Symphony Orchestra to perform classics

ONE of Sweden’s most talented symphony orchestras is set to wow the crowds in Skegness this Sunday (June 17).

The Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra’s 61 musicians will be performing in the Embassy Theatre from 7.30pm.

“Direct from Sweden, we are delighted to welcome the sixty-one musicians of the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra,” said a spokesperson.

“They will be performing a programme of well-known Swedish and English classical work,” they added.

The programme will include everything from Edward Elgar and Benjamin Britten to Ralph Vaughan-Williams, Johan Helmich Roman and Handel.

Andrew Manze, the principal conductor of the HSO since 2006, is the ninth to hold that post since the orchestra’s first artistic director, Olof Lidner.

In the last 25-year period, the HSO has completed a number of international tours, during which they have performed in a long list of European musical centres such as Berlin (1988), Madrid (1993), Salzburg (1999), Cologne (1999), Paris (2001) and Vienna (2011).

The orchestra has also made two tours of the USA, in 1991 and 2008.

For a full programme of music at the Skegness concert visit www.embassytheatre.co.uk.

Tickets cost £19.50 for adults, £18.50 for over 60s and £11 for children. For more information call 0845 674 0505.