SOLIHULL Symphony Orchestra’s first concert of the new year will be at the new venue of St Philip’s Church, Dorridge on the afternoon of Saturday, January 29 at 3.30pm.
The much anticipated event will feature soprano Jane Burnell singing popular arias by Puccini, Mozart, Strauss and Lehar.
The concert also includes works by Borodin, Lehar, Coates and Pierné played by the full orchestra.
Music director Jon Malaxetxebarria said: “Jane is a captivating singer – we can’t wait to perform with her!”
Tickets, priced at £13 (£11 concession, £5 students, children free) are available from the orchestra website (www.solso.uk), from orchestra members or on the door where contactless payments will be available.
Solihull Symphony Orchestra is a lively and enthusiastic group of non-professional musicians who enjoy taking on the challenge of a diverse and varied repertoire.
Members span an age range from under 18 to over 80 and since September 2013, Jon Malaxetxebarria has been music director and principal conductor.
The orchestra began life as an evening class in Solihull, becoming Knowle Sinfonia in 1990 with the late Malcolm Peters as its conductor. Martin Leigh became the orchestra’s first professional music director in 2001.
In January 2005, the orchestra changed its name to the Solihull Symphony Orchestra.