Concert by the City of Carlisle's Orchestra

Saturday 10th December 2016, 7.30pm.

Programme as follows:
Glinka - Russlan and Ludmilla Overture
Tchaikovsky - Piano Concerto No.1 (Soloist Leah Nicholson)
Sibelius - Symphony No.2 

The opening concert of the 2016/17 season for the City of Carlisle Orchestra takes place in St John’s Church on London Road.

The programme opens with the sparkling Rusman and Ludmilla Overture by Mikhail Glinka, while the major work for the evening will be Jean Sibelius’ majestic Symphony Number 2. 

The concert features Leah Nicholson performing Tchaikovsky’s 1st Piano Concerto. Leah, from Lanercost, is in her fifth year at Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester and, at just fifteen years of age, holds a Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music Diploma with Distinction in Piano Solo Performance. She is a winner of numerous competitions including the International Chopin Festival in Mazovia, Poland, and Chetham’s Concerto Competition playing Rachmaninov’s 2nd Piano Concerto. 

The concert will be conducted by Leon Reimer, graduate of the Scottish Conservatoire and a young professional currently enjoying his second season with the orchestra.

Tickets, available from members of the orchestra and from Bookcase in Castle Street, are £8 in advance or £9 on the door (children and full-time students, half price).