Scarborough Symphony Orchestra

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Queen Street Methodist Church Hall, Saturday July 14 at 7.15pm

Scarborough’s Symphony Orchestra ends its season with an evening of music showcasing Gallic flair and the talents of a Yorkshire cellist.

“This really is a programme to delight concert-goers and is a fitting end to an outstanding season of music,” said the orchestra’s musical director, Shaun Matthew.

Works by three French-born composers make up the programme and Christina Waldock, one of the country’s most original and thought-provoking cellists, performs Honegger’s 1929 Cello Concerto, a work full of light humour and jazz references.

“When Shaun asked if I knew this concerto I istened to it and fell in love with it and knew I had to play it,” said Christina.

Christina has played in Russia, North America, and across western Europe. She is a Yorkshire Musician in Residence for the Arts Council and teaches cello at Hull University. Christina also enjoys giving workshops, improvising and engaging in multi-disciplinary arts projects.

The night’s programme opens with Debussy’s Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune.

It is popular both with audiences and flautists, with its alluring flute solos and evocative orchestration.

Another orchestral favourite, César Franck’s Symphony in D minor, concludes the evening and season. Premièred in 1889, the symphony gained huge acclaim from the outset Full of wonderful melodies and motifs that return throughout the symphony, this work will lift spirits on a warm summer’s evening.

The concert is on SaturdayJuly 14 at the Queen Street Methodist Hall in Scarborough at 7.15pm.

Tickets from Revolutions Music in Huntriss Row, Scarborough, or The Art Cafe in Whitby.

Tickets: also on door