In October 2012, the Scottish Ensemble launched an innovative new approach to touring with four-day City Residencies in Inverness and Dundee. During each residency we got out of the concert hall and out into the communities in Inverness and Dundee presenting a packed programme of concerts, dances, film screenings, coaching and teaching, and family events.
The residencies were a real success. Through this bespoke programme of events in each city we were able to engage communities in ways relevant to them. Not only were we able to take music-making of the highest quality to new audiences through our programme of events, but we also significantly increased our audiences for the centrepiece of each residency: our main evening concert.
Building on the success achieved in Inverness and Dundee, June 2013 will see our first annual residencies in Aberdeen and Perth.
Our Aberdeen Residency will run from 4 - 7 June and will include an open rehearsal, a pop-up performance at Bon Accord Shopping Centre, coaching sessions, concerts, a late-night event, and a post-concert ceilidh.
Our Perth Residency will run from 9 - 12 June and will include workshops with secondary schools, a pop-up performance at Perth Theatre Restaurant, coaching sessions, a tea dance, and a lunchtime and evening concert.
We've put together these first residencies with the help of our friends, partners and colleagues in each of the cities. If you've got an idea as to how we can best bring the Ensemble experience to your community then email email@example.com, call us on 0141 332 4747 or speak to a member of staff at one of our events.