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Sunday, 22 November 2015

Lucy's Concert!

My sister Lucy's first concert in ten years!

My sister Lucy attended the Royal College of Music in London many, many years ago – her first instrument is violin and second is piano. Lucy has had to cope with so many tough things in her life, which is way too long a story for now. She hasn't played in an orchestra for about ten years, although she regularly plays her violin at home. Recently, she decided she wanted to join an orchestra again. For the last couple of months I have been taking her weekly to rehearsals with the Norfolk Symphony Orchestra and tonight along with my youngest sister Vivien, we watched her play violin at the Corn Exchange in King's Lynn. I am so proud of her and what she has achieved, it brought tears to my eyes and it was so nice to see her name in print in the programme. For anyone that's interested, here are the details of the concert:

NORFOLK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Music Director Philip Hesketh

Stravinsky       Jeu de Cartes
Elgar                Introduction & Allegro for Strings + Bingham Quartet
Dvořák             Symphony No.9 ‘New World’

One of the most popular and well loved pieces in the classical repertoire - Dvořak’s ‘New World Symphony’ will be performed alongside a rare concert hall outing for Stravinsky’s witty and boisterous Jeu de Cartes, his ‘Ballet in Three Deals’ based on the card game of poker. Joining them will be Elgar’s masterpiece of a symphonic poem for strings.

4 comments:

  1. get well and I hope your family has a Christmas to remember missed your blogs daily get your health back on track thats the important thing to do your family needs you more than ever yours D J Keighley Leicester

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    1. Thank you very much David, much appreciated.

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  2. she has my greatest admiration, I am trying to learn the violin and am still at the screeching cat stage! I wonder if I will EVER reach Lucy's stage...well, I know I won't, not at my age but it would be nice to think that the cat would go to a cattery at some stage!

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    1. Wow, sounds exciting Sue! Violin is my favourite instrument along with Flute as a close second. I remember when Lucy was a beginner!!!! Good Luck!

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