Chase Away the Rain with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
The weather in the past few weeks has been beyond rotten – more reminiscent of a blustery winter than the ideal British summer. If being trapped indoors listening to Secret Symphony and reading the latest celebrity biography to hit the shelves is starting to lose its lustre, you’ll be glad to hear an entirely different type of symphony is on its way to Scunthorpe.
Making their first return to Scunthorpe since their acclaimed debut in November of 2011, the world-renowned Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is sure to cause a stir with their return. The Orchestra is to be led by celebrated British conductor Simon Wright in a very special performance for one night only on May 10th at The Baths Hall.
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is often thought of as the UK's national orchestra and is thought of highly the world over. The Orchestra prides itself on bringing together the best musicians in the UK to put on first-class performances from a diverse catalogue of classical and contemporary pieces.
On May 10th Simon Wright will lead the Orchestra through a programme of old and new favourites, from Smetana’s Overture to The Bartered Bride, the moody sounds of Sibelius’ Finlandia and Beethoven’s seminal Symphony No.5. The Orchestra’s rising star Alexandra Dariescu is put under a spotlight for the show’s grand centrepiece, Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A minor.
The show in Scunthorpe is a rare opportunity to see world-class music played without having to take a trek to London – the Orchestra’s show in Scunthorpe last year was a spectacle, making it a smash-hit with locals and this latest staging is set to prove just as popular.
If you’re a fan of classical music, there can be no greater experience than having the dulcet tones of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra wash over you, and if you’re new to live classical music this is the best possible introduction you could hope for. Tickets are priced at £15.00 - £30.00 and are disappearing fast, so grab yours now.