Job Vacancy: Project Manager

Fixed term 5-month freelance contract, with possibility of extension 3 office-based days per week (plus touring depending on candidate skills – please see job description for details) Fee dependent on experience Scottish Ensemble (SE), one of the UK’s leading ensembles, is widely recognised for its world-class performance standard and imaginative approach to artistic and creative… Read more »

Scottish Ensemble rethink their residencies (The Herald, June 2015)

Classical music writer Michael Tumelty shares his thoughts on the Scottish Ensemble residency programme in the second of a two-part commentary on the 2015-16 season in The Herald. Written by Michael Tumelty Published on Saturday 20 June 2015 Read on The Herald website The Scottish Ensemble, a 12-strong string orchestra that very much has its own niche… Read more »

Scottish Ensemble leap forward with new season programme (The Herald, June 2015)

Michael Tumelty, one of The Herald’s classical music writers, has written a wonderful outline, and a glowing endorsement, of what to expect from our recently-launched season. It’s great to see journalists and critics such as Michael not only intuitively understanding what we’re trying to do but also celebrating it. So thank you, Michael – and Ken Walton in The… Read more »

Introducing the 2015-16 season…

We are excited to reveal the Scottish Ensemble 15-16 season of events. From August 2015 to May 2016, we’ve planned what we hope will be an intriguing, exciting, entertaining and enlightening journey through the string repertoire. One of the absolute don’t-miss events has to be our second large-scale, cross-artform collaboration, Goldberg Variations. SE musicians will be… Read more »

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 »

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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 »