Mozart’s music by Alexandra Dariescu at Royal & Derngate

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The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra returns on Sunday for an evening of music by Mozart, featuring his Piano Concerto No.21 and the Requiem.

Originally premiered by Mozart himself, the concerto will be performed in Northampton by BBC Music Magazine’s ‘Rising Star’, the acclaimed young Romanian pianist Alexandra Dariescu.

Selected as one of Forbes Magazine’s ’30 under 30’ and recent winner of the Woman of the Future Award in the Arts and Culture Category, Dariescu is an outstanding ambassador for classical music. This year she gave her debut at the Royal Albert Hall with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and became the first ever female pianist of her native country to perform in the hall.

Requiem will be conducted by Renato Balsadonna, chorus master from the Royal Opera House.

Joining the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra on stage to perform the Requiem is the Northampton Bach Choir and The Boys and Men of All Saints Northampton.

The guest soloists are soprano Elizabeth Llewellyn, mezzo soprano Kitty Whately, tenor Anthony Gregory and baritone David Stout.

Concert-goers can hear more from Dariescu in a pre-concert talk at 6.30pm.

Tickets for the performance on Sunday, cost from £14.50. The concert begins at 7.30pm.

For more information or to book tickets, call 01604 624811 or visit www.royalandderngate.co.uk