ON STAGE: Clare Hammond will present a varied programme of music at The Witham
ON STAGE: Clare Hammond will present a varied programme of music at The Witham

AWARD-winning pianist Clare Hammond will present a wide ranging programme of classical music when she performs at The Witham tonight, Wednesday, September 5.

Winner of the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Young Artist Award, the internationally acclaimed concert pianist comes to Barnard Castle with a programme that showcases the range of expression and imagination possible on the piano.

With the programme including the romanticism of Rachmaninov’s second piano sonata, stately poise of Haydn’s Sonata in C major and Debussy’s portrayal of a fireworks display in Paris, the audience is in for a delightful evening of music.

Ms Hammond will perform Haydn’s Sonata in C major, Mendelssohn’s The Bee’s Wedding Op. 67, and Chopin’s Études.

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She will also play a selection from Debussy’s prelude, Rimsky-Korsakov’s Flight of the Bumblebee and Rachmaninov’s Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor.

Sarah Gent, The Witham’s marketing manager, said: “We are delighted to be welcoming Clare Hammond.

“This concert offers the opportunity to enjoy first-rate classical music here on Barnard Castle high street, with what promises to be an exhilarating and inspiring evening of music.”

Tickets are priced £8 for an adult and £5 for 16 years and under, those in receipt of unemployment benefits and students. The box office is open from 10am to 4pm, Tuesday to Saturdays and some Sundays. Call 01833 631107 or head to www.thewitham.org.uk.