THE Scarborough Symphony Orchestra promises music to warm its audience on a chilly night with the opening concert of its new season on Saturday, November 25.

Its first night programme includes two hugely popular favourites with unforgettable music and melodies from Grieg and Dvorak.

Soloist Yuki Negisihi returns to perform Grieg’s Piano Concerto, well known for its use in film and television, including the TV show Twin Peaks, and the classic Morecambe and Wise sketch, with Eric Morecambe at the piano insisting he is playing all the right notes, but not necessarily in the right order.

Yuki, said: “I am delighted to be returning to Scarborough to play such an enduring mainstay of the classical repertoire with this wonderful orchestra”.

Born in Tokyo, Yuki started playing the piano at the age of five in New York. Since coming to the UK in 2001, she has performed more than 350 concerts in the UK as well as her continuing international work.

Yuki has now established herself as an artist of rare passion and virtuosity.

Dvorak’s ‘New World’ Symphony was the last he composed and needs little introduction.

A myriad of familiar tunes are repeated throughout the work and are probably popular because they are so memorable. In fact, the second movement theme, often described as the “Goin’ home” song, is mistakenly taken by many to be a Negro spiritual.

True to the orchestra’s commitment to introduce lesser known works to its audience, Musical Director Shaun Matthew also includes Nielsen’s Rhapsody Overture in the programme. The work depicts an imaginary sea crossing to the Faroe Isles from the composer’s Danish homeland, using folk song motifs from the Isles.. Later concerts this season feature Copland’s Old American Songs, with the Scarborough Choral Society, and Brahms’s 2nd Symphony (February 3); last year’s BBC Young Musician finalist, Ben Goldscheider, playing the Pauer Horn Concerto, plus Tchaikovsky’s 4th Symphony (May 5), and local cellist, Christina Waldock, performing Honegger’s Cello Concerto, along with two popular works from Debussy and Franck (July 14).

All concerts take place at 7.15pm at the Queen Street Methodist Hall in Scarborough. Admission is £11 (£9.50 for concessions). Entry for children up to 16 and students free.