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NSO returns to the stage at Nottingham Albert Hall

Posted onPosted on 24th Oct
NSO returns to the stage at Nottingham Albert Hall

Nottingham Symphony Orchestra (NSO) returns with its first concert since the pandemic – Music from the Romantic Era, for one night only at the city’s Albert Hall on 6th November at 7.30pm.

NSO is a 70-strong orchestra and will feature music from local award-winning composer (and NSO member) Sarah Brialey, and the evening’s soloist Matt Glendening.

Matt started off not so long ago in the Nottingham Youth Orchestra but has recently been appointed to the prestigious role of principal clarinettist in the Royal Opera House.

The night will open with Brahms’ Academic Festival Overture, a “boisterous” concoction of student drinking songs, followed by Brialey’s Music of the Heinzelmannchen, a piece inspired by the myth of gnome-like creatures who are said to have done all the work of the citizens of Cologne during the night. The first half builds to a finish with Nottingham virtuoso Matt Glendening playing Weber’s Clarinet Concerto No 1.

The second half features a single work, Dvorak’s tuneful and uplifting Symphony No.8, packed full of melodies from the folk music of Bohemia. It is often described as a “cheerful and optimistic” symphony, so what better way to round off the night as this may well be what we all need after the last year.

The concert starts at 7.30 pm at Nottingham’s Albert Hall. Tickets start at just £5 and are available online ( or on the door.

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