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Dance Music

with guest director and violinist Malin Broman and double bassist Rick Stotijn

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Standard – £15.00
Under 26s – £10.00
Students – £7.00
Jobseekers – £5.00
Under 16s / Carers – £0.00

Book online
Call 0131 668 2019
Visit The Queen’s Hall box office at 85-89 Clerk Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9JG

From waltzes to tangos, marches to tarantellas: join us for a joyful celebration of music written to make us move.

Dance Music is a joyful sashay through a host of pieces written with our feet in mind; an assortment of deliciously rhythmic music from across centuries, continents and traditions.

Piazzolla’s undeniably infectious take on Vivaldi’s Four Seasons pulsates with the colour of Latin America. In this special arrangement, award-winning violinist Malin Broman (Swedish Musica Vitae / Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra) is joined by one of Europe’s leading double bassists, Rick Stotijn, for a performance of fiery solos and crackling rhythmic brio.

Our accompanying selection of waltzes, tangos and more includes the breathless tarantella of Schubert’s Death and the Maiden and lively dances from Purcell’s Fairy Queen suite as well as Britten and Schulhoff’s contemporary spin on these historic styles…

Featuring works including

Sándor Veress
Four Transylvanian Dances

Astor Piazzolla
The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires
[arr. van Prooijen for solo bass and solo violin]

Plus extracts from

Benjamin Britten
Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge

Franz Schubert
Death and The Maiden

Henry Purcell
The Fairy-Queen

Erwin Schulhoff
Five Pieces for String Quartet

Venue Information

The concert will take place at The Queen’s Hall, 85-89 Clerk Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9JG. It will start at 7.30pm and finish at approximately 9.30pm with a 20 minute interval. There is a bar inside the venue which will be open an hour before the concert where you can find drinks and snacks, and there are many restaurants nearby if you’re looking for something more substantial.

There is limited on-street parking on single yellow lines available in the evenings; please check road signs for details. The nearest car park is at 62 St Leonards Street, Edinburgh EH8 9SW. Parking 5pm-midnight costs £5. If you’re travelling by bus the best routes are 2, 3, 5, 8, 29, 30, 33, 49 with the closest stops on Clerk Street at St Patrick Square / Lutton Place.


The Queen’s Hall is accessible for wheelchair users. Please contact the box office on 0131 668 2019 if you require a wheelchair space and they will be more than happy to make arrangements. Full details about the venue’s facilities can be found on their website here.

What to Expect

If this is your first time attending a Scottish Ensemble performance and you’re not quite sure what to expect, you may be interested in the What to Expect page on our website.

The Queen’s Hall also have a very good guide on their website in more detail for what to expect on your visit to this venue which can be found here.

The programme for this concert will be available online before the concert and large print and audio versions can be provided on request. If you have any more questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch by emailing office@scottishensemble.co.uk or by giving us a call on 0141 332 4747.

The Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh

Sat 25 May 2019 at 7:30 pm

85-89 Clerk Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9JG