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The sound of the summer: King’s Lynn Festival tickets go on sale next week

PUBLISHED: 11:25 20 April 2017 | UPDATED: 11:52 20 April 2017

The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, set to perform at the King's Lynn Festival on July 29. Picture: Ian West/PA Wire

The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, set to perform at the King's Lynn Festival on July 29. Picture: Ian West/PA Wire

King’s Lynn Festival organisers expect a rush to buy tickets for more than 30 events which make up this summer’s festival when general booking opens at Lynn Corn Exchange box office on Monday.

Pianist Freddy Kempf. Picture: Neda Navaee Pianist Freddy Kempf. Picture: Neda Navaee

Great enthusiasm for the wide-ranging programme, being staged on July 16-29, has been reflected in a very busy priority booking period for sponsors, patrons and festival friends.

The visit of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra for the final night concert, a recording of BBC Radio 2’s Friday Night is Music Night with the BBC Concert Orchestra and presenter Ken Bruce, the opening concert by the Brighouse and Rastrick Band, and jazz singer Clare Teal with her 17-piece Hollywood Orchestra are among the festival’s “hot tickets”.

“We were delighted at the public response when we announced the programme for this summer’s festival and now that enthusiasm is being translated into very good ticket sales on a par with last year’s figures which heralded a very successful festival,” said chairman Alison Croose. “Once again we have a top quality programme with very broad appeal which has attracted a great deal of interest. Classical music concerts featuring world-famous names provide the cornerstones of the festival but the programme offers something for everyone.”

Roger McGough (front, centre) who will be appearing at King's Lynn festivalPicture: Nick Wright Roger McGough (front, centre) who will be appearing at King's Lynn festivalPicture: Nick Wright

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There will also be poetry set to music with Roger McGough, Tangomotion featuring Tango Siempre, a folk music spectacular with The Demon Barbers, and Scottish fiddle music from Blazin’ Fiddles.

Festival vice-president Freddy Kempf will give a piano recital and the European Union Chamber Orchestra will present the early music day concert with soloist recorder player Piers Adams. The orchestra will also team up with Lynn Festival Chorus. Adding to the variety will be 4 Girls 4 Harps, a talk on King John by author and broadcaster Dr Marc Morris, films including The Cabinet of Dr Caligari with live music by Minima, morning coffee concerts, a Sunday afternoon concert at West Acre Theatre, walks and talks.

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Mrs Croose said that to encourage young audiences a discounted ticket scheme for under 18s was supported by a fund set up in memory of festival founder Ruth Lady Fermoy.

Cclick here to visit the box office or call 01553 764864.

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