Saturday 14 July 2018

Min Kym

Min Kym picture to come

Henley Festival 11:30am

Conductor: Ian Brown

Violin: Min Kym

Important note regarding summer concert - NEW DATE and TIME:

See the Henley Festival Website for further details and tickets (Friends of the orchestra shall be notified separately)

Henley Symphony Orchestra is delighted to announce that it has been invited to present its summer concert on the floating stage at Henley Festival on the morning of Saturday July 14th. The whole orchestra, for the first time in its many years, will be able to perform in this picturesque setting in its home town. Be prepared for a trip around the world as under the
baton of Music Director, Ian Brown, we journey from Gershwin’s dazzling jazz-influenced 'An American in Paris' to the resounding bells and cannon-fire of Tchaikovsky’s '1812 Overture’, celebrating Russia's defeat of Napoleon at the gates of Moscow. Violinist, Min Kym, will play two showpieces for the violin including Massenet’s sensuous 'Meditation’ from the opera Thaïs, set in the deserts of Egypt. This will be a very special concert!

The Festival is an exciting invitation which we have been very pleased to accept, but means that we will NOT be holding the concert at Shiplake on Sunday June 24th. Refreshments can be purchased at the Festival but it will also be possible for patrons to picnic in the car park.

Min Kym was born in South Korea but grew up in the UK, beginning to play the violin at the age of six. At sixteen, she became the youngest ever foundation scholar at the Royal College of Music, and at twenty-seven, the first recipient of the Heifetz Prize. The legendary conductor Sir Georg Solti praised her “exceptional natural talent, mature musicality, and mastery of the violin.” Her autobiographical tale, ‘Gone’, tells the harrowing story of how her priceless Stradivarius violin was stolen as she waited for a train at Euston Station.

Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture
Gershwin: An American in Paris
Massenet: Meditation from Thaïs
Further pieces to be announced shortly

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  • £20 adult
  • £10 U18s/Students
  • Booking and postage fees will apply

Where to buy

Tickets are available from the Henley Festival website.

For Friends of the Orchestra, a notification will be emailed after our spring concert by the Friends' secretary with information on purchasing your tickets.

Members of the orchestra will be able to buy tickets after the spring concert

Directions to Henley Festival

Postcode: RG9 2LP

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Tickets – HSO Box office: 01235 859210 or request via our contact form.