Seachange Arts –
Jamming with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the Hippodrome

For the first time in 25 years, a major orchestra is back at the Hippodrome. On Saturday 13 October, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) will be giving an evening performance of well-loved classics.

However, the professional musicians won’t be on their own in the ring – playing with them will be young people from Great Yarmouth. And the finale of the concert will be the premiere of music created by the young people themselves in a series of pre-concert workshops with RPO musicians.

This performance marks the start of a 2 year residency with the Orchestra in Great Yarmouth, organised by Seachange Arts and complementing the successful series of RPO concerts at the Marina Theatre in Lowestoft.

Joe Mackintosh, Chief Executive of Seachange Arts says “We have been working for several years to bring major orchestras back to Great Yarmouth and I am thrilled this is now going to happen. A key part of Seachange Arts’ work has been with young people and we are delighted that more young people will be able to benefit from this unique opportunity and perform alongside some the UK’s finest musicians”.

Popular classics will be performed throughout the evening including movements from Beethoven’s 5th Symphony. Peter Jay, owner of the Hippodrome is very excited about hosting the unique event. “It’s great to have classical music back at the Hippodrome and to try and extend the use of a building previously known as a mini Albert Hall. When the orchestra performs Handel’s Water Music, they will do so over 80,000 gallons of water – I promise we won’t sink the ring!”

Tickets are available now from the Hippodrome Box Office (01493 844172) and are priced at £18 and £12 for concessions.

If you’re a young person under 25 who would like to be involved in the workshops and performance please contact SeaChange Arts on 01493 846550.

SeaChange Arts, Maritime House, 25 Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth NR30 2EN