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Persephone Duo's uplifting classical music at King’s Lynn Town Hall



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Spirits were raised both by news of more Covid restrictions being withdrawn, and at the first class King’s Lynn Music Society meeting with highly talented international professional musicians.

Klio Blonz, flute, and Rebecca Hepplewhite, cello, the Persephone Duo, giving a varied and uplifting recital to an enthusiastic audience at Lynn’s Town Hall.

The duo had spent time during the day visiting local schools, introducing youngsters to classical music as part of the Classical Music Rocks organisation’s ongoing mission to achieve that well worthwhile goal.

KL Music Society recital. The Persephone Duo: Klio Blonz, flute, Rebecca Hepplewhite, cello.
KL Music Society recital. The Persephone Duo: Klio Blonz, flute, Rebecca Hepplewhite, cello.

The programme consisted of music from the seventeenth century (the La Follia Theme and Variations by Corelli), to a delightfully original contemporary piece by the cellist’s husband entitled : A Journey for Flute and Cello.

The recital started with a sonata by Handel, part of the Op.1 set I’ve loved since I was a teenager, and then included pieces by Danzi, Bach, Beethoven, Kuhlau and Villa Lobos.

The works performed were all technically demanding, especially J.S.Bach’s third Cello Suite and the pieces by Kuhlau and Villa Lobos, but all were executed with clarity and panache.

KL Music Society recital. The Persephone Duo: Klio Blonz, flute, Rebecca Hepplewhite, cello.
KL Music Society recital. The Persephone Duo: Klio Blonz, flute, Rebecca Hepplewhite, cello.

The next two exciting Society events will be held on the evenings of February 16 and March 16, supported by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust.

For further details visit: www.klmusicsoc.org.uk; as was the recital audience, I doubt you’ll be disappointed!

Andy Tyler



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