Sunday 14th May 2023
Kings Lynn Corn Exchange
McCunn Land of the Mountain and the Flood
Walton Spitfire Prelude and Fugue
Vaughan Williams Norfolk Rhapsody No.1
Britten The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
Tickets £16, £8
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At last our travels bring us home. Cruising above the clouds with Walton's Spitfire Prelude and Fugue, we circle round the British Isles, taking in the Lochs and Glens of Scotland with McCunn and the choral heritage of Wales with Williams' Penillion. Williams sets us on our way East, returning to Norfolk with one of her former professors, Vaughan Williams. With his Norfolk Rhapsody, we nestle among the inhabitants of the Fisher Fleet of King's Lynn, who shared with Vaughan Williams many of their tales and songs, before focusing even closer to home - on the orchestra itself, with Benjamin Britten's Young Person's Guide.
We do hope you will join us for this, the finale of our Travels with Friends series of concerts and look forward to seeing you in June 2023, for our end of season Summer concert .
Steve started conducting Norfolk Symphony Orchestra in Autumn 2019 with our Magic and Mystery concert.
Steve studied violin with Emmanuel Hurwitz, Sidney Griller and the Amadeus Quartet at the Royal Academy of Music from 1981 to 1985, where he won prizes for orchestral leading and string quartet playing. In 1985 he formed the Bingham String Quartet, an ensemble which has become one of the foremost in the UK, with an enviable reputation for both classical and contemporary repertoire. The Quartet has recorded numerous CDs and has worked for radio and television both in the UK and as far afield as Australia. The Quartet has worked with distinguished musicians such as Jack Brymer, Raphael Wallfisch, Michael Collins and David Campbell. Steve has conducted amateur and student orchestras and ensembles for many years.
To find out more about Steve, click the link to his website