Music’s elite on way for Teesside stage

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A leading musician is coming to the Tees Valley to perform classical works alongside one of the world’s best orchestras.

Natasha Paremski performs with the Vienna Tonkunstler Orchestra at Middlesbrough Town Hall on Thursday, February 3.

The double scoop for the Tees Valley means classical fans can enjoy works by Mozart, Beethoven and Brahms from 7.45pm.

The Vienna Tonkunstler Orchestra has been established as one of Vienna’s most distinguished orchestras for over 100 years.

Their Middlesbrough visit follows a memorable night at the Town Hall last November with their Austrian counterparts the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg.

Guest soloist Natasha Paremski joins the orchestra, led by conductor Andres Orozco-Estrada, for a night featuring works by Mozart, Beethoven and Brahms.

Originally from Moscow but a US citizen since 2001, hugely talented piano soloist Natasha Paremski is fast taking the classical world by storm.

Natasha has also appeared on a major two-part BBC film on the life and works of Tchaikovsky, shot on location in St Petersburg.

The 23-year-old has already played with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Moscow Philharmonic, Colorado Symphony, Berlin Symphony, San Francisco Symphony and New York Youth Symphony Orchestras.

Now, alongside her Middlesbrough show, her 2010/11 schedule also includes tours with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and Oregon Symphony Orchestra in the US, together with the Royal Philharmonic in the UK.

Natasha will be performing Beethoven’s grand Emperor Piano Concerto, which has been loved by audiences worldwide since it was first composed in 1809.

Other works to be performed include Mozart’s Overture to Marriage of Figaro, and Brahms Symphony No.2 in d major, Op.73.

Tickets cost £12 or £8 with concessions and are available from the box office on (01642) 729729.