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 »

The Bridge Festival – on sale Thu 27 Feb

The Bridge artwork - blue with red and black abstract bridges

Introducing a new four-day festival celebrating the dynamism and diversity of music for strings. Presented by Scottish Ensemble, Ensemble Resonanz (Germany), Trondheim Soloists (Norway) and PLMF Music Trust (Estonia), The Bridge Festival is a long weekend packed with events across all corners of Glasgow, celebrating music for strings and our rich European heritage. In venues… Read more »