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Norfolk Symphony Orchestra (NSO) is delighted to be returning to the stage after a two year break from performance due to the pandemic

On Sunday, January 30, they will bring a programme of loved classical works by Elgar, Mozart and Beethoven to the King’s Lynn Corn Exchange under the baton of conductor Steve Bingham, marking an exciting moment for players and audience alike.

Elgar’s much loved Enigma variations, featuring the famous Nimrod will open the concert.

Soloist Martin Childs who will perform Mozart’s 4th Horn Concerto at the Corn Exchange in Lynn this January. (54335209)
Soloist Martin Childs who will perform Mozart’s 4th Horn Concerto at the Corn Exchange in Lynn this January. (54335209)

The theme and 14 variations are one of the most popular classics of the orchestral repertoire and Elgar dedicated them to his friends pictured within, each variation reflecting in some way a particular friend or memory with them. Number XI is for his organist friend Dr. Sinclair who was the organist at Hereford Cathedral.

Elgar writes: "The first few bars were suggested by his great bulldog Dan a well-known character falling down a steep bank into the River Wye, his paddling up stream to find a landing place and rejoicing bark on landing."

Soloist for this concert is Martin Childs who will perform Mozart’s fourth horn concerto which is subtitled a Hunting Horn Concerto for Leutgeb, and its vivacious outer movements are well known for their themes.

The Corn Exchange in Lynn. (51704830)
The Corn Exchange in Lynn. (51704830)

Martin music at Colchester Institute, primarily with Adrian Leaper and Chris Larkin, Tony Halstead and Pip Eastop. Martin now plays with many local orchestras and most recently with the London Chamber Orchestra in a performance of the Schumann Concertstucke.

In 2019, pre-Covid, he toured in Argentina with the Guild of Hornplayers quartet where he performed Mozart Horn Concerto No.2, the Schuman Concertstucke.

Martin is also the chair of the NSO.

The final work for this concert is instantly recognisable from its first four notes, a theme that has become one of the most famous motifs of classical music.

Beethoven’s 5th Symphony and the rhythmic vitality of its four movements will be a fitting finale to this concert.

Norfolk Symphony Orchestra is committed to producing music of the highest quality, performing varied and exciting programmes and the orchestra will once again be giving away 100 free tickets to under 18’s throughout this season. It is hugely encouraging for the orchestra to find that there are so many enthusiastic supporters for classical music amongst the young people of the county.

For details on this offer please call the box office on 01553 764864 or visit the website

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