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Four leading musicians, Catriona McKay, Donald Grant, Peter Cropper and Alistair Anderson, explore the common roots of classical and folk music in a programme which Includes music by Bach and Bartόk as well as their own compositions

Alistair Anderson English Concertina/Northumbrian Pipes, Peter Cropper violin, Donald Grant violin, Catriona McKay clarsach

An exciting evening exploring the common roots and developing branches of the classical and folk traditions.

The programme ranges from Bach, Bartόk and Ysaye to new and traditional music from the Highlands and Islands. A rare opportunity to hear musicians who are leaders in their respective fields perform together and share their love and knowledge of two musical forms with common roots.

“I am tremendously excited by this project - combining musicians of such deep knowledge and integrity, each with truly individual musical personalities, should produce a unique chemistry every single night!” Alistair Anderson

Pre-concert talk

Alistair Anderson and Peter Cropper explore the beginnings of classical and folk music looking at how the different genres are linked. FREE, 6pm, Becket Room, Portsmouth Cathedral (entrance at rear of the building)

Information and tickets

Date: 27 February 2009, 7.30pm
Venue: Portsmouth Cathedral, High Street, Old Portsmouth, PO1 2HH
Time: 7.30pm
Tickets: £13.50, £11 concessions. Book all seven concerts and save 20%.
Seating is unreserved

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