Darlington Orchestra’s concerts are informal and accessible and always present an eclectic selection of classical music. This time the pieces range from Beethoven to Burt Bacharach, and from lively Hungarian folk tunes to a summery Gershwin medley.
Conductor David Plews said: “We’re all looking forward to presenting the laidback sounds of Gershwin contrasting with the profound depth of Beethoven, with many more musical styles in between. And we won’t have done our job if we don’t send the audience home humming some of the tunes!
“At this year’s summer concert, we are also welcoming talented Ukrainian violinist Iryna as leader of the orchestra while our long-term leader Angie takes a year out.”
A printed programme with background details about all the pieces being performed is available free of charge to the audience; plus there is a version written specially for children in the audience aged five to 11 years.
The concert will include two sets by special guest performers – further details to be announced nearer the time. Tickets available from The Dolphin Centre in advance or at the concert (subject to availability) and cash only accepted on the door.