Orchestra tuning up for first event of the year

THE EASTBOURNE Symphony Orchestra’s first event of the year is the final of its annual young soloist competition.

Some 35 musicians from various music colleges competed in the first round.

The final round will be held between 2 and 6pm on February 13 in Eastbourne College Theatre.

The five finalists (a cellist, a clarinettist, two pianists, and a violinist) will each play a movement from two contrasting concertos. Adjudication is at about 5.30pm. Tickets £8 (including tea) on the door; there is no need to reserve seats. More details are on www.eso.org.uk or from 07780 993801.