The 2002/2003 season of the Linton Music Society


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The Rasumovsky Quartet The Rasumovsky Quartet
Frances Mason violin, Marilyn Taylor violin, Christopher Wellington viola, Christina Shillito cello
Saturday 26 October 2002 | 8pm | Linton Village College
Well-loved classical quartets by Haydn (Eb, Op. 64 No. 6) and Beethoven (E minor, Op.59 No. 2) form the backbone of this first concert of the season, which also includes the lovely Quartet in A minor by the Russian composer Anton Arensky and Two Impressions by Josef Holbrooke. The Rasumovsky Quartet (whose name comes from the dedicatee, Count Rasumovsky, of the superb Beethoven Op.59 quartets) delighted our audience in its last appearance in Linton, with brilliant playing well-matched by mature and experienced interpretations.
Capriccio Piano Quartet Capriccio Piano Quartet Coffee Concert
Nicholas Rimmer piano, Florence Cooke violin, Nicholas Collon viola, Sophie Rivlin cello
Saturday 23 November 2002 | 10.30am | St Mary's Church, Linton
The group play quartets by Fauré and William Walton. Coffee is served at 10.30am, the concert beginning at approx 11.00am. There is also a sale of Christmas goodies. Entrance for this event is free, but donations will be very welcome! Proceeds in aid of the piano fund.
Cambridge Voices Cambridge Voices Orchestra of the Age of Reason
Ian de Massini Conductor
Sunday 15 December 2002 | 8pm | Holy Trinity Church, Balsham
Handel's Messiah - A musical favourite to set the mood for Christmas! We are delighted to be welcoming Cambridge Voices to Balsham for a performance of this glorious work. Soloists will be chosen from within the choir, whose reputation extends far beyond our shores. This concert brings to a close one of the choirs busiest years which has included no less than four European tours and the production of a new CD. You are warmly envited to join in singing the Hallelujah Chorus (copies provided).
Charivari Agréable Charivari Agréable
Susanne Heinrich treble & base viols, Lynda Sayce lute & Renaissance flute, Kah-Ming Ng virginals & chamber organ

Sunday 16 February 2003 | 3pm | St Mary's Church, Linton
Ravish'd by magic An intimate and evocative glimpse of Elizabethan and Jacobean musical life on the 400th anniversary of the death of Elizabeth I, with bells and knells, dumps and dances, extrovert masque tunes and haunting ballads. Music by Allison, Byrd (The Bells), Dowland, Hume, Johnson & Robinson, and traditional songs (Greensleeves). Charivari Agréable literally means 'pleasant tumult' and was a term coined in the 18th century to describe a brilliant and vituosic style of musical accompaniment. The group is one of the UK's most outstanding and distinctive ensembles, internationally acclaimed for its entertaining fresh and yet scholarly approach to chamber music.
Mary Remnant Mary Remnant An illustrated lecture recital
Saturday 22 March 2003 | 8pm | United Reformed Church, Linton
Music, Minstrels and Instruments in the age of Thomas à Becket. Dr Mary Remnant is hugely knowledgeable about the music world of the Middle Ages which she brings vividly to life in this fascinating presentation. Her lifelomg interest in early music was originally sparked by studying minstrels in church carvings and this led to having reconstructed instruments made for performance. She will be describing and playing a range of early instruments including the harp, psaltery, rebec, fiddle, organistrum, pipe, shawm, horn, chimebells and percussion. Audiences always love the sheer brilliance of her presentations as well as the chance for their own participation!
Emma Ramsdale and Catherine Harper Emma Ramsdale harp
Catherine Harpersoprano
Saturday 12 April 2003 | 8pm | St Mary's Church, Linton
Hear the ravishing sound of soprano with harp in an evening of Irish and Scottish folk songs, love songs by Puccini and Dvorak, and virtuoso harp pieces. These two young and acclaimed musicians delight their audiences with their informal and polished performance style. Emma and Catherine frequently appear together at home and abroad, while also pursuing their careers independently. Emma was featured in the BBC Music Magazine as a Fast Track Rising Star and gave a solo recital in Classic FM's Friday Night Live series as well as a recent enthusiastically-received debut at the Wigmore Hall. Catherine's repertoire includes much-loved operatic roles as well as ensemble and solo work, and she has played for BBC Radio Ulster and appeared on BBC2, Sky and Ulster Television.
The Cann Twins Antoinette & Claire Cann piano
Saturday 24 May 2003 | 8pm | Linton Village College
The identical Cann twins bring our season to an electrifying close. Known for their scintillating style and the infectious joy of their interpretations, they are in demand around the world. Their programme includes Borodin's Polotsvian Dances, and piano duos by Debussy (Petite Suite) and Liszt (Hungarian Rhapsody No 2). These works were featured on their CD which won top awards including both Gramaphone and Classic FM's Critic's Choice awards, and the Penguin Guide's coveted Rosette Award.
English SinfoniaFolk Fandango Folk Fandango
English Sinfonia Wind Ensemble

Nicholas Pendlebury Conductor With pupils from Linton Village College
Friday 20 June 2003 | 7.30pm | St Mary's Church, Linton
This is the last of the Sounds of Summer 2003 series of seven concerts, featuring members of the English Sinfonia at venues in South Cambridgeshire. It will include performances of different countries' folk songs and dance as well as classics from the wind serenade repertoire. Mozart Serenade No. 11 in E flat K375, Gounod Petite Symphonie for Wind Instruments. Folk Fandango performed by musicians and dancers from Linton Village College. Arnold Three Sea Shanties. DvoràkSerenade in D minor Op.44. Entrance for this event is £10.00 (£5.00 concessions). Tickets in advance from Cambridge Arts Box Office (see Booking details below) or in Linton 01223 894460 cash or cheque only please.

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