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Newsletter - New Year 2017

Dear Music Makers and friends,  There is much to look forward to in 2018, which will be our 30th Anniversary year!  The February concert will mark 30 years since our very first Music Makers concert and we hope to have something a little bit special for the occasion! Be sure to mark the dates in your calendar.  In addition, On 6th April we welcome back Oliver Nelson with his new accompanist, Vasilis Rakitzis, for a special concert of music for violin and piano. Looking ahead to October, musicians from Lancaster Music Makers will be performing at the Ashton Hall in a lunch time concert to raise funds for the restoration of their late 19th century Steinway grand piano.

Music Makers 30th Anniversary Concert - Friday 16th February at 7.45pm 
For this special concert, the music makers have come up with a bumper programme including great works from the standard repertoire as well as some interesting and unusual pieces. There will be a complete performance of Haydn's piano sonata in C major, Hob. 16 No. 50, part of Mozart's piano sonata in F major K332, and other piano works by Moszkowski, J.S. Bach, Eric Coates and Franz Lehar.  Vocal contributions include songs by Edward German, Wolf, Finzi and Tom Lehrer (including the famous Periodic Table!). Please join us for some excellent music, good company and a glass of bubbly (if you're so inclined!) and help us to celebrate 30 years of Lancaster Music Makers.

Annual General Meeting - Friday 9th March, 69 Farmdale Road at 8pm.
If you would like to help shape the future of Lancaster Music Makers, please do come to this important event! New ideas and new faces are very welcome.

Second Music Makers Concert - Friday 23rd March at 7.45pm
The programme for this concert is now taking shape. Piano works include Mendelssohn's Rondo Cappriccioso, Beethoven's Pathetique Sonata, and other pieces by Haydn, Chopin and Mozart. More details to follow.

SPECIAL CONCERT: Oliver Nelson and Vasilis Rakitzis -
Friday 6th April at 7.30pm.
Music Makers is delighted to sponsor a concert performed by the distinguished violinist Oliver Nelson (pictured below) and his new accompanist Vasilis Rakitzis (pictured with Oliver). Oliver is an old friend of Music Makers, having given several performances with our President, Peter Croser (see the `pictures' page). The programme for this new concert includes Brahms' piano sonata No. 3 in D minor, `A lark ascending' by Ralph Vaughan Williams and Petite Suite  by Constantinidis  (music from Vasilis' native Greece). Admission for this concert is £10 on the door (£8 concessions).

As usual, all concerts will be held in the chapel of the University of Cumbria (Lancaster site on Bowerham Road). There is ample free parking, and wheelchair access is available to the rear of the chapel. Refreshments are provided during the concert interval. Admission to the music makers concerts is £6 (£5 concessions) on the door. (Note the higher price for the concert on April 6th.)

If you'd like to be notified of events via our email distribution list, please contact Rosemary - see the contacts page for details.

We all send our best wishes.

                     Happy music-making,
                                                                                                   Yours sincerely,

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