Enchanting evening of music

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Rising star of classical music Joseph Houston will be joined by Harpenden-born Katherine Birtles and actress Patricia Hodge to celebrate

Pianist Joseph, flautist Katherine and Patricia will be performing an unusual programme at the Luton Library Theatre on October 12.

The first half will focus on the Préludes of Claude Debussy, including four new commissions inspired by La Cathédrale Engloutie and La Fille aux Cheveux de Lin.

In the second half the players will be joined by Patricia for 40 minutes of nocturnal repertoire performed in near total darkness. Music in the second half will be from composers Bartok, Messiaen, Morton Feldman, Edward Roxburgh and Liszt.

Joseph Houston is a British pianist based in London and Berlin and studied at the University of York and the Royal College of Music.

Katherine Birtles completed a masters degree in music performance at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music in September last year.

In the first year of her masters course Katherine won a placement with the coveted mentor scheme with the BBC Concert Orchestra, coached by principal flute Ileana Ruhemann.

Tickets are £15 for adults, £8 for students/unemployed/disabled and free for under 18s in education.

They are available by calling the box office on 01582 878100 or on the door.

The concert starts at 7.30pm.