Festival review: Royal Philarmonic Concert Orchestra

Tim Redmond
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A more rousing, and at the same time relaxing, gala concert could not have been wished for as The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, conducted by Timothy Redmond, played for our delight a mixed programme of classic movie music and lighter classics.

This concert was at Lynn Corn Exchange on Sunday evening. The first half of the concert consisted of seven items (let’s call them The Magnificent 7) and DID indeed include music from that film as well as The Blue Danube Waltz (2001), Dukas Sorcere’s Apprentice (Fantasia), ET theme, and, a speciality for us in King’s Lynn, Vaughan Williams English Folk Song Suite (VW collected folk songs in King’s Lynn in the early 20th Century).

Other music connected with our part of the world included music from Bridge on the River Kwai (music by Sir Malcolm Arnold) and the theme from The Godfather (Al Pacino, of course, visited Lynn to shoot another film, Revolution).

All the music was played with gusto, and tenderness when required, and there were some superb solos from the orchestra.

A magnificent start to the Festival from the professionals!