Norfolk Symphony Orchestra to perform at St Nicholas’ Chapel in King’s Lynn

Norfolk Symphony Orchestra director Phillip Hesketh

Norfolk Symphony Orchestra director Phillip Hesketh - Credit: Archant

Norfolk Symphony Orchestra will perform at St Nicholas’ Chapel in King’s Lynn on Saturday May 19.

Musical director Phillip Hesketh will lead the orchestra through works by Schubert and Richard Strauss.

Schubert’s 5th Symphony was written as an escape from the darkness of the world at the time, and is a light and charming work in which he expresses his love for Mozart and better brighter days.

Of Schubert’s seven completed symphonies, this symphony is the only one in a chamber setting, without trumpets, timpani, or clarinets.

The second half is quite a contrast. The massive and monumental work Ein Heldenleben, (A Hero’s Life), is based on the life of Richard Strauss himself, although he was slow to admit this.

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The orchestra is vast. The Hero, played by eight horns, faces his enemies, the critics who he felt were unfair in his early career.

Tickets are £16 and the concert starts at 7.30pm. Doors open at 6.45pm. Call the box office on 01553 764864 or visit to book.

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