[Press & Publications] WINTER CONCERTS

January 2000

No 4

A Millennium Music Extravaganza, a Peace Concert and Mozart and Motorway Music are just three concerts in the varied winter season of Music at the University of Leicester.

Other attractions include the final three recitals in the renowned Lindsay Series of Beethoven quartets and Preludes, Airs & Divisions - English Baroque music that includes not just Henry Purcell but his brother Daniel.

At the Richard Attenborough Centre, Nikki Yeoh (piano) and Matthew Barley celebrate 300 years of musical tradition with a New Jazz Suite for Cello and Piano by Yeoh, interspersed with two solo cello suites by Bach (BWV 1007 and 1009) played authentically. The movements from the Jazz Suite run seamlessly into the Baroque suites without pause or applause. The concert brings together eclectic approaches to improvisation and composition from both the Baroque era and the twentieth century.

Handel fans can enjoy a performance by the University Singers and Proteus Chamber Orchestra of Dixit Dominus, while those with an eye to the new century can come right up to date with Composers of the 21st Century, music presented by the Helix Ensemble, featuring winners of the young composers' project along with music written at the turn of past centuries.

The evening concert season begins on Friday 21 January 2000 and runs until Saturday 1 April. Venues include the Fraser Noble Building near the junction of London Road and University Road; the Church of St James the Greater, London Road; and the Richard Attenborough Centre, Lancaster Road.

Music at the University of Leicester also includes free lunchtime concerts every Wednesday during term-time, as well as the informal Richard Attenborough Centre Soundbites on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Details of these and all other concerts are available from:

University of Leicester Department of Music, Leicester LE1 7RH, telephone 0116 252 2781.

Richard Attenborough Centre, University of Leicester, Lancaster Road, PO Box 138, University Road, Leicester, LE1 9HN, telephone 0116 252 2455, facsimile 0116 252 5165, minicom 0116 223 1520, email RACentre@le.ac.uk.

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