Outstanding soloist Yvonne Howard to star in Uttlesforde Orchestra's season opener in Saffron Walden

PUBLISHED: 14:50 01 October 2009 | UPDATED: 21:55 31 May 2010

UTTLESFORDE ORCHESTRA opens its current season of concerts at St Mary s Church Saffron Walden on Saturday October 3 with a performance of Elgar s Sea Pictures. One of Britain s most outstanding mezzo-sopranos, Yvonne Howard will be the soloist. Wel

UTTLESFORDE ORCHESTRA opens its current season of concerts at St Mary's Church Saffron Walden on Saturday October 3 with a performance of Elgar's Sea Pictures.

One of Britain's most outstanding mezzo-sopranos, Yvonne Howard will be the soloist.

Well-known for her operatic roles, Ms Howard has been hailed as one of the finest singing actresses this country has produced following her appearance in the award-winning film, The Death of Klinghoffer on Channel 4, and her success as Leonora in Beethoven's Fidelio.

Sea Pictures consist of a set of beautiful miniatures depicting the sea in all its guises, from calm and peaceful to storm-tossed.

The other major work in the concert is Tchaikovsky's 6th Symphony (Pathetique) whose themes are broad, decorative, striking and the orchestration rich.

Tchaikovsky finished the Pathetique as a farewell to life and died nine days after the première. He reportedly proclaimed it to be his finest achievement.

The concert, which starts at 7.30pm, opens with Liszt's Les Préludes, third of his Symphonic Poems.

Tickets for the concert - £9, £7 for concessions and £2 for children - are available from the Tourist Information Centre on Market Square (01799 524002) or at the door.


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