SALISBURY Sinfonia will perform the first concert of their exciting new season on Saturday.

The orchestra will be welcoming young cellist Lucy Andrews as their soloist for Elgar’s elegaic cello concerto. Lucy has recently graduated from the Guildhall School of Music, studying with Alexander Baillie. Elgar’s concerto was written in the aftermath of the First World War, and is an eloquent lament for the lives that were lost.

The concert will open with Holst’s Egdon Heath, inspired by Thomas Hardy’s fictional heath in Dorset. For the finale, conductor Tim Murray will lead the orchestra in one of the cornerstones of the Romantic repertoire, Brahms’ mighty Symphony no. 3.

Tickets are available in advance from Salisbury Tourist Information Office and are £10 adults, accompanied children free.Alternatively tickets can be purchased at the door for £12 adults and accompanied children free.

The concert is in St Mark’s Church in St. Mark’s Road, Salisbury.