Special evening in store as European orchestra visit Spalding

European Union Chamber Orchestra ANL-160120-130034001
European Union Chamber Orchestra ANL-160120-130034001

An internationally renowned orchestra is coming to Spalding next month and tickets to see them are still available.

The European Union Chamber Orchestra will be performing at the South Holland Centre on Thursday, February 11, from 7.30pm.

Directed by Hans-Peter Hofmann and featuring Tillett Trust Young Artist Platform soloist Soh-Yon Kim, the concert is being presented by Orchestras Live and will include a special appearance by members of Lincolnshire County Youth Orchestra.

The programme also features a romantic suite by Grieg (Holberg Suite), a great Mozart concerto (Violin Concerto No.5), a brand new piece from local composer Jane Wells (Two Wings and a Prayer) and a humorous Haydn symphony (Symphony No.55 ‘The Schoolmaster’).

Coun Gary Taylor, portfolio holder for arts development, said: “This is quite a coup for the South Holland Centre and with an orchestra of 20 musicians from many different European Countries this promises to be a very special evening.”

The European Union Chamber Orchestra gave its first concerts in 1981 and soon gained an international reputation as a musical ambassador for the European Union.

Funding from the European Commission enabled EUCO to make its name familiar worldwide with tours to Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and the Philippines, North, South and Central America, North Africa, India and the Middle East, as well as across Europe.

It regularly performs in major concert halls throughout the UK and recent years have seen live broadcasts on BBC Radio 3, the Bath Festival with Alison Balsom and a tour of Christmas concertos with Nicola Benedetti.

The schedule since 2013 has included tours to Spain, Germany, Luxemburg, Turkey, Malta and most recently to Egypt.

Tickets cost £14 for adults, £7.50 for under-26’s and £12 for concessions.

To book visit www.southhollandcentre.co.uk or call 01775 764777.