22nd September 2003

 

PETERSEN QUARTET TO OPEN CONCERT SERIES

 

A sparkling line-up of internationally acclaimed classical musicians will be performing in Lincoln throughout the year as part of the University of Lincoln’s International Concert Series 2003/4.

 

The Petersen String Quartet from Germany, one of the world’s leading ensembles, will give the first concert in the series on Sunday 12th October.

 

Fresh from their recent acclaimed performances at the Edinburgh International Festival, the Petersen String Quartet will team up with artistic director Graham Oppenheimer for the first concert, which will be recorded by BBC Radio Lincolnshire for broadcast later in the year.

 

On the programme will be Mozart’s Quartet in F Major K 590, Quartet No 1 by Shostakovich and Bruckner’s String Quintet in F Major.

 

“This year’s concert series will feature an array of international quality artists here in Lincoln – it really is an opportunity not to be missed,” said Mr Oppenheimer.

 

“Bruckner’s string quintet is a rarely heard masterpiece and Mozart K 590 was his last string quartet written in 1790, the year before he died.”

 

Other highlights in the series will be a performance on 30th November by the Haffner Wind Ensemble, who will present a programme ideal for young people, including Berio’s Opus Number Zoo in which musicians act as well as play.

 

On 11th January 2004 Imogen Cooper, one of the world’s most respected pianists, makes a return to Lincoln with Sonia Wieder-Atherton on the cello.

 

All concerts begin at The Lawn at 3.45pm after a pre-concert talk at 3pm.

 

Tickets priced £9 (£8 concessions, £4 students and under-16s) are available from Counterpoint on Grantham Street, Lincoln (telephone 560065). Email eileen@counterpointmusic.co.uk or visit www.counterpointmusic.co.uk

 

A season ticket for all six concerts is available priced £48 and tickets will also be available on the door, subject to availability.

 

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Caption: The Petersen String Quartet

 

For more information contact: Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincoln (tel: 01522 886042)                 email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

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