March 9 2014 Latest news:
Friday, January 17, 2014
One hundred young music lovers will get to watch the Norfolk Symphony Orchestra in concert for free next month.
Kings Lynn Corn Exchange is offering tickets to under-18s for the concert on Sunday, February 2, which will feature celebrated international concert pianist Ian Fountain and world famous cellist David Geringas.
They will be performing the Grieg Piano Concerto, a work with some of the most famous opening piano notes in the world.
Ian was the youngest winner of the Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Masters Competition in Tel Aviv at the age of 19.
Since then, he has performed extensively throughout Europe, the US and the Middle East with the London Symphony Orchestra, the Israel Philharmonic and the Philharmonia Orchestra.
In 2001 he was appointed a piano professor at the Royal Academy of Music.
The programme also includes Sibelius’ 2nd Symphony, considered to be one of the composer’s masterpieces, and the Nielsen Helios Overture.
For every single adult ticket purchased a maximum of three free “young concert goer” tickets can be claimed - they are available on a first come first served basis.
Norfolk Symphony Orchestra chairman Rob Pack said: “We believe that classical music is as exciting and inspiring today as it was the day it was written.
“The sight and sound of seventy musicians performing live on one stage, working together to create wonderful music, is a truly awesome experience – we’re sure that children and young people will love it.
“The programme is particularly appropriate for “first-timers” and will be enormous fun.”
The concert starts at 3.30pm and tickets are £15 and £7.50.
To book your ticket call the Corn Exchange Box Office on 01553 764864.