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Ayr Concert Series celebrates 29th year

 05 June 2015  |  

Councillor Bill Grant (seated) is pictured with (l-r) Michael Hitchon, Lorna Gourly, Jim Coutts, Sally Rennie, and Pat Crook.

Councillor Bill Grant (seated) is pictured with (l-r) Michael Hitchon, Lorna Gourly, Jim Coutts, Sally Rennie, and Pat Crook.

This autumn sees the 29th annual Ayr Concert Series, arranged by volunteers from Ayr Arts Guild for South Ayrshire Council and it promises to be one of the best yet. 

From Friday 30 October 2015 to Friday 18 March 2016, six professional orchestral concerts will be performed in Ayr Town Hall and the line-up again promises to deliver the very best music, led by the cream of international conductors. 

The series features three visits by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, two by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and one by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra last heard in Ayr Town Hall six years ago. 

Season tickets for the 29th Ayr Concert Series are now available by post from Ayr Gaiety Theatre, Carrick Street, Ayr on 01292 288235. A season ticket for all six concerts costs £120 in the circle (reduced from £132) or £102 (reduced from £114) in the stalls, thus offering good savings. Ayr Concert Series is a unique partnership between the Council, the voluntary sector and the Scottish orchestras. Individual tickets will be on sale from Tuesday 1 September. 

Councillor Bill Grant, South Ayrshire Council's Portfolio Carrier for Economic Development, Tourism and Leisure said: "Music lovers will again be thrilled with the wide range of concerts to choose from and, better still, the superb value season ticket options now available, so make sure you don't miss out on any of these orchestral gems in Ayr's superb Town Hall. 

"It's almost impossible to choose which concert to go to, as there really is something for everyone, so buy a season ticket now and make sure you hear them all. 

"Prices for all seats have been held steady for the last four years, making the Ayr Concert Series outstanding value for money.

"Residents and visitors to South Ayrshire will be able to hear world class orchestras, internationally acclaimed musicians and globally successful performers, right here on their own doorstep." 

Brochures containing details of all concerts in the Ayr Concert Series 2015/16 are available from all Ayrshire libraries, the Council Customer Service Centres, Ayr Town Hall and the Tourist Information Centre, Sandgate, Ayr. 

Jim Coutts, Chairman of Ayr Arts Guild added: "We're proud to have been involved in this unique and productive partnership with the Council and Scottish orchestras, which is now approaching 30 years. 

"In that time, we've hosted some of the most famous names in the business and the 29th series promises yet another impressive line-up of international musicians, all enhanced by the presence of some globally acclaimed conductors." 

Councillor Grant concluded: "It's a magical medley of marvellous music, so please get your season ticket or season tickets soon, because it's looking like another superb sell-out series for Ayr."

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