Taking place this Friday, King’s Lynn Festival has announced an extra event with artist in residence, cellist Marcin Zdunik. Aimed at anyone who is learning to play cello or is interested in doing so, this event is an informal and flexible 50-minute session, in workshop format, with a Q&A session.
The event is at St George’s Guildhall, King’s Lynn, at 3pm on Friday. Full details are available here.
Open to all, the NSO summer ‘friends’ concert is a light-hearted affair that gives the audience the opportunity to meet the players and Musical Director. Music Centre members will enjoy this afternoon concert on Sunday, with free tickets available for under-18s. 3.30pm at St Nicholas’ Chapel, King’s Lynn. Why not support our wind band at the bandstand in the Walks for a while first, and enjoy a whole afternoon of music in the town?
Enjoy music by Schubert and Strauss on Saturday 19 May, 7.30pm at St Nicholas Chapel, King’s Lynn, played by Norfolk Symphony Orchestra.
“As a man and as a musician, Schubert personifies many of the main characteristics of 19th Century Romanticism. The world is a bad place and getting worse, nothing can be done – we must all just sit together and wait for the end. Art, therefore, is an escape from this awfulness. His Fifth Symphony, is, perhaps his lightest and most charmingly cheerful work, he expresses his love for Mozart and yearns for what he sees as the “brighter, better life” when he was still alive.
“The massive and monumental work Ein Heldenleben, (A Hero’s Life), is clearly based on the life of Richard Strauss himself, although he was slow to admit this. The orchestra is vast. The Hero, played by eight horns, faces his enemies, the critics who he felt were unfair in his early career. His beloved wife, the singer Pauline de Ahna, takes centre stage, represented by beautiful and extremely virtuosic violin solos. With her by his side he faces his foes and, after a great battle, vanquishes them, retiring afterwards into tranquillity and fulfilment.”
Free tickets for under-18s accompanied by a paying adult.
On 3 May, Joo Yeun Sir (violin) and Irina Andrievsky (piano) will be playing at St Mary’s Church, Snettisham at 7.30pm. Music includes Vaughan Williams’ ‘Lark Ascending’ and a new work to celebrate love letters written in World War II. Free entry for students under 21.
We will be back again on 19 May with another concert for soloists. If you would like to play and sing at the concert, contact us and we’ll add you to the programme!
Open to amateur players and singers at all levels, why not come and share 5 minutes of your favourite music with a friendly audience?
If you play recorder — whether just a little or as a more advanced player — come along to our recorder workshop on 12 May! Open to all, both Music Centre members and non-members, and to players of all ages, the workshop will provide opportunities to play together and to put on a short performance at the end.
Just £10 for the afternoon (under-18s half price at £5; over-60s £8)
Well done to all who took part in our concert on Saturday! Enjoy your holidays, and we’ll see you back at Music Centre on 21 April.