Commonwealth Strings

Scottish Ensemble City Halls Stairs

To mark the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, the Scottish Ensemble, Royal Overseas League Arts and Edinburgh International Festival are collaborating on a strings project which will highlight the rich wealth of young classical talent from Commonwealth countries.  This project will feature prominently at EIF in their Commonwealth strand of programming during the festival, and will… Read more »

Seavaigers at Spitalfields Festival and RWCMD

We’re delighted to announce that our genre-defying collaboration with fiddler Chris Stout and harpist Catriona McKay will appear at the 2014 Spitalfields Festival and at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. At the heart of the collaboration is Seavaigers by Sally Beamish. This double concerto for fiddle and harp with the Scottish Ensemble tells the… Read more »

Love and War in Bohemia and special appearances

The van is packed and we’re ready for our next Scottish Ensemble tour. Our Love and War in Bohemia programme is coming to Inverness (21 Feb), Dundee (22 Feb), Glasgow (23 Feb), Edinburgh (24 Feb), and London (26 Feb). We’re looking forward to working again with the stunning mezzo soprano Sophie Harmsen in a programme to include Dvořák’s heartfelt Love… Read more »

Hello 2014

Happy New Year from all at SE! We ended 2013 with packed houses during our December Nordic Nights ‘Concerts by Candlelight’ tour. We enjoyed ***** and **** reviews (to view click here) and some great feedback from our audiences, which was captured in our annual audience survey. 2013 also saw SE perform 46 concerts, 5 residencies,… Read more »