Notts: An afternoon with Beethoven and BBC Young Musician finalist Callum Smart

Former BBC Young Musician of the Year finalist Callum Smart will perform with the Notthingham Philharmonic Orchestra this weekend. Picture: Patrick Allen
Former BBC Young Musician of the Year finalist Callum Smart will perform with the Notthingham Philharmonic Orchestra this weekend. Picture: Patrick Allen

The Nottingham Philharmonic Orchestra will performtwo works by Beethoven, Violin Concerto and Symphony No. 9 The Choral, at the Albert Hall in Nottingham this weekend.

And taking centre stage for the violin concerto will be soloist Callum Smart.

At the age of 13 Callum was a concerto finalist at the 2010 BBC Young Musicians Competition, an honour that gave him the opportunity to perform with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.

For the Choral Symphony, which is probably one of the best-known classical works and is used as the anthme of the European Union, the orchestra will be joined by three local choirs and four accomplished soloists.

Thomas D Hopkinson is the bass and being a local lad he returns to his home town for his Nottingham debut.

The concert is on Sunday, October 11 at 3pm.

Tickets priced £11-£15 (£5 for students and children) are available from the Royal Concert Hall Box Office on 0115 9895555, online at www.trch.co.uk or on the door.

For further information visit Nottingham Philharmonic website at www.nottinghamphilharmonic.co.uk