A Winter Chorale with I Fagiolini (Bachtrack review)

Published on Monday 11 December 2017 Written by David Smythe The candlelit concerts each December from the Scottish Ensemble are now treasured fixtures in the Advent calendar with their trademark intelligent programming providing food for thought as well as anticipating the festivities to come. This year, the Ensemble has teamed up with I Fagiolini, a tiny chamber… Read more »

Transfigured Night at Perth Concert Hall, Perth (The Herald review)

Published on Wednesday 5 September 2016 Written by Michael Tumelty It is just three weeks since the Scottish Ensemble added a few key instruments to its core strings and effectively transformed the group into a mini chamber orchestra for its last Glasgow concert, playing a range of American music. The tiniest change of instrumentation can alter… Read more »

Transfigured Night

Strauss, Brahms, Schoenberg

Scottish Ensemble’s Guide To… Transfigured Night (tour)

Chamber music is a strange thing. It seems like it should be about paring back and cosying up – which many times, it is. It’s transportable music; a miniature orchestra in your front room; the ‘pop-up performance’ centuries before that became a thing. The sheer fact that it’s only four or five people suggests a… Read more »

Three Pärts Bach

concerts by candlelight