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Wednesday, 22 October 2014

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Music weekend to be held near Cockermouth

A weekend of live music will begin today at Higham Hall, near Cockermouth.

The event will start with a journey through jazz by Stan Foster, including the music of George Gershwin, Cole Porter and Duke Ellington.

Tomorrow there will be renaissance songs including a recital of English lute songs followed by Charlotte Strachan playing boogie woogie piano.

There will be an evening concert from the Fitzwilliam Quartet.

The weekend will finish on Sunday with a lecture on the history of the Theremin, an instrument that revolutionised electronic music, by Lydia Kavina, the grand niece of its inventor Leon Theremin. It will be followed by a concert performed on the Theremin.

For tickets, call 017687 76276.

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