The 2008/2009 season of the Linton Music Society

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Madeleine Mitchell
Saturday 11 October 2008 7.30pm
Linton Village College


Madeleine Mitchell has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in over 40 countries. The programme includes beautiful works for violin and piano which the artists recently recorded, by Ravel and Frank Bridge, Faure's Sonata No 1 in A Op13, Prokofiev's Cinq Mélodies, and Schubert's Ave Maria.

A Classic FM CD of the Week 'A particularly successful album... Madeleine Mitchell's playing is most appealing'.

Gramophone Dec '07

Suzuki Tea Concert
Sunday 16 November 2008 3.00pm
Linton Village College


Children aged four to 14, piano pupils of Jenny Macmillan and cello and double bass pupils of her daughter Pippa Macmillan, will give a concert of music ranging from folk songs through baroque minuets to classical sonatas. Many of these children have performed at major venues such as the Purcell Room in London and Symphony Hall in Birmingham.

Cambridge Taverner Choir
Saturday 13 December 2008 7.30pm
St Mary's Church


Britten's Ceremony of Carols, a joyous collection of expressive medieval carols set to evocative music and accompanied by harp, forms the centrepiece of this concert. In addition, the choir performs some of the best-loved British carols of the twentieth century, including Ord's Adam Lay Ybounden, Howells' A Spotless Rose, and Vaughan-Williams' This is the Truth from Above. The Cambridge Taverner Choir emerged from the Oxford and Cambridge choral tradition and has built a reputation for powerful and expressive performances.

Sasha Grynyuk
Saturday 21 February 2009 7.30pm
Linton Village College


In 2007 Sasha Grynyuk won the Haverhill Sinfonia Soloist Competition and his appearance here is one of the concert prizes he was awarded. Trained at the Academy of Ukraine he made an early concert debut, is now based in London and has played in many venues there including the Wigmore Hall. He plays a varied and virtuoso programme, which includes Chopin's Sonata in B minor and Schumann's Faschingschwank aus Wien.

Aquarelle Guitar Quartet
Saturday 28 March 2009 7.30pm
Linton Village College


One of the most original and active guitar ensembles in the UK, the Aquarelle Guitar Quartet is dedicated to presenting works from around the globe with a particular focus in the music of Latin America.
The programme will include works by Rossini, Albeniz, Gismonti and the Brazilian composer Assad.

...the ability to unite as one in presenting phrases makes this quartet a special phenomenon.

International Guitar

Doric String Quartet
Saturday 25 April 2009 7.30pm
St Mary's Church


Bach - from The Art of Fugue

Beethoven 'Rasumovsky' String Quartet Op 59, No 1

Mendlessohn - String Quartet Op 44 No 3 in Eb Major

A welcome return from a quartet who were First Prize winners of the 2008 Osaka International Chamber Music Competition in Japan and whose reputation and career has gone from strength to strength since they were last here in 2006.

Nicholas Collon. Narcissus Duo
Saturday 23 May 2009 7.30pm
Linton Village College


Nicholas Collon conductor
Narcissus Duo: Jane Mitchell flute Tanya Houghton harp

Schubert - Overture in the Italian Style (C major) D 591

Mozart - Concerto for Flute and Harp K 299

Beethoven - Symphony No 7 in A

The acclaimed Haydn Chamber Orchestra from London return to Linton, for a programme of orchestral favourites. They are joined by the Narcissus Duo for Mozart's stunning concerto for flute and harp, whilst Schubert's lively Italian Overture, and Beethoven's great 7th symphony round off an unmissable concert.

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