Yetholm Sinfonia forced to drop Dyson suite

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The Yetholm Sinfonia’s fifth concert this year in Kelso Old Parish Church, at 7.30pm on Saturday, May 7, will feature an unexpected change from the advertised programme.

It has not been possible to obtain scores for Sir George Dyson’s Children’s Suite, and so the orchestra’s conductor Geoffrey Emerson has chosen the Czech Suite by the great Antonín Dvorák.

Also on the programme will be a rarely heard Beethoven overture, King Stephen, and a short but sweet Summer Pastoral by the little known Swiss composer Arthur Honegger.

Mr Emerson said: “The big beast of the evening will be Mozart’s last symphony, no. 41 in C, usually known as the Jupiter. The last movement is a technical tour de force that sounds perfectly natural and inevitable, and it is one of classical music’s great landmarks.”

Tickets cost only £7 (friends £5, students free) and are on sale in Kelso at Latimer’s Book Shop, Oven Wynd, Hector Innes Photography or by phoning 01573 420279.