Darlington Music Society has announced an exciting extra concert for this season, and admission will be free.

The Pettman Ensemble, an accomplished chamber music group, well known in their native New Zealand, begin their UK tour in Darlington. They will play at the Central Hall, Dolphin Centre, on Monday 2nd December 2019 at 7.30pm.

The concert, which is additional to the six recitals put on by the society, will feature two pieces: Schubert’s Piano Trio, Opus 100 – one of his last works, and Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony, arranged for piano, flute, violin and cello by J N Hummel – one of the many arrangements for this combination by Beethoven’s old friend and rival, Johann Nepomuk Hummel.

The concert has been made possible by funding from the Pettman Classical Music Foundation, which supports classical music scholarships in the southern hemisphere.

Thanks to this financial support, entry to the concert will be free, with a retiring collection to meet costs that are not covered by the funding.