Royal Philharmonic Orchestra to celebrate John Lill’s birthday

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The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra returns to Royal & Derngate in Northampton this weekend with a concert celebrating the 70th birthday of legendary British pianist and leading Beethoven interpreter, John Lill.

Described as the leading pianist of his generation, Lill’s career has taken him to more than 50 countries, both as a recitalist and as a soloist with the world’s greatest orchestras.

He gave his first piano recital when he was nine and his success has been reflected in many international prizes and awards, not least the coveted Moscow International Tchaikovsky Competition which he won in 1970.

In Northampton, Lill will be performing Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No.3.

The concert opens with Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture, while completing the night’s programme is Dvořák’s Eighth Symphony.

John Lill plays on Sunday, March 16.

There will be a talk at 6.30pm, hosted by BBC Radio Northampton’s John Griff, which precedes the concert at 7.30pm. Tickets cost from £14.50 with concessions available.

On Monday night, the hits of Fleetwood Mac will be recreated by top tribute act, Rumours Of Fleetwood Mac

The band tours with the seal of approval of Mick Fleetwood and with their meticulously-crafted instrumentals and tight harmonies, they bring back to the masses classic hits including Dreams, Go Your Own Way and The Chain.

Doors open at 7.30pm and tickets cost £23.50. To book tickets for both shows call 01604 624811 or visit www.royalandderngate.co.uk