The Glasgow-based Scottish Nevis Ensemble has been forced to close due to financial problems. The Nevis Ensemble has performed nearly 700 concerts over the past five years, always following its motto “music for everyone, everywhere”. The group specialized in pop-up performances and has played in schools, supermarkets, museums, children’s parks, train stations and homeless centers.

A statement posted on the group’s website read: “Sadly, this is where the Nevis Ensemble story ends. Following severe funding challenges, Nevis Ensemble is no longer able to deliver its activities.

The statement said: “In five short years, the ensemble has changed the narrative of what orchestras and classical music in general should be doing, in terms of inclusion, promoting new music, and sustainability. As a small organisation with a big heart, we’re proud to have had an audience of almost 200,000 people across Scotland, as well as more than one million online during lockdown, and changed the perceptions with musicians themselves on what they can do for our communities.”

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