Music to Fire the Imagination
“Extraordinary . . . Groundbreaking. .
.Mingled passion, enthusiasm and informality . . . Four of the most enjoyable
days of my life . . . Brilliant, wicked man, mad for it! Most thrilling
experience ever.” This is how cellist
Matthew Barley and Between the Notes
has been received by staff and school students across the country over the past
On 30 October 2002 Matthew Barley returns
to the University of Leicester Richard Attenborough Centre, this time with the
group Between the Notes, for an
afternoon workshop and evening concert that promise to be just as lively, as
much fun and as interactive as their last performance here, which thrilled young
and old alike.
Be prepared, not just to sit and listen
but to take part in a vibrant atmosphere of informality and creativity.
the Notes is a group of five internationally acclaimed, classically trained
musicians who fuse pop, jazz, Indian, African, funk, dance and many other worlds
of music with the classics. Matthew
Barley explained: “The music we will
play is based on new Classical Music. It’s
not the stuff that’s really out of tune and alienates an audience, but it’s
of more substance and integrity than ‘crossover’ music.”
Instruments include cello, marimba,
soprano sax, guitar and piano and their repertoire incorporates contemporary
classics, innovative commissions, works by the group, arrangements of pop songs
Matthew Barley and Between
the Notes appear at the Richard Attenborough Centre, University of Leicester
on Wednesday 30 October. They will run an
interactive workshop between 3.00-5.00 pm where participants can take part in
warm-ups, rehearsals and learn some of the Between
the Notes music. The evening concert
will be at 7.30 pm. Tickets will be £10
(£9 retired, £7.50 concessions).
More details are available from the
Richard Attenborough Centre, telephone 0116 252 2455, facsimile 0116 252 5165,
NOTES TO EDITORS: Further information is available from Philip Herbert, Music Tutor, University of Leicester Richard Attenborough Centre, telephone 0116 223 1526, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or from the Between the Notes website: www.betweenthenotes.co.uk
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