Norfolk Symphony Orchestra musicians reach out to village venues

Norfolk Symphony Orchestra music director, Philip Hesketh
Norfolk Symphony Orchestra music director, Philip Hesketh
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Musicians from the Norfolk Symphony Orchestra will give chamber music performances at two venues – Gayton and South Creake – as part of its outreach programme.

The first event is a chamber concert in aid of the West Norfolk branch of the National Autistic Society and takes place in St. Nicholas Church, Gayton, on Saturday, September 19, at 3.30pm.

The programme includes violin and viola duets by Mozart, Villa Lobos and Halvorsen with a well know serenade by Beethoven with added flute from the orchestra’s principal player Claire Luck; admission is free with a retiring collection in aid of the NAS.

Later in the month the second event is a string workshop at the Yorke Trust in South Creake on the evening of Friday, September 25 and all day on Saturday, September 26. This will give local players the opportunity to play with the NSO strings and enjoy rehearsing two glorious works under the baton of their music director, Philip Hesketh. All players welcome and you will find full details and an application form on the NSO website www.nso-uk.co.uk.

On the Saturday evening there will be a play through in the Church of Our Lady, South Creake at 6.30pm. This is an opportunity to hear Tchaikovsky’s glorious Serenade for Strings and Elgar’s Serenade for Strings, a chance for the players to show what they have worked on in the two days. Entrance to the concert is free and there will be a retiring collection in aid of church funds.