BBC Radio 2 Presenter Ken Bruce was the host as the Nottingham Philharmonic Orchestra invited the audience to “Come Fly With Us!” at their annual Family Concert at Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall on 31 January.
Sponsored by HSKS Greenhalgh Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors, the programme featured Ride of the Walkyries, Flight of the Bumble Bee, Spitfire Prelude and Fugue & John Williams’ fabulous film themes for Superman, ET and Harry Potter, as well as everyone’s favourite flying car, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
HSKS Greenhalgh Director Philip Handley explained the reason behind the firm’s decision to sponsor the Concert. Says Philip: “We attended the 2014 Concert with a number of guests and, having enjoyed a very entertaining evening, we could not turn down the opportunity to sponsor this year’s Concert. As a firm we are always keen to support the arts whenever we can and particularly an event such as this which the whole family can enjoy”.
The NPO’s Administrator, Jean Kelly, commented “It is great to have had such fantastic support from the firm and their guests. Arts sponsorship funding is not easy to find, so we are extremely grateful to HSKS Greenhalgh. It was great to see so many children among their guests and we hope we have inspired some future NPO members.”
Founded in 1974, the Orchestra usually gives five concerts per year, in the Nottingham Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham Albert Hall and Southwell Minster. A wide variety of music is played, including light and popular items in the successful annual Family Concert, to the more serious and adventurous pieces at other times of the year.
The Orchestra’s next concert is ‘Russian Masterpieces’, which takes place on Saturday 28 March at Nottingham’s Albert Hall, when they will be joined by the Derbyshire City & County Youth Wind Band.