Adventures Across America
Sunday 20th November 2022
Kings Lynn Corn Exchange
Overture to Candide Bernstein
Adagio for Strings Barber
Rhapsody In Blue Gershwin
Copland Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes
Danzon No.2 Marquez
Tickets £16, £8
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For this, our first concert this season, we journey across the Atlantic to the Americas with a programme full of classical greats. We open with the Overture to Candide,Leonard Bernstein’s musical comedy, with his characteristic wit. Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings will soothe the soul with its beautiful melodies before we are thrilled by the vibrancy of George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. Aaron Copland’s Rodeo will transport us to the Wild West, with the concert being drawn to a close with the wonderful Latin American rhythms of Arturo Márquez’s Danzon No.2. We are thrilled to welcome back the wonderful pianist Viv McLean for this concert. It is sure to be one to remember
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
Described by Le Monde as "possessing the genius one finds in those who know how to forget themselves", since winning First Prize at the Maria Canals Piano Competition in Barcelona, British pianist Viv McLean has performed in all the major venues in the UK as well as throughout Europe, Japan, Australia and the USA. Viv’s concerto work includes appearances with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Halle Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra, Sinfonia Viva, Orchestra of the Swan, Orchestra of St John’s, Northern Chamber Orchestra, Scottish Concert Orchestra and the National Symphony Orchestra.
To find out more about Viv, recent career highlights and upcoming events, please click on the link to his website
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”.