The 2007/2008 season of the Linton Music Society

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Voskreseniye
Saturday 13 October 7.30pm
St Mary's Church
VOSKRESENIYE
Juriy Maruk conductor

The Russian ensemble 'Voskreseniye', which means 'Resurrection', are based in St Petersburg and perform regularly in Italy, Switzerland, Germany, France and Great Britain, This choir of nine professional singers capture their audiences with the austere beauty of Orthodox sacred music and the freshness and fun of Russian folk songs.


Prime Brass
Saturday 8 December 7.30pm
Linton Village College
PRIME BRASS

Following the success of their last visit to Linton (and the capacity audience they attracted, book early to avoid disappointment), Prime Brass provide another varied programme including some seasonal fare played in their own inimitable style. As well as some of the lighter repertoire for which they are renowned, at the heart of their programme is the Sinfonietta by Howard Blake, best known for his music for 'The Snowman' and here revealed as a composer of real grandeur.

The exceptional brass ensemble Prime Brass - Classic FM


Bobby Chen
Saturday 23 February 7.30pm
Linton Village College
BOBBY CHEN piano

Winner of the Overseas Prize at the Royal Overseas League Competition and fresh from giving the world premiere of a new piano concerto, Bobby Chen has recently made his US debut and appeared in festivals in Sweden and Malaysia. His delightfully varied and virtuosic programme features Bach's Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue and Visions Fugitives by Prokofiev as well as music by Debussy, Schubert, and finishing the concert with Chopin's Ballade No.1 in G minor.

Dewi Ellis Jones and Claire Jones
Saturday 29 March 7.30pm
Linton Village College
DEWI ELLIS JONES percussion
CLAIRE JONES harp


Combining two of Wales's brightest young talents, this performance promises to be an unforgettable experience. The new Royal Harpist, Claire Jones performs with a percussionist of outstanding ability, Dewi Ellis, who produces an amazing array of sounds, ranging from the emotional to the electrifying. The evening will include performances of The Santa Fe Suite by William Mathias, Sonata in C Major 2nd movement by CPE Bach and Banjo & Fiddle by William Krool.

Piano 4 Hands
Saturday 17 May 7.30pm
Linton Village College
PIANO 4 HANDS
Joseph Tong & Waka Hasegawa piano

Piano 4 Hands has rapidly established a reputation as one of the leading, international prizewinning piano duos of its generation. This entertaining programme includes Mozart's Sonata in C major KV521, Schubert's Fantasie in F minor D940 and Debussy's La Mer.

These two artists' playing is lucid while their dynamics have much vigour...they are an excellent pair of musicians

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Navarra Quartet
Saturday 14 June 7.30pm
St Mary's Church
NAVARRA QUARTET

Xander van Vliet violin
Marije Ploernacher violin
Sir-none van der Giessen viola
Nathaniel Boyd cello


Haydn String Quartet in E Op.17 No.1

Schumann String Quartet in A minor, Op.41 No.1

Schubert String Quartet No.13 in A minor, D804 'Rosamunde'

The Navarra Quartet is fast emerging as one of the outstanding quartets of its generation, winning 2nd Prize in the 2007 Melbourne and 1st Prize in the 2005 Florence International Chamber Music Competitions. In this final concert of the season they present favourites of the quartet repertoire which will surely make a rousing finish!


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