gift in tune with needs of our orchestra
(Article published with kind permission of Northeast Press
Entrepreneur Sir Peter
Vardy has been banging the drum for Sunderland Symphony Orchestra.
He met with Ray Farr, the
musical director of the orchestra, and presented him with a cheque of an
undisclosed amount to sponsor the musicians through the Vardy
Money donated will be used
to develop the orchestra and enhance the quality of performances
delivered in Sunderland.
A series of training
workshops have already begun, led by guest experts, and top
International soloists have been booked for future concerts.
Following its formation In
October 1999, the orchestra has developed to a high standard and has
given concerts in numerous locations, including Sunderland Minster, the
Sunderland Empire and the Sage, Gateshead.
The next concerts will be
in The Minster, tomorrow, at 7.30pm and in the Durham Town Hall on
Sunday, at 7pm in connection with the Durham International Brass
The featured music will be
Vaughan‑Williams Tuba Concerto and Hummel's Trumpet Concerto.
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