Swing to the Big Band music in open air concert at How Hill House

Jonathan Wyatt

Jonathan Wyatt - Credit: Archant

For the last five years a Season of Music and the Arts has been held in St Catherine’s Church, Ludham during the summer months.

This year, for the first time, there is to be a centrepiece of a Festival Weekend tomorrow and Saturday, July 4 and 5.

Ludham will host BBC Young Musician of the Year tomorrow night along with the European Union Chamber Orchestra at 7.30pm.The programme will include works by Vivaldi, Mozart, Haydn - featuring cellist Laura van der Heijden, BBC Young Musician of the Year 2012 - Tim Watts, Holst and Bartok.

The European Union Chamber Orchestra was formed in 1981 with players from the member states. Enjoying the Royal patronage of Queen Sofia of Spain, the Orchestra has been invited to play for many Heads of State, notably Queen Noor of Jordan, Princess Galyani of Thailand and King Sihanouk of Cambodia.

Tickets, £12 in advance, £5 under 16 may be obtained from Ludham Butchers or NNDC 01263 516294.

On Satuday evening, there will be another Open Air Concert in the grounds of How Hill House in Ludham. This year the Jonathan Wyatt Big Band will perform an evening of Swingtime on a Summers Evening. There is free access to the gardens, which are not normally open to the public, from 3pm for viewing and picnicking, and the concert of swingtime music from the 1930s to the 1980s will start at 6.30pm.

Tickets £20 include free parking from 01692 678555.