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Celebrated soloist joins Hillingdon Philharmonic for its autumn concert
A CELEBRATED piano soloist will be reunited with the Hillingdon Philharmonic Orchestra in An Evening with Beethoven, for the launch of the orchestra’s 28th season on Saturday, October 12.
Mariela Cingo, a highly-regarded musician who studied at the London College of Music, will join the orchestra for Piano Concerto No.3 in C minor.
Ms Cingo regularly performs at festivals throughout the UK and also abroad, but this concert will be particularly special as it was with the Hillingdon Philharmonic that she first performed.
Orchestra spokesman David Iggulden said: “Beethoven is a really popular composer, and he appeals to a cross-section of people, from young to old.”
Centrepiece of the performance will be Beethoven’s Symphony No.5 in C minor, one of the most popular works ever composed.
Written in 1804-1808, the work’s iconic opening became associated with the powerful symbol V for Victory during World War Two and is now seen as one of the composer’s greatest achievements.
The concert will also include Coriolan Overture, a depiction of the rebellious Roman General Coriolanus, originally written for the theatre.
Having made music for 28 years, the orchestra is well established with more than 60 registered members.
It has performed at some of London’s most prestigious venues, including the Queen Elizabeth Hall and Southwark Cathedral.
Mr Iggulden says local performances are important as a lot of people are unable to get to London easily.
The orchestra will be led by Mackenzie Richards and conducted by its founder, Peter J. Williams.
An Evening with Beethoven. Saturday, October 12, 7.30pm, at All Saints Church, Ryefield Avenue, Hillingdon, UB10 9BT. Tickets: £10 (concessions £8, Children 11-16 £5, under 11 FOC) are available from Pro Music International, 19 Swakeleys Road, Ickenham or Tel. 01895 674223. Tickets also available on the door.