Celtic & Classical Folk meet with the return tour of the exciting Scottish Ensemble and the thrilling Celtic Violin & Harp Duo Chris Stout & Catriona McKay In April 2016
Enthusiastic audiences welcomed the Scottish Ensemble on their first U.S. tour in April 2013 with Alison Balsom. Their virtuosic orchestral performances were as big a hit as their concerto collaborations and that’s bound to be the case again when they return with the dynamic Celtic artists Stout & McKay. Just have a look at their ‘White Nights’ video!
Dates and Details
TOUR DATES: March 30 – April 17, 2016
PROGRAMS: To include Stout/McKay’s Sunstone*, Sally Beamish’s Seavaigers*,
and works by Dvorak, Suk, Vivaldi and Biber
OPTIONAL BONUS: Post-concert Celtic bash with Stout and McKay
Scotland’s rich musical traditions, its rugged landscapes and turbulent seascapes are the inspiration for this program. Folk super-duo Chris Stout and Catriona McKay join the Scottish Ensemble’s own virtuosos to take your audience on a spectacular North Sea voyage in Sally Beamish’s double concerto Seavaigers.*North American premieres
Click on the photo below for a video about Scottish Ensemble’s 13/14 season and jump to 3:05 for a preview of Seavaigers.
Jonathan Morton and Scottish Ensemble photo credit Joanne Green
Let us know if you are interested in presenting the phenomenal music making of the Scottish Ensemble with the “gobsmackingly wonderful” (TAPLAS) Chris Stout and Catriona McKay.
“From the baroque to the ultra contemporary, the ease with which they impart the most difficult music – rhythmically or in notation – leaves them in a class of their own when it comes to string music.” Scots Magazine
“…the playing was top-notch.” The Guardian
“If there’s a different way of doing things, the Scottish Ensemble will find it.” The Scotsman
Scottish Ensemble’s acclaimed recordings are available on iTunes and Amazon.com.