Weekender: Orchestral celebration of the pinnacle of human spaceflight

The acclaimed Royal Philharmonic Orchestra returns to Yorkshire this weekend to stage a concert marking the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.

The concert, called It Came from Outer Space, will be at Bridlington Spa on Sunday July 21 and will be conducted by Benjamin Pope.

Back by popular demand, the orchestra will present a concert for all the family, which will be a celebration of the music of science fiction.

The programme will include Also sprach Zarathustra by Richard Strauss, from the film 2001: A Space Odyssey; the Flying Theme and Finale from ET by John Williams; Star Wars Episode II – Attack of the Clones: March of the Resistance, by John Williams; and the legendary Doctor Who Theme, by Ron Grainer.

The orchestra’s presenter, Tim Steiner, has created a special piece of music just for the concert, which will include musicians from the East Riding Music Service.

The concert will also feature performances of Clair de Lune by Debussy and the Main Theme from Star Wars by John Williams, as well as other well known and popular pieces.

There are still some tickets available for the occasion, which begins at 3pm: Adults £19.50, Concessions £17 and Children £5. Contact Bridlington Spa Box Office by calling 01262 678258, or visit bridspa.com