RESIDENTS of Pontyberem and those from further afield lucky enough to get a ticket will be treated to a concert by the acclaimed Sinfonia Cymru on Saturday (Oct 13). The orchestra will present a programme of well-loved classics, brought to life by inspirational soloist and director Caroline Pether.

The concert will feature Vivaldi’s ever-popular The Four Seasons and Barber’s haunting and atmospheric Adagio for Strings, alongside Grieg’s Holberg Suite and October by Eric Whitacre.

March’s concert will feature cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, winner of BBC Young Musician of the Year and soloist at the recent Royal Wedding, a performance for which he received worldwide acclaim. Sheku will be playing Haydn’s Cello Concerto No. 1 in C major. Sinfonia Cymru welcomes guest conductor Jonathan Bloxham for this tour, which also includes CPE Bach’s Symphony No. 1 in D major, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1 and Ives’ Unanswered Question.

Sinfonia Cymru has played at Pontyberem Memorial Hall many times during its 22-year history, and always receives a warm welcome from the enthusiastic and knowledgeable local audience.

Sinfonia Cymru & Caroline Pether is on Saturday 13th October and Sinfonia Cymru & Sheku Kanneh-Mason is on Friday 8th March. Tickets for both concerts are priced at £16 (full), £12 (concession) and £5 for under 27s, and they can be purchased by visiting www.sinfoniacymru.co.uk or directly from Pontyberem Memorial Hall.

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