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 Dance: Manchester (7 May), Gateshead (9 May), Glasgow (14 May)
*A Stranger Abroad: Dumfries (31 May)
*Sound Bites: Glasgow (18 June), Edinburgh (19 June), Dundee (20 June), Aberdeen (21 June)
We are extremely sad not to be able to bring this wonderful music to our audiences across the UK, and hope to revisit these projects in the future where possible. In the meantime, we look forward to taking Scottish Ensemble online and will celebrate the end of our anniversary season digitally in the coming weeks, with a look at some of our highlights.
All our bookers should receive full information from the relevant box office in due course – please bear with us as our partner box offices are currently dealing with this sort of issue across all of their events. Full refunds will be offered.
Like many arts organisations, we face extraordinary unknowns when dealing with this ever-changing situation. We would be extremely grateful to any audience member who feels able to transform their ticket purchase into a donation. This will allow us to continue to offset the financial impact of our inevitable loss in box office income which we rely on as part of our financial planning. Some box offices will be able to share further information as to how to facilitate your donation directly following your ticket refund, or you can click here to make a donation to Scottish Ensemble.
We will continue follow government advice regarding future concerts and will post further information relating to The Bridge as soon as it is available.
Our Sound Bites partner, Social Bite, have now repurposed their organisation to fulfil an incredibly important role in providing food and essential supplies to the homeless, families who no longer have access to free school meals and those in food poverty. They are working with the support of the Scottish Government and we would like to wish them all the best in this new initiative.
We thank all our audiences, partners and funders for their understanding, look forward to sharing more music with you as soon as we can, and wish you all the best for your own well-being in this extraordinary situation.