moz-art tour, opening at Eden Court on Fri 24 Oct and taking in Aberdeen (25 Oct), Perth (26 Oct), Edinburgh (28 Oct) and London (30 Oct). It is with great pleasure that we are joined by one of the most acclaimed and distinctive… Read more »

Inverness City Residency begins

Scottish Ensemble arrive in Inverness for four day residency from 21-24 Oct Scottish Ensemble arrive today in Inverness for the third of their successful (and highly enjoyable) city residencies, packing in four days of events from Tue 21 to Fri 24 October. The aim of the series is to engage the local community in each… Read more »