Music-lovers in Kendal are to be treated to a concert of world-famous compositions, alongside some brand-new creations.

The Westmorland Orchestra will be performing four pieces at Kendal Leisure Centre on Saturday 26 Match, including a perennial favourite, as Georgina Perkins, Chair of Westmorland Orchestra said:

"As well as the instantly recognisable theme from the Hovis bread advertisement, Dvorak's New World symphony is a thrilling piece of music that will have concert goers humming tunes on their way out!"

Westmorland Orchestra will also be premiering a work by Fredrik Holm - Equilibrium - in memory of Jonty Somervell, who was a lifelong member of the orchestra.

The orchestra will also be playing Berlioz's Roman Carnival Overture and will be joined on stage by Ellena Newton for Rimsky Korsakov's trombone


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Ellena Newton's credentials include being a finalist in both the BBC Young Musician of the Year in 2014 and Radio 2 Young Brass Player of the Year in 2017.

The audience will also witness Rimsky-Korsakov's trombone concerto, and have the opportunity to hear the principal trombone player of the world-famous Brighouse and Rastrick Band perform.

Georgina Perkins said: "I am confident that this music can be enjoyed by all and hope that the free tickets for younger people will encourage people to come to the concert whether or not they regularly listen to classical music."

The Westmorland Orchestra is conducted by Richard Howarth and led by Pamela Redman, and draws its players from across Cumbria and North Lancashire.

The concert starts at 7.30 pm at the Westmorland Hall, Kendal Leisure Centre.

 Tickets are £12 or free for under 19s and full time students, and are available from, by phoning 01539 896299, or  on the door.

The Westmorland Orchestra website says: “The Westmorland Orchestra gave its first concert as part of the Mary Wakefield Westmorland Music Festival on 1 May 1946. 

"The membership is made up of over 60 dedicated amateur musicians who rehearse weekly in Kendal from September to May and give three public concerts a year.

"In its performances of large-scale works, professional musicians augment the orchestra.

"It presents the full range of the established symphony concert repertoire, and also newer, lesser-known works of the 20th and the 21st century.

"It actively supports and encourages young musicians embarking on a professional career."

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