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The Rednote Ensemble

ONE OF Scotland’s leading contemporary music ensembles is heading to Shetland next month for a highly varied concert of established classics and new music.

The Red Note Ensemble will take the stage at Mareel on 22 June as part of the Good Company Tour which will also take the group to venues in Harris, Skye, the Scottish west coast and finally Aberdeen.

The string quartet is made up of Jackie Shave (violin), Tom Hankey (violin), Fiona Winning (viola) and Robert Irvine (cello), and they will play music ranging from from Aileen Sweeney to Philip Glass, from John Tavener to Shostakovich.

Irvine said: “It’s a very special treat to come together to perform this superb programme of great works that we love to play.

“There’s something for everyone in the concert from the intense drama of Lutoslawski and Shostakovich to the spiritual serenity of Thomas Adès and Philip Glass.

“There’s also a terrific piece by up-and-coming young Scottish composer Aileen Sweeney called Ceilidh which is loads of fun. We’re looking forward to sharing this music and the company of audiences young and old.”

More information can be found at the ensemble’s website.

Tickets are available online from Shetland Arts or at Mareel.