Jennifer’s date with Brahms

JENNIFER Pike, former winner of the BBC’s Young Musician of the Year, performs with the London Philharmonic Orchestra at the Congress Theatre on April 17 (3pm).

Pike came to national attention in 2002 when she won the BBC’s Young Musician of the Year and has since emerged as one of the most gifted of the younger generation of British artists.

Pike will perform Brahms’s much-loved Violin Concerto, a work famed for the great technical demands it makes on the soloist; filled with double stops, fast scalic sections and rhythmic variation it is a dazzling and delightful work to listen to.

Also on the programme, Wilson Hermanto conducts Schubert’s Rosamunde Overture and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6.

The Sixth Symphony, known as the Pathétique, is an unashamedly expressive work wrought with feeling and first performed just days before Tchaikovsky died.

Tickets cost from £12-£24, call 01323 412000.