Chichester Festivities starts with the classics from Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

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A festival born from the ashes of the old Chichester Festivities will begin tomorrow with a concert of mainstream 19th century classics played by the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (7.30pm).

Mendelssohn’s violin concerto and the nocturne from his music for A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be sandwiched between Dvorak‘s Carnival Overture and the fourth symphony by Brahms.

Soloist is Jack Liebeck, a Classical Brit Award winner who has performed widely in Europe, and in Australasia and the United States, and the conductor is Jac Van Steen from the Netherlands.

He is a regular guest with leading Dutch, German and British orchestras.

Tickets cost £25 to £11 (concessions available) from (01243) 813595,, or in person from the Cloisters Shop in the cathedral cloisters.

The Festival Of Chichester, which features more than 200 events, runs until July 12.