Cel­e­brat­ing the sounds of Six­ties

Yorkshire Post - Culture & The Guide - - MUSIC -

NOW in its 29th year, The Solid Sil­ver 60s Show is back on the road with Brian Poole and The Tremeloes pro­vid­ing the head­line act.

Also on the bill will be Chris Far­low, Chris Mon­tez, Wayne Fon­tana and Van­ity Fare. The show will ar­rive at the Grand Opera House in York on March 2 (0844 871 3024), be­fore mov­ing onto Leeds Grand The­atre on April 6 (0844 848 2700) and Sh­effield City Hall on April 24 (0114 278 9789).

For more de­tails about the show and full tour dates go to www.fly­ing­mu­sic.com “I CAN’T be­lieve I’m still here (and nor can some of my work­mates!)” blogged the Orches­tra of Opera North’s leader David Greed in 2009, and this most mod­est and ac­com­plished of or­ches­tral lead­ers is still here, greatly ap­pre­ci­ated by York­shire’s mu­sic-lovers. He was the youngest leader in the coun­try when ap­pointed by Opera North in 1978, and since then he has guest led other or­ches­tras in­clud­ing the Phil­har­mo­nia, BBC Phil­har­monic, Hallé and Covent Gar­den Royal Opera.

He has re­ceived many juicy of­fers to tempt him away from Leeds. He is the rock on which the suc­cess of the Opera North Orches­tra has been built, and he is ac­tive in many other as­pects of York­shire’s mu­si­cal life. He founded the Opera North String Quar­tet, and for 25 years he has been Mu­sic Di­rec­tor of the Sin­fo­nia of Leeds, which he has trained into one of the most pol­ished non-pro­fes­sional or­ches­tras in the coun­try. Tomorrow he is soloist in the Bruch Vi­olin Con­certo at York Bar­bican with Si­mon Wright and the York Guild­hall Orches­tra, another re­mark­able non­pro­fes­sional orches­tra, al­beit with pro­fes­sional ‘stiff­en­ing’.

On March 10 he plays Bach’s Cha­conne for solo vi­olin in one of Gor­don Stewart’s Hud­der­s­field Town Hall or­gan con­certs. On March 22 at Leeds Univer­sity’s Great Hall he con­ducts his Sin­fo­nia with Opera North col­league David Aspin as soloist in Wal­ton’s Vi­ola Con­certo.

York Guild­hall Orches­tra, York Bar­bican, Fe­bru­ary 8, 7.30pm. 0844 8542757.

Or­gan Con­cert, Hud­der­s­field Town Hall, March 10, 1pm. 01484 223200.

Sin­fo­nia of Leeds, Leeds Univer­sity Great Hall, March 22, 7.30pm. 0113 2243801.

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