A EUROPEAN Philharmonic group is all set to play in Ayr this summer.

After an absence of several years, the musicians of the Chamber Philharmonic Europe from Cologne will return to the area.

The Chamber Philharmonic Europe tours widely throughout Europe, last year performing 44 concerts.  

The concert includes Bach's Concerto for 2 violins in D minor with soloists Pawel Zuzanski and Andrey Sur; Elgar's Serenade for Strings; Rachmaninov's Vocalise; and Mozart's Divertimento in F Major.  The opening item is Corelli's Concerto Grosso in D Major, followed by Neruda's Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra in E-flat Major with soloist Cyrill Gussaroff. 

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Advance tickets cost £20 and are now available from Ayr Guitar, 62 Alloway Street, Ayr, Tel: 01292 260001. 

Tickets will also be on sale at the door on the evening of the concert.

It is one of a number of events marking the Golden Jubilee Year of Ayr Arts Guild and will be held on Saturday, July 22, in Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Fullarton Street, Ayr, at 7.30pm.