Tribute concert for founder

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A concert is to be given at the Royal Marines Museum in Southsea in memory of a founder-member of current Guide Award winners the Solent Symphony Orchestra.

Viola player Lynne Cockerill died last year and the concert tomorrow, will be given by the SSO’s Chamber Orchestra in aid of St Wilfrid’s Hospice, Chichester.

Soloists in Bach’s concerto for two violins will be orchestra leader Kirstie Robertson and former member Angela Blackwell, who was director of music at Portsmouth High School until moving to a new post in Exeter.

Flautist Helen Walton, who founded the SSO with conductor Steve Tanner, says: ‘The musicians wanted to give this concert in Lynne’s memory as she was a very active musician both as a player and as a teacher.’

The programme also includes Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No 3, Stravinsky’s neo-classical Dumbarton Oaks Concerto and Mozart’s Symphony No 39.

Tickets cost £12, concessions are available, from 01252 711658 or (023) 9286 2957. Go to solentsymphonyorchestra.hampshire.org.uk for more details.

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