September 2001

No 130

Throughout this year the Richard Attenborough Centre at the University of Leicester has been Celebrating Cultural Diversity, presenting a variety of lively and successful events with Mexican musician and Artist in Residence, Alonso Mendoza.

Displaying classical expertise in a contemporary setting, Alonso Mendoza will be performing his second Concert in 20th century percussion on Saturday 6th October at 7.30pm. The work of artists from around the world will be featured including that of renowned international composers Stockhausen, Miki and Tudon.

Tickets for the concert are available from either the Richard Attenborough Centre (0116 252 2455) or Phoenix Arts box office (0116 254 4854).

“(Mendoza) combined virtuoso drumming with clangorous tuned percussion, building to a climax in which the single performer became his own ensemble .... A stimulating evening and a strong incentive to book early for Mendoza’s next recital” Nick Jones, Leicester Mercury / Leicester International Music Festival

The concert sees the start of a series of events leading up to the final celebration, Latidos, a promenade of installations illustrating festivals from around the world. Other events include courses in Latin American percussion for beginners and intermediate levels, creative workshops for all ages and abilities, and a further series of concerts. The project particularly welcomes people with disabilities, having excellent access in this purpose built Centre. For further information or to book a place on other Celebrating Cultural Diversity events please contact the Richard Attenborough Centre.

Notes to Editors: Further information on Celebrating Cultural Diversity at the Richard Attenborough Centre is available from Philip Herbert, telephone 0116 223 1526, email pah14@le.ac.uk.

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