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 »

Philip Glass

WATCH NOW: Philip Glass Symphony No.3

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 »

Just released: our new Solo Collaboration film – Pardes

Watch now… Pardes: a new digital project exploring our relationship with the ever-changing natural world. A film by artist Jyll Bradley in collaboration with composer Anna Clyne and violist Jane Atkins which we commissioned this year. ‘When a powerful light is concealed and clothed in a garment, it is revealed. Though concealed, the light is… Read more »

Anno credit Hugh Carswell

Vacancy – Chief Executive (Maternity Cover)

We are seeking to appoint a part-time Chief Executive for a maternity cover position. The role will commence in February, with a 4-week handover period with the current Chief Executive, before a 9-month contract commences from mid-March. In an unprecedented year for the world and the arts sector, Scottish Ensemble has successfully maximised its flexible… Read more »

Sound Space II

Our second set of free lunchtime concerts for schools

Join us again for Sound Space! We’re so thankful to the many schools who tuned in and wrote to express gratitude for our first musical lunch break and we’re delighted to say we’re back! This time we’re going to be joined by some of our talented friends from the Dunedin Consort who will add their… Read more »

Royal Philharmonic Society Ensemble Award Winners!

We’re delighted to announce a prestigious award win recognising 50 years of outstanding achievement. We all need some good news right now and for us, it doesn’t get better than scooping the sought-after Royal Philharmonic Society 2020 Ensemble Award ‘for sheer quality and innovation in [our] 50th birthday year, and for showing us all how… Read more »

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 »