Enjoy the classics at the Royal & Derngate

Cellist Natalie Clein PNL-140108-165842001
Cellist Natalie Clein PNL-140108-165842001

Classical performances can be experienced at Royal & Derngate, including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and renowned soloists such as violinist Pinchas Zukerman and cellist Natalie Clein.

This autumn sees the ninth annual Malcolm Arnold Festival, which kicks off the new season on October 18 and 19.

It is a celebration of his life and works, culminating in a gala concert featuring young British clarinettist Julian Bliss.

From romantic classics and film-score favourites to reflective works of remembrance, there should be something to suit all tastes.

Worthing Symphony Orchestra will be conducted by John Gibbons, in a programme which features Bliss performing Arnold’s Clarinet Concerto No 1.

BBC Young Musician of the Year 2014 Martin James Bartlett is the soloist for Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No.2 in C Minor and there will be a world premiere performance of Toby Young’s Fantasy On A Theme By Malcolm Arnold.

The first of the performances from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in the new season is a special concert of remembrance on November 8 entitled Lest We Forget, commemorating the centenary of the start of The Great War.

Under the baton of Nick Davies, the concert features reflective excerpts from some colossal choral works, sung by Northampton Bach Choir, ranging from the serene and peaceful Pie Jesu of Faure’s Requiem and Rutter’s soulful Lux Aeterna to the instantly recognisable power of Verdi’s Dies Irae.

The orchestra will also perform pieces of war and peace, including Adrian Sutton’s epic Orchestral Suite based on Michael Morpurgo’s novel War Horse and Holst’s portrayals of Mars and Venus, bringers of war and peace.

For tickets, visit www.royalandderngate.co.uk or telephone 01604 624811.