Teenage soloist takes centre stage at Lancaster concert

Megan Rolf.
Megan Rolf.

A teenage cellist will be the soloist is a Lancaster orchestra’s next concert on Saturday, June 20.

Megan Rolf, 19, hails from Aberdeen and is just completing her first year at the Royal Northern College of Music.

She has been giving concerto performances in Britain.

“I started playing the violin when I was young but as soon as I picked up a cello, I had a completely different feeling,” said Megan.

“Soon I knew that I wanted a career in music.

“My family aren’t musical, my dad is an engineer and mum a school teacher, but they have been very supportive”.

Megan’s parents and grandparents will be at the concert.

The Haffner will also be playing Beethoven’s much-loved Eroica symphony, which changed the course of musical history forever.

The conductor is Bob Chasey.

Other music on the programme will included Elgar’s Larghetto from Serenade for Strings and Elgar’s cello concerto.

At 6.30pm there will be a pre-concert talk by Megan Rolf, admission free.

The Haffner is an amateur orchestra which has been performing since 1976.

The concert is at the Ashton Hall, Town Hall, Dalton Square, Lancaster.

Buy tickets online at www.haffnerorchestra.org or ring 01524 582394 (credit card sales, office hours Mon-Sat).

Tickets are also available from Lancaster or Morecambe Visitor Information Centres or at the door.

Ticket prices adults £13.50, concessions £12.50, 18 and under free, subject to availability.