SETTLE Orchestra continues its series of live concerts, under its dynamic Columbian conductor Elizabeth Gallego, with two events this month in Settle and in Skipton.

The main work of the concerts will be Haydn’s “London” symphony, the last symphony he wrote at the end of his triumphant visits to London and the culmination of a lifetime developing the symphonic form.

It has all the hallmarks of Haydn’s style – high spirits, beautiful and singable tunes, unexpected silences to catch the audience out, powerful statements on full orchestra alternating with moments of great delicacy.

Columbian bassoonist Juan Antonio Rodriguez, like Elizabeth a graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music, will perform the “Melodia Triste” by the Columbian composer Leon Cardona, and pieces by Elgar and Verdi. And the concert will open with the Serenade in D by the French composer Saint-Saëns.

Settle Orchestra plays at Settle Parish Church at 7.30pm on Saturday, June 18, and at Christ Church, Skipton, at 7.30pm on Saturday, June 25.

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