Hempnall concert for symphony orchestra

Wymondham Symphony Orchestra will celebrate spring with a tuba of the non-flowering variety tomorrow at 7.30pm at Hempnall Village Hall. The orchestra's tuba player Mark Peck is the evening's soloist as he performs the Tuba Concerto by composer Ralph Vaughan Williams.

Wymondham Symphony Orchestra will celebrate spring with a tuba of the non-flowering variety tomorrow at 7.30pm at Hempnall Village Hall.

The orchestra's tuba player Mark Peck is the evening's soloist as he performs the Tuba Concerto by composer Ralph Vaughan Williams.

Mark said: “I first started playing the tuba because I was late for the music lesson where the instruments were handed out and it was the only thing left! But by the time I left school I was the only one of my year still playing. Ironically it probably rather suits my personality...

“I've been playing the tuba for 27 years but this will be my first solo with orchestra. It is always a bit scary playing solos but should be good fun. The tuba is a very versatile instrument with quite a wide range. I have done many solos with brass band over the years but this is a very different role for tuba within orchestra - usually my role is to play rhythm parts and low notes. I was asked to play the Vaughan Williams because it is an anniversary - it's a great piece of music and I am looking forward to playing it.”


You may also want to watch:


In the rest of the programme, Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony is complemented by more recent works. The concert starts with Gounod's mini-symphony for wind instruments and also includes the Prelude by the Finnish conductor and composer Armas Järnefelt.

Tickets are £6.50 each and they are available on the door.

Most Read

For more details, phone front of house manager Brian Randall on 01953 60193 or visit the orchestra website www.wymondhamsymphonyorchestra.org.uk

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter