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Family concert will herald arrival of the Olympic torch
4:09pm Friday 8th June 2012 in Entertainment
A family concert is being staged to mark the Olympic Torch being carried through Ilkley. The concert will be played by Sinfonia of Leeds at the King’s Hall, Ilkley, starting at 3pm and finishing at 4.15 pm.
The concert, on Sunday June 24, is timed to link with the torch reley which starts on Skipton Road, near Victoria Avenue, at 4.45pm and ends on Leeds Road, near Booths.
Concert tickets are £12 (with £8 concessions). Pupils in full time education and pre-schoolers are free if accompanied by an adult.
Buy your tickets before June 24 at Ilkley Tourist Information Centre (1943 602319) – they will issue the free tickets needed for pupils and pre-schoolers. Or you can get the tickets on concert day on the door.
Starting with Glinka’s tuneful, fast and furious overture “Ruslan and Ludmilla”, the Olympic flavour comes from the famous music for ‘Chariots of Fire’ by Vangelis. Conducted again by Dougie Scarfe of Opera North, they are joined by Peter Bodenham, also from Opera North, who takes the role of the Narrator in Prokofiev’s wonderful musical story ‘Peter and the Wolf’. The concert ends with Leonard Bernstein’s ‘West Side Story’ music for orchestra.
Sinfonia of Leeds has become a regular at the King’s Hall.
A Sinfonia spokesman said: “ Why not make an afternoon of it? Bring your family to Ilkley to hear a great family concert with an Olympic flavour.”