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Issue:- 20/21January 2009

Classical Guitarist - From Mexico City to Crosby

THE Crosby Symphony Orchestra welcomes classical guitarist Morgan Szymanski for their first concert of 2010 at St.Faith's Church on Sunday, 7 February 2010, at 7.30pm.

Morgan, described as “one to watch” by BBC Music magazine and The Gramophone magazine, was born in Mexico City, started
playing guitar aged 6 and graduated with First Class Honours from the Royal College of Music in London. He won all the guitar prizes as well as several scholarships, and has given recitals worldwide including the Wigmore Hall, the Bridgewater Hall and other major UK venues. For his debut performance with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra he played Rodrigo's “Concerto de Aranjuez”, the most requested guitar piece on Classic FM, and which he has chosen to play with the Crosby Symphony Orchestra. The music has been used in movies, TV shows and commercials, and many people will recognise it without knowing its name.

Robert Sells will also conduct the orchestra in Elgar's popular 'Introduction and Allegro' for Strings, which features a string quartet separate from the orchestra, and Haydn's Symphony No. 31 known as the “Hornsignal” because the horn is very prominent, while the last movement is a set of variations designed to show off different instruments.

The wind section get their chance to shine as Edward Peak will return to Crosby as a Special Guest to conduct the Wind Serenade in E flat by the young Richard Strauss. This jaunty piece was his first to be regularly performed and is still a favourite today.

The concert is at St.Faith's Church (corner of Crosby Road North and Kingsway) on Sunday, 7 February 2010 at 7.30. Tickets are available at Pritchard's Bookshop, Crosby Village, priced at £8 (£7 concessions) and on the door.

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MERSEYSIDE Police are appealing for information regarding the whereabouts of 19 year old Amrullah Hafizi from Liverpool City Centre.  Mr Hafizi is currently wanted for questioning in relation to sexual offence that occurred in August 2009 in Liverpool.  Mr Hafizi is described as being of Arabic appearance, 5ft 6 ins tall of medium build with short black hair and brown eyes.  He is known to frequent Liverpool City Centre.  If anyone has seen Mr Hafizi or knows of his whereabouts, please contact Merseyside Police on:- 0151 777 4067 or Crimestoppers on:- 0800 555 111.


MERSEYSIDE Police Detectives are appealing for witnesses following a burglary at a house in Aigburth last night in which the occupiers were confronted by six men armed with a knife and golf clubs.

Officers were called to the house in Rosemont Road, Aigburth, shortly before 7.30pm following reports from the victim that the men had broken into his home through the back patio doors and threatened him and his family before stealing jewellery, mobile phones, and several sets of keys, including those to two cars.

The offenders then left the scene in their own car, which was parked nearby. They are described as being white and wearing dark clothing with their faces covered. They spoke with local accent.

No-one was hurt during the incident and the keys that had been stolen were later found discarded in a nearby street.

Crime scene investigators attended and carried out a forensic examination of the scene. House to house enquiries have also been carried out and detectives are viewing CCTV footage from the area.

Superintendent Jon Roy from Liverpool South Command Team, said:- "This was a very distressing ordeal for the homeowner and his family and we are determined to do all we can to catch those responsible. Fortunately no-one was hurt but the offenders made threats and stole jewellery that was precious to the family, along with their mobile phones. I would appeal to anyone who was in the area at the time, who perhaps were walking their dog, on their way home from work or gym, or going to the pub, to think if they saw anything suspicious, and call us if they did. Their information could be important to our investigation."

Anyone who witnessed the incident or saw anyone behaving suspiciously in the area either immediately before or after the burglary is asked to call detectives at Admiral Street CID on:- 0151 777 5364.


MERSEYSIDE Police arrested a 30 year old man from Kirkby on suspicion of the murder of Daniel Keatinge. The man from Kirkby since been released on police bail pending further enquiries. Daniel Keatinge was murdered on Formosa Road, Fazakerley, on
Friday, 30 January, 2009.

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