EU orchestra remains a top festival draw
The King’s Lynn Festival brochure for events on until May has been published and it is packed with goodies for culture vultures in West Norfolk.
The Festival begins on Friday, February 28 at 11am with a coffee concert in Lynn Town Hall featuring pianist Churen Li.
The Singaporean is the winner of international prizes in Italy, Denmark and her home country as well as the Cambridge University Concerto Prize.
She has performed as a soloist in Italy, Austria, and Indonesia.
She will be performing Mozart’s Sonata in C Major K.330, Liszt’s Liebestraume No3, Ravel’s Miroirs, her own composition Llama Land and Moszkowski’s Caprice Epsagnol, Op37.
Tickets are £13, £7 for under-18s, which includes a hot drink and cake served from 10.30am.
On Friday, March 13, at St George’s Guildhall, in association with King’s Lynn Community Cinema Club, there is a 2.30pm showing of The White Crow (12A), a 2018 film directed by Ralph Fiennes and telling the story of Rudolf Nureyev’s sensational defection to the West in 1961.
On Friday, March 13, Felicity Aston, MBE in association with the Royal Geographical Society gives a talk on the women’s Euro-Arabian North Pole Expedition which was mounted to foster understanding between people of different cultures.
On Friday, April 3, there is a coffee concert at Lynn Town Hall featuring Benson Wilson (baritone) and Lucy Colquhoun (piano) playing a selection of folk songs together with works by Brahms and Finzi.
The coffee concert on Friday, April 24, is at the Minster and features the Marsyas Trio: Heln Vidovich (flute), Val Welbanks (cello) and Olga Stehko (piano). Haydn, Clementi and Mendelssohn feature.
Simon Thurley gives a talk on Drama and Shakespeare at the Stuart Court at 7pm that day at the Guildhall. Tickets for this are £10 and £5 for under-18s.
Mr Thurley, who lives in the 14th-century gem that is Clifton Tower, close by the Guildhall, was chief executive of English Heritage and has written a dozen books and made many television programmes about historic buildings.
Finally on Thursday, May 21, at 11am, the EU Chamber Orchestra perform at St Nicholas’ Chapel in Lynn, performing with young musicians from Springwood Brass.
The Family Concert will feature Vivldi’s Four Seasons and the premier of Blinded by the Light by Dani Howard.
Tickets are £5 with schools £2 per pupil, teacher gaining free entrance.