“Exciting” set of concerts lined up for Banchory arts venue

Woodend Barn: Applauded for its good work
Woodend Barn: Applauded for its good work

Deeside arts venue Woodend Barn will be showcasing acts from New York to Turriff as part of a new series of concerts.

After the success of last year’s classical series, the Banchory centre will be showing an ecletic range of acts for 2014.

The season begins on Wednesday February 5 with with the critically acclaimed film A Late Quartet starring Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Christopher Walken and Catherine Keener and goes on to feature 9 separate events during the season, before finishing on Thursday, March 27 with the Chamber Philharmonic Europe, an orchestra featuring some of the most talented young musicians from across 18 different European nations.

Other highlights include one of Scotland’s best Opera companies – Opera Bohemia – bringing their production of Eugene Onegin to Banchory, the renowned Britten Oboe Quartet performinga repertoire which will include music written by Aberdeenshire composer Helen Grime and a new series showcasing experimental and new music curated by Ross Whyte.

The Witching Hour opens with Turriff producer and singer Fiona Soe Paing performing an audio-visual set of work from her new album “Alien Lullabies”.

Woodend Barn’s Director, Nicola Henderson, is confident this years Classical Season will be a success:“We’re really excited about the events we’ve included in this years season as it covers the full range of classical music, such as string quartet’s, electronic music, live opera and world class screenings from New York. It brings some truly breathtaking performances to Deeside audiences and we’re incredibly proud of the support we had last year from all those who attended”

Woodend Barn is a professional multi-arts centre, Creative Scotland recently said that Woodend Barn “takes the lead in the performing arts in the northeast”.

Customers can purchase three Show Season Tickets from the Box Office, call 01330 825431 for moreinformation

Full listings and tickets for events are available on Woodend Barn’s website www.woodendbarn.co.uk