Ayrshire Symphony Orchestra are due to hold a grand celebration for their 100th anniversary.

Created back in 1921, the orchestra will take part in a special concert at Ayr Town Hall on March 20, after covid halted their plans last year.

This special programme will include the introduction to Grieg’s Holberg Suite, Gabriel’s Oboe by Ennio Morricone and Rachmaninov’s magnificent second symphony.

Speaking about the celebrations, club president, Jean Bennison said: “We are delighted to be back making music after two challenging years not only for ourselves, but the whole world.

“Under the baton of our inspirational conductor, John L. Wilson, the orchestra has gone from strength to strength.

“John is the longest serving conductor in the orchestra’s history. For the past thirty years he has encouraged and inspired us with an exciting choice of programmes, allowing us to express our enjoyment in playing music together. Equally talented and inspirational is our leader Kathleen Terras.

“Whilst it is wonderful to look back and celebrate the orchestra’s centenary, we look forward to exciting new opportunities to showcase the orchestra’s musical talent and versatility, and most of all, the enjoyment of making music.”

Tickets are available from members of the orchestra or by contacting secretary Louise Barrett on lbarrett27@btinternet.com.