May 3 2012 Flintshire Chronicle
A GLOBETROTTING soloist is due to perform with the Wrexham Symphony Orchestra as they open the 2012 Wrexham Arts Festival on May 5, in a concert at the William Aston Hall in Wrexham.
Tom Bowes will perform Max Bruch’s popular First Violin Concerto in a programme that also includes Elgar’s Cockaigne Overture and Vaughan Williams’ London Symphony No 2.
Tom Bowes hails from Hertfordshire and graduated in 1982 from Trinity Music College, London. He joined the London Philharmonic Orchestra in 1986 and has since gone on to lead some of the world’s top orchestras, including the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and L’Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse in France.
As a soloist Tom has played to great acclaim in the USA, China and Europe and his playing can be heard in many film scores, most notably The Mission.
Orchestra chairman Matthew Ellis said: “To be able to bring Tom to Wrexham and to be able to work with such an experienced and renowned musician is a testimony to how far the orchestra has come on.”
Tickets available at the Tourist Information Centre in Wrexham and through Glyndwr University’s booking office.