23rd November 2005

 

GRIEG MEETS GERSHWIN IN UNIVERSITY CONCERT

Popular Broadway songs will be performed together with classics of the violin repertoire during a concert at the weekend (Sunday), organised by the university’s Lincoln Academy.

The inimitable pianist Wayne Marshall and violin virtuoso Matthew Trusler are teaming up to offer an unusual programme, pairing violin classics with entertaining transcriptions of songs by some of the most celebrated Broadway composers.

These two outstanding artists take their inspiration from past traditions with arrangements by violinist Jasha Heifitz and Wayne Marshall himself.

Matthew and Wayne will perform Brahms Violin Sonata in G major Op78br and Grieg Violin Sonata No 3 in C minor followed by a selection of Broadway music for solo piano and violin and piano including works by Gershwin, Porter, Joplin and Flaherty.

The Lincoln Academy is the university’s umbrella under which programmes of events and publications are offered to the public.

The academy aims to enhance cultural life not only by reflecting high-quality internally generated research and creative activities, but also by bringing nationally and internationally renowned artists and speakers to Lincoln.

The concert will be held at the Drill Hall on Sunday 27th November 2005. It will get under way with a pre-concert talk at 3.30pm followed by the concert itself at 4.15pm. Tickets are £10, £9 concessions and £5 for students and under 16s.

Please contact the Drill Hall Box office on 01522 873894. Tickets are also available on the door.

For more information contact:

Kate Strawson, Assistant Press Officer

(01522) 886244

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