Classical music at the Adrian Boult

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TWO Rugby men will lead an evening of classical music at the Adrian Boult Hall in Birmingham on September 18.

The fundraising concert has been organised between Apollo Sinfonia and the Cure Parkinson’s Trust. Conductor James Ham and leader Christopher Ham were both born and educated in Rugby.

Following the concert James will return to the St Petersburg Music Conservatoire to resume his third year in conducting studies.

Other locally-born musicians are also regular players in the Apollo Sinfonia, amongst them Laura Robinson and Rachel Shakespeare – names that should be familiar to Rugby’s classical music concertgoers.

The orchestra was founded by James and Christopher in 2008 and consists of talented young musicians from around the country..

The programme includes Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony; Sibelius’ Finlandia and Grieg’s Holberg Suite.

For more information on the Apollo Sinfonia, see the website

Tickets cost £15, or £5 for children and students. They are available on 0121 2454455 and

The concert is in aid of the Cure Parkinson’s Trust and promises to be a special evening.