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The Proms music is back!

A fine afternoon of music on Sunday October 31 is planned for this year with The Clarence Valley Orchestra and Chorus delivering the ever popular ‘Afternoon at the Proms’ concert at the Saraton Theatre Grafton.

This year’s special guest artist is the internationally acclaimed pianist Simon Tedeschi, playing Rhapsody in Blue with the orchestra, along with some solo comedy pieces. This year will also see compere comedian Mandy Nolan take to the stage for some fun and adventure.

The orchestra will also take you on a journey through a range of composers, playing some of the musical works of Leonard Bernstein, Dmitri Shostakovich, Leroy Anderson, Edward Elgar, Jean-Philippe Rameau and much more, including all your favourite Proms items once again.

Everyone involved is looking forward to dusting off the instruments and playing music together again for the community. “Having a large orchestra of this caliber in a country town, who can accompany international guest artists is a rare treat, to which we enjoy and embrace such a task”, artistic director and conductor Greg Butcher said.

Don’t forget you can use your Discover NSW Voucher to go towards the purchase price of your ticket to the Proms. The vouchers must be redeemed by 30 June 2021 but can be used to purchase tickets for a show scheduled any time after 30 June 2021, such as the Proms. Patrons will need to call the Saraton or come into the Theatre to redeem these vouchers.

Once again, this will be a community charity concert, with the orchestra having donated approximately $65,000 to date to many local charities and CVO music scholarships for further university music studies, over the short time it has been performing.

Tickets are available online now at www.saraton.com or can be bought over the counter at the theatre itself.