SETTLE Orchestra brings its 2022-23 season to a festive conclusion with pieces by Beethoven, Schubert and Dvorak at concerts in Settle on June 17 and in Skipton on June 24.

The orchestra is again conducted by the young Chinese conductor Xinjie Yang, who has already made her mark with two highly acclaimed programmes earlier in the season.

For her final concerts she has chosen to contrast two familiar and popular pieces with less well known works by Antonin Dvorak.The programme begins with the overture which Beethoven finally chose for his only opera “Fidelio”, with its heart-warming story of love triumphing over tyranny, followed by Dvorak’s violin concerto.

In the second half is Schubert’s “Unfinished” symphony and four of Dvorak’s Slavonic dances, from the less often performed second set.

A spokesperson said: "For the Dvorak concerto, the orchestra is joined by the violinist Anna Tulchinskaya. Anna studied at the Purcell School and Royal College of Music and is now a graduate student of the Royal Northern School of Music (RNCM).

"She played a Mozart concerto with the orchestra in 2019, and we are delighted to be welcoming her back to Yorkshire to play this wonderful but all too rarely performed work."

Further details and tickets from the orchestra’s website at