A well-known violinist will be returning to Oswestry on May 26.

Following two outstanding performances as part of the Oswestry Recital Series, Laurence Jackson makes a welcome return, this time all the way from Perth where he is currently Concertmaster of the Western Australia Symphony Orchestra.

Laurence Jackson has had a glittering career as a top violinist, performing with the highly acclaimed Maggini Quartet and more recently as lead for the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra before taking up his most recent position in Australia.

He has been also made guest appearances with top orchestras over the world and recorded extensively for the Naxos label. As with his previous performances he will share the stage with the supremely talented pianist and stalwart of the classical music scene in Oswestry, Christopher Symons. In addition, local guitarist and lutenist Keith Offord will make a small appearance.

A Springtime Miscellany is a hand-picked assortment of pieces from composers spanning nearly 400 years. In the pleasantly informal setting of Rhydycroesau Village Hall we will hear works from the great Renaissance masters Dowland and Byrd, the substantive emotional and rhythmic diversity of Beethoven’s Spring Sonata through to the sublimely melodic Paganini Cantabile in D major, plus contributions from the repertoires of Massenet and Kroll.

The performance is being held in Rhydycroesau Village Hall at 8pm. Tickets are £10 and are available from Rowanthorn, 4 Old Chapel Court, English Walls, Oswestry or call 01691 238227.