YORK Guildhall Orchestra welcomes one of the world's leading trombonists, Ian Bousfield, to its 38th concert season on Saturday night at York Barbican.

"Ian is an amazing player and, what's more, he hails from our fair city of York," says musical director Simon Wright. "It will be a privilege to hear him perform the Concertino for Trombone and Orchestra by Ferdinand David and also the astonishingly difficult Variations on Blue Bells Of Scotland by Arthur Prior."

This is normally played with piano, but Wright is arranging the work for the orchestra. "It should prove interesting!" he says.

"Our piece by Berlioz will be the overture to his unfinished opera Les Franc-Juges, of which only the overture is now regularly played. Those of you of the right vintage may remember the main theme being used for the TV programme of the late 1950s and early '60s called Face To Face.

"Saturday's symphony will be Beethoven's third, the Erioca. "It was originally dedicated to Napoleon, but Beethoven changed his mind and crossed out the dedication," says Wright.

Tickets for Saturday's 7.30pm concert are on sale on 0844 854 2757, at yorkbarbican.co.uk or in person from the Barbican box office.