Spa Orchestra season starts Thursday June 6

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Thursday night is the night the Scarborough Spa Orchestra begins its 2013 summer season, a hundred and one years since it was founded in 1912.

For the opening evening of the season – Thursday June 6 –, musical director Paul Laidlaw has chosen a programme which is an ideal taster for people who have not heard the Spa Orchestra before.

He has included many of the different types of music so newcomers get an idea of the range of music regularly featured in the ensembles concerts.

After an overture which finishes with a rousing version of the Can-Can, there will be well known tunes from the great American songbook such as My Funny Valentine, a selection of songs from Oklahoma, some classics of light music including the Thunder and Lightning Polka, all rounded off with Ravel’s Bolero.

The beauty of the Spa Orchestra’s concerts is that certainly over a period of five weeks you are not likely to hear the same piece of music twice.

Thursday nights will feature gala concerts. Mondays: Melodies For You. Tuesdays: Your Classical Favourites. Wednesdays: Summer Serenade. All concerts at 7.30pm.

Morning concerts are in the Spa Sun Court and they run from Monday to Friday at 11am.

Tenor Jeff Stewart illustrates the Pavarotti Story on June 13.

Tickets are always available on the door or bookable in advance on (Scarborough) 01723 821888.