Scottish Ensemble Residencies aim to bring music, and the joy of music-making, to people who may not otherwise get to experience it, as well as providing invaluable coaching for those who need it. As with our concerts, the residency work is tailored around the needs of each location in order to make the biggest impact possible over the course of our stay.

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Wed 22 Jun

Musical Feast
Carnegie Hall, Sandwick  |  7pm-9.30pm (6.30 doors)  |  £15
Book online or call 01595 745 555

Join us for an edible and audible feast of food and music. After spending the afternoon rehearsing with local musicians, Scottish Ensemble will put down their instruments and don their aprons to make a meal alongside members of the community. With local celebrity chef Marian Armitage in charge, everyone will then sit down to a meal to match the music. All edible contributions welcome.

6.30pm                     Doors open
7pm                           Performance by Scottish Ensemble and local musicians
7.30pm                     Meal
8.45pm-9.30pm     Performance by Scottish Ensemble

SE Sessions
Lounge Bar, Lerwick  |  9pm ’til late |  Free

Scottish Ensemble musicians take their instruments to the Lounge Bar in Lerwick to join its weekly Wednesday night session with local musicians.

Thu 23 Jun
Care Home performances  |  Non-public event

A key part of our Residencies is to take music to people who might not otherwise get to hear it – hence, four of our musicians travelling to two local care homes with their instruments and providing a personal concert on the doorstep of people who can’t get out to the concert hall.

Fri 24 Jun

After-School Workshop
Anderson High School |  4pm-5.30pm  |  Free
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Scottish Ensemble musicians lead an after-school workshop designed to help with specific music-related learning aims in primary schools.

Flash Mob!
Tesco, Lerwick  |  5.30pm-6pm  |  Free

Anyone doing their shopping at Lerwick Tesco at 5.30pm will be in for an unexpected musical treat – as all 12 Scottish Ensemble musicians descend upon the supermarket armed with the young string students they’ve been coaching that day.

Sat 25 Jun

Harmony Quest
Mareel, Lerwick  |  1pm-2pm  |  £8 adult / £6 child / Family discount available
Book online or call 01595 745 555

Join five musical characters on a fun-filled tale of adventure, friendship and sibling rivalry in which narration is brought to life by live music from Scottish Ensemble musicians. This captivating 60-minute play is aimed at primary school children, introducing them to string instruments in a fun way by turning them into a range of characters on a musical adventure.

En Rêve
Mareel, Lerwick  |  7.30pm-9.30pm (approx)  |  £20 / £18
Book online or call 01595 745 555

The UK’s leading string orchestra performs a heady mix of French music from the turn of the century, featuring gems by Ravel, Debussy and Fauré. Also including Tchaikovsky’s sonorous Serenade for Strings, this promises to be an exquisite summer’s evening of evocative music, painted by strings.