A ROYAL Northern College of Music (RNCM) clarinetist will be the featured soloist at two of Settle Orchestra's spring concerts this month.

Settle Orchestra continues its first season of collaboration with the RNCM, as conducting student Alexander Webb takes the baton for his second round of concerts with the orchestra.

The centrepiece of the programme will be the Mozart clarinet concerto, famous for its beautiful slow movement.

The soloist for this piece will be RNCM student Natasha Lomas.

In 2014, Natasha accepted a scholarship to study clarinet at the college, and is now in her fourth year.

She has played with the Halle Youth Orchestra and is currently principal clarinet with the Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Orchestra.

"Natasha is enthusiastic about orchestral music and Settle Orchestra is delighted to be working with her," said Sarah Glossop, spokesman for Settle Orchestra.

There will also be an opportunity for the orchestra's string section to take centre stage, performing Britten's Simple Symphony for string orchestra, and the whole orchestra will join together to complete the programme with Haydn's Symphony no.103, the Drum Roll.

The first concert will be held on Saturday, March 17, at Settle Parish Church.

The second concert will take place the following weekend, on Saturday, March 24, at Christ Church, Skipton.

Both concerts start at 7.30pm, and tickets, which cost £12, will be available nearer the time.