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26/11/2020

Suffolk Philharmonic’s Remembrance Concert


On Sunday 13th November at Ipswich Corn Exchange, the Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra will be playing a special programme of much-loved classics in a Remembrance Day concert.

Beginning at 4pm, ‘A Tribute to the Fallen – A Celebration of Freedom’ will include recognisable pieces of music such as Dvorak: New World Symphony, also known as the tune from the Hovis TV advertisement, and Rossini: William Tell Overture – or the ‘Lone Ranger’ theme tune.

Leslie Olive, conductor of the Suffolk Philharmonic, said: “The concert pays tribute to the fallen and celebrates our continued freedom due to their sacrifice. With the recent centenaries of the Battles of the Somme and Jutland, the event is particularly poignant.

”The programme will appeal to a wide range of people – even those who would not normally go to a classical concert – while maintaining our usual superb quality. We encourage everyone to join us in for an evening of beautiful music.”

Other music includes two short pieces often associated with acts of remembrance – Barber’s Adagio for Strings, voted “the saddest piece of classical music” by BBC Radio 4 listeners, and the concert opens with ‘Fanfare For The Common Man’ by Aaron Copland.

The concert, organised with the help of The Royal British Legion, will also acknowledge the sacrifice of service personnel from Suffolk, and will be attended by the Mayor of Ipswich and other leading figures from the county. There will be a retiring collection for the Royal British Legion.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, which has its head office in the town, is one of the event sponsors, and is also a long-term supporter of The Royal British Legion. The orchestra is seeking further support. Anyone interested should contact Wietske Hendriksen, Head of Projects of the Suffolk Philharmonic: wietske.hendriksen@suffolkphil.org.

Tickets are available from the Corn Exchange at: www.ipswichregent.co.uk, or call the box office on 01473 433100. Prices range between £11 and £36 with concessions for those in full time education.

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