Sometimes all the good things is life come at once and if you are a classical chamber music buff this is it!
The lunchtime Assembly House concert this Thursday 19 April features a rare visit from the Hungarian born KATONA TWINS the finest Guitar duo in the world to-day.
The next BRITTEN SINFONIA lunchtime concert this month is on Friday at St Andrew’s Hall – always a stimulating experience.
Then Friday evening the NAVARRA QUARTET will give an all Schubert concert at The Chapel Park Lane at 7.30pm. but perhaps the highlight will be the grand finale to the N& N Chamber Music Season at the John Innes Centre when the NAVARRA & ELIAS QUARTETS will combine to give a performance of Mendelssohn’s Octet – it doesn’t get better than that – so look forward to seeing you all – details below, Roger Rowe
Assembly House Classical
￡15 on the door ￡12 online http://www.assembyhouseclassical.eventbrite
Thursday 19 April at 1pm
Manuel de Falla; Miller¹s Dance
Piazolla; Tango Suite – andante & allegro
Bernstein; West Side Story – Maria – America – Somewhere – Mambo
Manuel de Falla: El Amor Brujo
Britten Sinfonia St Andrew’s Hall At Lunch Four 2017-18
Friday 20 April at 1pm
Schumann arr. Tom Coult Studies in Canonic Form
JS Bach arr. Webern Ricercar a 6
Ravel Mother Goose Suite
The Chapel, Park Lane, NR2 3EF
Friday 20th April 2018, 7.30pm
Tickets ￡15 on the door
Magnus Johnson – violin
Simon van der Giessen – violin
Marije Johnston – viola
Brian O’Kane – cello
Schubert: Quartetsatz, D703
Schubert: Quartet D 810 Death & the Maiden
N&N Chamber Music at John Innes Centre
Saturday 21 April at 7.30pm
Elias Quartet & Navarra Quartets
Mozart: 5 Variations on ‘Salve tu Domine’, K.398
Beethoven: Quartet in F minor, Op.95 (‘Serioso’)
Smetana: Quartet No.1 in E minor (‘From My Life’)
Mendelssohn: Octet in E flat, Op.20
Join UEA Music Society and UEA Opera Society for a Masterclass with Hannah Francis, previous Principal Soprano at the ENO on Saturday 12th May.
This is a unique opportunity to experience a Masterclass given by an outstanding professional singer.
Hannah was a principal soprano at the English National Opera and has performed in many concerts here and abroad. She received a scholarship to the Royal College of Music to study Harp and Voice at the age of 15 and soon after won the Royal Overseas League Prize for the most promising young musician in Great Britain. She has worked with many distinguished conductors and has won various prestigious prizes throughout her career. She is also the founder of the Tower of London Music festival.
The Masterclass is open to all UEA students, staff and members of the public. We are looking for classical singers in Norwich and the surrounding areas to participate.
If you are interested in taking part, please email P.Damazer@uea.ac.uk for more information and to confirm your place.
You do not need to book if you would like to attend as an audience member.
Tickets: £10 to participate, £5 to observe
Music Centre Intern
UEA Music Centre Reception (0.13)
University of East Anglia
Norwich Research Park
Norwich, NR4 7TJ
Tel: 01603 591018
Saturday 28 April – Mozart Requiem and Haydn Theresa Mass
The last concert of our season, in the generous acoustic of St John’s RC Cathedral, presents two great choral works by the Classical masters, Haydn & Mozart. Haydn’s Maria Theresa Mass is one of his six great Masses from 1790s Vienna. Written in 1799, just after The Creation and the Nelson Mass, it reflects the influence of Baroque music on his choral writing, with monumental fugues together with highly dramatic and lyrical music. Mozart’s Requiem Mass, written in 1791, was famously left unfinished at his death. Various people have made completions over the years, but we shall be using the version completed by Franz Süssmayr, a contemporary of Mozart.
We are pleased to welcome back four young soloists, Andrea Tweedale (soprano), Fiona Mackay (alto), Tom Morss (tenor) and Matthew Palmer (bass), as well as the Academy of St Thomas.
Venue: Cathedral of St John the Baptist
Time: 7.45 pm
Tickets: Front Nave £17 / Rear Nave £14 / students £8 / U14s £2 (buy tickets)
Saturday 14 April at Central Baptist Church, Duke Street Norwich, 7.30pm
Norwich Baroque is using Mussorgsky’s idea – the link between music and art – as the theme for a concert introduced by BBC Radio 3 presenter Dr Simon Heighes.
Artists featured include Klimt, Stannard, Pollock, Vermeer…
DO join us – tickets £16/14 children £2 from Norwich Theatre Royal 01603-630000 or via the Norwich Baroque website www.norwichbaroque.co.uk
Stylish Singing Weekend – an opportunity to learn a Baroque singing style through a weekend masterclass in July
There is an opportunity for up to 8 people to attend a weekend singing course at the end of July which will help aspiring and accomplished singers to explore performance and singing within the baroque style. The tutors are partnering up with players from Norwich Baroque, who will provide accompaniment for the students, both in rehearsals and a final concert performance. This is to allow students to familiarise themselves with the different sound world of baroque instruments and also to learn from their phrasing and playing style, a feature that makes this course slightly unusual.
The organisers will be offering one full bursary and two partial ones for students either in restricted financial circumstances, or who might particularly benefit from the course. To qualify for a bursary, we are asking applicants to provide a letter from their teacher, conductor or a colleague of standing in support.
Attached is a PDF giving the full details of the course .
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How To Apply
Applicants are asked to visit the ‘STYLISH SINGING BAROQUE WEEKEND’ page on FaceBook. By clicking the BOOK NOW button , you will be connected directly to the Application form. For further information, please send a message via our FaceBook page.
Alternatively please contact Judith on email@example.com
We are fortunate to be able to welcome the distinguished Dutch–Italian baroque violinist Cecilia Bernardini, widely considered to be one of the most accomplished in the field together with that master of the theorbo Matt Wadsworth, Roger
The Chapel, 64 Park Lane, Norwich NR2 3EF
Sunday 8th April 2018, 6:30pm
Cecilia Bernardini – baroque violin
Matthew Wadsworth – theorbo
Schmelzer; Sonata No 4
Castello; Sonata Seconda Soprano solo
Piccinini; Partita Variate Sopra
Pandolfi; Sonata Op 4, No 1
Biber; Sonata No 3
Friday 20th April 2018, 7.30pm
Schubert: Quartetsatz, D703
Schubert: Death & the Maiden, D810
Sunday 29th April 2018, 6:30pm
This brilliant pianist makes his long overdue first visit to the chapel
Ivor Gurney; Sehnsucht , The Sea , Prelude
John Ireland; Sarnia – an island sequence
Debussy; La Cathedrale engloutie, Feux d’artifice
Chopin;Nocturne Op 9, Ballade Op. 23/1
Sunday 6th May 2018, 12 noon
Welcome return of this great piano trio from Prague
Haydn: Trio, Hob.XV:25 (Gypsy)
Shostakovich: Trio, Op.67
Dvořák: Trio, Op.21