A treat in store for music-lovers in Axminster

PUBLISHED: 17:00 16 May 2017

Simon Watterton. Picture: Contributed

Simon Watterton. Picture: Contributed

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Simon Watterton makes a welcome return to join with the Axe Vale Orchestra in their May concert in The Minster, Axminster on Sunday, May 21.

Simon has performed extensively in Europe and throughout the world – from China to Canada and the USA, He played works by both Mozart and Beethoven in previous concerts with the AVO, in Axminster and Colyton, and will be coming there again for the Seaton Piano Competition in June.

Under the baton of the orchestra’s new conductor Arturo Serna, Simon starts the concert with Mozart’s Concerto for Piano and Orchestra no 25 in C major, - a virtuosic work for the pianist, which also gives exciting parts to the orchestra’s strings and wind.

The second work will be Beethoven’s fresh and energetic Symphony no. 7 in A major, a work which quickly became one of his most popular, and was dubbed by Wagner ‘the apotheosis of the dance’ on account of its bold driving rhythms.

As always, the performance is followed by tea and homemade cakes.

The concert starts at 3.30pm.

Tickets (£10 each) are available at The Archway bookshop in Axminster and on the door.

There is no charge for children and students in full-time education.

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