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The award-winning Philharmonia Orchestra returns to Cambridge Corn Exchange on Saturday March 4. Conducted by Tugan Sokhiev, the concert opens with Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture. For the centrepiece of the evening, soloist Alexandra Soumm performs Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1, the composer’s most enduring and best-loved work.

Saffron Walden Symphony Orchestra will play Wagner, Chopin and Sibelius at Saffron Hall on Sunday, February 26 with Richard Hull conducting and Sam Haywood on the piano. The windswept atmosmphere of Sibelius’s Symphony No 1 is an homage to Wagner’s thunderstorm from Das Rheingold, contrasting with the melody of Chopin.

MATT MONRO Junior pays tribute to his father in a show about the singer’s life at the Rhodes Arts Complex, Bishop’s Stortford on Friday, March 17. The man who was called “the singer’s singer” and “the man with the golden voice” sold 100 million records in his lifetime.

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Trumpeter Alison Balsom, three times winner of the Classical BRITs, and Cambridge Corn Exchange artist in residence trumpeter Alison Balsom will give a recital on Tuesday, February 21.

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Uncle Funk and The Boogie Wonderland, have been booked to play Glastonbury again in June, and have three shows in Essex for this month.

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A concert based on the picture book Max the Brave with author Ed Vere creating live illustrations on stage will be held at Saffron Hall on Saturday, February 18 with the Britten Sinfonia playing the music.

The Academy of Ancient Music, called the finest period instrument orchestra in the world by Classic FM, comes to the Civic Theatre, Chelmsford on Saturday, February 18 as part of the venue’s Classical Concerts Series.

In a show called Some Guys Have All The Luck, Rod Stewart tribute Paul Metcalfe will sing the Rod Stewart story at Chelmsford Civic Theatre on Saturday, February 11.

Saffron Opera Group’s Ring Cycle returns next month continuing its triumphant journey through Wagner’s epic.

The Ahbab Festival (Ahbab means Lovers in Arabic) returns to Cambridge Junction for Valentine’s weekend with a chance to sample authentic Arabic food in a celebration of Arabic and Jewish music from the Middle East.

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