Thurso Live Music Association
2001 - 2002 Programme

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Thurso Live Music Association
2001 - 2002 Programme

For its 37th Season Thurso Live Music Association is pleased to offer a programme of eight concerts beginning in September and ending in March. A performance of La Boheme by Scottish Opera-go-Round will give an appealing start to the season. this innovative company provides a platform for the rising young stars of the Opera world.
The Kintamami saxophone quartet promises to captivate the audience with their unique style and virtuosity of playing.
No stranger to Thurso audiences, the clarinetist David Campbell will be joined by the Bridge Quartet to play the romantic quintet by Weber and a work by Gerald Finzi, the centenary of whose birth is celebrated this year.
Heralding the Christmas party will be The Three Tenors, all members of Scottish Opera, who will serenade the gathering with familiar arias, duos and trios.
We are pleased to welcome back the pianist William Howard who has appeared many times in Thurso with the Schubert Ensemble of London. This Time, William will be here as a soloist presenting a particularly attractive programme of pieces both familiar and new.
A small chamber ensemble, the London String Soloists present a programme of workd usually heard with larger forces whereas in this format it is maintained that each player is allowed more freedom for individual artistic expression. Stephen Bingham, of the Bingham String Quartet will lead the ensemble in an attractive and varied programme.
Based in Scotland the early music group, Fires Of Love will perform music from the Baroque period, combing voices with lutes, guitars, recorders and percussion. They promise an enjoyable programme entitled A Fire in the Chamber
Formed in 1995, for the first ever wind chamber music school at Britten Pears School, Quintessence will bring the season to a close. Expect to be moved, thrilled and enchanted by htses five female musicians.

All concerts will be in Thurso High School except for the Christmas concert which will be in Skinandi's Night Club.

2001 - 2002 Programme

Saturday 8 September 7.30pm
This year Scottish Opera-Go-Round will get the TLMA season off to a flying start with a performance by that well-loved opera La Boheme by Puccini.

Tuesday 30 October 8.00pm
Formewd in 1996, this all female group were Tunnell Trust Award Winners in 2000. they have appeared in BBC1 Television and at the Wigmore Hall and eill perform music by Gershwin, Wood, Scott, Dubois and Piazolla

Thursday 15 November - 8.00pm
Having toured extensively abroad and performed at a number of music festivals, where they have been given superb reviews, we welcome the Bridge Quartet to Thurso. with David Campbell they will perform the Weber clarinet quintet as well as quartets by Haydn, finzi and Elgar.

Friday 7 December - 7.30pm

This is our annual Christmasd party which will be held in Skinandi's Night Club. The Three Tenors John Carlo Belloti, Robert William Crows and Declan McCusker all sing with Scottish Opera. Each of them has a wide experience in opera and they will perform a range of arias and trios from well known operas.

Tuesday 8 January - 8.00pm

We welcome the return of William Howard to give a recital. Established as one of Britain's leading pianists, he is also a member of the Schubert Ensemble. He has performed in over 30 countries in the last few years. The programme will include music by Janacek, Mendelssohn, Rachmaninov and Chopin.

Wednesday 6 February

Consisting of some of the finest chamber musicians in Britain the aim of the ensemble, including seven strings and harpsichord is to offer a wide range of string repertoire from Bach to the present day. they will play music by Corelli, Handel , Bartok and Grainger.

Saturday 23 February - 8.00pm

combining soprano and bass voices with percussion and a dozen authentic instrumnetsd the four musicians will recreate delightful but often little known music from across Europe inspired by the Florence Camerata of the year 1600.

Monday 11 March - 8.00pm

The members of Quintessence are all experienced chamber musicians who have worked together for over a decade. Their programme is energetic and enlightening and will include music by Zemlinsky, Reicha and Barber.