The City of Carlisle Orchestra are set to perform a summer concert in the border city this weekend.

The concert will take place in St John’s Church, London Road, Carlisle on Saturday 29th June, starting at 7.30pm, and features as its main work Tchaikovsky’s Third Symphony in D major.

The symphony was composed over a period of roughly two months in 1875, being the only one of Tchaikovsky’s symphonies to be written in a major key and to have five movements, instead of the more usual four.

The first half of the concert will open with the Overture to Weber’s Der Freischutz opera and continue with Grieg’s Four Norwegian Dances.

The orchestra’s conductor for this concert is talented young South African musician, Jacobus de Jager, who is currently studying MMus Orchestral Conducting with Martin Brabbins at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Jacobus has previously conducted the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, and the Orchestra of Scottish Orchestra amongst a host of other prestigious orchestras and ensembles and has won multiple prizes for his conducting.

Tickets for the concert are £10 in advance from orchestra members, or £12 on the door; under-18s free. Refreshments will be available..