Norfolk Symphony Orchestra - King's Lynn
Heart-warming music on a chilly afternoon!
The Norfolk Symphony Orchestra welcomes you to its first concert of the new decade, ‘Into the Woods’, on Sunday 19th January. On a cold, bleak winter’s afternoon, we promise to put you in mind of the promised heat of summer with heart-warming classical music.
Englebert Humperdinck starts the journey with his beautiful Hansel and Gretel overture, tuneful and bright and seemingly unaware of the dangers within the forest. Our next piece is the remarkable Symphonic Metamorphosis by Hindemith, catchy and surprising and full of the chatter of exotic birds and the growling of mysterious beasts.
After a glass of wine (other drinks available!) we will finish with Brahms’ 2nd Symphony, a joyful and summery work full of great tunes, written in a few short weeks while he was staying at the seaside. It might be cold outside, but we will all have our eyes on the sunlit uplands of summer.
Our maestro Steve Bingham will conduct the orchestra and the celebrated violinist Er-Gene Kahng will lead. Steve is also a well-known violinist, leader of the Bingham Quartet, and has performed and conducted with many top international artists. Er-Gene is a violinist and professor who has worked tirelessly to bring the music of the African-American composer Florence Price to a wider audience. She has also performed across the globe with illustrious ensembles.
The concert is in the beautiful setting of St Nicholas’ Chapel, King’s Lynn, starts at 3.30pm, and tickets are FREE to under-18s (contact the box office on 01553 764864 for this offer) and £16 to adults, available on the door or from the Corn Exchange box office.