Florian’s skill will shine as Sinfonia season starts in Berkhamsted


Fans of classical music have plenty of choices on offer over the next few days.

The Berkhamsted Sinfonia opens its new season on Saturday evening in the town’s St Peter’s Church, with Romanian pianist Florian Mitrea the visiting virtuoso.

The programme includes Beethoven’s Creatures Of Prometheus, Ravel’s piano concerto in G which will showcase Florian’s talents, and Brahms’ 3rd symphony.

The concert begins at 7.30pm and tickets are £15 with free admission for the under 18s – you can get full details online at www.bridgewater-sinfonia.org.uk.

Monday night features an organ recital at the same venue with Stuart Watton, the director of music at Esher Parish Church, at the keyboard.

The Cowper Society presentation, part of a monthly series of concerts showcasing the church’s striking modern organ, begins at 8pm

Saturday also features a concert of piano music at St Martha’s Methodist Church, Tring, which begins at 7.30pm.

Providing the music are teacher David Berdinner and his pupils, with selections from Haydn, Beethoven and Mozart on the programme.

Admission is free and there will be a collection for Christian Aid.

And the Dacorum Symphony Orchestra welcomes back acclaimed violinist Francesca Barritt for its concert at Berkhamsted’s Centenary Theatre next Saturday, October 19.

Beethoven, Mozart, Schubert and Wagner are all on the programme for a performance which begins at 7.30pm.

Tickets are £12 for adults, £10 for concessions and there’s no charge for those 18 and under.

You can order them online at dacorumso.weebly.com or by calling 01442 879996.