MAKE a date for Saturday, April 1 when the Redditch Orchestra presents a performance of popular classical music at Studley Village Hall for their Spring Concert.
The event will feature soloist Neil Aston – who has won wide plaudits from no less than Sir Simon Rattle – in Bernhard Crusell’s lyrical and evocative 3rd Clarinet concerto.
Neil studied with Lynne Racz of the Manchester Camerata, graduating with the Director of Music Prize, and with Janet Hilton and Colin Parr at Birmingham Conservatoire.
He has regularly performed with the Beauchamp Sinfonietta, the Charnwood Orchestra, the Worcester Philharmonic and Spires Philharmonic and has given many recitals throughout the country including the Purcell Room on London’s South Bank, Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral and Kew Music Society.
As a chamber musician he has performed with the Coull Quartet and regularly joins with musicians from the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. He is a member of the highly successful quintet Serenata Winds, with whom he regularly broadcasts for BBC.
Graham Longfils, who was brought up in Barnt Green and now lives in Cofton Hackett, is the Orchestra’s leader.
The programme for the concert is: Rossini’s Semiramide Overture, Crusell Clarinet Concerto No. 3 with soloist Neil Aston, and Dvorak’s magnificent Symphony No. 8, all under the baton of Craig Sproston.
Tickets are £12 (£10 under 16s) and are available through Orchestra members or on the door.
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