Hunstanton’s Princess Theatre is set to host world-famous cellist and conductor Julian Lloyd Webber in April as part of his 2015 UK tour.
“I really want for this to be a fun evening” Julian said.
“It will be a celebration of not just my career, but of music itself to which people of all ages are invited.”
All things considered, this promises to be no ordinary concert. As a celebration of one of the most renowned and celebrated performers of modern classical music, the show will consist primarily of rare videos clips, anecdotes and stories featuring such luminaries as Nigel Kennedy, Elton John, Katherine Jenkins, Tim Rice, Yehudi Menhuin, Joaquin Rodrigo, Cleo Laine, Stephane Grappelli and many others.
All these will span the life and career of Julian, who will also be joined on stage by his wife and fellow cellist Jiaxin Lloyd Webber and pianist Pam Chowman to perform a vast repertoire of works, ranging from JS Bach, Frank Bridge, his brother Andrew Lloyd Webber and many more.
The audience will be treated to a unique insight into not only his life as one of the world’s finest musicians but also as a member of arguably the most influential musical dynasty of modern times.
An intimate setting like the Princess Theatre will certainly suit this kind of show perfectly.
“I want there to be a lot of interaction with the audience” Julian said and question and answer sessions will follow both halves of the show to encourage this.
Julian emphasised that he hopes that locals feel “they can bring their children to this. I don’t want it to be an overly-serious experience at all; I want for these shows to be a fun introduction to music for youngsters.”
What also promises to make this a unique experience is Julian’s invitation for fellow cellists in the audience to take along their cello to perform onstage alongside him. It will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to have a mini-masterclass.
“I remember playing at Cromer Pier last year” Julian added as he recalled the last time he performed in Norfolk. “It was one of the best atmospheres on the whole tour. I loved it.”
The show at the Princess Theatre is on Sunday, April 19, at 7.30pm.
Tickets are available online at https://thelittleboxoffice.com/princess/event/view/18942 or on 01485 532252 at £21.50, £16.50 for a restricted view.