This is a message from Charlie Hotson about our recent concert "The Composer is Dead" ..... what a compliment from a consummate professional.....
All at the NSO
Thank you! Thank you for an experience I will never forget. I am honoured to have been able to perform with you, the talent you all have blows my mind! Very few people will be able to lay claim to such a wonderful experience. To have performed with a full symphony orchestra, with people who have studied and honed their craft to produce such amazing sound and stir such emotions in not just myself, but an audience of hundreds whilst also having jobs and lives! Wow! Just wow! What an honour! What an inspiration, I hope that young people and audiences truly appreciate the skills that you have and if I can help in any way with bringing more youngsters to see you, it would be a pleasure.
Thank you again for making me feel so welcome and giving me an opportunity to do something I would NEVER have thought possible! Thank you.
Young Concert Goers Scheme
We will be giving away 100 free tickets to under 18s again throughout next season.
It is hugely encouraging for the orchestra to find that there are so many enthusiastic supporters for classical music amongst the young people of Norfolk.
We're currently on the look-out for strong violins, violas and basses. If you like a challenge and enjoy good company, then do get in touch
Four Last Songs - Nadine Benjamin
"Just occasionally we have the great good fortune to be involved in a truly special musical event. So it was when Nadine Benjamin joined me and the Norfolk Symphony Orchestra in Strauss’s Four Last Songs. She is, of course, an artist of rare quality whom we shall all be seeing much more of before long. However, something just went right, soloist and orchestra breathed as one, and St Nicholas Chapel in King’s Lynn was, for a short while, a very magical place to be. I can’t remember the last time I saw an audience so deeply moved – quiet applause, tears, yet a standing ovation!"