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15th October 2009, 2:43pm
From classic Bach to improvised jazz a unique musical journey at LPAC
Matthew Barley A classically trained cellist and a contemporary jazz pianist will combine their considerable musical talents to present a rare musical treat at the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre this weekend.

Matthew Barley (cello) and Julian Joseph (jazz piano) will perform at the venue on the University of Lincoln's Brayford Pool campus on Sunday 18 October as the latest high-profile act in the International Concert Series 2009-10.

These outstanding and unusual artists have come along very different musical routes to eventually find themselves in a similar place.

In the first half of the concert, Barley plays solo Bach and Joseph presents a short set of jazz standards. In the second half, through the medium of Joseph's compositions and other jazz works, these two musicians come together, showing their amazing improvisational skills, for a unique musical journey.

Graham Oppenheimer, Artistic Director of the International Concert Series, said: "These two great musicians may have come from very different places, but the beauty of this performance is the way their styles and abilities intertwine, carrying the audience from the classic ambience of Bach through to their stunning jazz improvisations."

The International Concert Series is now an established fixture in Lincoln's cultural calendar and this season is again bringing some of the classical music world's leading lights to the city. Other artists performing later in the series include Jin Ju (piano), Northern Sinfonia and Dame Felicity Lott.

Matthew Barley and Julian Joseph will be in concert at the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre on Sunday 18 October. The performance starts at 4pm.

Tickets cost 15 (12 concessions) and are available from the Engine Shed and LPAC Box Office, open Monday to Friday from 10am - 4pm, Brayford Wharf East, Lincoln. They are also available by phoning 0844 888 4414 or visiting Free car parking is available at the LPAC.

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