IF you know your Mendelssohn from your Grieg, or even if you don't, the Orchestra of the Swan is offering a musical tour of Scandinavia at the Pershore Number 8 venue, and neither a fjord nor a whale will be in sight.

Prodigious talent, however, will feature on the programme.

Mendelssohn, like Mozart, was an early starter when it came down to setting notes on paper, and the concert opens with a one-movement piece written when Mendelssohn was only 14 years old.

A spokesman added: "The programme develops into a lyrical and intense combination of Slavic nationalism and folk elements which includes is one of the most regularly performed and popular suites for string orchestras."

Other highlights will include the Holberg Suite and Two Elegiac Melodies by Grieg and Dvo?ák's Serenade for Strings in E major (opus 22).

The conductor for "A Scandinavian Serenade" will be David Curtis.

The prestigious Orchestra of the Swan Orchestra is based in Stratford Upon Avon and was founded back in 1995 to perform at the Stratford Music Festival.

It is now the the Associate Orchestra at Town Hall Birmingham has also has residencies at Number 8 Pershore, Huntingdon Hall Worcester and Malvern Theatres. The orchestra performs more than 40 concerts each year.

The date for the diary will be Friday, April 28, from 7.30pm.

There will be a pre-concert talk at 6.45pm.

Tickets on, 01386 555488.