Creative learning and community activity is at the heart of our programmes.

SE Residencies are all about bringing the joy of making and listening to music to as many people as possible by taking it out of the concert hall and putting it directly in the community.

So far, we’ve been to Aberdeen, Dundee, Inverness, Perth, Mull, Shetland and Dumfries, hosting everything from pop-up performances in supermarkets and shopping centres to tea dances, workshops, film screenings, life drawing classes and so much more.

Immersion Days

In 2015, we expanded our Residencies by adding Immersion Days, where we add context to an evening concert by putting on a pre-concert talk, as well as working with local partners during the day.

New commission by James Redwood

We are thrilled to be working with composer James Redwood on a brand new piece which we will be able to perform with people at all musical levels, bringing together absolute beginners, professional musicians and everyone in between and strengthening musical ties within the community. Come along to one of our Residency concerts to hear it for yourself – it’ll feature in some of our performances.

James’ previous commissions include large-scale collaborative and wonderfully creative pieces for Glyndebourne Opera, the Royal Philmarmonic Orchestra and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.

Upcoming Residencies

Shetland: 22-25 June 2016
Dundee: 4-7 September 2016
Inverness: 18-21 March 2017
Dumfries: 1-4 June 2016