The Bridge artwork - blue with red and black abstract bridges

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 »

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 »

An image of the SE players at Kelvingrove Art Gallery

Scottish Ensemble office closure and remote working arrangements

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 »

Seven Last Words with Dunedin Consort

Concert Cancellations – Seven Last Words

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 artwork - blue with red and black abstract bridges

The Bridge Festival – on sale Thu 27 Feb

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 »

Scottish Ensemble musicians Jonathan Morton, Daniel Pioro, Jane Atkins and Diane Clark performing in a primary school

Scottish Ensemble takes part in The Big Give Christmas Challenge appeal

Support Scottish Ensemble in The Big Give Christmas Challenge from 3-10 December 2019 and your donation will be doubled We’re thrilled to be taking part in The Big Give’s 2019 Christmas Challenge. If you’re not familiar with the initiative, The Big Give works by collecting pledges from donors, which are then used to match public… Read more »

Dancers and musicians together on stage

Vacancy – Producer

Job vacancy: Scottish Ensemble is looking for a part-time Producer to join the team. Deadline: Fri 22 November.

Musicians with bows in the air at Prelude - skydiving from a dream

Vacancy – Freelance Photographer

Applications for this post are now closed About us SE is Scotland’s pioneering string orchestra, a collective of outstanding musicians who champion music for strings. We regularly collaborate with musicians from other genres, artists from other forms and creative minds from non-musical disciplines, creating imaginative live events that straddle boundaries between genres. Across our 2019-20 season… Read more »

Photograph of Scottish Ensemble musicians arriving at venue

Performing at Germany’s Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival

Scottish Ensemble invited for three performances at Germany’s Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival We were thrilled to be invited to perform at this year’s Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, in northernmost Germany. Each year the festival chooses to focus the events around a certain composer, and with their 2019 programme celebrating Bach, we were invited to treat the festival’s… Read more »

Scottish Ensemble announces its 50th Anniversary Season

Scottish Ensemble is thrilled to reveal the details of its 2019/20 Season, celebrating the string orchestra’s 50th anniversary. View the 2019/20 Brochure (mobile)View the 2019/20 Brochure (desktop)View the events online Spanning August 2019 to June 2020, our 2019-20 season is bursting at the seams with new, imaginative and thought-provoking events which we’re looking forward to… Read more »

RE-ADVERTISEMENT: Vacancy – Audience Development Officer (ADO) – The Bridge

Applications are now closed Audience Development Officer for The Bridge Freelance position The Bridge is a 2-year project, supported by Creative Europe, in which four professional classical music organisations from across Europe will explore, share and develop ideas around artistic innovation and audience diversity in the classical music sector, as well as initiate a European String Ensembles Network.    With guidance from PLMF Music Trust in Estonia,… Read more »