INTERNATIONAL SOLOIST TO PLAY RACHMANINOV IN UWE CONCERT

Issue date: 24 November 2004


ISSUE DATE: 24/11/04

Julien Cheriyan, the highly acclaimed international piano soloist, will play
Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto in a UWE Symphony Orchestra concert in Bristol Cathedral on Saturday 27 November.

UWE’s Centre for Performing Arts has a policy of attracting top international soloists for public concerts. In the past singers and instrumentalists of the calibre of Julian Lloyd Webber, Cathryn Wyn Jones and Sarah Connelly have joined with the Symphony Orchestra and Singers in some of their major concerts, and this week the renowned Julien Cheriyan returns to play for UWE as soloist in Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto.

Julien has played with UWE players before – the last occasion being a glittering performance of the Second Piano Concerto by Shostakovich. A former keyboard winner of the BBC Young Musician of the Year, Julien is looking forward to performing what is now probably the most popular piano concerto of all time.

The programme also includes Leonard Bernstein’s splendidly original Chichester Psalms – a setting of six psalms by the master of American music theatre. There is more than a hint of his best musicals, particularly West Side Story, to be heard in this hugely exciting work. The UWE Symphony Orchestra will be joined in the performance by the UWE Singers and an immense battery of percussion for the special effects.

The concert is in Bristol Cathedral on Saturday 27 November at 19.30pm. Tickets are available from the Cathedral Box Office (tel: 0117 946 8183) or on the door, and are £10.00, £8.00 and £5.00 (concessions available). There will also be special offers of ‘pay-what-you-can’ to 16-24 year olds and ‘quid-a-kid’ (£1.00 for a child accompanied by a paying adult) for tickets purchased on the door.

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