Orchestra returns to church

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AFTER a successful performance in its new home at Queen Street Central Hall in March, Scarborough Symphony Orchestra is looking forward to its May concert.

The orchestra was delighted to receive some very encouraging comments on its performance and the improved acoustics and view provided in the new venue.



On Saturday, it will perform Shostakovich’s delightful ninth symphony. Composed in 1945 as a celebration of the Russian victory over Nazi Germany, it is in turns satirical and brooding.

The other work in the concert is Brahms’ second piano concerto, with the hugely talented pianist Yuki Negishi.

Yuki started playing piano at the age of five and was accepted by the Juilliard College at the age of 10. Since coming to the UK she has won 10 coveted piano prizes.

The orchestra is extremely excited about the concert and working with Yuki. It promises to be a real treat for all music lovers but would be especially rewarding for pianists and aspiring pianists, says promoter Stewart Thorp.

A pre-concert talk by Frank James will take place in the church at 6.45pm.

Tickets cost £8.50 / £7.50 in advance and £9.50 / £8.50 on the day; students don’t pay.