World-Class Musicians and a World Premiere
King’s Lynn Festival audiences can look forward to memorable concerts by world-class musicians during the forthcoming feast of music and the arts featuring musicians and orchestras which maintain the Festival’s tradition of excellence, including the Orchestra of St John’s. The Festival's Artistic Director Ambrose Miller said the Orchestra's programme would include Tchaikovsky’s “wonderfully romantic” Serenade for Strings. “The work will be fascinating to hear alongside Mendelssohn’s youthful Violin Concerto performed by outstanding young violinist Mathilde Milwidsky,” Mr Miller said.
On Thursday July 17 the Navarra String Quartet, described by Mr Miller as “one of the best young string quartets in the world” who have played at many major international venues, will be at St George’s Guildhall. Their international reputation is especially appropriate as they will present the Ruth Fermoy memorial Concert in memory of the festival’s founder. The musicians are from England and the Netherlands and met at the Royal Northern College of Music. Their programme will include Schubert’s Quartet, Death and the Maiden.
Also, a specially commissioned fanfare celebrating the artistic and cultural links between King’s Lynn and the French town of Amiens will launch the 64th King’s Lynn Festival on Sunday July 13. The prize-winning Fairey Brass band will perform the world premiere of the short and lively work entitled Burlesques, written by award-winning 35-year-old composer Karl Fiorini, a Maltese-born musician now resident in Paris. The composition of Burlesques was made possible with a grant from the European Commission.