Sunday 1 May 2022, 3.30pm
The Church of St Michael and All Angels, Aylsham
Mendelssohn The Fair Melusine Overture, Op 32
Haydn Symphony No. 49 (La Passione)
Beethoven Symphony No. 7
Philip Hesketh conductor
Kathryn Parry, leader
The Fair Melusine is a concert overture of sweet rippling music loosely describing a confusing storyline including a water nymph. A good opener for what’s to follow.
Haydn’s Passione must be truly one of the finest classical symphonies ever written – dark drama and turbulence, melancholy leading to rising passion.
About Beethoven Symphony no 7. composer Antony Hopkins says: “The Seventh Symphony perhaps more than any of the others gives us a feeling of true spontaneity; Beethoven himself spoke of it fondly as “one of my best works”. Who are we to dispute his judgment?
Join us to celebrate two of the finest symphonies ever written.
Tickets are £15 and £5 for under-18s, available from
J B Postle and Son, 32 Market Place, Aylsham, on the door and online at Ticketsource.co.uk/Ensemble-East
Ensemble East is a well-known chamber orchestra focusing on intensity, energy, and intimacy, producing interpretations of classical music that are always spontaneous. The orchestra produces dynamic and vital performances that develop freely and naturally, revealing an infectious love for the music.
Ensemble East will be conducted for the next three concerts by Philip Hesketh, a familiar and welcome face on the Norfolk music scene.
We are most grateful to Kathryn Parry, of the celebrated Brook Street Band, for agreeing to guest lead our May concert.