Change of programme for summer symphony

FINAL rehearsals are well underway for Tayside Symphony Orchestra’s next concert on Saturday, June 25 in the Reid Hall, Forfar, starting at 7.30 pm. (doors opening at 6.45 pm).

The first part of TSO’s Summer Symphony Concert consists of the well-known “Carnival” Overture by Dvorak, followed by his Scherzo Capriccioso.

The second half begins with the romantic “Hebrides” Overture by Mendelssohn, followed by Grieg’s “Peer Gynt” and ending with Offenbach’s rousing “Orpheus in the Underworld”.

Ron Walker, the TSO conductor, said: “Due to unforeseen circumstances we have had to omit two of the items we were due to play originally but I’m sure our audience will approve of the replacements which are by popular classical composers.

“These are specially chosen to suit a summer’s evening.

“I want to pay tribute to the players who have taken the late changes to the programme in their stride.

“To encourage more youngsters to come to our concerts we are offering the opportunity to those under the age of 16, accompanied by an adult, to attend free of charge. I should say part of the proceeds of this concert will be given to the worthy charity Tenovus.

“As usual we will be running a bus from Montrose/Brechin to Forfar at a nominal charge of £4. Those interested should contact John Stevenson on Montrose 676492 as soon as possible.

“I may say we are grateful to the concert’s sponsors, Bowman, Scottish lawyers, and Kerr’s Miniature Railway, for their financial support.

“Finally, I look forward to joining the members of the audience for a glass of wine at the close of the concert.”

Tickets are on sale from The Toy Castle, Castle Street, Forfar; Hoggs, High Street, Montrose; Print Matters, 20 A Swan Street, Brechin; Adagio Music, High Street, Brechin; any member of TSO/TSO committee; also at the door on the evening of the concert.