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Delius celebrated by Scarborough Symphony Orchestra
3:06pm Wednesday 16th May 2012 in What's on
Scarborough Symphony Orchestra celebrates the 150th anniversary of Yorkshire-born composer Frederick Delius on Saturday by performing ‘Brigg Fair’, as well as two other pieces, at the town’s Methodist Central Hall.
In his later years, Delius became blind and paralysed and was helped by Scarborough-born musician Eric Fenby, who voluntarily offered his services to transcribe his music.
Shaun Matthew will then be swapping his conductor's baton for a tuba, performing as soloist in Vaughan Williams’s Tuba Concerto, the first concerto to have been written for the instrument.
The final work is the UK premiere of William Grant Still's Symphony No 2, ‘Song of a New Race’, which was written and premiered in America in 1937.
The concert is at 7.30pm. For tickets, which cost £10/£8.50, visit www.scarborough-orchestra.co.uk