THE Scottish Chamber Orchestra are set to play their annual concert in Ayr in early January.

The Viennese New Year Concert will return to Ayr Town Hall on Wednesday, January 4 and music lovers are being invited to join the celebrations as the Scottish Chamber Orchestra marks the arrival of 2023.

An Ayr Arts Guild statement said: "Passionate, joyful and exuberant, Joseph Swensen is a much-loved figure in concert halls around the world. 

"He's on the podium for a flavoursome concert of exquisite musical bonbons and lollipops from the Strauss family's Vienna and far beyond - from the excitement of the Thunder and Lightning Polka to the foot-tapping cheer of the majestic Radetzky March.

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"Outstanding German violinist Kolja Blacher joins the orchestra for two sensuous classics of French sophistication: the elegant romance of Chausson's luscious Poeme and the fiery gypsy flavours of Ravel's sparkling Tzigane.

"There's more, including the Strauss Overture Die Fledermaus, Bizet's Carmen Suite and By The Beautiful Blue Danube."

Tickets are on sale from Ayr Gaiety and can be purchased when open from Tuesday to Friday 10am - 4pm, Saturday 10am - 1pm.

Tickets pricing: Circle: Adults £25.00; Stalls: Adults £20.00, under 26s £6.00, under 18s £3.00.