Another Hundred Best Tunes played out in Morecambe

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For the first concert of its seventh season, the Promenade Concert Orchestra presents another Your Hundred Best Tunes, celebrating the long-running radio programme of the same name.

The programme includes well-known favourites such as, the Mikado overture, In a Persian Market, To a Wild Rose, a Brahms Hungarian Dance and a Slavonic Rhapsody by Friedemann, Nimrod and Finlandia. but

It also features a UK premiere of a rare Concertino in Jazz for harp and orchestra by the Belgian light-music composer, Emile Deltour.

This is a discovery from the 1940s and includes a Fox-trot, Boogie-woogie and a Blues for the harp.

The international soloist and regular harpist with the orchestra, is Maxine Molin.

The concert also celebrates the anniversaries of both Wagner and Britten in two lighter pieces of music, having celebrated Verdi’s anniversary in its May concert programme.

The Promenade Concert Orchestra has now given 24 concerts in the Platform to nearly 8000 people, playing well over 400 pieces of light music and has a regular orchestra membership of 36 players for each concert, and is conducted by its founder, Howard Rogerson.

Tickets for the show on Sunday November 17 at 3pm at The Platform in Morecambe, are £14/£12 conc, and £6 for children, and are available from the Platform Box Office 01524 582803 www.lancaster.gov.uk/platform.