Cello concerto this summer

Jamal Aliyev who will play with Eastbourne Symphony Orchestra
Jamal Aliyev who will play with Eastbourne Symphony Orchestra

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

Jamal was born in 1993 in Azerbaijan and is one of the most sought-after cellists of his generation with “a wonderful sound and outstanding technique.” according to Russian pianist and conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy.

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 June 19 at 7pm in St Saviour’s Church, South Street. Tickets (£14 in advance; £15 on the door) available from 07780 993801 or Reid and Dean, 43–45 Cornfield Road, BN21 4QG.