The University of Leicester has revised its concert bookings system to bring it into the 21st century and make it more convenient for those among its audience who like to use the Internet. Now, for the first time, people wishing to book tickets for Department of Music events can do so on line, from the comfort of their own computer screen, through http://www.le.ac.uk/music.
Music lovers who prefer to see a concert brochure and make their bookings by post or in person, can, of course, still do so, and to plan their concert going even more efficiently they will find that the Music at the University of Leicester concert guide now also includes Music at the Richard Attenborough Centre.
The autumn programme includes musicians of international, national and local acclaim. The popular Lindsays are back for their twelfth series of concerts at the University of Leicester, this time with a programme of Haydn, Shostakovich and Schubert. The young Leicester pianist, Ron Abramski, returns to his home town fresh from the Banff International Piano Festival in Canada, with a programme of Beethoven, Brahms and Schumann, while in November lovers of the piano repertoire can look forward to a special weekend treat when Lora Dimitrova will give a recital of two of the grandest Romantic-bravura works, followed the next day by the renowned Peter Donohoe, playing music by Mozart, Ravel, Schumann and Liszt.
Mother Knows Best is the contentious title of Hearsay's evening of songs and duets about mothers and daughters, while Future Perfect is an intriguing combination of story telling and music by Judith Weir, performed by the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group and Brumhalata Intercultural Story Telling Theatre. Choral attractions include a benefit concert of Handel's Messiah in December.
With orchestral and wind band music, as well as jazz from the Chris Conway Band and the Wednesday Music Department Lunchtime Concerts and Tuesday and Thursday Richard Attenbrough Centre Soundbites there is truly something for everybody.
Further details of concerts from the University of Leicester are available from:
Department of Music, telephone 0116 252 2781, facsimile 0116 252 2782 Richard Attenborough Centre, telephone 0116 252 2455, facsimile 0116 252 5165 Website http://www.le.ac.uk/music/
Note to Editors: For more information please contact Anthony Pither, Department of Music, telephone 0116 252 2781 and Philip Herbert, Richard Attenborough Centre, telephone 0116 252 2455.
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