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Music - Classical, Sun 20 Jan 2019, £16

Aspects of England

Aspects of England

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Our vision of England has many faces and this music seeks to express them. In this programme we play quintessentially English music by three composers, each from a different generation: Elgar, Vaughan Williams and Malcolm Arnold.
In Elgar’s song cycle Sea Pictures, he sets words by five different poets. The music basks in the late-romantic glow of the Edwardian Era and expresses his deep feelings about the Sea and our relationship to it.
His younger colleague, Ralph Vaughan Williams, like many contemporaries such as Bartok and Villa-Lobos, was determined to use the tunes and harmonies of folk song as a basis for a new musical language. After the terrifying violence of his fourth symphony, his fifth comes like a healing balm, more reminiscent of the Fantasy on a Theme of Thomas Tallis. Full of peace and quietude, it contains some of his most radiantly beautiful music.
Post War England is represented by Malcolm Arnold, a composer often better known for his lighter music. The two sets of English Dances contain a wide and richly diverse variety of styles from the hauntingly melancholy to the hilarious and will bring the concert to a riotous close.
Majestic, brooding, cheeky and achingly beautiful…

Vaughan Williams: Symphony No 5 in D
Elgar: Sea Pictures Op 37
Arnold: English Dances (Sets 1 & 2)

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Event details

Dates Times
Sun 20 Jan 2019 15:30

Prices

£16 Adult, £14 for friends of the orchestra, 100 free tickets to under 18s

Address

Tuesday Market Place,
King's Lynn,
Norfolk,
PE30 1JW

Directions

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Map reference: TF 616203  Lat: 52.75639 Long: 0.39372

Parking: with charge

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access