NORTH Devon Sinfonia are aiming for top marks when they return to Barnstaple on Saturday, November 28. The concert will include Ravel s Popular Bolero, made famous by Torvill and Dean who were awarded full marks at the Winter Olympics in 1984 after skati

NORTH Devon Sinfonia are aiming for top marks when they return to Barnstaple on Saturday, November 28. The concert will include Ravel's Popular Bolero, made famous by Torvill and Dean who were awarded full marks at the Winter Olympics in 1984 after skating to the music.

The concert will open with Vaughan Williams' light hearted overture to The Wasps. The music was composed as incidental music for Aristophanes' ancient satirical play and this overture is the most popular part of the suite. It is full of catchy tunes, following the buzzing of wasps heard at the opening. Vaughan Williams' famous English Folk Song Suite will also be performed.

After the interval, the orchestra will perform Borodin's Symphony no 2. The work, composed between 1869 and 1876, is often considered Borodin's most important large-scale orchestral work. This patriotic Russian music is certain to provide a rousing conclusion to the night's music-making.

The concert will be held at St. Peter's Church, Barnstaple on Saturday November 28, starting at 7.30 pm. Tickets cost £8 and are available from the box office on 01598 710434 or via the internet. Please visit www.northdevonsinfonia.org.uk for further information.