Powerful piano with MK City Orchestra and Ashley Fripp

Ashley Fripp

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Acclaimed British concert pianist Ashley Fripp is taking centre stage at this weekend’s show by the MK City Orchestra.

Acclaimed British concert pianist Ashley Fripp is taking centre stage at this weekend’s show by the MK City Orchestra.

He will be special guest for Sunday’s performance at MK Theatre, called simply Powerful Piano.

Beethoven’s Consecration of the House Overture will be aired, alongside pieces by Mendelssohn and Brahms, and the date certainly won’t faze Fripp, who has displayed his talents at prestigious venues including Birmingham Symphony Hall, the Royal Festival Hall and New York’s infamous Carnegie Hall, a highlight for many an esteemed musician.

Speaking about the programme set to play, MKCO founder Conductor Hilary Davan Wetton said: “Beethoven’s Consecration of the House is a thrilling overture which is undeservedly neglected.

“It’s driving energy is matched by the finale of the Brahms symphony: one of the most dynamic movements in the repertoire.

“The earlier movements, though more restrained, include some of Brahm’s finest music, written at the height of his maturity.

“The Mendelssohn concerto, by contrast, is a youthful work, exuberant and poetic.”

The show is being held in support of the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association (SSAFA) and tickets are on sale at £20 and £10. Under 18s pay just £5.

“A great concert for seasoned music lovers and first-timers alike,” enthused Hilary.

Call and book on MK 558311.