Three great Norfolk composers to be celebrated by Norfolk Symphony Orchestra at Corn Exchange

14:44 25 April 2014

Pauline Lowbury.

Pauline Lowbury.

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The work of three famous Norfolk composers will be celebrated by the Norfolk Symphony Orchestra at the King’s Lynn Corn Exchange.

Vaughan Williams’ (1872-1958) London Symphony shows the contrasting sights and sounds of Edwardian London - it was revised in Sheringham in 1918 when Williams lived there.

The composer visited King’s Lynn in 1905 during his tour of Norfolk, recording and noting some of the fishing songs from the North End community.

Sir Malcolm Arnold’s (1921-2006) stirring Peterloo Overture will take you on an emotional journey from cavalry charge, death and injury to loss and lament, ending in a triumphant sense of unity overcoming adversity.

Sir Malcolm was a frequent visitor to King’s Lynn and many of today’s orchestra members have played for him or been conducted by him.

The overture was sponsored by the Trade Union Congress to record a fateful day in Manchester in 1819 on which 15 people were killed and 700 people injured when the cavalry of the Manchester and Salford Yeomanry broke up a political demonstration.

Soloist Pauline Lowbury, who has performed on BBC TV and Radio 3, will join the orchestra to perform the works of Ernest John Moeran (1894-1950), a lyrical violin concerto with strong Irish overtones.

The performance starts at 7.30pm and 100 free tickets are available for concert goers under 18.

Tickets, which cost £15 or £7.50, are available from the Corn Exchange Box Office on 01553 764864 or at www.kingslynncornexchange.co.uk

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