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Immerse enables upper secondary music pupils to experience the excitement of a live orchestra up close in concert. Each Immerse concert programme is designed to inspire pupils’ creativity and enhance understanding of musical concepts used in the featured repertoire. Study materials, designed to help prepare pupils before the concert with insights and classroom activities inspired by the repertoire, are also available.

Immerse concerts are offered free to schools and seats are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Immerse 2023

Featuring The Origin of Colour by SCO’s Associate Composer Jay Capperauld

Immerse 2023 features The Origin of Colour, a new commission from SCO Associate Composer Jay Capperauld and introduces creative music making processes inspired by image, shapes and colour. The concert will be presented and introduced by Jay himself, who will share how he created this exciting new work. Jay will be joined by visual artist and musician Kirsty Matheson who will introduce her artworks inspired by The Origin of Colour and Beethoven Symphony No 6.

A resource pack will accompany the concerts and be available to teachers a month in advance of the concerts.

Concert Locations

19 September | Glasgow Royal Concert Hall New Auditorium
20 September | Perth Concert Hall
21 September | Scottish Borders Galashiels Volunteer Hall

All concerts are from 1pm - 2.15pm

Immerse 2023 is kindly supported by the JTH Charitable Trust, The Gordon Fraser Charitable Trust, and the Sir Iain Stewart Foundation.

The Resource Pack

This resource pack is designed to help you prepare your students before the concert with insights and classroom activities inspired by the repertoire.

Online Recourses

Explore a suite of online resources from previous Immerse and Masterworks concerts