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 »

Final details: 20th-Century Perspectives

Full Event Details: 20th-Century Perspectives: City Spaces & Strings Friday 12 & Saturday 13 September 2014, 6.30pm Our collaboration with artist Toby Paterson – 20th-Century Perspectives: City Spaces & Strings will take place inside an abandoned section of the Anderston Centre. As the venue is not a traditional performance space, there are a few things… Read more »

Venue for 20th-Century Perspectives Announced as Anderston Centre

Today Scottish Ensemble announces the venue for its ambitious collaboration with visual artist Toby Paterson as the Anderston Centre. Designed by Richard Seifert and completed in 1972 it is an important Glasgow Modernist landmark. The building was a key part of the city’s urban renewal project during the 1950s-70s but since then some elements have… Read more »

Scottish Ensemble SE

SE Chief Executive to take up key leadership post at Sage Gateshead

Scottish Ensemble (SE) announces today that Thorben Dittes will leave SE in September 2014, following his appointment as Director, Royal Northern Sinfonia and Classical Music Programme at Sage Gateshead. His leadership of the organisation has been marked by significant achievements over the last four years. The introduction of a new model of regional touring – Scottish Ensemble City… Read more »

Scottish Ensemble SE

Vacancy: Planning And 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 »

Sarah Connolly

Sarah Connolly & Commonwealth Strings

International superstar mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly has been announced as the soloist for our upcoming appearance at theEdinburgh International Festival. She will be performing with us in a new work – Relict Furies – by New Zealand composer Gareth Farr. The work marks the centenary of WW1 and pays tribute to the fallen men of the Battle of Passchendaele, but the wider… Read more »

Scottish Ensemble Director Jonathan Morton

Scottish Ensemble annouce 2014/15 season

Today Scottish Ensemble announces its 2014/15 season, one that celebrates Jonathan Morton’s tenth as Artistic Director of one of Europe’s leading string orchestras. The season includes numerous festival appearances during summer 2014 including Edinburgh International Festival; concerts and City Residencies across six Scottish cities; a collaboration with internationally-renowned artist Toby Paterson which will bring 20th-century music, art and architecture together in an immersive audience experience;… Read more »

Scottish Ensemble City Halls Stairs

Commonwealth Strings

To mark the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, the Scottish Ensemble, Royal Overseas League Arts and Edinburgh International Festival are collaborating on a strings project which will highlight the rich wealth of young classical talent from Commonwealth countries.  This project will feature prominently at EIF in their Commonwealth strand of programming during the festival, and will… Read more »

Seavaigers at Spitalfields Festival and RWCMD

We’re delighted to announce that our genre-defying collaboration with fiddler Chris Stout and harpist Catriona McKay will appear at the 2014 Spitalfields Festival and at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. At the heart of the collaboration is Seavaigers by Sally Beamish. This double concerto for fiddle and harp with the Scottish Ensemble tells the… Read more »

Love and War in Bohemia and special appearances

The van is packed and we’re ready for our next Scottish Ensemble tour. Our Love and War in Bohemia programme is coming to Inverness (21 Feb), Dundee (22 Feb), Glasgow (23 Feb), Edinburgh (24 Feb), and London (26 Feb). We’re looking forward to working again with the stunning mezzo soprano Sophie Harmsen in a programme to include Dvořák’s heartfelt Love… Read more »

Hello 2014

Happy New Year from all at SE! We ended 2013 with packed houses during our December Nordic Nights ‘Concerts by Candlelight’ tour. We enjoyed ***** and **** reviews (to view click here) and some great feedback from our audiences, which was captured in our annual audience survey. 2013 also saw SE perform 46 concerts, 5 residencies,… Read more »

Nordic Nights December 2013 Tour

Concerts by Candlelight Here at the Scottish Ensemble we’re already dusting off the candelabra and thinking about our ‘Concerts by Candlelight’ tour in December 2013.  From 6-11 December, in Aberdeen, Inverness, Dundee, Perth, Glasgow, and Edinburgh we’re performing Nordic Nights in the atmospheric surroundings of churches and cathedrals across the country. The Scandinavian theme runs throughout the December Nordic Nights programme. We begin… Read more »