Free virtual lunchtime concerts for schools

Join us for Sound Space! We know 2020 has been a tough time for young people and teachers alike, so we’re delighted to be offering special free online lunchtime concerts to all schoolchildren in Scotland, with a selection of music to both calm and uplift us in the middle of our day. As well as… Read more »

Join us for The Four Seasons in the great outdoors

An image of the SE players at Kelvingrove Art Gallery

Please note that this event has been rescheduled to Sunday 1 November. Previous tickets remain valid unless you have requested a refund. We’re delighted to return to Glasgow’s SWG3 to perform in their dedicated, safe outdoor space – and we cannot wait to welcome our audiences back. The Four SeasonsLive Outdoor Performances at SWG3, GlasgowSunday 1 NovemberPerformance #1: 15:00Performance #2:… Read more »

Are you a filmmaker based in Scotland?

Anno: Andrew Berridge

Please note that applications are now closed, however if you are a filmmaker keen to work with us in future then please do drop us a line with some examples of your work. We are currently seeking interest from creative filmmakers able to capture and edit live footage of performances to be recorded in Glasgow… Read more »

Solo Collaborations: create your own experience online

Next up in our Digital Summer Season, we’d like to introduce Solo Collaborations: groundbreaking online audiovisual works, each capturing our approach to imaginative cross-artform collaborations. Over the last few weeks we’ve been working with Scottish Dance Theatre to bring you the first of these collaborations: these bones, this flesh, this skin This new digital work for solo… Read more »

Join us in a state of Deep Listening®!

Tumbling Song logo

As part of our Digital Season, we invite you to join us in creating a special innovative online version of one of Pauline Oliveros’ Sonic Meditations. Tumbling Song will bring together people from across the world through music, and for this one moment in 2020, Scottish Ensemble will swell to encompass all these voices. You… Read more »

Could you be one of our new Trustees?

An image of the SE players at Kelvingrove Art Gallery

Scottish Ensemble is seeking to appoint two new Trustees. For more details download our role specification and information pack. The UK’s leading string orchestra, Scottish Ensemble (SE) is renowned across the world for ambitious cross-artform productions which attract new audiences to the classical music genre, and invigorate the repertoire with theatrical, visually-stimulating story-telling. Collaborations with… Read more »

Success at the Scottish Awards for New Music

Scottish Awards for New Music

There were some (socially distant!) celebrations last night when we discovered that we won the Scottish New Music Performer of the Year award at the Scottish Awards for New Music. It is incredibly special to win this award in our 50th year and we would like to thank all the composers and artists that we… Read more »

Information about The Bridge festival

The Bridge artwork - blue with red and black abstract bridges

As of 15 April 2020, following government advice relating to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, we have taken the decision to postpone the Bridge Festival, due to take place from 14-17 May 2020. This decision stems from government advice regarding the closure of venues, and the restrictions on all non-essential social contact and travel, which would… Read more »

Concert cancellations – latest update

Statement from Scottish Ensemble As of 3 April 2020, following government advice relating to the ongoing Covid-19 situation, and discussions with all our partners, we are deeply sorry to announce that we have taken the decision to cancel the remaining performances in our 50th anniversary season.  The affected performances are: *Prelude – Skydiving from a dream, with Andersson… Read more »

Scottish Ensemble office closure and remote working arrangements

An image of the SE players at Kelvingrove Art Gallery

As of Wednesday 18 March, the Scottish Ensemble team will be working remotely. This decision has been taken following government advice relating to the COVID-19 outbreak, as the safety of our team is our first priority. The Centre for Contemporary Arts will itself be closed from 6pm on Wednesday 18 March. We wish the CCA… Read more »

Concert Cancellations – Seven Last Words

Seven Last Words with Dunedin Consort

Joint Statement from Scottish Ensemble and Dunedin Consort As of 17 March 2020, following government advice relating to the developing COVID-19 situation, we have taken the decision to cancel our Seven Last Words tour. This decision stems from the advice restricting all non-essential social contact and travel, which would affect both our musicians and audiences. The… Read more »