Scottish Ensemble’s Guide To… Prophecy, with mezzo-soprano Karen Cargill

Introducing Prophecy, a concert by Scottish Ensemble featuring one of the UK’s leading mezzo-sopranos, Karen Cargill, and featuring a selection of alternately dramatic, poetic and beautiful pieces inspired by tales from Ancient Greece. The mythology and iconography of Ancient Greece has always provided a rich drawing-board for artistic inspiration. Its legacy really is quite incredible,… Read more »

Scottish Ensemble’s Guide To… Silver Screen Sounds

Scottish Ensemble’s Silver Screen Sounds: Trailer from Scottish Ensemble on Vimeo. We’re really quite excited to be taking our concert of film music to Inverness (10 Sep) Dundee (14 Sep), Glasgow (15 Sep) and Edinburgh (16 Sep). Silver Screen Sounds is a night of dramatic, evocative, thrilling and emotive music for strings – all of which has been featured in films…. Read more »

Scottish Ensemble’s Guide To… Eastern Europe Express (tour)

  The great thing about putting on a concert of music from Eastern Europe is that even the unfamiliar jumble of grouped consonants and accents makes it feel intriguing and exotic. This is, unfortunately, exactly what can also make it difficult to put on a programme of music from Eastern Europe. This is not the place… Read more »

Scottish Ensemble’s Guide To… Ascent: Concerts by Candlelight (tour)

Christmas is simultaneously an easy and difficult time to persuade people to come out to a concert (actually, Christmas is simultaneously an easy and difficult time, full stop). People are gathering together and making merry and whatnot, and ‘whatnot’ does often comprise music, but the demand is often for everything to be overwhelmingly festive. Cue… Read more »

Scottish Ensemble’s Guide To… American Life (tour)

We’ve been dotting all over the place this summer – all over Scotland, from Skye to Paxton, but also Europe, having just returned from the very successful German premiere of our contemporary dance collaboration, Goldberg Variations – ternary patterns for insomnia (the relief that came from remembering the music and the moves for this one… Read more »