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Hot on the heels of Bonfire Night, Blackpool Symphony Orchestra presents Handel’s Firework Suite in their concert on Saturday.

As part of their 95th season, the orchestra will also perform Dvorak’s 7th Symphony and Stravinsky’s Pulcinella suite at 7.30pm at the Blackpool Salvation Army Citadel, Raikes Parade.

Musical director and conductor Helen Harrison said: “We thought it would be a really fun idea to play Handel’s Firework Suite close to Bonfire Night.

“When this piece was first performed it was the ‘One Direction concert’ of its day – a massive, impressive spectacle with over 100 musicians involved.”

Orchestra chairman Alex Roe said: “It’s been a real treat for the orchestra to explore some baroque music. We are looking forward to performing it for our audience.”

Call 07929 047584 for tickets costing £8.

* Blackpool band The Atmospherics will be supporting VLADIMIR at the Waterloo on Friday.

The free show, doors from 7.30pm, sees the night’s Dundee-based headliners take a break from their own support tour with Manchester music legends Mark E Smith and The Fall.

They’ve also played gig slots on the road with The Libertines, The View and Sleaford Mods.