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Date published: 13th September 2016

North Norfolk District Council is proud to present ‘Orchestras Live North Norfolk’, a series of the highest quality orchestral concerts developed in partnership with Orchestras Live and community organisations.

The concerts, now in their sixth year, will take place in North Walsham in October, followed by Holt in February 2017 and concluding with Sheringham in March.

Cllr Becky Palmer Cabinet Member for Culture said: “We are delighted to host such a talented group of musicians. This new programme of public concerts promoted by local community groups with the support of Orchestras Live is incredibly exciting. This year’s concert series continues to make a major contribution to the cultural life of the district and firmly underlines North Norfolk District Council’s commitment to the arts.”

The 2016-17 series reflects a wide range of concert music, with a repertoire which stretches from the 15th to 21st century.

Highlights for this year include October’s performance of new works by Manchester Camerata’s current artist in residence Deborah Pritchard, including a concerto for leading trumpet soloist Tine Thing Helseth.

In February, City of London Sinfonia will join renowned violinist Alexandra Wood for an exciting performance including Vivaldi’s classics.

The concert series concludes in March with Sinfonia Viva, featuring soloist clarinet and director Chris Swann. This collaboration will include a narrative version of Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Covering the full spectrum of classical performance this series is in partnership with local community partners Arts North Norfolk, FALCON (Facilitating Arts and Literature for the Children of Norfolk) with St Andrews Church in Holt, and Sheringham Little Theatre.

Cllr Palmer added: “We are incredibly grateful for the continued support of Orchestras Live which does so much to produce orchestral events and projects across England and, through their long-standing partnership with North Norfolk, offers our audiences the opportunity to experience a series of orchestral concerts of the highest quality.”

The first concert at the Atrium Theatre with the Manchester Camerata takes place at 7.30pm Saturday October 29. Tickets cost £16 for adults and £12 for 16 years and under and are available at www.artsnorfolk.org or 01692 218060.

Concert details:

Manchester Camerata Saturday 29 October 2016, 7.30pm, The Atrium Theatre, North Walsham NR28 9HZ

Tickets £16 Adults / £12 Children 16 years & under available from Arts North Norfolk’s Box Office at No. 1 Market Place, North Walsham or 01692 218060 artsnorthnorfolk.org or 01692 218060. *Limited number of free tickets available for young people aged 16-21 years

City of London Sinfonia Saturday 11 February 2017, 7.30pm, St Andrew’s Church, Holt NR25 6B       

Tickets £15 Adults / £12 Children 16 years & under available from Sheringham Little Theatre Booking Office boxoffice@sheringhamlittletheatre.com or T. 01263 822347 www.sheringhamlittletheatre.com

Sinfonia Viva Saturday 4 March 2017, 7.30pm, Sheringham Little Theatre, Sheringham NR26 8RE

Tickets £18 Adults / £12 Children 16 years & under available from Sheringham Little Theatre Booking Office. Contact details as above. Pre-show meals are available at the Theatres Hub, call for more details.

  • Orchestras Live is a national music charity that brings orchestral music to thousands of people in under-served areas across England. To find out more go to www.orchestraslive.org.uk
  • Arts North Norfolk presents a year-round programme of theatre, films, concerts and events in and around the North Walsham area. They also present workshops and classes with an emphasis on participating in the arts to both build audiences for the future and get everyone to play their part in profiling North Walsham.
  • FALCON (Facilitating Arts and Literature for the Children of Norfolk) provides opportunities for children and young people to engage with creativity in all its forms including literature, music, and the visual arts. Its goal is to make a valued contribution to the creative and learning environment of all children and young people in Norfolk. Run by a small group of volunteers we are keen to bring creative opportunities to all, especially to those who might otherwise have limited access to them. Over the past 4 years FALCON has presented an annual series of concerts set up to provide a showcase and performance opportunity for young professionals and increasingly a way of taking live classical music to local Primary School children, as well as of raising much needed funds for both FALCON and St Andrew's Church Development Fund. www.falcon-norfolk.org.uk  
  • Sheringham Little Theatre is home to one of the last surviving summer repertory seasons in the country, this year celebrating its 56th anniversary. This much-loved community arts venue has a year-round programme of events, including film, art exhibitions, dance, drama, music and comedy. With home cooked food served in the Theatres ‘Hub’ throughout the year, and a welcoming team of staff and volunteers, the Little Theatre offers an extraordinary experience for everyone!   www.sheringhamlittletheatre.com

Last updated: 9th February 2018