A Night at the Opera
Classical Music Rocks, supported by Norfolk Music Hub, presents an evening of popular opera arias, as well as two school visits in West Norfolk, bringing classical music to over 300 children.
A Night at the Opera on Wednesday 26th June will include arias by Verdi, Bizet, Donizetti and Puccini. Tickets for the public performance are £12 from Alive Corn Exchange.
There are a limited number of complimentary tickets available for school staff, parents with children and under 25s. Requests should be made to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tales on a Summer afternoon
Bedřich Smetana: Má Vlast – Vltava
Antonín Dvořák: Czech Suite Op 39
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade
Sunday 23rd June, 3.30pm
St Nicholas’ Chapel, King’s Lynn
A relaxed concert by Norfolk Symphony Orchestra to close the 2018-19 season and a chance to meet members of the orchestra. This concert is suitable for families and there are FREE tickets available for under 18s.
The programme features music of two of the greatest Czech composers of the 19th Century, Smetana and Dvořák, whose music is radiant and warm, melodic and lyrical and seems to embody the both beauty and tranquillity of the Czech countryside and the amiability and good humour of its people.
Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade must be one of the most popular orchestral pieces ever written, and is based on One Thousand and One Nights with the solo violin as the voice of Shahrazad, telling the king stories each evening to save her life.
The Fairy Queen: Three Wishes
Tim and Kirsty are secretly in love with each other, but they can’t find the courage to say. They go to the magical forest where they know they will be granted three wishes. But can they be trusted to use their wishes wisely?
The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment has been working with schools in West Norfolk (Churchill Park Academy, Greyfriar’s Academy, Wimbotsham & Stow Academy, St German’s Academy and Magdalen Academy) towards their latest collaborative performance to create a weird and wonderful story through music based on Henry Purcell’s opera The Fairy Queen.
The schools will come together to perform with the professional orchestra on Wednesday 26th June.
Tickets for the public performance are £4.50 / £2.50, available from Alive Corn Exchange.
There will also be Fairy Queen TOTS concerts on 26th June, suitable for ages 2 – 5:
Keep your youngest music lovers captivated with OAE TOTS, a magical introduction to orchestra. This year we travel back in time to enjoy stories of old with the evocative English music of Henry Purcell. Bring your clapping hands, singing voices and bouncing feet and meet the instruments of the orchestra.
10.45 at Greyfriar’s Academy
1.30 at King’s Oak Academy