Sound Bites FAQs

Please read the following before booking What safety measures will you have in place?All performances operate in line with the latest guidance from the Scottish Government.Health and Safety precautions:• Restrict audience numbers to maintain physical distancing at all times.• Audience members will be shown to their seats on arrival.• Ask all audience members to use… Read more »

A delicious picnic inspired by the music!

The brilliant chefs at Social Bite have created delicious picnics that you can buy for one, two, three or four people. Choose as many picnics of as many different types as you wish and collect on the day of the concert. Please see the options below: The Social Bite Picnic includes:· Fresh baguette: half Tandoori… Read more »

Live music is back: outdoor performances this July!

Join us Live at No.40 for Sound Bites Finally, it is time to be reunited and enjoy that warm feeling of listening to live music with others. We’re delighted to be part of the Live at No.40 cultural hub with Scottish Opera and Citizens Theatre to perform in the dedicated, safe outdoor space, and we… Read more »

Vacancy: Development Manager

Our Development Manager is responsible for nurturing and growing relationships with Scottish Ensemble’s network of supporters – individuals, trusts / foundations and corporate, and ensuring that we meet associated income targets. The successful candidate will be working as part of a small, collaborative, non-hierarchical and creative team, each of whom plays a crucial role in… Read more »

Bringing light and energy to your home this spring

We’re delighted to be able to continue to connect with you online in 2021 and have some uplifting and positive news of what we have planned this season as we emerge from the dark winter months. We’re putting wellness centre stage with brand new events aimed at enhancing wellbeing through both music, and techniques and… Read more »

Free online concert for pupils at home or in school

Join us for Sound Space on 25 February! We know that many of you have had to transform your kitchen tables into classrooms in the last year as you’ve had to juggle home schooling with all of life’s other responsibilities, so this month join us with your children for a free lunchtime concert! Our last… Read more »

Vacancy: part-time self-employed bookkeeper

In an unprecedented year for the world and the arts sector, Scottish Ensemble has successfully maximised its flexible and innovative model, responding to the new urgent needs of its audiences. Adapting its work for the digital sphere (as it looks to find a bold new filmic language for classical music), developing its programmes in Music… Read more »

Opportunity: could you help upgrade our website?

We’re looking to work with an agency or individual in the coming months to redesign our current site as it does not currently showcase our brand and our work to their full extent. Within the classical music industry, SE is known as an innovator; our website should reflect this reputation. We would like to undertake… Read more »

Meet our new board members

We put digital, young people and mental wellbeing centre stage with three new appointments Together, the new appointments draw on expertise from the fields of digital/ technology, mental health, young people, tackling social disadvantage, strategy and governance; and will help us continue to innovate at a time of ongoing uncertainty and change. We hope that… Read more »

WATCH NOW: Philip Glass Symphony No.3

Philip Glass

A note from the Director, Sven Werner: “This project has been a real joy for me. Being a serious Philip Glass fan myself I was delighted when this commission was brought to my attention. I spent several days listening to the two movements of Symphony No 3, allowing myself to enter that meditative poetic trance-like… Read more »