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Henley Symphony Orchestra

Henley Symphony Orchestra will take centre stage on Saturday, 14th July, at the Henley Festival which Round & About magazine is proud to sponsor this year

Featuring a programme of popular classics from around the world, Henley Symphony Orchestra will play an inaugural concert from 11.30am to 1.30pm, on the “floating stage” as part of Henley Festival.

This is the first of two special classical concerts over the festival weekend; the second being the English National Opera’s concert on Sunday evening.

The HSO, now in its 48th season, continues to attract a wide audience and soloists of the highest calibre. It has given performances in Henley’s twin towns of Leichlingen, Falaise and Bled. Most recently it performed to a full house at the Hexagon, Reading, with the inspirational young cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason playing Elgar’s Cello Concerto.

July’s concert will feature the violinist Min Kym who has performed with many of the world’s leading orchestras and eminent conductors. She will be playing two showpieces with the orchestra; Massenet’s beautiful Meditation from Thais and Sarasate’s scintillating Zapateado.

Under the masterful command of conductor Ian Brown, the orchestra will also perform Dvorak, Gershwin, Marquez, Offenbach and Walton. Tchaikovsky’s iconic 1812 Overture, with its resounding bells and cannon fire – a fitting end to the concert!

Tickets for the concert on 14th are £20 (£10 for under-18s and students). For the full Henley Festival line-up visit www.henley-festival.co.uk