In partnership with Dundee & Angus Instrumental Music Services
In response to a request from both Dundee and Angus councils, Scottish Ensemble will be working with up to 80 secondary school pupils from across the Dundee and Angus region. The string musicians, aged between 12 and 18, will be working on an exciting new piece commissioned by SE for this purpose.
Tempest, by modern composer James Redwood, is a brand new piece which has been written specifically so it can be played by players at a variety of levels. From beginner to professional, it is designed to allow lots of different people to come together not only to make music but to create a piece for performance, with everyone having a role they feel comfortable with. There will also be a vocal part based on a musical-themed Shakespearian text from The Tempest to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.
After spending a day together working on this piece, with some sessions led by James Redwood, the day will end in a performance for family and friends. Some lucky musicians will then be invited to perform the piece in full on the Caird Hall stage alongside Scottish Ensemble on Wednesday 7 September, acting as the introduction to the evening’s concert. Watch out for some (voluntary) potential audience participation – James may be inviting some members to join in with the singing!
Part of the Dundee Residency 2016
Scottish Ensemble Residencies aim to bring music, and the joy of making music, to as many people as possible. Taking place from 4 to 7 September 2016, our fifth Residency in Dundee offers four packed days of events, including participatory and community events as well as public concerts.