The Eastbourne Symphony Orchestra’s 133rd concert is this Sunday and the programme includes Beethoven’s Egmont Overture, Butterworth’s The Banks of Green Willow, Walton’s Henry V, and Sibelius’s Karelia Suite.
The highlight is Dvořák’s Cello Concerto played by Jamal Aliyev, winner of the ESO’s annual young soloist competition. Jamal was born in 1993 in Baku, Azerbaijan, and is becoming known as one of the most sought-after cellists of his generation. Andrew Lloyd Webber recognises him as ‘a most talented young cellist’. 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.