Concert is set to provide a touch of musical class

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TICKETS are now on sale for an event that adds an extra touch of class to the Leeds musical calendar.

The city’s annual Classical Fantasia concert will take place this year on Saturday, September 7, in the historic surroundings of Kirkstall Abbey.

Music will be performed by the Manchester Camerata chamber orchestra while the evening will also feature a spectacular fireworks finale.

General admission tickets cost £10, although discounts are available for holders of leisure scheme passes such as Breezecards.

Leeds City Council’s executive member for leisure and skills, Coun Lucinda Yeadon, said: “Classical Fantasia promises to be an evening of great entertainment.

“Seeing the abbey illuminated really is something special and with the now traditional fireworks finale set to follow the great music on offer, this is an event not to be missed.”

Classical Fantasia is organised by the council, with support from the Yorkshire Evening Post and fellow media partner Magic 828.

The pricing structure for the event is the same as for last weekend’s Opera in the Park and Party in the Park concerts.

As reported in yesterday’s YEP, Opera in the Park drew a crowd of 6,454 people.

Party in the Park, meanwhile, attracted around 33,700 pop fans – less than half of the figure for 2012, when admission was free.

l Classical Fantasia tickets can be bought online from www.leeds.gov.uk/fantasia or in person or over the phone from the Carriageworks in Millennium Square (0113 224 3801) and the visitor centre at Leeds City Station (0113 242 5242).

Purchases can also be made in person from Kirkstall’s Abbey House Museum.

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