Norfolk & Norwich Festival

13 - 29 May 2016

We are delighted to announce the first shows of the 2016 Festival which are now on sale.

The World Premiere of a new commission from Kemal Yusuf will be a highlight of this year’s Festival Chorus; flanked by two masterpieces of nineteenth century Romanticism, the work will be performed by Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.

Race Horse Company bring the UK Premiere of White Nights to the Adnams Spiegeltent for ten nights of sophisticated circus cabaret with an international cast and at Norwich Theatre Royal Aurélien Bory’s Sans Objet  sees an industrial robot star in a spectacular dance with two acrobats.

Leading composer Max Richter and his ensemble to perform selections from SLEEP, his landmark work scored for piano, strings, electronics and voice. Plus star of Oscar-winning film Twenty Feet from Stardom Lisa Fischer, best known for performing with the Rolling Stones, performs her first solo concert in the UK.

Exhilarating and vividly imagined, the acclaimed James Plays trilogy brings to life three generations of Stewart kings who ruled Scotland from 1406 to 1488. At Norfolk Showground Norwich Philharmonic are joined by eight outstanding soloists and several choirs for a spectacular staging of Mahler’s epic and rarely-performed Symphony of a Thousand.

‘wander into the city centre at festival time and there’s always something unexpected and inspiring to discover for all ages’
Eastern Daily Press

Much more will be announced in February 2016 – we hope that you are as excited as we are for the Festival next May!

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