COMPETITION: World classical stars all set for Cambridge show

Alexander Sitkovetsky.

Alexander Sitkovetsky. - Credit: Archant

The latest event planned in the Cambridge Classical Concert Series will see the renowned St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra take to the stage at the Corn Exchange.

On Thursday, February 12, its 2014-2015 season will continue with recitals from a host of international talent.

Vladimir Altschuler will conduct the concert, which opens with Shostakovich’s Incidental Music from Hamlet. Violin virtuoso Alexander Sitkovetsky, a protégé of Yehudi Menuhin, will then perform Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto. There will also be a rendition of Sibelius’ stirring Karelia Suite before the evening ends with Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece Romeo and Juliet.

A free pre-concert talk will be held at 6pm at the Cambridge City Hotel for ticket holders.

The Hunts Post has a pair of tickets to give away.

To stand a chance of winning, just tell us which country St Petersburg is in. Answers on a postcard or sealed envelope to The Hunts Post, 30 High Street, Huntingdon, PE29 3TB.

The closing date is Wednesday, February 4.

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INFORMATION: Starts at 7.30pm. Tickets £28.50-£38.50, with £12.50 concessions from the box office on 01223 357851 or www.cornex.co.uk.