Anniversary concert for NPO

Nottingham Philharmonic Orchestra has a programme of popular music in its concert at the the Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham, on April 5, starting at 7.30pm.

NPO is celebrates 40 years of concerts since local musician Malcolm Nabarro founded the orchestra.

The first concert in 1974 by the Nottingham Sinfonietta, which changed name when it grew in size, featured Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture.

The orchestra will open its concert with that very same piece of music.

This is followed by Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto, played by 25-year-old Chloe Hanslip, who made her debut at the BBC Proms 11 years ago, and wowed local audiences with her performance of the Elgar Violin Concerto last year with Nottingham Symphony Orchestra.

Then there is La Valse, Ravel’s picture of the Viennese waltz, which starts mysteriously and rises to a passionate and terrifying climax.

The final work is Mussorgsky’s orchestral showpiece Pictures at an Exhibition, in its famous arrangement for orchestra by Ravel.

To buy tickets contact the Royal Centre box office on 0115 989 5555 or visit