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Two's company and three's a great deal with world-renowned orchestra

Date: 18/01/2008           Category: Arts and Libraries

The City of London Sinfonia's 2008 season at The Central Theatre, Chatham is set to get pulses racing, with the opening night on Valentine's Day and a buy-two-get-one-free offer that spans the three-concert series. On Thursday, 14 February, 7.30pm the orchestra will begin the evening with the William Tell Overture, with its pastoral opening, dramatic storm scene and thrilling, final gallop. Next, Nick Betts is the soloist in a new concerto, written for him by his trombonist colleague Dan Jenkins. Beethoven's Seventh Symphony, widely regarded as one of the best symphonies written, ends the programme. In the Cellar Bar, at 6.45pm, there is a pre-concert talk with conductor Dominic Wheeler and Nick Betts. Members of the orchestra will retire to the Cellar Bar after the concert for Encore, which is free to ticket holders. The City of London Sinfonia returns to The Central Theatre on Thursday, 24 April and Sunday, 8 June; performances will include Vivaldi, Bach, Handel and a special project with Medway schools - Messin' with Mozart. To celebrate this diverse programme, The Central Theatre and City of London Sinfonia are pleased to announce a special offer: Book for two City of London Sinfonia concerts in the series and get the third for free. Alternatively, tickets can be bought on a show-by-show basis, starting at £15. Call the box office on 01634 338338 or email boxoffice@medway.gov.uk.