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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 »

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Join us for The Four Seasons in the great outdoors

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 »

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Are you a filmmaker based in Scotland?

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 »

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Join us in a state of Deep Listening®!

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 »

An image of the SE players at Kelvingrove Art Gallery

Could you be one of our new Trustees?

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 »

Scottish Awards for New Music

Success at the 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 »

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Information about The Bridge festival

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 »