Christian Lindberg (trombone) and Roland Pöntinen (piano)

Christian Lindberg (trombone) and Roland Pöntinen (piano)





Wednesday 21 July, 2021

St Mary's Church Petworth GU28 0AD

7.30pm – 9.40pm

Band B £33, £22, £12.10, £8.25 (18 under £5, FREE in adult £8.25 seats)

Regrettably, in light of the ongoing quarantine issues around travel, this event is now CANCELLED. We will be in touch with everyone who has booked tickets.

A festival highlight in the making, we are delighted to welcome the one and only Christian Lindberg. Lindberg’s achievements for the trombone can only be compared with those of Paganini for the violin or Liszt for the piano.

Having premièred over 300 works for the trombone including more than 90 major concertos, recorded over 70 solo CDs, had an international solo competition created in his name and been voted top brass player of the 20th century alongside Miles Davis and Louis Armstrong, Christian Lindberg is nothing less than a living legend. On top of his unrivalled career as a trombonist Lindberg has now also embarked on a highly successful conducting career.

He is joined for his 40th anniversary tour by fellow Swede Roland Pöntinen, a man described as having ‘an insatiable musical appetite and a stupendous technique.’

Download the programme notes here.

Rossini (arr. Lindberg/Pöntinen) - Overture to William Tell

Pöntinen - L’Heure Bleue

Albéniz - Malagueña (solo piano)

Rossini (arr. Lindberg/Pöntinen) - Carmen Suite

Lindberg - Black Hawk Eagle

Rachmaninov - Two Preludes from Op. 32 (solo piano)
No. 5 in G major / No. 12 in G sharp minor

Tchaikovsky (arr. Lindberg/Pöntinen) - Nutcracker Suite

Generously sponsored by The Franks Family and Jonathan & Claudia Golden

Christian Lindberg (photo: Mats Bäcker) Roland Pöntinen (photo: Simon Larsson)