Goldberg Variations

at The Barbican’s Sound Unbound 2017 festival

Job Vacancy: Project Manager

Scottish Ensemble Project Manager Full-time maternity leave cover (9 months, with possibility of extension) Scottish Ensemble (SE) is one of the most innovative and outward-looking music ensembles in Europe. From performances with classical singers and instrumentalists to those with visual artists, choreographers, puppeteers and folk musicians, we are committed to creating live experiences that engage… Read more »

A Guide To… Ascent: Concerts by Candlelight

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 »

Programme Notes: American Life

From the beginning of Scottish Ensemble’s 2016/17 season, we will make programme notes available online so that audience members can access them in a larger text format or through audio description. If there are any other ways in which you would like to receive these programme notes, please get in touch on office@scottishensemble.co.uk or 0141… Read more »

Scottish Ensemble bring Anna Meredith collaboration to Scotland

Scottish Ensemble is thrilled to present Anno, its collaboration with electronic-classical crossover composer Anna Meredith, in two Scottish cities this November. Co-commissioned by Scottish Ensemble and Spitalfields Music, Anno is a new composition by Anna Meredith which intertwines movements from Vivaldi’s celebrated collection of four concerti, The Four Seasons, with new short pieces for electronics. Performed… Read more »

Goldberg Variations – ternary patterns for insomnia premières in Sweden

The first performances of Goldberg Variations – ternary patterns for insomnia have been performed in Sweden – to standing ovations and critical acclaim. The project, a collaboration between Scottish Ensemble and contemporary Swedish dance company Andersson Dance, will be performed in the UK from Fri 13 to Sat 21 November, taking in Glasgow (13 &… Read more »