Scarborough Symphony Orchestra’s first concert of season

Mikhail Nemstov
Mikhail Nemstov

For its first concert of the new season, the Scarborough Symphony Orchestra will be joined by St Petersburg cellist Mikhail Nemtsov to town.

The rising star will play Haydn’s Cello Concerto in C at the concert in Methodist Central Hall in Queen Street on Saturday November 9 at 7.30pm.

Mikhail is 25 and has a string of musical awards to his name. He won the Pièrre Fournier International Cello Award in 2011 .

“Mikhail is forging an impressive international career and we are very lucky that he is coming to perform with us. ” said Shaun Matthew, conductor of the orchestra.

“He is an extraordinarily talented musician and I’m looking forward to working with him.”

The programme also includes Beethoven’s Coriolan Overture and his third symphony, the Eroica.

This symphony is one of the most ground-breaking ever written. A revolutionary work, it broke the traditional classical form, by including dissonant chords, syncopation and sudden changes in dynamics, all of which shocked audiences at the time.

Haydn is reputed to have said, after its first performance, that the symphony would never be the same again.

Tickets are avaialbe from Scarborough Music, the Art Cafe in Whitby and Summit Bookshop in Kirkbymoorside.

There will be a pre-performance talk at 6.45pm