City of London Sinfonia
ALISON CROOSE King's Lynn Corn Exchange
Enterprising programming has been the hallmark of the CLS residency which has enriched the musical life of West Norfolk during the winter months for the past five years.
The orchestra launched its sixth season with another exciting programme full of style and verve which delighted a large audience.
On this occasion major works by Beethoven and Mendelssohn sat comfortably together while a more modern work whetted the musical tastebuds — Faure's Suite, Masques et Bergamasques, written in 1918 as an escapist post-war entertainment.
In its inimitable style, the orchestra, under the expert direction of founder Richard Hickox, presented a delightful interpretation of the work.
Then the audience welcomed pianist Paul Lewis who displayed the talents which have made him such a sought-after artist. Beethoven's Piano Concerto No 5 — The Emperor — was an appropriate vehicle with which he could display his virtuosity.
- 1 'Absolute insanity' - Village' in massive backlash to homes plan
- 2 'Heartbroken' pet owner thanks community after missing dog found dead
- 3 The most beautiful places to live in Norfolk - according to estate agents
- 4 Fire destroys roof of Norwich home
- 5 Queen flown by helicopter to Sandringham Estate
- 6 Eight dogs up for adoption at a Norfolk rehoming centre
- 7 'I listen to science': City folk hit back at anti-vax protests
- 8 East Norfolk road closed with firefighters at the scene
- 9 Emergency services at scene of crash near A47 in Norwich
- 10 Builder of 15 years puts down tools and opens smokehouse restaurant
Soloist and orchestra complemented each other and demonstrated why the work is so aptly named with its imposing power and grandeur.
A different, but equally engaging atmosphere was created by the orchestra in their performance OF Mendelssohn's Symphony No 3 – The Scottish – which creates such graphic pictures. The CLS did not disappoint — it was a thoroughly stirring evening.