The uplifting classical music of Persephone Duo at King’s Lynn Town Hall

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Tempers were lifted both by the news of the removal of new Covid restrictions and at the King’s Lynn Music Society’s first-class meeting with some very talented international professional musicians.

Klio Blonz, flute, and Rebecca Hepplewhite, cello, the Persephone duo, giving a varied and uplifting recital to an enthusiastic audience at Lynn Town Hall.

The duo had spent time during the day visiting local schools, introducing young people to classical music as part of the Classical Music Rocks organization’s ongoing mission to achieve this worthy goal.

KL Music Society Recital. The Persephone Duo: Klio Blonz, flute, Rebecca Hepplewhite, cello.

On the program, music from the 17th century (Theme from La Follia and Variations by Corelli), to a delightfully original contemporary piece by the cellist’s husband entitled: A Journey for Flute and Cello.

The recital started with a sonata by Handel, which is part of the Op.1 set that I have loved since my teens, and then included pieces by Danzi, Bach, Beethoven, Kuhlau and Villa Lobos.

The works performed were all technically demanding, in particular the third Cello Suite by JS Bach and the pieces by Kuhlau and Villa Lobos, but all were performed with clarity and panache.

KL Music Society Recital.  The Persephone Duo: Klio Blonz, flute, Rebecca Hepplewhite, cello.
KL Music Society Recital. The Persephone Duo: Klio Blonz, flute, Rebecca Hepplewhite, cello.

The next two exciting Society events will take place on the evenings of February 16 and March 16, supported by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust.

For more details visit: www.klmusicsoc.org.uk; as was the public of the recital, I doubt that you will be disappointed!

Andy Tyler



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