Around the world with Peak ensembles

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Three fantastic ensembles will be performing in a concert at St. John’s Church in Buxton, on Saturday April 5 at 7.30pm, that will take its audience right around the world.

Award-winning Peak District String Orchestra will be joining forces with the Dark Peak Youth Orchestra to create a youth symphony orchestra of the Peaks, under the batons of Ian Naylor and Jeff Snowdon.

Together they will take the audience on a musical journey, first to Bohemia with Vlatava, from Ma Vlast, by Czech composer, Bedrich Smetana, and then across the Atlantic to Mexico with the rhythmically energetic Danzon no 2, by Arturo Marquez.

The Peak District String Orchestra (PDSO) will also be performing the well-known St. Paul’s Suite by Gustav Holst, and the beautiful Adagietta from Mahler’s Symphony no 5.

And the Peak District Wind Band will be performing some of their new repertoire, including arrangements of Brahm’s Hungarian Dance no 5 and Four Scottish Dances by Malcolm Arnold.

Tickets, priced £7, can be purchased on the door or reserved by contacting Hannah Watson on 0777 202 1653 or at hwatson.pdmc@gmail.com.