Monumental concerto and an orchestral masterpiece

Rachel Ellis
Rachel Ellis

The Horsham Symphony Orchestra, under its principal conductor Steve Dummer, and leader Barry Sutton, bring their 2013-2014 season to a close with their summer concert on Saturday, June 28, at the Capitol, Horsham.

Spokeswoman Fiona Corbett-Clark said: “The concert will feature Elgar’s monumental Violin Concerto, and the orchestra is delighted to welcome Rachel Ellis, co-leader of the HSO, as soloist.

“Rachel has been playing the violin since the age of nine and received her first training at the Kent Junior Music School in Maidstone. She won a scholarship to the Royal College of Music, where she regularly played with the RCM chamber music on tours both at home and abroad. Rachel has lived in Horsham for the past 18 years and combines teaching with playing in many local musical ensembles, including the Sussex Piano Trio and Enesqu string quartet.”

Fiona continued: “The concerto follows a performance of a masterpiece of 20th century orchestral repertoire, Sibelius’ evocative Third Symphony.”

The concert will start at 7.30pm. Tickets are priced at £14, £12 for concessions over 60 and £5 for under 18s.

Tickets can be bought from The Capitol box office on 01403 750220 or online at Further information can be found on the HSO website at