Norfolk Symphony Orchestra

ALISON CROOSE King's Lynn Corn Exchange.

ALISON CROOSE

King's Lynn Corn Exchange.

How times change! Two major works which were panned by the critics when they were first performed more than 100 years ago were much enjoyed when they launched the new NSO season.

All sorts of insults were directed at many of the great composers when their music was first heard - but, over time, their genius has been recognised and the NSO, conducted so effectively by James Stobart, demonstrated just why Tchaikovsky and Mahler are now revered.

The star of the occasion was 20-year-old Soojin Han whose performance of Tchaikovsky's violin concerto - strongly influenced by Russian folk themes - really captivated the audience.

She gave a thrilling and animated display of virtuosity, underlining exactly why she has already earned many awards.

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