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In association with Orchestras Live and North Norfolk District Council, we present Sinfonia Viva at St Catherine’s Church in Ludham.

Come along to hear beautiful music in a beautiful rural church, with pieces from a diverse range of composers in an orchestral programme with a twist of folk music provided by local musicians.


Haydn Symphony No.59 ‘Fire’
Fanny Mendelssohn String Quartet in Eb
Bartok Romanian Folk Dances
Saint-George Allegro from Symphony No.1
Mozart Symphony No.29

Concert Director: Sophie Rosa

Haydn’s Symphony No.59 ‘Fire’ ignites proceedings with a rising and falling of intense scales, backed by a driving rhythm that showcases the power of the orchestra as a musical force. Fanny Mendelssohn’s wrought and intricate Quartet for Strings showcases an undercurrent of emotional weight that exudes beauty and musical candour. Bartok’s colourful and lively Romanian Folk Dances draws inspiration from Eastern Europe’s rich folk tradition and has become one of the composer’s most beloved works. Saint-George’s intricate Symphony No.1 showcases the dynamic range and virtuosity of the orchestra’s string section, weaving notes into a rich tapestry melody and emotion. The programme closes with one of Mozart’s known early symphonies and an absolute landmark in his career and music history, Symphony No.29.


£12 in advance / £15 on the door
Free for under 18s.

Available in person from Ludham butchers (01692 678226) or at

The orchestra will be hosting an open rehearsal to pupils from Ludham Primary School ahead of the concert, allowing them to experience live orchestral music first-hand.