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Northern Lights
Sunday 19th March 2023

3.30pm

Kings Lynn Corn Exchange

Nielsen A Fantasy Journey to the Faroe Islands

Johannsson Adagio

Grieg Norwegian Dances

 

Sibelius Symphony No.5

Tickets £16, £8

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Our Season’s journey now takes us on a Nordic exploration, featuring a programme with a strong sense of place. Nielsen introduces us to the culture and vibrancy of the Faroe Islands, Johannsson taking over with an air of peace and contemplation, effortlessly depicting the eerie beauty of this inspiring place. Grieg follows, bringing us out of our reverie with his vivacious and hugely popular dances based on Norwegian folk tunes.

We complete our tour of the region with Sibelius, his Symphony no.5 providing a most fitting finale.

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Steve Bingham

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 

 www.stevebingham.co.uk

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Brigitte Mallon

Brigitte is a London based freelance violinist.She studied violin with William Leary in York and Julian Leaper in London.Brigitte was the leader of the West Yorkshire Symphony Orchestra in Leeds for a number of years and has appeared as concerto soloist and guest leader with various orchestras in North and West Yorkshire before moving to London where she regularly works with the London Concert Orchestra and the blockbuster West End show “Wicked”.

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