The Lewes Concert Orchestra welcomes an exceptional young soloist
Richart Van Zyl, 16, winner of the Brighton Springboard Festival and member of the National Children’s Orchestra, will perform the solo violin of the first movement of Lalo’s Spanish Symphony.
Orchestra spokesperson Jill Vaughan explains: “Fascinated by the violin at the age of one, Richart first performed in public at the age of three. A passionate composer, his compositions have been performed at the Royal College of Music.
She added: “The Christmas concert will also feature the Leroy Anderson Christmas Festival, excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite and choral music performed by the Schola of St Pancras Church (Music Director Hilary Selby). Local children will be encouraged to join the orchestra with instruments and play along with well-known Christmas carols.
“The varied program promises to be entertaining, with a humorous performance of Malcolm Arnold’s Grand Festival Opening with an orchestra and, among other things, three vacuum cleaners and four guns. Audiences will also enjoy Barry Gray’s famous Thunderbirds March, the theme song from the popular 1960s TV show. ”The concert will be held at Lewes Town Hall with tickets on sale and available now. The performance is Friday December 17 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost £ 15 adults; £ 5 under 18 / students in advance at https://www.trybooking.co.uk/BJKJ
Having performed in Lewes for over 25 years, the Lewes Concert Orchestra presents concerts of popular classical music to the people of Lewes and actively encourages the participation of young and adult players from the Lewes area, as orchestral musicians or soloists. .