15th September 2004

 

UNIVERSITY TO HOST INTERNATIONAL CONCERT SERIES

 

The University of Lincoln has revealed details of its annual International Concert Series which begins next month.

 

The series of six concerts, which feature an array of internationally celebrated artists, including Mi-Kyung Lee and the Pacifica String Quartet, will be held at Lincoln Drill Hall starting on Sunday 10th October.

 

The concerts kick-off with an opportunity to hear one of Britain’s most highly regarded young pianists, Steven Osborne, who will be performing a collection of musical pieces including Brahms Rhapsody Op 79 no1 in B minor.

 

Steven’s set also includes four pieces from ‘Harmonies poétiques et religieuses’.

 

Each concert will start with a pre-concert talk with the performing artist about their lives and inspirations at 3.30pm, with the concert commencing at 4.15pm.

 

“This is the third year that we have been sponsored by the university. It is an exciting move and both the performers and the audience will benefit from the Drill Hall’s excellent facilities,” said the series artistic director and founder Graham Oppenheimer.

 

“The artists who will be performing form our best series so far, and are easily on par with the standard of performances that you would expect to see in London.”

 

Tickets for the performances are £9, £8 concessions and £4 for students and under 16s. All performances can be viewed with a season ticket priced £48, with a saving of £6 on individual showings. All tickets are obtainable from the Drill Hall box office on 01522 886869, and limited tickets will be available on the door.

 

The international Concert Series is one of the cultural events staged by the Lincoln Academy, the collective name given to the cultural outreach activities of the university.

 

 

For more information contact:

Matt Cross, Assistant Press Officer

(01522) 886625                                mcross@lincoln.ac.uk

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