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Norfolk Symphony Orchestra Summer Showcase presents soloists performing season finale

Norfolk Symphony Orchestra’s season finale is being performed at St Nicholas’ Chapel, Lynn, entitled Summer Showcase.

Next Sunday (June 18), conductor Steve Bingham and the orchestra will be joined by three soloists for a selection of classical works that will captivate and delight listeners of all ages.

Ian Laing will perform a solo of Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto in a virtuosic display of the instrument.

Ian Laing, Anna Hopkins and Alex Rider
Ian Laing, Anna Hopkins and Alex Rider

After leaving college Ian pursued a full-time music career in orchestra pits for touring musicals, radio sessions for the BBC, live gigs and performing on cruise ships.

Since leaving the touring life behind Ian has continued to play in many ensembles in Norfolk and Suffolk and is musical director of the Doghouse Big Band.

After the interval, Mozart’s Flute and Harp Concerto features soloists Anna Hopkins and Alex Rider.

Norfolk Symphony Orchestra season finale is at St Nicholas’ Chapel, Lynn and entitled Summer Showcase.
Norfolk Symphony Orchestra season finale is at St Nicholas’ Chapel, Lynn and entitled Summer Showcase.

This work showcases the exquisite sound of these two instruments as they weave together in a tapestry of melody and harmony.

Anna Hopkins studied for four years at the Royal College of Music and freelanced as an orchestral musician as well as playing for shows and musicals.

Anna has a busy performing calendar including recitals in Norfolk and Suffolk and is the NSO’s principal flute.

Alex Rider freelances with throughout the UK with the BBC Concert, Philharmonic and Scottish Symphony Orchestras.

He studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

After the Mozart, Alex will remain on stage as soloist for the wonderful Morceau de Concert by Saint-Saens.

Alex said: “It is a treat to play the Saint-Saëns, a concerto for the harp that is so rarely done, and which shows off the harp as a solo instrument.”

Tickets from the Alive Corn Exchange box office on 01553 764864 or online.

Visit www.kingslynncornexchange.co.uk information.

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