Alderley Edge Symphony Orchestra will perform a programme of romantic Russian music, which opens with Tchaikovsky's Capriccio Italien.
The orchestra leader, Shahla Armitage, then performs Kabalevsky's violin concerto, one of the three concertos that Kabalevsky dedicated to Soviet Youth. Shahla was born in Baghdad and started playing the violin at an early age. She studied violin and piano under Russian tutors at the Music and Ballet School and later through a scholarship at the Mendelssohn Hochschule in Leipzig. After graduation she joined the Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra.
The concert concludes with Rachmaninov's Symphonic Dances. Written in America and completed in 1940, it was his last composition.
The concert will take place at 7.30pm in the Festival Hall, Talbot Rd, Alderley Edge, SK9 7HR. Tickets cost £10 for adults and £1 for under eighteens. Tickets will be available on the door or can be bought in advance through the website or on the ticket hotline 01625 581321or 07813 075119.