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Classical concert in King's Lynn a sensitive tribute to father and son who died

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A fine, fitting, start to King’s Lynn Music Society’s new post-lockdown season was presented by pianist and public servant, Neil Hilgrove Colledge at Lynn’s Town Hall.

The concert was dedicated to Neil’s mentor and his son, who passed away in June and July respectively this year. Neil was close to both and his mentor’s son was Neil’s very best friend.

The occasion served as a memorial, with an appropriate programme including moving and reflective works by Scarlatti, Schubert, Chopin, Brahms and Rachmaninov, sensitivity played by the pianist.

Neil Hilgrove Colledge (51346716)
Neil Hilgrove Colledge (51346716)

By contrast, in a lighter vein, a selection of minuets and dance movements by Leopold, Nannerl and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart were performed, as well as a couple of intriguing and playful pieces by popular modern Italian pianist and composer, Ludovico Einaudi.

The recital ended with an appropriate encore by Rachmaninov. A moving and enjoyable evening, appreciated by the enthusiastic audience.

Do take a look at the society’s website to learn more about their future events, the next concert being a harp recital given by Xenia Horne, on the evening of October 20, starting at 7.30pm.

Andy Tyler

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