Playing strings at the High Sheriff show

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WE gave you the heads up about The High Sheriff’s Concert last week, to save any of those last minute hassles, but a reminder never hurt, now did it?

This evening, Milton Keynes Theatre will host the MK City Orchestra for The High Sheriff’s Concert.

Musically, you will be listening to works by Mendelssohn, Schumann and Sterndale Bennett: “They were close friends and each had an influence on the other two,” explains orchestra founder Hilary Davan Wetton.

Talented star in the making Simone Porter (below) will play the concerto. Those of you who tuned in to the Channel 4 programme The World’s Greatest Musical Prodigies will be familiar with her already.

Young musicans from the MK Music Service will perform Side by Side with the orchestra in the Concerto Grosso by Vaughan Williams.

“The idea for this side by side concert was born out of my passionate desire to open up musical opportunities for children in Milton Keynes and Buckinghamshire,” said Countess Howe, High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire.

“The inspiration gained from playing alongside professional musicians cannot be underestimated.

“Music transcends all barriers, it is a universal language which nurtures the soul,” she added.

Ticket prices start at £10 and rise up to £32.

Show time is at 7.30pm this evening, but if you are quick and can be there for 6.30pm, then do .

Adrian Boynton will deliver a pre-show talk from 6.30pm in the auditorium.

Call MK 558311 to book.