10 - 11 September 2022

in Sync

in Sync is a show for young people featuring an explosion of live music from twelve phenomenal string players. For this new production, we join forces with the ever-inventive MishMash Productions, specialists in bringing music, drama and movement together for young audiences.

Together we’ll be inviting audiences to meet the personalities behind the instruments; celebrating how these twelve musicians fuse together as a dynamic ensemble. Through movement, storytelling and diverse classical, world and folk music, in Sync celebrates both individuality and trusting teamwork.

Performance lasts 45 minutes with no interval.

Ideal for young people aged 11-14 and their friends and families.

This performance will also be touring to schools in Aberdeen, Dundee and Glasgow. Find out more by contacting the Scottish Ensemble team.

  • Caroline Shaw
    The Orangery from Plan & Elevation
  • Henry Purcell
    The Fairy Queen, Prelude to Act V
  • Dmitri Shostakovich
    Movement II from Chamber Symphony
  • Jonny Greenwood
    Proven Land
  • Jessie Montgomery

Looking for our upcoming concerts?

You’re currently viewing an archive page for our 2022 in Sync tour. To view our upcoming 2023 tour page, with up to date ticket links, dates and repertoire, click bellow.

  • Sat 10 September 11:30 am
    Glasgow  RSNO, New Auditorium

    Due to to scheduling issues the 11.30am performance will now longer take place - please book for the 2pm performance instead.

  • Sat 10 September 2:00 pm
    Glasgow  RSNO, New Auditorium
  • Sun 11 September 11:30 am
    Inverness  Eden Court

    Performance cancelled due to scheduling difficulties - please book for our 2pm show instead.

  • Sun 11 September 2:00 pm
    Inverness  Eden Court

Booking information

Glasgow: £10 adults, £2 children
Inverness: £11.50 adults, £2.50 children (inc booking fee)

£5 for Under 30’s, students, disability and unemployment benefit recipients
Free tickets for carers when with any paid ticket.

SAVE 15% on your tickets by booking more two or more performances in any city. This discount is available online for performances in Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Inverness, Perth and Glasgow – for Dundee performances please book by phone or in person to get the discount.

Doors open 15 minutes prior to performance.
Tickets can be purchased on the door.


in Sync playlist

Enjoy a playlist featuring some of the music we'll be featuring in our new in Sync show.

Violist Andrew Berridge on 'in Sync'

A mini-blog on the experience of rehearsing 'in Sync' from Scottish Ensemble viola player Andrew Berridge

“It’s 2am and he’s crying again. Rehearsals have coincided with the return to nursery for my two year old and of course he’s already got a cold. 5 minutes later he’s snoring noisily on the monitor and it begins, endlessly running through my brain… can I get from the start to the end of the Shostakovich without forgetting a bit? And then the Meredith? And the Greenwood? And…
We’re developing a project for younger audiences where all the music will be performed from memory, it’s a huge challenge (albeit an enjoyable one!). The main difference has been seeing this show grow from an idea into something quite special while involving the audience in the creative process, giving them an opportunity to say what they would like to see and hear. It’s been tremendously rewarding to hear their ideas and incorporate them into the early stages of ‘in Sync’, but now the hard part starts of actually putting 12 different works into a coherent and relatable programme that flows from one piece to the next and involves a lot of stage direction. The set looks gorgeous and inviting, it’s such a treat to be working with the group again and it feels like we’re on our way – watch this space!”

MishMash Production's Liz Muge on 'in Sync'

The Artistic and Executive Director of our collaborators on 'in Sync' blos about the project

“I always find production week equally nerve-wracking and exhilarating.  It’s planning for all the unexpected events and those things you can’t control that nibble at my nerves.  All that is forgotten though as soon as the music plays.  I sit drawn in and agog; like a small child and wonder at the brilliance of the team, not to mention the musicians, in making all this happen.  I get goose pimples at the beautiful stillness of Debussy and am in awe of the mind-blowing power of Shostakovich; I join the young audience in rocking out to the funk of Johnny Greenwood and giggling at Greta’s cat and Carol’s obsession with turnips (all will become clear!).  These experiences reenforce my belief in the ability of great music and great musicians to connect with audiences and the ability of young people to appreciate quality and authentic experiences with open and welcoming minds.  in Sync was born from our experiences of sharing live music with students at Shawlands Academy and our aspiration that great music should speak to any audience.  Observing our trial audiences yesterday it was clear that those aspirations have been achieved – minds were opened, toes were tapping, heads were nodding, hands were clapping……fingers crossed a new audience for this wonderful music has been identified.”

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