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.
- Kelburn Castle, Fairlie, near Largs, Ayrshire, 10:30am - 11:15am
A lovely morning concert at the iconic Kelburn Castle near Largs. The graffiti-covered home of the Earl of Glasgow has been named as one of the world’s top street art spots following the ‘Graffiti Project’ by Nunca, Nina and Gemeos from Brazil.
FREE although entrance fees to Kelburn Castle and Country Estate may apply
- Saltcoats Town Centre, North Ayrshire, 12:50pm - 1:20pm
A pop-up performance outside the newly revamped Saltcoats Town Hall in this seaside town.
- Auchenharvie Swimming Pool and Leisure Centre, Stevenston, North Ayrshire, 1:40pm - 2:10pm
An orchestral performance in a swimming pool; it doesn’t get any more Nevis than this. At the adjoining ice-rink perhaps a rendition of Bolero will bring out the next Torvill and Dean…
- Stevenston Cross, Stevenston, North Ayrshire, 2:30pm - 3pm
A pop-up performance for the local community at Stevenston Cross.
CentreStage, James Little Street, Kilmarnock, 4pm - 5pm
A performance for the CentreStage community, and the diverse groups the organisation works with, as well the general public.
- The Institute, New Lanark, South Lanarkshire, 7:30pm - 9pm
Hosted by Music in Lanark, in the beautiful surroundings of the UNESO World Heritage-listed New Lanark.
TICKETED Please see Music in Lanark for more information
Kennedy Street, Glasgow, G4 0PR