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Sarah Connolly & Commonwealth Strings

International superstar mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly has been announced as the soloist for our upcoming appearance at the Edinburgh International Festival. She will be performing with us in a new work - Relict Furies - by New Zealand composer Gareth Farr. The work marks the centenary of WW1 and pays tribute to the...

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Scottish Ensemble annouce 2014/15 season

Today Scottish Ensemble announces its 2014/15 season, one that celebrates Jonathan Morton’s tenth as Artistic Director of one of Europe’s leading string orchestras. The season includes numerous festival appearances during summer 2014 including Edinburgh International Festival; concerts...

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Commonwealth Strings

To mark the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, the Scottish Ensemble, Royal Overseas League Arts and Edinburgh International Festival are collaborating on a strings project which will highlight the rich wealth of young classical talent from Commonwealth countries.  This project will feature prominently at EIF in...

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Seavaigers at Spitalfields Festival and RWCMD

We’re delighted to announce that our genre-defying collaboration with fiddler Chris Stout and harpist Catriona McKay will appear at the 2014 Spitalfields Festival and at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.At the heart of the collaboration is Seavaigers by Sally Beamish. This double concerto for fiddle...

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Love and War in Bohemia and special appearances

The van is packed and we’re ready for our next Scottish Ensemble tour. Our Love and War in Bohemia programme is coming to Inverness (21 Feb), Dundee (22 Feb), Glasgow (23 Feb), Edinburgh (24 Feb), and London (26 Feb). We’re looking forward to working again with the stunning mezzo soprano Sophie Harmsen in...

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Hello 2014

Happy New Year from all at SE! We ended 2013 with packed houses during our December Nordic Nights ‘Concerts by Candlelight’ tour. We enjoyed ***** and **** reviews (to view click here) and some great feedback from our audiences, which was captured in our annual audience survey. 2013 also saw SE perform...

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Nordic Nights December 2013 Tour

Here at the Scottish Ensemble we’re already dusting off the candelabra and thinking about our ‘Concerts by Candlelight’ tour in December 2013.  From 6-11 December, in Aberdeen, Inverness, Dundee, Perth, Glasgow, and Edinburgh we’re performing Nordic Nights in the atmospheric surroundings...

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Fundraising & Projects Officer

Fundraising and Projects Officer (Full-Time) The Scottish Ensemble is looking to recruit a motivated and enthusiastic individual to join its team as Fundraising and Projects Officer.  The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 2 years’ experience of working for an arts organisation in an office...

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City Residencies Open SE 13/14 Season

Our 2013/14 season is just about to start and we open with our second set of City Residencies in Inverness (26-29 September) and Dundee (30 September-3 October). These residencies build on the success of year one, developing the new community relationships established during the first set of residencies. Every...

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Scottish Ensemble’s 2013/14 season is here!

Our 2013/14 season takes audiences on a number of exciting musical journeys around Scotland and Europe; each programme is inspired by place and musical identity. The 2013/14 year includes four major tours in Scotland, four city residencies, concerts at London’s Wigmore Hall, lunchtime concerts, and chamber music...

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