Summer concert in Aboyne

Cellist, Alice Allen is from Banchory
Cellist, Alice Allen is from Banchory

Rossini’s famous “Thieving Magpie” Overture will get Deeside Orchestra’s Summer Concert off to a rousing start next month.

The orchestra will also welcome local cellist, Alice Allen from Banchory, who will be performing Saint-Saens’ Cello Concerto No 1 in A minor with them.

Alice began learning cello at the age of 8. She studied with James Halsey at the North East of Scotland Music School, where she was awarded the School’s highest scholarship in her last year, and was the winner of the Banchory, Aboyne and Stonehaven Rotary Club’s young musician in 2008. She is currently studying at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, and has played recently with Aberdeen based orchestra Concordia and performed a solo recital at Banchory’s Woodend Barn.

The orchestra will also be playing Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony, inspired by the colour and atmosphere of Italy, perfect listening for a summer evening. The composer himself wrote that it was “ the jolliest piece I have ever done, especially the last movement.”

Tickets for the concert at Aboyne and Deeside Community Theatre, Aboyne on June 8, are priced at £10/under 12’s free, which includes light refreshments after the concert and are available from the Community Centre, Bridgeview Road, Aboyne, AB34 5JN Tel: 013398 86222 and orchestra member Andy Linklater on 013398 86923