The members of the Bermuda Menuhin Foundation, who will perform at the Bermuda Festival tonight, promise that when they perform, along with pianist Mandy Wong, nobody will be bored.

The four performers are: Melanie OâBrien (violin), Alison Johnstone (cello), Caroline Gledhill (violin) and Ros Hanson (viola). They have been working together for the Festival since September, and say that they ãjumped at the chanceä to perform in the Festival.

OâBrien said: ãWeâve got different programmes on the two evenings. On the Friday weâre doing the Borodin String Quartet, and on the Saturday night weâre doing the Mozart D Minor Quartet. We were asked to supply a programme to complement Mandyâs work and also do one work with Mandy.

ãThis programme is very accessible öö you donât have to be a huge classical music fan to enjoy our performances this weekend. Weâve got a good selection within each programme and itâs quite quick moving. There are lots of different moods within the music and some good strong tunes. With the Borodin weâve got a very famous tune in the Nocturne öö thatâs a well loved classic öö and most people would recognise that.ä

They say that many of their students plan to attend the performance and through performing they hope to emphasise many of the lessons that they have taught their students.

Hanson added: ãThere will be a lot of interaction between the players and all four parts are quite evenly matched. Youâll see the melody being passed around [between us]. Weâre all quite good friends and we work together very closely as a team so youâll see quite a bit of interaction and hopefully see smiles on faces and that sort of thing. We intend to enjoy ourselves when we go out there.ä

Mandy Wong will accompany the group on piano. Wong began studying piano at the age of four and is currently enrolled in the Graduate Diploma programme at the New England Conservatory, a performance intensive programme.

Bermuda Festival Chairman Geoffrey Moore said of the performance: ãWe take great pleasure in featuring members of the Menuhin Foundation in concert this weekend at the Bermuda Festival. The Foundationâs abundant talent will be showcased along with the skills of remarkable young Bermudian pianist, Mandy Wong. No doubt, Lord Menuhin will be listening in the wings.

ãTicket sales have been going well for the performance of the Bermuda Menuhin Foundation, with Mandy Wong. Some tickets remain for both performances, however we have almost sold out for the Saturday eveningâs performance.ä

Tickets are available at the Festival Box Office from 10-2pm on Friday or by calling 296-5774.Theatre goers can also attempt to get last minute ticket returns at 7:30 on the night of the show.

The Bermuda Menuhin Foundation with Mandy takes place January 23 and 24 at 8pm at the City Hall Theatre.