New season for Clitheroe Concerts Society starts with Bach

Eloisa-Fleur Thom
Eloisa-Fleur Thom

The 61st Season of Clitheroe Concerts Society starts on Wednesday, October 3rd, with a programme of violin music starting with J.S. Bach and moving forward in time through works by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and Richard Strauss.

Eloisa-Fleur Thom is the soloist, accompanied by Mark Austin on piano. Eloisa-Fleur graduated at the Royal Academy of Music, where she received two prestigious prizes at graduation and is continuing to study for her Masters. She is in great demand as a soloist, both playing concertos and also chamber music.

Mark Austin graduated with distinction in French and German at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge and later achieved his MPhil in European Literature and Culture. In parallel with these studies he is studying piano accompaniment at the Royal Academy of Music and is the Musical Director of the Faust Ensemble. He has performed live on the BBC and on CNN, accompanied Dame Kiri Te Kanawa for her masterclasses and conducted operas and acted as assistant conductor to both Sir Colin Davis and Sir Mark Elder.

This concert will take place at 7-30 p.m. at the Clitheroe Royal Grammar School sixth form centre in York Street. Admission is £12.50, but full-time students and children accompanied by an adult will be admitted free.

To join the Society for the season of six concerts costs £54, but as admission to concerts is free to members, this equates to only £9 per concert. Included is the concert at The Grand with the internationally acclaimed Prazak String Quartet next April.

For details of the season see the society’s website at: www.clitheroeconcerts.org

Tickets and membership can be obtained online or membership can be taken out at the first concert.