ESO’s next offering is Dvorak’s cello glory

The summer concert of the Eastbourne Symphony Orchestra features cellist Jamal Aliyev, the winner of the orchestra’s annual young soloist competition, who will play Dvořák’s Cello Concerto in B minor.

Jamal was born in 1993 in Baku, Azerbaijan, and is rapidly becoming one of the most sought-after cellists of his generation. Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber has described him as “a most talented young cellist.”

The programme also includes Beethoven’s Egmont Overture, Butterworth’s The Banks of Green Willow, Walton’s Henry V, and Sibelius’s Karelia Suite. The leader is Lisa Wigmore and the conductor is Graham Jones. The concert is on Sunday 19 June at 7pm in St Saviour’s Church, South Street BN21 4UT. Tickets (£14 if bought in advance; £15 on the door) are available from 07780 993801 or Reid and Dean, 43–45 Cornfield Road, BN21 4QG.