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King’s Lynn Music Society concert at Town Hall with Katherine Bryer on oboe and Irena Radic on piano

King’s Lynn Music Society members and visitors enjoyed a concert of moods and scenes at the Town Hall on Wednesday.

Katherine Bryer playing the oboe, accompanied by Irena Radic on the piano, performed a varied programme of music that set out from the impressions and imaginations of the English and American traditions of the first half of the twentieth century: Gerald Finzi, Ruth Gipps and William Grant Still.

Then, travelling on, the enthusiastic and appreciative audience encountered the delights of Three Romances by Clara and Robert Schumann – two separate sets of pieces performed on either side of the interval.

King's Lynn Music Society review, Katherine Bryer.
King's Lynn Music Society review, Katherine Bryer.

Poulenc's Sonata for oboe and piano provided a weighty end to the programme. An outstanding feature of the concert throughout was the range and quality of tone produced by both performers, qualities well showcased in their solo items by Telemann and Nikolai Medtner.

The event was supported by The Countess of Munster Musical Trust.

Next King’s Lynn Music Society event is April 27, a performance by violinist Emily Trubshaw and pianist Ellis Thomas – more information at www.klmusicsoc.org.uk

King's Lynn Music Society review, Irena Radic.
King's Lynn Music Society review, Irena Radic.

Philip Perry

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