16th March 2004




Lincoln music lovers will have the chance to hear a new work performed at an international classical concert sponsored by the University of Lincoln next month.


‘Stealing Steps’ by John Woolrich has been commissioned by Convivium Music of Lincoln and will be performed for the first time by Graham Oppenheimer in Leicester and in Lincoln on Sunday 4th April 2004.


The Lincoln concert takes place at 3.45pm at The Lawn after a pre-concert talk at 3pm.


Convivium Music was set up in 2002 and has already commissioned three new works of classical music.


As an integral part of this latest project students in Lincolnshire participated in two days of composing workshops with John Woolrich.


The project focuses on the viola and will be performed by Graham Oppenheimer, who is also Artistic Director of the University of Lincoln’s International Concert Series.


“Graham welcomes the challenge of new repertoire and Convivium Music is delighted to offer him this opportunity,” said Viv McVeagh of Convivium Music.


A much commissioned and frequently performed composer, John Woolrich is an important figure in British music. His output covers all genres and has been performed by the Britten Sinfonia, the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the Birmingham Contemporary Music group. He is  currently Associate Composer with the Britten Sinfonia.


Tickets for the concert at The Lawn priced £9 (£8 concessions, £4 students and under-16s) are available from Counterpoint on Grantham Street, Lincoln. Telephone 01522 560065 or email eileen@counterpointmusic.co.uk or visit www.counterpointmusic.co.uk.


The last concert in the current series can be heard at The Lawn on Sunday 9th May 2004.


Go to photo of Johnn Woolrich


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