DUE to the production of the Chester Mystery Plays, there will be a new venue for the Chester Philharmonic’s summer concert.
Following last year’s extensive refurbishment to the Town Hall the orchestra are looking forward to performing in the Assembly Rooms for the first time since the 1970s.
The concert on Saturday, June 22, at 7.30pm will feature teenager Hannah King in Cimarosa’s Oboe Concerto.
Hannah, winner of the Chetham’s School of Music/Chester Philharmonic Orchestra Concerto Prize, was born in Bolton and is currently reading music at Trinity College Cambridge.
The concert is also unusual in that there will be two conductors – Richard Howarth, former leader of the Manchester Camerata, and Yibin Seow.
Yibin will conduct the Philharmonic’s wind section in Beethoven’s Eb Wind Octet, Opus 103. The remainder of the concert under the baton of Richard Howarth will be Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis and Beethoven’s Symphony No 4.
Tickets are £15 reserved and £10 unreserved. Visit www.chesterphilorchestra.co.uk and the Chester Visitor Information Centre, Town Hall Square, tel 0845 241 7868.