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We’re very happy to be able to reveal the details of Scottish Ensemble’s 2018/19 season.


Linking each and every event from July 2018 to May 2019 is something we care a great deal about: the spirit of collaboration. Whether joining forces with high-profile classical soloists, musicians from other genres, artists from other art forms or the individuals who take part in our community and participatory activities across Scotland, the music we make is made together.

You’ll witness this collaborative spirit at concerts with a range of high profile musicians, internationally-renowned pianist Gabriela Montero, RPS-Award-winning guitarist Sean Shibe, and virtuosic Persian percussionist Keyvan Chemirani (who brings some of his equally-talented relatives and friends).

You’ll experience it at our second production with Swedish contemporary dance company Andersson Dance (which follows the continuing international success of the first, which receives its London premiere in July 2018 after being performed across the globe). Prelude – skydiving from a dream fuses music and movement, musician and dancer, and blurs the boundaries of both, featuring the live performance of works by Bach, Lutoslawski and building towards the exploration of one of Beethoven’s richest, most complex and most controversial works: his Grosse Fugue.

Collaboration is at the heart of other events such as Pause, an event which explores the effects of music on the body, mind and soul through a blend of live music, conversation and debate.

It’s the creative spark behind Anno, the live experience we created alongside composer/producer Anna Meredith and visual artist Eleanor Meredith. We’re hugely excited to not only be performing Anno at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe, but also to be releasing a recording of this utterly fresh new work by Anna, which re-frames Vivaldi’s Four Seasons with new electronic compositions, on the Moshi Moshi record label in August.

Collaboration is also at the heart of the community and creative learning activities woven into the fabric of our programme, in which we aim to bring the joy of playing and listening to music to as many different people as possible, in ways that are relevant to them.

There’s a lot going on – and a lot to say about it! Throughout the year, we’ll provide features, interviews, videos and more to illuminate the stories, themes and people behind the events – keep an eye on our Magazine page for the latest updates.

It probably goes without saying that we’d recommend booking tickets for all events in the season! If you’re planning to do so, booking a season ticket will not only save you time and money, but comes with some great benefits. Download a form today from the Booking FAQs page, or call the partner box office in your city (there’s a list of contact details on this page, too).

In the meantime, we’ll leave you to browse everything on offer throughout 2018/19. Enjoy.


Scottish Ensemble 2018/19 Season: Trailer from Scottish Ensemble on Vimeo.