SE Immersion Days were introduced in 2015 as part of the SE Residency programme. The idea is that we choose one of the cities we are visiting on tour and put on two or three events before the main concert later that evening. The events are designed to give context and contour to the music you’ll hear at the evening concert. Whether it’s a workshop, a film screening, a pop-up performance or a talk, each one is designed to further your knowledge, and therefore enjoyment, of the music you’re about to hear.

Where possible, we will make these free, or as affordable as possible, in order to include as many people as we can.

Beginners’ Strings Day
Tue 8 Mar, Eden Court, 1-5pm, FREE, beginners to Grade 3

If you’re currently experiencing the dulcet tones of your child starting out on a string instrument, this coaching day could be just the thing for both of you. In small groups based on standard, professional musicians will go through various techniques and help with any specific questions or difficulties, before ending the day with a fun performance for friends and family.

This workshop is now full. If you have any questions please contact Elaine on elaine.craig@scottishensemble.co.uk or 0141 332 4747.

Film screening: The Motorcycle Diaries
Tue 8 Mar, Eden Court, 3pm, £7.50 (50% off with concert ticket)

Get yourself in the mood for some Latin American music with a journey through its incredible landscapes. From Brazil to Peru, this is an inspirational coming-of-age tale from the back of Che Guevara’s motorbike. Featuring Gael Garcia Marquez (Mozart In the Jungle).

SE Blether: South American Culture Explored
Tue 8 Mar, Eden Court, 6.45pm, FREE (with concert ticket)

A free discussion on the dramatic cultural landscape of this colourful continent, from classical European influence to what’s igniting people right now.

South Atlantic Crossings with Gabriela Montero (piano)
Tue 8 Mar, Eden Court, 7.30pm, £12 / £5 student / Under 16s free  |  Tickets

One of South America’s most innovative performers joins us to explore what happens when the music and traditions of two different continents collides. Known for her spontaneous and expressive improvisation, Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Montero joins us for Mozart’s Piano Concerto in E flat major. After performing, she very often asks the audience to call out pieces and ideas for her to improvise on. Come prepared with your best challenge…