Norfolk Symphony Orchestra concert ‘thank you’ to Friends

Philip Hesketh will conduct the NSO at Lynn on June 26

Philip Hesketh will conduct the NSO at Lynn on June 26

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Norfolk Symphony Orchestra is holding a relaxed summer afternoon concert at St Nicholas’ Chapel, Lynn, on Sunday June 26.

Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings and excerpts from his Nutcracker Ballet are on the programme including favourites such as The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, Waltz of the Flowers, Les Mirlitons etc.

As the annual Friends’ Concert, this is the orchestra’s way of thanking all those who are members of the Friends of the orchestra scheme for supporting given through the year.

It is a more light-hearted concert with plenty of time to catch up with familiar faces, players and audience.

Conductor Philip Hesketh, who played cello in the Sadler Wells Royal Ballet in his professional playing career and is currently Music Director of the London Children’s Ballet, will guide the audience through the music and tell the story of the Nutcracker Ballet – no doubt adding some anecdotes from his days in the orchestra pit.

Tickets are £5 to members of the public and free to ‘Friends’ of the NSO and under 18s.

The NSO say: “Do bring the musicians of the future along to hear live music in the wonderful acoustic of the Chapel. The concert starts at 3.30pm and there is no need to book, all tickets available on the door.”

The NSO has recently announced its programme for the first concert of its 2016-2017 season.

With the title “The Music of War”, Butterworth’s A Shropshire Lad, Nielsen’s 4th Symphony and Ravel’s Piano Concerto for the Left Hand with soloist Nicholas McCarthy, it will be a concert in remembrance of those who died at the Battle of the Somme.

This will be held on Sunday, November 27, at Lynn Corn Exchange for the new season.

For more information about concerts and joining the ‘Friends’ scheme visit www.nso-uk.co.uk