[Press and Public Relations] Music for 2002

                                                                                                                                                               January 2002

No 18

Even the briefest glance at the spring programme for Music at the University of Leicester reveals a rich variety of entertainment, from internationally acclaimed musicians to the infectious enthusiasm of student concerts.

Global Variations (9 March) promises to be an occasion to remember, with an exuberant mix of the University’s Big Band, Wind Band, Umoja Gospel Choir, the Choral and Orchestral Societies and – unlikely as it sounds - the Modern Languages Choir, known and loved for its Christmas and summer concerts under the baton of the inimitable Robert Kenny.

Other highlights of the spring season include the Lindsays (6 & 20 February, 6 March), BBC Young Musician of the Year cellist Guy Johnston (2 February), and a return visit by the pianist Alexander Tselyakov (26 April) whose virtuosity stunned the Leicester audience last year.  

Martyn Hill returns to the University to take the part of the Evangelist in J S Bach’s St John Passion (16 February) and the University Sinfonia includes a premiere of Luke Ottevenger’s The Chant of Camus as well as Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto with pianist Ron Abramski (2 February).

Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts include leader of the Lindsays Peter Cropper, and Leon Bosch, one of the foremost double bass players of our time, as well as musicians with a Leicester connection, The Courtenay String Quartet, and David Bretherton, pianist.

Among the Richard Attenborough Centre Soundbites on Tuesdays and Thursdays at lunchtime, many are given by local musicians and display a variety of musical styles from classical to blues, jazz and folk.

For further details about the University of Leicester’s springtime programme of music, please contact the Department of Music, telephone 0116 252 2781, facsimile 0116 252 2782, or see the website www.le.ac.uk/music/

Note to editors:  For more details about Department of Music Concerts please contact Anthony Pither, 0116 252 2781, email mer@le.ac.uk.   Further information on Richard Attenborough Centre music events is available from Philip Herbert, telephone 0116 223 1526, email pah14@le.ac.uk


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