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Airedale Symphony Orchestra presents a night of masterpieces


For its final concert of the 23/24 season on 30th June, Airedale Symphony Orchestra presents a night of masterpieces to entertain, delight and transform at Ilkley's King's Hall! This is music describing the moments that have transformed lives.


Come and be inspired by that human spirit striving for the best we can be, whether through struggle, redemption or love. This promises to be a concert of dramatic, beautiful and life-affirming music with a very human story.


Shostakovich’s ebullient Festival Overture is wild celebration - apparently at the death of Stalin, with brilliant fanfares from a massive brass section leading this triumphant gallop of an overture.


Followed by the ever familiar Peer Gynt Suite, telling the story of the downfall and redemptions of a Noverwegian peasant anti-hero, and including the beautiful depiction of sunrise “Morning”, and the dramatic “Hall of the Mountain King” where Peer Gynt is forced to face his fears in order to be redeemed.


Mahler wrote his fifth symphony shortly after surviving a life-threatening illness, followed by his marriage and the birth of his first child. With renewed delight in life, he takes us from funeral pyre, to redemption and unsuppressed joy and love. Featuring some of the most famously beautiful and dramatic moments in classical music, this will be a journey of transformation for us all.


The concert starts at 7.30pm on Sunday 30th June at the King's Hall in Ilkley.


Tickets (Adults £13, concessions £12, under 18s full time students & unwaged £6, U11s free) are available online, by phone 0333 666 3366, and on the door until sold out.


If you are disabled and require a wheelchair space and ticket for a helper, please book your ticket by phone.

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