13th January 2005

 

CONCERT SERIES TO MAKE NEW YEAR RETURN

 

The university’s Lincoln Academy is to hold the new year’s first instalment of the popular International Concert Series this weekend.

 

Violinist Mi-Kyung Lee and pianist Ronan O’Hara will perform on Sunday 16th January, and are expected to deliver a selection of classical pieces including renowned pieces by composers Mozart, Stravinsky, Debussy and Ravel.

 

The performance is the third in a series of six concerts which feature an array of internationally celebrated artists and which has already seen performances by pianist Ashley Wass and the Pacifica String Quartet.

 

The talented musicians will play a selection of pieces including Mozart’s Sonata for violin and piano in A major K305, Stravinsky’s Divertimento from the ballet ‘Fairy’s Kiss’ and Ravel’s Sonata (1927).

 

“Visitors can expect to hear a dynamic and interesting programme from two outstanding international artists,” said the series’ artistic director and founder Graham Oppenheimer.

 

“The Debussy Preludes are amongst the most evocative piano music ever written and Ravel’s Jazz ‘Blues’ movement is a real tour de force of the violin repertoire.”

 

The concert will be held at Lincoln Drill Hall and will start with a pre-concert talk with the performing artists at 3.30pm, with the concert commencing at 4.15pm.

 

Tickets for the performances are £9, £8 concessions and £4 for students and under 16s. 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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