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Neil Georgeson will return to Mareel on Thursday 9 February for his final concert as part of Shetland Arts 2016/17 Classical Season. Locally-born Neil has wowed Shetland audiences with his skills as a classical pianist in his previous concerts. This final concert promises to build on these with a sensory treat, enhancing the exploration of music and image with the use of projected images in unexpected ways.

Pictures at an Exhibition: Island Life explores on the relationship between music and image, and many of the works chosen by Neil focus on themes of country life, reflecting Neil’s own Shetland upbringing and love for his island roots.

Alongside the popular Romantic masterpiece “Pictures at an Exhibition” by Mussorgsky the colourful programme presents the UK premier of Norwegian composer Oyvind Torvund's phenomenal “Abstraction in Folk Art”, an engaging new piece combining sound and colour, and incorporating images of Norwegian folk art. The evening also features collaborations with Shetland sound artist Martin Clarke, and video artist Alicja Rogalska, as well as visually-inspired pastoral works by Liszt, Couperin, Crumb and Debussy.

Shetland Arts Classical Season continues in March with a programme for piano, cello and clarinet by Hebrides Ensemble, followed by a performance by Mr McFalls Chamber in April and the Dunedin Consort in May.

Tickets for all performances are available now through Shetland Arts Box Office. A package offer of three for the price of two on any of the concerts in the season is also available. Book now at tickets.shetlandarts.org, over the phone on 01595 745500 or in person at Mareel.

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