Raeburn Quartet at Burn House

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ON FRIDAY, September 21 The Burn House at the foot of Glenesk near Edzell will once again be ringing with the sounds of the 18th century when Raeburn Quartet make a welcome return to perform their much anticipated concert of 18th century music.

Hosted by the lively local charity Angus Arts, Raeburn Quartet is made up of some of Scotland’s finest musicians. Sijie Chen (violin), Sarah Bevan-Baker (violin), Brian Schiele (viola) and Christian Elliott (cello) came together to form Raeburn Quartet in 2010, and since then their inspiring performances have delighted audiences.

The evening’s programme includes works by Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven, composed at the time The Burn was built. Raeburn Quartet’s unique sound comes from their passion to explore works using gut strings rather than modern metal ones. Cellist Christian Elliott explains “I find the limits of the gut strings enjoyable to work with, particularly when playing Beethoven, because they demonstrate just how much he desired to push the boundaries of what was possible for string instruments.”

Tickets (£10 with £5 student concession) can be booked by phoning 01674 850842/01356 648669 /01356 670 304 or by emailing angus.arts@btinternet.com.

This year The Burn is also offering a pre-concert two course buffet dinner including a glass of wine or soft drink for £15; reservations to 01356 648281.

Angus Arts have received support from Enterprise Music Scotland for this event. People of all ages welcome.