Dates and times
Nevis Ensemble is a brand new Street Orchestra for Scotland, bringing 70 performances to communities across the country during Glasgow 2018.
We will take our energetic 40-piece orchestra, pop up and surprise commuters first thing in the morning, make guerrilla-style appearances in swimming pools, and even perform at the summit of Ben Nevis.
With the theme of Movement, and conducted by Holly Mathieson and Jon Hargreaves, the orchestra will draw musicians from Scotland, London, Amsterdam and Berlin, performing everything from Rachmaninov, to Radiohead, a few Reels thrown in, and a brand new commission from award-winning composer Matthew Grouse.
- Ben Nevis, Fort William, 11:30am - 12:30am
We don’t know for sure, but we are almost certain Nevis must be the first orchestra to give a performance at the top of a mountain. And we thought we’d start big, by taking on the highest peak in the British Isles – Ben Nevis. We aim to give a performance at the summit at about 11.30am, but we can’t be exactly sure when we shall reach the summit.
There will be impromptu performances along the way by small groups, as well as the full 40-piece orchestra (well, 37-piece – we didn’t think we could force the double basses up!) at the summit.
Hutcheson Street, Glasgow, G1 1DW