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Concert for a Summer’s Night

22 Jun 2023
20:00 - 21:15 (doors open 19:15)

£9-£19 (includes welcome drink)

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Scottish Ensemble brings an informal evening of string music to the Grand Gallery, celebrating the long evenings of a Scottish summer.

The Scottish Ensemble’s Concert for a Summer’s Night series is back at the National Museum of Scotland after sell-out performances at venues around Scotland in 2022.

Join us for a musical journey that takes in the well-loved (Debussy’s serene Clair de Lune) and the less expected (including music from jazz legend Chick Corea), introductions from the stage and a chance to chat to musicians afterwards. A perfect way to celebrate summer.

Enjoy a welcome drink in the Collecting Stories gallery from 19:15 – 19:45 before settling in for an evening of superb music in the spectacular Grand Gallery.

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Adult: £19

Concessions: £9 (Disabled, Student, Under 30, Unemployed)

Under 16s: Free (when accompanied by a paying adult)

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Concert includes

Jorg Widmann, 180 beats per Minute

Claude Debussy, Clair de Lune (arr. Mason)

Maurice Ravel, first movement from Petite Symphonie

Benjamin Britten, Vivace from String Quartet No. 2 (arr. Matthews)

Tōru Takemitsu, Music of Training and Rest

Britta Byström, A Walk to Gade

Chick Corea, Children’s Song No.7

Getting here

Event entry will be through the rear entrance of the National Museum of Scotland on Lothian Street.


  • Entry is via Lothian Street which has ramped access.
  • Seating for the event is on hard-backed chairs. Wheelchair spaces are available.
  • Wheelchairs are available for loan at no charge. Please ask about availability with our Visitor Experience staff on arrival. 
  • Small mobility scooters are permitted inside the museum.
  • Accessible toilets are available and there is a Changing Places (U) toilet – for access to this on the night please ask a member of staff. 
  • Guide dogs, hearing dogs and other recognised assistance dogs are welcome in the museum.

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