Forest Philharmonic Orchestra is set to return to Walthamstow Assembly Hall

First published in Highlights East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Photograph of the Author by , Features Writer

Forest Philharmonic Orchestra is set to return to Walthamstow Assembly Hall for an evening of music to lift hearts.

The event, which will be held on Sunday, February 17, will feature Carl Nielsen’s Helios Overture, Jean Sibelius’s Violin Concerto and Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No.7.

According to organisers, the first half of the show will offer a vision of nature and, as Nielsen wrote on the score of his Helios overture, ‘Silence and darkness, The sun rises with a joyous song of praise, It wanders its golden way and sinks quietly into the sea’.

Sibelius’s Violin Concerto will evoke the shimmering forests of Finland, and the evening will terminate with one of Beethoven’s best and most loved Symphony No 7.

Led by conductor Mark Shanahan, Forest Philharmonic Orchestra will also be joined by young British violinist Edgar Bailey, student of Chetham’s School of Music, the Royal Academy and the Royal College of Music and winner of many awards, who will perform the Sibelius Violin Concerto.

Forest Philharmonic Orchestra will come to Walthamstow Assembly Hall, Forest Road, Walthamstow, on Sunday, February 17, from 6.30pm. A free pre-concert talk will be held at 5.30pm.

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