Norfolk Symphony Orchestra
ALISON CROOSE King's Lynn Corn Exchange
> King's Lynn Corn Exchange
A young soloist must experience extra pressure when performing a high-profile concerto forever associated with a predecessor as renowned as Jacqueline du Pré.
But 25-year-old cellist Richard Harwood showed no sign of apprehension and delivered the Elgar favourite with great aplomb.
You may also want to watch:
Knowing that he played the work when he made his BBC Radio 3 debut at the age of 13, it was no surprise that he gave a splendid virtuoso performance.
As usual, the NSO programmes its concerts to provide plenty of interest and contrast, and this was no exception. After the melancholy of the cello concerto, the audience was thrust into the hurly-burly of Bruckner's Fourth Symphony, The Romantic.
- 1 Man, 89, was killed by lorry as he headed to his parents' grave
- 2 What can't open in Norfolk on May 17 - and why
- 3 Norfolk seaside village third most sought-after in UK
- 4 Go-ahead for eagles to be reintroduced to Norfolk
- 5 'Absolutely horrific' - Girl, 14, kicked and punched in face in fight
- 6 Former Primark store goes up for rent
- 7 Ten Covid patients in Norfolk's hospitals means more restrictions should be eased
- 8 1,000 people book for Norwich restaurant's 'back out to help out' offer
- 9 Drivers facing long delays on A146 due to roadworks
- 10 Moment delivery driver walks through shop window
Conductor James Stobart harnessed the orchestra's power to interpret the complexities of Bruckner's marathon work. The musicians – especially in the woodwind section and the horns – coped well with the demands of the symphony which must have left them, as well as the audience, tired but happy.