MK Sinfonia celebrate 40th anniversary

MK Sinfonia - A celebratory year for the group
MK Sinfonia - A celebratory year for the group

MILTON Keynes Sinfonia are celebrating their 40th anniversary in 2011, and what better way for a musical ensemble to do so, than with a concert?

On Saturday evening, the collective will gather at the Church of Christ the Cornerstone, for a splendid three part delivery.

First up, visiting ears will be exposed to En Saga, by Finnish composer Sibelius.

A great deal of his best loved pieces are heavily influenced by the folk music of his homeland.

Following, soprano Zoe South will take the lead on Wagner’s Prelude and Liebestod, from Tristan and Isolde.

Zoe will return in the final segment of the concert too, letting her voice ring loud in the last movement of Mahler’s Symphony No.4.

Join in with the celebrations of the MK Sinfonia from 7.45pm.

Tickets are on sale at £12, £10 for concessions and just £3 for under 16s.

Secure your seat for the event by putting in call on MK 377528.

> The Music at the City Church season only has the one event to promote this week, but there will be no half measures with Saturday’s performance by pianist Yuanfan Yang.

There is an early start time for this show – fingers will start working keys at 11.30am, but you won’t want to miss a moment of the programme with its huge roll call of featured composers.

Yuanfan is the Manchester International Concerto competition winner.

His recital will feature pieces by Chopin, Scarlatti, Haydn, Schumann, Debussy, Prokofiev, Gabrilovitsch and Liszt.

Yuanfan began playing the piano when he was six years old, and has quickly showed himself to be a formidable talent – indeed he is only 13 years old now.

Admission is £5 on the doors, falling to £1 for children.

If you need more information, go online to or pop a call in on MK 246486.

Enjoy the music.