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, chichestertickets.co.uk, 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.