Enterprise Music Scotland: The National Body for Chamber Music – leading, developing and connecting the chamber music sector in Scotland.
Enterprise Music Scotland provides services to four main stakeholders:
- The general public (audience)
- Chamber Music Promoters
- Chamber Music Performers
- Chamber Music Collaborators
Through working collaboratively with all of our main stakeholders and Creative Scotland, EMS secures funding for distribution to the member promoters, subsidising musicians’ fees and ticket prices to ensure accessibility for the general public across Scotland. All the concerts subsidised by EMS are open to the general public with season tickets and subscriptions available for some. For further details locate a promoter near you and visit their own website.
EMS also works with Chamber Music Performers and Collaborators, providing performance and professional development opportunities. In addition to this work EMS also has an Education & Outreach programme which supports and funds education workshops delivered in Primary, Secondary and ASN schools across Scotland.
Enterprise Music Scotland is both a Company limited by Guarantee and a Scottish Charity. EMS is governed by a Board of Directors who donate their time and expertise to oversee the charitable remit of the organisation.
As we approach Burn’s night, join the internationally acclaimed Scottish National Jazz Orchestra, director Tommy Smith, and special guest, the inimitable Eddi Reader, as together, they richly re-imagine Scotland through uplifting music, beautiful arrangements, and a truly unmistakable Scottish voice.
Eddi Reader has the ability to embed emotion deep within her songs while the SNJO are renowned for their quality of sound: together they are perfect partners to perform Alba: Songs of Scotland. Taking evocative melodies from across Scotland, they weave words, music and colourful arrangements together in a rich musical tapestry.
A performance from the Alastair Savage Trio with Eddie McGuire, Rab Wallace and Ewan Robertson to celebrate Burns’ Day.
Tickets £5, available on the door.
“Torah represents Smith’s most exhilarating and playing to date, couched in a sweeping series of compositions that position him as one of modern jazz’s most intriguing and compelling large ensemble composers.” All About Jazz
“When you hear comments such as the above from some of the greatest guitar players of all time, some of the most respected blues/rock/soul artists in the world today, and some of the leading magazines and radio presenters in Europe, you just know that they have heard something very special. Twenty-eight year old Ben Poole is currently being described as one the most exciting young Rock, Blues & Soul artists to come out of the UK for a long, long time!
Performed by Michael Bonaventure
ADMISSION FREE with retiring collection. Please bring your lunch.
Tea, coffee and biscuits are available at the west end from 1.05pm.
Celebrate poet Edwin Morgan’s centenary as the SNJO perform the colossal work PLANET WAVE: an extraordinary collaboration between Morgan and composer Tommy Smith. Through music, poetry, theatre, and sound effects explore waves of history from the beginning of time, 20 billion years B.C. to the construction of the great pyramid and the age of Copernicus 1543 A.D.
Celebrate Edwin Morgan’s centenary as the SNJO perform the colossal work ‘PLANET WAVE’: an extraordinary collaboration between ex poet-laureate Morgan and composer Tommy Smith. Through music, theatre, sound effects and poetry, explore waves of history from the beginning of time 20 billion years B.C through early creation, the demise of the dinosaurs, arrival of cavemen, and the great flood, to the construction of the great pyramid and the age of Copernicus 1543 A.D.
*** Free pre-concert talk at 6.45 in the Recital Room ***
by Tommy Smith & Edwin Morgan
with the SNJO and featuring actor Niall Grieg Fulton
Celebrate Edwin Morgan’s centenary as the SNJO performs the colossal work ‘PLANET WAVE’: an extraordinary collaboration between ex poet-laureate Morgan and composer Tommy Smith.
Through music, theatre, sound effects and poetry, explore waves of history from the beginning of time 20 billion years B.C through early creation, the demise of the dinosaurs, arrival of cavemen, and the great flood, to the construction of the great pyramid and the age of Copernicus 1543 A.D.
First premiered in 1997 at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival, the work matched Morgan’s revelatory poetry to Smith’s powerful music in an epic depiction marking a stage in the history of the Earth. This journey takes the listener through waves of history and time, re-imagining major events and pivotal moments along the way.
Catch this momentous wave with the SNJO and witness a rare, historic and seismic event in words and music.
“The music carried a powerful emotional charge that mirrored Morgan’s poems to perfection.” The Scotsman
NB: There will be a pre-concert talk at 16:30