Classical music in Nottingham with pianist James Rhodes and the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra

FANS of classical music are invited to two performances in Nottingham this month.

Classical pianist James Rhodes will be performing a free 15 minute concert at Nottingham’s Exchange Arcade on Friday (7th October) from 1pm when he will be giving passers-by a taste of his unique performance style.

He is performing ahead of his concert in the city which will take place on 16th November at the Forum when he will be playing music by Beethoven, Chopin and Bach amongst others.

James has been descried as a classical pianist with rock star attitude and he rose to fame with his 2009 album Razor Blades, Little Pills and Big Pianos. His third album Bullets and Lullabies released in December last year went straight to number one on iTunes classical download chart.

Elsewhere in the city, the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra will be performing at Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall on 12th October.

Led by Yuri Simonov, the orchestra will be performing a trio of Russian masterpieces by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov and Prokofiev, whose famous ballet score to Romeo and Juliet provides a colourful opener, with five movements based around the masked ball where the lovers first meet.

For tickets to either of these shows contact the Royal Centre Box Office on 0115 989 5555 or visit