The 2003/2004 season of the Linton Music Society

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Bingham String Quartet

Saturday 4 October 2003 7.30pm
Linton Village College

Bingham String Quartet
& Nigel Clayton (piano)

Stephen Bingham (violin), Anna Bradley (violin), Brenda Stewart (viola), James Halsey (cello)

Brahms Piano Quintet
Haydn String Quartet Op.33 no.2 'Joke'
Shostakovich String Quartet no.8

We welcome the Bingham String Quartet for the first concert in the 2003/4 season. The Bingham has an international reputation for its fresh interpretations and ensemble playing. Its highly successful partnerships with other musicians include Nigel Clayton, one of England's most popular chamber music pianists, who will join the Quartet in a performance of the beautiful Brahms Quintet.
"The standard of performance by these stylish and highly gifted musicians was beyond all praise".

John Lill

Saturday 15 November 2003 7.30pm
Linton Village College

John Lill (piano)

Celebrity Inauguration Concert

Beethoven Sonata in C sharp minor Op. 27/ no.2 'Moonlight' and Sonata in C, Opus 53 'Waldstein'

Mozart Sonata in F, K332
Brahms Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Handel

We are proud to present a special solo recital by one of the great pianists of our time, which marks the acquisition of the Society's new piano. John Lill's concert career spans fifty years with his rare talent emerging at an early age - he gave his first piano recital at the age of nine. Winner of the Moscow International Tchaikovsky Competition which consolidated his career, John Lill's extensive repertoire includes more than seventy concertos, and he is acclaimed in particular as a leading interpreter of Beethoven.
Tickets £12, (Students 21 and under, £6)
One of the major pianists of our time - awesome, fabulous, revelatory, quite overwhelming. Pianist Magazine As near to perfection as we can hope for. The Guardian Unsurpassed playing. An intellectual giant and mastercraftsman. Beyond words. The Glasgow Herald

John Lill
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John Lill at the new piano with members of the Linton Music Society Committee after his concert on 15th November 2003.

Cambridge Youth Orchestra

Saturday 6 December 2003 3pm
Linton Village College

Cambridge Youth Orchestra
Peter Britten conductor

Tea Concert

A fund-raising concert in aid of the Piano Fund.
Stravinsky Movements from La Baisée du Fée
Arturs Makats Tango
Bruckner Symphony No. 4 in E flat

A sale of Christmas goodies will be held during the interval. Tickets £5 (children £1) includes tea and biscuits. Tickets available on the door.

Laura Bursey
Laura Bursey

Saturday 13 December 2003 7.30pm
St Mary's Church, Linton

Angus Gibbon (violin/director), Tim Warburton (violin), David Joyce (viola), Hannah Lloyd (cello),
Laura Bursey (soprano), Cerys Jones (mezzo-soprano)

Handel Excerpts from The Messiah
including I know my Redeemer liveth
Charpentier Noel
Handel's Father of Heaven, from Judas Maccabaeus
Corelli's Christmas Concerto
Bach's Concerto for Two Violins
Pergolesi Stabat Mater

A fabulous programme to celebrate the Christmas season . Xerxes specialise in performing works for Strings and voices, using some of the country's most talented musicians. They are joined by the young British sopranos, Laura Bursey and Cerys Jones.

Jane Bower
Jane Bower

Saturday 7 February 2004 7.30pm
Linton Village College

An evening with Joyce Grenfell
Jane Bower and Andrew Black (piano)

Re-created tonight are Joyce Grenfell's songs and monologues in a celebration of her life and work, including 'Wrong Songs for Wrong Singers, Nativity Play, Free Activity Period and many other favourites.

'If ever I'm indisposed when playing Joyce I'll send for you!' Maureen Lipman

Cambridge Choral

Saturday 20 March 2004 7.30pm
St Mary's Church, Linton

Cambridge Chorale
Michael Kibblewhite (music director)

Winners of the 2002 Riva del Garda International Competition.

Spring Magic
A glorious collage of music from across the world.
RussianVespers - Zulu & Tamil Folksongs -American Spirituals - British Folksongs -Sacred Music from Monteverdi to Elgar.

Trillium Brass Quartet

Saturday 24 April 2004 7.30pm
Holy Trinity Church, Balsham

Trillium Brass Quartet

Trillium Brass Quartet present 'FRONTIER', a concert programme combining works by Purcell, Holst & Butterworth with new compositions written exclusively for this exciting new ensemble. They are true chamber group, with the brilliance of a brass ensemble (2 trumpets, trombone & tuba) and the unique mixture of saxophone & brass.

Breakout! - Making Music's contemporary music project in the Eastern region -is funded by Arts Council East through the Regional Arts Lottery Programme

Min-Jin and Min-Jung

Saturday 22 May 2004 7.30pm
Linton Village College

Min-Jin (violin), Min-Jung (piano)

One of today's most exciting young violinists, who made her debut with the Berlin Symphony Orchestra at the age of 13, performs with her equally talented sister Min Jung. Their sparkling programme includes Beethoven's Sonata no.9 'Kreutzer', the Sonata for Violin and Piano no.3 by Brahms and the virtuoso Zigeunerweisen ('gypsy airs') by Sarasate.

Tea Concert

Sunday 11 July 2004 3.00pm
Linton Village College

Anna Hashimoto (clarinet & piano), Miyako Hashimoto (piano)

Music includes Debussy's Premier Rapsodie,
Brahms' Sonata in F Minor
the piano duet version of Saint-Saens's
'Carnival of the Animals'
Anna, the 14 year-old gifted artist will also play the Weber Concertino which she will be playing at the Barbican next December with the English Chamber Orchestra.
You are invited to pay what you like after the concert (though we hope you will be generous!)
Tea and cake will be provided.
All profits will go to fundraising for Linton Music Society.
For further details ring 01223 894161

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