Valentine’s Day classics played at Royal and Derngate

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The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will be playing a host of romantic classics on Valentine’s Day at the Royal & Derngate.

Opening the concert will be Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture which draws inspiration from one of the best-known love stories of all time, led by principal associate conductor Grzegorz Nowak.

Joining the orchestra will be soloist Tamsin Waley-
Cohen who will perform one of the foremost violin concertos of the Romantic era, Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto.

Concluding the show will be Dvořák’s rousing New World Symphony, a piece heavily influenced by the composer’s interest in American music, yet reminiscent of his Bohemian roots.

Many will recognise the themes from the melodic Largo movement, which were used in an advert for Hovis bread.

Violinist Tamsin Waley-Cohen will take part in a pre-concert talk hosted by BBC Radio Northampton’s John Griffat 6.30pm.

The concert begins at 7.30pm. Tickets cost from £15 to £33.50 before fees.

Admission for under 26s is £11 and tickets for under 14s and schools cost £5 each.

The Magnificent Music Hall show will take to the Northampton venue’s Royal stage on Sunday, February 15.

The show by The Paper Moon Theatre Company will feature a line up of artists who have all stared in BBC series The Good Old Days.

Songs will include My Old Man Says Follow The Van, Daisy Daisy and Daddy Wouldn’t Buy Me A Bow Wow.

Doors open at 2.30pm.

Tickets cost £15 before fees

Tickets are on sale for A Curious Life, a film about the Levellers’ rise to fame in the 1990s which will be followed by a live acoustic set of their greatest hits.

The screening and performance is on Tuesday, March 3. Doors open at 3pm, tickets cost £21, before fees.

For more information about all shows and to book, call 01604 624811 or visit www.royalandderngate.co.uk.