Scottish Ensemble Director Jonathan Morton

Scottish Ensemble annouce 2014/15 season

Today Scottish Ensemble announces its 2014/15 season, one that celebrates Jonathan Morton’s tenth as Artistic Director of one of Europe’s leading string orchestras. The season includes numerous festival appearances during summer 2014 including Edinburgh International Festival; concerts and City Residencies across six Scottish cities; a collaboration with internationally-renowned artist Toby Paterson which will bring 20th-century music, art and architecture together in an immersive audience experience;… Read more »

Scottish Ensemble City Halls Stairs

Commonwealth Strings

To mark the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, the Scottish Ensemble, Royal Overseas League Arts and Edinburgh International Festival are collaborating on a strings project which will highlight the rich wealth of young classical talent from Commonwealth countries.  This project will feature prominently at EIF in their Commonwealth strand of programming during the festival, and will… Read more »

Seavaigers at Spitalfields Festival and RWCMD

We’re delighted to announce that our genre-defying collaboration with fiddler Chris Stout and harpist Catriona McKay will appear at the 2014 Spitalfields Festival and at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. At the heart of the collaboration is Seavaigers by Sally Beamish. This double concerto for fiddle and harp with the Scottish Ensemble tells the… Read more »

Love and War in Bohemia and special appearances

The van is packed and we’re ready for our next Scottish Ensemble tour. Our Love and War in Bohemia programme is coming to Inverness (21 Feb), Dundee (22 Feb), Glasgow (23 Feb), Edinburgh (24 Feb), and London (26 Feb). We’re looking forward to working again with the stunning mezzo soprano Sophie Harmsen in a programme to include Dvořák’s heartfelt Love… Read more »

Hello 2014

Happy New Year from all at SE! We ended 2013 with packed houses during our December Nordic Nights ‘Concerts by Candlelight’ tour. We enjoyed ***** and **** reviews (to view click here) and some great feedback from our audiences, which was captured in our annual audience survey. 2013 also saw SE perform 46 concerts, 5 residencies,… Read more »

Nordic Nights December 2013 Tour

Concerts by Candlelight Here at the Scottish Ensemble we’re already dusting off the candelabra and thinking about our ‘Concerts by Candlelight’ tour in December 2013.  From 6-11 December, in Aberdeen, Inverness, Dundee, Perth, Glasgow, and Edinburgh we’re performing Nordic Nights in the atmospheric surroundings of churches and cathedrals across the country. The Scandinavian theme runs throughout the December Nordic Nights programme. We begin… Read more »

City Residencies Open SE 13/14 Season

Our 2013/14 season is just about to start and we open with our second set of City Residencies in Inverness (26-29 September) and Dundee (30 September-3 October). These residencies build on the success of year one, developing the new community relationships established during the first set of residencies. Every residency builds to an SE main-stage… Read more »

Scottish Ensemble’s 2013/14 season is here!

Our 2013/14 season takes audiences on a number of exciting musical journeys around Scotland and Europe; each programme is inspired by place and musical identity. The 2013/14 year includes four major tours in Scotland, four city residencies, concerts at London’s Wigmore Hall, lunchtime concerts, and chamber music performances. It also includes late-night gigs and a… Read more »

SE Shetland 2013 Residency

The Scottish Ensemble will take up a mini residency in Shetland from Wednesday 31 July to Saturday 3 August, engaging with the community in a programme of events including a silent movie screening and performance, a day of community events all around the Isles, an afternoon of ballroom dancing and tea, and culminating in a… Read more »

Scottish Ensemble 2013 China & Taiwan Tour

The Scottish Ensemble is building on its developing international reputation for music-making of the highest quality with a tour to China and Taiwan in May 2013.  From 20 – 26 May the Ensemble will travel to the Far East for concerts in prestigious venues in Beijing, Shanghai, Taipei, and Kaohsiung. These engagements follow a highly… Read more »

US Tour begins!

And they’re off… After much anticipation, the Scottish Ensemble musicians, Chief Executive, and Planning and Development Manager all boarded an early morning flight today, Wednesday 3 April, headed for Los Angeles! Final rehearsals for the 11-date tour of the USA with trumpeter Alison Balsom took place on Monday 1 and Tuesday 2 April in Glasgow, and the Ensemble were… Read more »

'La Follia' February 2013 Tour

Here at the Scottish Ensemble we’re getting ready for our first tour of 2013: ‘La Follia’. From 14-19 February we’re visiting venues around Scotland and finish the tour on 21 February at the Wigmore Hall, London. It’s a programme of insistent rhythms and catchy musical ‘ear-worms’ sure to stay with you long after the concert!… Read more »