Paisley school pupils will have the chance to enjoy music from ‘The Journeys Tour’ performed by contemporary music ensemble, Red Note, later this month.
The Journeys Tour programme features an eclectic and exciting performance of extremely varied music, ranging from beautifully melodic and rich folk-based works to wild, fast and powerful extracts from some of the 20th century’s greatest string quartets. Love songs and keening elegies juxtaposed with crazy thumping rhythmic dances from around the globe.
On 24 August, Red Note will be in Paisley to do a pop-up performance at Castlehead High School followed by a 10 minutes composer challenge where pupils write a 10 minute composition that will be played by the Red Note musicians.
These pop-up performances and workshops are part of Red Note Ensemble’s community outreach work and look at the idea of ‘journeys’ and how people and music move around the world and find common ideals to share.
Louise Martin, Director of Access and Engagement, said: “Our Red Note Ensemble community outreach programme is inextricably linked to our performance programme. We’re all about bringing fantastic music and world-class playing to underserved audiences, so we’re thrilled that our musicians will be able to work with people and bring the exceptional Journeys programme into the heart of some of Scotland’s smaller communities.”
Red Note Ensemble is Scotland’s contemporary music ensemble, dedicated to developing and performing contemporary music to the highest standards, and taking new music out to audiences around and beyond Scotland. They are Associate Contemporary Ensemble at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow, an Associate Company of the Traverse Theatre Edinburgh and Associate Ensemble of the soundfestival Aberdeen.
The Journeys Tour, from 23rd – 29th August, includes a series of community and school workshops and pop-up performances in Edinburgh, Paisley and Easterhouse in Glasgow.
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