International Concert Series launches at Leeds Corn Exchange on Friday 10th September at 1pm
University chooses Leeds Corn Exchange for a free concert on 10th September to launch its International Concert Series.
In an exciting break with tradition, Leeds University has chosen Leeds Corn Exchange as the venue for the first recital in its International Concert Series. This series is a familiar part of the cultural calendar, and its inaugural event this year will be a free lunchtime concert on Friday 10th September from 1.05pm – 1.55pm.
“We are delighted to be hosting such a prestigious cultural event at Leeds Corn Exchange,” comments Louise Smith Centre Manager. “Pianist Daniel Gordon will be joined by postgraduate students from the University for an exciting programme of chamber music appropriate to our beautifully restored centre. The concert will be free and need not be booked in advance.”
This year’s concert series boasts a truly international programme with performers from across Europe, and visitors from the USA and the Indian sub-continent. Later in the year, Poet Sir Andrew Motion will join pianist Ian Buckle in a programme of Larkin’s poetry and 20th century piano music, and BBC Radio Three will record four of the regular Friday lunchtime concerts for broadcast.
Works for the piano feature strongly and there are excursions into musical theatre and almost every genre of music. A number of off-campus events are planned to bring the programme into the city and hopefully attract locals onto the campus.
For full details of the concert programme see www.leeds.ac.uk/music/concerts
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