Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment: Reeds, Dances & Marches

Monday 17 July 2017

5.30pm • King's Lynn Town Hall • £10, Under 18s £5

Unreserved seating

Six players from the Orchestra recreate the unique sound of the oboe band originally created at the splendid court of Louis XIV.  This concert includes marches, ceremonial music and delightful chamber music showing the more sophisticated side of the oboe and bassoon. Programme includes works by Philidor, Braun, Lully, Fasch and Purcell.

Full Programme:

J. B. Lully Suite from Cadmus and Hermione Ouverture; Gavotte Rondeau; Menuet 2; Chaconne

J. B. de Boismortier Balets de Village en Trio no 2 Gaiement; Lentement; Gaiement

P. D. Philidor Marche du Regiment de la Calote ‘Les Cinq coups de la marche francoise’

J. F. Fasch Sonata for 2 oboes and 2 bassoons  Andante; Allegro; Largo; Allegro

H. Purcell Suite from The Fairy Queen Symphony (Act 5); Dance for the Fairies; Hornpipe (Act 3); Jig (Act 1); Chaconne (Chinese Man and Woman)

Part of OAE Education's Musical Landscapes project in West Norfolk.  Supported by Orchestras Live, Borough Council of King's Lynn and West Norfolk, Norfolk County Council, Arts Council England, Norfolk Music Hub and Alive Leisure. 

King's Lynn Town Hall

King's Lynn Town Hall

Saturday Market Place, King’s Lynn, Norfolk PE30 5DQ

The Town Hall’s chequerboard façade conceals six hundred years of history. An evocative example of Lynn’s rich heritage, the Town Hall boasts a series of majestic oak panelled rooms, decorated by elegant chandeliers.

Car Parking
There is parking directly opposite the Town Hall on the Saturday Market Place and behind it on Baker Lane.  Please note: Charges apply 24 hours a day, including for Blue Badge holders. Please ensure you pay the correct fee.  Current charges are available on the borough council website:  https://www.west-norfolk.gov.uk/

There is one level access from the front door to the lift and toilet for people with disabilities on the ground floor. There is an infra-red sound enhancement system for the hard of hearing, and guide dogs are admitted.

For further venue information please go to http://www.kingslynntownhall.com/

All of our Town Hall festival events have unreserved seats.  Capacity varies from 70 to 170 depending on event.  Due to current building works and fire regulations at the venue, please note there are only 4 wheelchair spaces available and these MUST be booked in advance.


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