Ladies in the spotlight

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Join Nottingham Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Mark Heron for Here Come The Girls, a music extravaganza on Saturday, January 25, at 7pm in the Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham.

Sharron Davies, former Olympic swimmer and now broadcaster and television personality, will be your guide to the evening’s music. Versatile soprano Michelle Todd, originally a Nottinghamshire girl who sang with Cantamus, and who now enjoys an international performing career, is soloist and narrator.

There is music to suit all tastes, including from TV and the theatre, to the cinema and concert hall.

The orchestra kicks off proceedings with Gershwin’s overture Girl Crazy. The seductive and dangerous Delilah is joined by Sleeping Beauty, while Evita pleads “Don’t Cry for me, Argentina”. From Bizet’s best-loved opera, Carmen weaves her charms, while Ravel mourns the death of a Princess in his Pavane.

The concert commemorates tragic love in Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet, and contemporary love in a suite of hits by ABBA. For the younger audience, there is Beatrix Potter’s Tale of Jemima Puddleduck, entrancingly set to music by Stephen McNeff.

Tickets cost from £7 in the choir stalls and second tier, up to £22 for the best seats in the first tier, available from the Royal Concert Hall box office by calling 0115 989 5555.

or visiting www.trch.co.uk

Concessions apply for children, students, and senior citizens. Family tickets, which admit two adults and two children, are available. Visit www.nottinghamphilharmonic.co.uk for more information.