Quartet rings out at The Burn

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THE Burn House near Edzell will ring with the sounds of the 18th century when The Raeburn Quartet perform their much anticipated concert of 18th century music on Friday, August 26 at 7.30 pm.

Hosted by the lively local charity Angus Arts, The Raeburn Quartet is made up of some of Scotland’s finest musicians. Between them Si jie Chen (violin) and Sarah Bevan-Baker (violin), Brian Schiele (viola) and Christian Elliott (‘cello) have an impressive range of experience from Scottish Chamber Orchestra to Dunedin Consort, Concerto Caledonia and the eclectic Mr McFall’s Chamber.

The evening’s programme includes works by Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven, composed at the time that The Burn was built.

“We are very pleased to have a chance to play in such a fine building of the same period as the music” said Sarah Bevan-Baker.

“We have recently created the quartet especially to enjoy playing period instruments with classical bows and gut strings, so this setting is perfect.”

The Burn was built in 1791 and is a magnificent mansion set in beautiful parkland bordering the River North Esk. Gifted to Goodenough College in 1948 The Burn is a study centre used by universities and teaching organisations from throughout the world. It is also a popular holiday destination.

Angus Arts is well known for the wide range of arts experiences it offers, both indoors and out of doors, through performances, workshops and other events including an annual Easter puppet festival.

“We are delighted to have received support from the Angus Council Community grants scheme for this event,” said Virginia Aspinwall of Angus Arts.

“We are very grateful to David Wood, Bursar, for welcoming Angus Arts and the Raeburn Quartet to The Burn. People of all ages are welcome for what will be a special event.”

Tickets (£8 with £4 concession ) can be booked by phoning 01356 648 669 or 01356 670 304 or by e-mailing angus.arts@btinternet.com. Light refreshments will be available during the evening