THE French horns, strings, flutes and other fine orchestral instruments of the Haffner will be out and about playing tunes by Rossini and more in the upcoming Lancaster Music Festival, on Saturday, October 14. As part of the festival, Lancaster’s very own symphony orchestra will be performing a 45 minute programme conducted by Jonny Lo from 3pm at the city's St Nicholas Arcades, outside Poundland.

Elsewhere, the Haffner’s next concert will be on Saturday, November 11, at Lancaster University's Great Hall, featuring Mendelssohn’s Scottish Symphony and Gina McCormack playing Tchaikovsky’s violin concerto. For further information and tickets visit or telephone 01524-582394.