Rhiannon Symmonds to play David Concerto

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Talented teenager Rhiannon Symonds will join the Royal Forest of Dean Orchestra in a spectacular spring concert later this month. The concert takes place on Saturday, March 24 at 7.30pm in Newnham Church, near Gloucester. Rhiannon will join the orchestra to perform the Concerto for Trombone by Ferdinand David, while the orchestra also performs Mozart’s overture to Die Zauberflöte and Brahms' mighty Symphony No. 2 in D major.

Yorkley’s 14-year-old star trombonist already has an impressive list of accolades to her name after becoming the youngest trombonist in the UK to pass the Associate of the Trinity College London performance examination. Last year she was crowned junior winner at the Newark Brass Festival and took up the co-principal trombone position with the National Youth Brass Band of Wales. Later she was named runner-up in the Ambition AXA Awards in the Arts Category.

"We try to have soloists who aren’t part of the orchestra," chairperson Liz Pritchard said. "A few of our members have had contact with Rhiannon before, so we approached her and she said she will perform. She’s the youngest soloist we’ve ever had!"

Tickets are available on the door and cost £8 per adult and £5 for concessions; under-14s are free when accompanied by an adult. For more information call 01594 510604 or visit the Royal Forest of Dean Orchestra website.

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