Britten Sinfonia : Alison Bolsom : An American Rhapsody

Sunday 14 November 2021

Norwich Theatre Royal, Theatre Street, Norwich NR2 1RL

Photographer: Hugh Carswell

Alison Balsom trumpet
Tom Poster piano
Nicholas Daniel cor anglais
Scott Stroman conductor
Britten Sinfonia 

Programme to include:
Rodrigo arr. Gil Evans/Miles Davis Concierto de Aranjuez
Copland Quiet City 
Gershwin arr. Simon Wright  Rhapsody in Blue 
Ives The Unanswered Question

Britten Sinfonia joins forces with star trumpeter Alison Balsom in a concert harnessing the power and legacy of Miles Davis and the enduring musical influence of the Jazz Age. An arrangement of Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez is punctuated by jazz-inspired works of the 20th century capturing the spirit of New York: Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, infused with the rhythms and noises of the modern city, and Copland’s evocative Quiet City.

Ticket prices: £35, £28, £20, £15, £10

Norwich Cathedral Bach Project

Friday 12 November 2021, 7.30pm 

BACH PROJECT 48 CONCERT 

Libby Burgess piano 

In the space of a year from May 2021 to May 2022, pianist Libby Burgess performs Bach’s epic ’48’, 48 times – once in each of England’s 48 counties in a challenge to raise funds for musicians’ charities. 

Further details at http://www.bachproject48.co.uk Tickets from http://www.ticketsource/norwichcathedral 

Norwich Cathedral, The Close, Tombland, Norwich NR1 4DH 

For ticketed events, book online at http://www.cathedral.org.uk via Norwich Cathedral TicketSource page or call the TicketSource Box Office on 0333 666 3366 

Saturday 6 November 2021, 8pm

GLORIA CAMPANER
Chopin 24 Preludes plus Q&A and signing of CD

The charismatic Venetian pianist GLORIA CAMPANER is in Norwich this weekend for concerts at St Andrew’s Church, Eaton, as part of the HOSTRY FESTIVAL, and The Chapel Park Lane.
The chapel is sold out but there are still a few seats available for the Saturday evening programme at St Andrews Church near Waitrose in Eaton (not St Andrew’s Hall)

  • £18/£15 (CONCS)

International pianist Gloria Campaner is making a welcome return to Norfolk, with the Hostry Festival inviting her to be Artist in Residence for our 10th anniversary.

Programme: A medley of the best arias and melodies by Rachmaninov, Taffanel, Zandonai andTchaikovsky. It celebrates Paolo and Francesca’s love story as described in Dante Alighieri’s 5th Canto from the Inferno of the Divine Comedy.This piece has been arranged by Pietro Lioto commemorate the 700th anniversary of the death of 14th Century Italian poet, writer and philosopher Dante Alighieri and it is dedicated to Gloria Campaner.

Chopin 24 Preludes Recital followed by a post-concert Chopin Lucky Dip: 24 written questions/24 answers+ CD signing

Norwich Philharmonic Chorus concert in Norwich

Looking forward to hearing the Norwich Philharmonic Chorus give their first public performance for nearly 2 years with the wonderful Petite Messe Solennelle by Rossini at St Andrew’s Hall, Norwich, on Saturday 6th November.

Because of CoVid restrictions on space, the work will be performed in its original version with the choir and 4 guest soloists accompanied by two pianos and harmonium rather than the orchestra. It’s neither petite nor solemn but really very lovely. So do come and listen!


Tickets are £18, £17, £12 unreserved (£7 for students/Under 26’s). Available online at www.ticketsource.co.uk/norwichphil

Assembly House Classical

Thursday 25th November, 1pm 
The Assembly House, Norwich

Programme
Beethoven: Piano Trio No 1 in E flat major, Op1 No1
Mendelssohn: Piano trio No 2 in C minor, Op 66

About Northern Chords Piano Trio

Benjamin Baker – Violin
In 2016 Benjamin Baker won 1st Prize at the Young Concert Artists auditions in New York and in 2017 3rd Prize at the Michael Hill Competition in New Zealand. Highlights during 2017/18 included a critically acclaimed debut at Merkin Concert Hall in New York, recitals at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. and Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in Germany. He toured throughout Canada, China, Argentina, Colombia and Chile and appeared as a soloist with the Royal Philharmonic, BBC Concert, Sinfonia Cymru and National Children’s Orchestras.Equally at home as a chamber musician, Benjamin took part in the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival and Caramoor Rising Stars series in the US, and returned to the East Neuk Festival. Engagements this season include a Wigmore Hall Coffee Concert and his debut at the National Concert Hall in Dublin and Music for Galway Festival. He returns to the USA, Colombia, Chile and New Zealand and makes his debut in Australia.Born in New Zealand, Benjamin studied at the Menhuin School and the Royal College of Music. He was selected by YCAT in 2013. He plays on a Tononi violin (1709) on generous loan.

 Jonathan Bloxham – Cello
An acclaimed cellist, Jonathan Bloxham is the recipient of several prestigious awards such as the Guilhermina Suggia Gift and Royal College of Music Cello Prize and in 2012 gave his concerto debut at the Berlin Philharmonie.He was a founding member of the Busch Trio until 2015, during which time the group won prizes at many international competitions including the Royal Overseas League in London, Pinerolo Competition in Italy and the International Schumann Chamber Music Award in Frankfurt. Jonathan has performed regularly at the Wigmore Hall, Kings Place and the Southbank Centre and is a frequent guest on BBC Radio 3. Further chamber music collaborations included projects with renowned musicians such as Michael Collins, Jack Liebeck and the Schumann Quartet.Jonathan is also a celebrated conductor; he was Assistant Conductor of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra from 2016-2018. In 2017-18, he made several debuts including the Malaysian Philharmonic, RTE Concert Orchestra and BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and in 2018/19, guest engagements included the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie, the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, the Basque National Orchestra, Sinfonia Cymru and a return to Dublin’s National Concert Hall with the RTE. Jonathan founded the Northern Chords Festival in 2009 and looks forward to celebrating his 10th festival as Artistic Director in May 2019.

 Daniel Lebhardt – PianoIn 2014 Daniel Lebhardt won 1st Prize at the Young Concert Artists auditions in Paris and New York. A year later he was selected by Young Classical Artists Trust in London and invited to record music by Bartók for Decca, and in 2016 won the Most Promising Pianist prize at the Sydney International Competition.This season Daniel will give debut recitals at the Lucerne, Heidelberger-Frühling and Tallinn International Festivals, and returns to Wigmore Hall and Merkin Concert Hall in New York. Other highlights include a return to Paris for a recital at L’Eglise Saint Germain as part of the Week-end à l’Est Festival, and Mozart’s Concerto No. 21 at the Royal Festival Hall.As a chamber musician, Daniel regularly collaborates with violinist Benjamin Baker and with the Castalian String Quartet. He took part in the BBC Proms Composer Portrait of Olga Neuwirth broadcast by BBC Radio 3 in 2012 and has performed chamber music at King`s Place with the Northern Chords Ensemble and Wigmore Hall and Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh among others.

Concerts at The Chapel 64 Park Lane, Norwich this autumn

A reminder that the TRIO ISIMSIZ are at The Chapel for a pre-Wigmore  concert – details as below and other concerts up to the end of the year. The full chapel programme can be viewed on www.norwichchapelconcerts.co.uk Booking through website

Friday 22nd October at 7pm

TRIO ISIMSIZ

Beethoven; Piano Trio in D Op 70/1 Ghost
Rhim; Fremde Szene III
Korngold; Piano Trio in D maj Op 1

Sunday 7th November at 6.30pm

GLORIA CAMPANER

Beethoven Sonata Op.27 No.2 “Moonlight”
Chopin 24 Preludes Op 28

Sunday 21st November at 6.30pm

LUCY RUSSELL violin
SEZI SESKIR fortepiano

CPE Bach; work t.b.a.
Mozart; Violin Sonatas K304/5
Haydn; Quartet Op 77/2 trans
Beethoven; Violin Sonata No 5 Spring

Thursday 25th November at 7pm

NORTHERN CHORDS

Ben Baker – violin; Jonathan Bloxham; cello; Daniel Lebhardt; piano
Beethoven: Piano trio No 1 in E Flat major, Op 1 no 1
Mendelssohn: Piano Trio no 2 in C mnor, Op 66

Sunday 28th November at 6.30pm

FITZWILLIAM QUARTET

 Shostakovich; Quartet No 12 in D flat
Schumann; Quartet in F maj Op 41/2

Sunday 5h December at 6.30pm

JAMES GILCHREST
MATT WADSWORTH

programe t.b.a.

Tuesday 7h December at 7pm

HEYOON PARK violin
BENJAMIN GROSVENOR piano 

Mozart Sonata no.24 in F-Major K.376
Schubert Fantasy
Bartok Rhapsody No.1
Franck Sonata

Friday 10h December at 7pm

CHIAROSCUORO QUARTET

BEETHOVEN
Quartet; Op 74 ‘Harp’
Quartet; Op 130

Sunday 19th December at 6.30pm 

BROOK STREET BAND

Lisete da Silva Bull  (flute)  Kathryn Parry (violin)
Tatty Theo (cello)  Carolyn Gibley (harpsichord)

Christmas programme of music by Bach, Handel, Boyce and Telemann