Orchestra’s free concert tickets offer for under 18s

The Bingham Quartet are to play at this month's NSO concert
The Bingham Quartet are to play at this month's NSO concert

Norfolk Symphony Orchestra have an exciting start to their 2015–2016 season with a concert at Lynn Corn Exchange on Sunday, November 22.

Under the professional baton of musical director Philip Hesketh (French Festival Opéra de Baugé, The London Children’s Ballet, the West London Sinfonia, Opera Vera) this first concert sees a change of time for the orchestra with the performance starting at 6.30pm after the annual switch-on of the Christmas lights in the afternoon in the town.

The programme begins with the brilliant Introduction and Allegro for Strings by Elgar for which the orchestra are delighted to be joined by the internationally renowned Bingham String Quartet, an ensemble that will bring this piece to life like no other.

Originally written to test the strings of the newly-formed London Symphony Orchestra, this technically difficult, but intensely satisfying piece, will light up this concert.

The programme also includes Dvorak’s much loved and well known New World Symphony (think Hovis adverts) and Stravinsky’s witty and boisterous Jeu de Cartes, his Ballet in Three Deals based on a game of poker which includes the unexpected intervention of the Joker.

The ensemble works hard to produce music of the highest quality, producing varied and exciting programmes in an area of Norfolk that does not have many opportunities to hear symphonic music and the orchestra will once again be giving away 100 free tickets to under 18s throughout this season.

It is hugely encouraging for the orchestra to find that there are so many enthusiastic supporters for classical music among the young people of the county and it is hoped families will come along and enjoy the thrill of live music.

Tickets are £16, reduced price for seats in the very front row; tickets are available from the Corn Exchange box office on 01553 764864 or online at www.kingslynncornexchange.co.uk

After many years at Downham Academy the orchestra moved to King’s Lynn Academy in September 2014, cementing its commitment to stay in West Norfolk.

The talented ensemble works hard to produce music of the highest quality, producing varied and exciting programmes in an area of Norfolk that does not have many opportunities to hear symphonic music.

With concerts arranged over the coming season at the King’s Lynn Corn Exchange and St Nicholas’ Chapel the orchestra continue to bring excellent symphony music to the town.