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Scottish Ensemble: Scottish Creations

  • 28 May 2022
  • 7:00pm
  • Music Hall
Scottish Ensemble


Myths, Legends, Fable and Folkore – storytelling is central to our identity, culture and community.

Scottish Ensemble celebrates the stories of Scotland in Scottish Creations. The evening begins with 45 minutes of Scottish music, the heart of which is a brand-new piece by Celtic harpist Ailie Robertson which explores some of the typical characters found in storytelling – be it hero, lover, villain or even trickster. Interspersed with her music you’ll hear pieces from other icons of Scottish music: James Macmillan, Anna Meredith and more.

In the interval you’ll be able to enjoy a pop-up exhibition featuring a mix of art and craftworks created by local artists from across Scotland. Including paintings, tapestry, textiles, photography, poetry, ceramics and more – all inspired by stories and the area in which they were created.. To round off the evening, rejoin Scottish Ensemble and local musicians as we let our hair down with an hours session of relaxed traditional music, a joyous end to a night of discovery.

Concert programme includes:

Ailie Robertson New Commission
James MacMillan Memento
Sally Beamish Movement from Partita
Anna Meredith Variation on Tullochgorum

Pop-up exhibition presented in collaboration with Creative Lives.



All About People Exhibition

Aberdeen Performing Arts Young Company are proud to be launching the All About People exhibition in Big Sky as part of Scottish Ensemble’s Scottish Creations night on 28 May at the Music Hall.

For the launch night, there will be two showings in Big Sky Studio with an accompanying live performance from the Young Company.

The first performance will be at 6.30pm and lasts for 15 minutes to allow the audience time to get to their seats in the auditorium for Scottish Ensemble start at 7pm.

The second performance will be during the interval.