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Lancashire Sinfonietta
Lancashire Sinfonietta

Some of Lancashire’s most gifted young musicians star in a concert to showcase the county’s talents in the premiere of a brand new work at Preston Guild Hall tonight.

Lancashire Sinfonietta will lead the Lancashire Music Hub Summer Celebration Concert in a performance of ‘Voyage Home’ a specially commissioned new work by composer Tom Harrolde.

They will be joined by players of all ages and skill levels, from complete beginners to those who have reached a semi professional standard, to help interpret the new piece.

Around 200 youngsters from six local organisations are involved, including Lancashire Youth Brass Band, Youth Orbit, Preston, Chorley and Burnley Music Centres, Pear Tree Special School, The John Thursby Community College and St John’s RC Primary School.

The concert, which starts at 7pm, will see musicians play classical orchestral instruments alongside more modern musical equipment, such as iPads and Skoogs, an electronic instrument designed to be used by players with special needs.

This unusual combination of instrumentation will combine to create a unique world premiere performance of this brand new composition.

For many of the youngsters, this will be their first appearance on a real theatre stage and also offers an enviable chance to play alongside classically trained professionals.

Tickets are still on sale for this remarkable concert, priced at just £5 each, from the Guild Hall box office on 0845 344 2012. Children go free with an adult.