Friday 29th July at 7.45pm
The Players Theatre, Nelson Street, Thame, OX9 2DP
Take a musical journey on the theremin, played by Lydia Kavina, one of the world’s leading performers on the electronic instrument played in the title music of the long-running ITV detective series Midsomer Murders.
As well as the Midsomer Murders theme tune, the evening’s concert will also include classics by composers such as Bach, Dvorak and Gershwin, as well as film music and contemporary compositions.
Lydia will be accompanied by the virtuoso pianist Maki Sekiya.
Lydia Kavina began to study the theremin at nine years of age. Her abundant musical career has comprised over 1000 concerts, theatre, radio and television performances worldwide. As both composer and performer, Lydia has significantly enlarged the theremin repertoire.
Maki Sekiya made her first public appearance at age ten. Before reaching her teens, Maki was already making public appearances as a soloist and in concerts. She won an international piano competition in Italy and graduated from the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory with distinction. She is currently Musician in Residence at Green Templeton College, Oxford.
The concert will also include a talk on The Magic of Midsomer by its author Tony Long. He will take you on a journey through Thame and nearby villages used as filming locations in Midsomer Murders. He will cover the origins of the show and how it has developed over the last 25 years, highlighting locations where filming has taken place in and around Thame. Listen out for some amusing anecdotes.
The evening is presented by Thame Museum in association with Thame Players
Tickets £10 from Thame Town Hall, tel: 01844 212833 or online from thameplayers.co.uk
This show will also be live-streamed to watch at your own convenience.