Saturday 12 March 2011

Norfolk & Norwich Festival 11 is going to be amazing and fun!

I hope your all looking forward to the Norfolk & Norwich Festival 11 as much as me. This international arts festival takes place from 6th-21st May 2011 in Norwich and across Norfolk.

With music, theatre, dance, circus and visual arts there should be something for everyone. I'm particularly looking forward to seeing the Bolshoi Symphony Orchestra at The Hippodrome, Great Yarmouth and the Ballet Nacional de Espana performing Dualia and La Leyenda at Norwich Theatre Royal.

The opening concert of the festival is the Festival Chorus with the English Chamber Orchestra at St. Andrew's Hall, Norwich with works from Beethoven, Mozart, John Tavener and Rossini.

Two excellent concerts I will be attending at St. Peter Mancroft Church, Norwich are the Navarra Quartet and Noriko Ogawa. There was no way that I was going to miss seeing Britten Sinfonia at St. Andrew's Hall plus the Kronos Quartet at Norwich Theatre Royal.

Portuguese Fado singer Mariza will be amazing when she performs at Norwich Theatre Royal. She is a global icon. According to The Observer world divas come no classier than Mariza.

The Festival Spiegeltent will be in Chapelfield Gardens, Norwich where I will be catching folk icon Eliza Carthy where she will be entertaining us with her brilliant singing and fiddle playing.

Please check out the festival website or pick up a programme at The Forum and help make this year's festival the best one ever. Remember there are plenty of free outdoor events starting with the festival launch on 6th May 2011 at 5.30pm with Andy Sheppard's Saxophone Massive at Millennium Plain, Norwich.

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