Sivan Rotem at The Assembly House Thursday 2 March 2017

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When the world’s busiest conductor, Maestro Valery Gergiev, heard that there is a soprano who works on five continents, as does he, he exclaimed with thus supreme authority that “she is the only one”. That classically-trained singer is Sivan Rotem, an Argentinian-born Israeli whose burgeoning career in opera, concerts, recitals, radio, television, cabaret, commercial recordings and master classes has taken her across the Americas via the West Indies and many continental European countries to Egypt, South Africa, China and Australia.

Described by the Salt Lake Tribune following her Brahms Requiem with the Utah Symphony as “a classy vocal talent” with “an angelic soprano voice”, Sivan Rotem is considered one of the most outstanding singers of Israel. Born in Buenos Aires, she started her musical training as a violinist. Graduating from Haifa University in English and Literature and the Rubin Academy of Music at Tel Aviv University in Singing, she continued her vocal studies in the USA with Ellen Faull.

She made her debut with Zubin Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, and appears regularly with all the leading orchestras of Israel. She also sang many leading roles with the Israeli Opera and in Germany, Finland and the USA.

Sivan Rotem enjoys a successful career worldwide and has sung with symphony orchestras across North and South America and in Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Georgia, Macedonia and South Africa. Recitals have taken her to the USA, UK, Albania, Czech Republic, Spain, Finland, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Slovakia, France, Argentina, Egypt, China and Australia.

Her flamenco quartet Classic Flamenco was invited to Madrid where it sold out at the Suma Flamenco Festival, subsequently appearing in England at the Henley Festival and in London to great acclaim.

Her discography includes Aharon Harlap’s Symphony No 2, “L’Oiseau de la Guerre” for Helicon, a Spanish CD, “Viva el Amor” for Romeo Records, and two CDs dedicated to songs by Giacomo Meyerbeer, the latest released in December, 2016.

The recital will also be given in London the previous evening, Wednesday 1 March.

Concert management Dario Salvi 07424 418863 See http://artaxismusic.com/

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Gloria Campaner at The Chapel, Park Lane Sunday 12th February 2017, 6:30pm

The much heralded young Venetian pianist Gloria Campaner  makes one of her rare visits to the UK to give a recital in the chapel next Sunday with a very attractive programme including Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata and Debussy’sClair de Lune. She made her debut with the Venetian Symphony Orchestra at the age of 12 and since then has gone on to win many awards, including the Paderewski International Competition and in 2011 she was named ‘European Ambassador for Culture’ as part of the EU cultural programme.

Gloria Campaner – piano

Programme:

  • Respighi: Notturno
  • Beethoven: Moonlight Sonata
  • Debussy : Clair de Lune/L’Isle Joyeux
  • Wagner/Liszt: Isolden liebestod

Gloria Campaner website

John Innes Centre
Saturday 18th February 2017, 7:30pm

Pre-concert discussion with Kemal Yusuf and members of the Carducci Quartet, 6:30pm:

Carducci Quartet

Programme:

  • Haydn: Quartet in D major, Op.20/4
  • Kemal Yusuf: OYUN for string quartet – premiere
  • Webern: Langsamersatz
  • Beethoven: String Quartet in F minor, Op.95
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Norwich Baroque Saturday 28 January 7.30pm – Norwich Central Baptist Church, Duke Street, Norwich

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Who’s wearing the trousers?

Norwich Baroque with Diana Moore

Lowestoft-born mezzo-soprano, Diana Moore, is recognized internationally for her “emotional depth” (The Guardian), “thrilling technical bravura” (Gramophone) and “rich, evocative sound” (San Francisco Chronicle). The Times calls her, “a singer to cherish, with a genuine contralto tone not often heard outside the recordings of Ferrier and Janet Baker.”

This concert will explore the remarkable lives and music written for Handel’s ‘travesti’, mezzo-sopranos and contraltos in a world where women performing in the public eye faced enormous scrutiny, condemnation and sometimes even imprisonment. Using contemporary journals, anecdotes and drawings, Diana Moore examines these unconventional women and how they survived in this profession, alongside performances of music composed specially for them by George Frederick Handel.

In an era when women were banned in many parts of the world from appearing on stage, and their wearing of trousers considered morally corrupt, Baroque theatre revelled in featuring women in ‘trouser roles’. Female singers who specialised in these roles faced Society’s condemnation, suspicion but also fascination, often leading lives with the kind of independence that conventional women would only dream of for another 200 years. Handel composed ‘travesti’ roles for women in almost all his operas.

With music from operas including Agrippina, Rinaldo, Giulio Cesare, Orlando, Xerxes and Partenope.

Read more about Diana Moore… here

7.30pm – Norwich Central Baptist Church, Duke Street, Norwich.

From Jan 4th 2017:
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Three concerts tonight 21 January 2017 in Norwich and three more tomorrow

Tonight is a busy night with three concerts

Norfolk & Norwich Chamber Music have Michael Collins and Friends at John Innes Centre starting at 7.30pm – details here

UEA Music have a campus concert at the UEA Drama Studio starting at 7pm – see here for details

The Voice Project Winter Concert Between Stars is at Norwich Cathedral with two performances – the 7pm concert is sold out, with some tickets available at 9pm. The concert last about an hour – see here for more details.

This is a promenade concert which celebrates the darkness and clarity of the winter sky as well as the beauty of the cathedral interior.

Tomorrow, Sunday 22, there are two further concerts as part of the N&N Chamber Music Chamber Weekend at 11.30am and 3pm and the Norwich Cathedral Girls’ Choir singing Britten at 6.30pm-7pm – free entry and no ticket required

Details of all concerts are below if you need more information

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Busy weekend in Norwich with three major concerts tonight 21st January – see below

Saturday 21 January 2017, 7pm – 8.30pm
UEA Symphony Orchestra and Sacré Théâtre concert: Campus Concert
UEA Drama Studio (UEA campus)

Beethoven, Symphony No.5
Debussy/Louÿs, Les Chansons de Bilitis

UEA Symphony Orchestra warmly invite you to join them for a special campus-based concert on Saturday 21 January at 7.00pm in the UEA Drama Studio.

The concert will feature performances, by UEA Symphony Orchestra, of Beethoven’s celebrated Symphony No.5 and Debussy/Louÿs’ haunting Les Chansons de Bilitis.

A towering victory of will over adversity – Beethoven’s Symphony No.5 is the best known in the literature for its unyielding advocacy of the best that we can be. Come and experience this triumph of the human spirit at close quarters.

Sensuous and haunting, Louÿs’ Sapphic poetry and Debussy’s epigrammatic music combine to form a long-lost world, where the young woman Bilitis discovers the pleasures and the sadness of desire.

UEA Symphony Orchestra will be joined in their performance of Les Chansons de Bilitis, by the UK’s longest-running permanent French language theatre company, Sacré Théâtre.

Tickets for the concert cost £3 and are available to purchase online or on the door.

Please note:

Doors open at 6.30pm

Seating is unreserved. Latecomers may not be admitted, so please arrive at the Studio in good time.

We regret that we cannot exchange, refund or transfer tickets unless the event in question has been canceled or rescheduled.

All profits from UEA Music Centre concerts are used to fund scholarships for students.

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Chamber Music weekend 21/22 January 2017 at John Innes Centre

This year’s January Chamber Music weekend – Sat 21 & 22 January – looks exceptional with Michael Collins & his distinguished  friends hosting a feast of music including rare performances in Norwich  of  Beethoven’s Septet (one of his most popular works in his lifetime) and Schubert’s magical OctetMichael Collins has assembled a first class team including Alexander Sitkovetsky, Thomas Carroll, Philip Dukes & Richard Watkins – so expect great performances!

The 2017 Norfolk Young Musician Competition takes place at the John Innes Conference Centre, Colney on Sunday 15 January from 10 – 5.30. 16 young musicians of Grade 8 standard from across the county will each present a 15 minute programme of music which will be adjudicated by the world renowned harpist Danielle Perrett. Admission is free and audience are welcome to come and go between performances. The winners will be announced at 5.30pm. N&N Chamber Music sponsor the Woodwind prize – so please pop in if you are free.

N&N Chamber Music Weekend 
John Innes Centre 
21st & 22nd January 2017
Tickets: Prelude 01603 628319 or online  www.norwichchambermusic.co.uk or on the door

Michael Collins & Friends

Alexander Sitkovetsky & So Ock Kim – violins Philip Dukes – viola Thomas Carroll – cello Lynda Houghton – double bass Richard Watkins – horn Daniel Jemison – bassoon Michael McHale – piano

Saturday 21st January 2017, 7:30pm

  • Pre-concert discussion with Michael Collins at 6:30pm
  • Beethoven: Septet in E flat, Op.20
  • Schubert: Octet in F major, D.803

Sunday 22nd January 2017, 11:30am

  • Brahms: Clarinet Sonata No.2 in E flat, Op.120/2
  • Weber: Grand Duo Concertante, Op.48
  • Poulenc: Clarinet Sonata

Sunday 22nd January 2016, 3:00pm

  • Pre-concert introduction to Messiaen‘s Quartet for the End of Time by Professor Peter Hill at 1:45pm
  • Bartok: Contrasts for violin, clarinet & piano
  • Stravinsky: Soldiers Tale Suite
  • Messiaen: Quartet for the End of Time

 

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The Voice Project Winter project: BETWEEN STARS

January 21st – 7pm & 9pm
Norwich Cathedral

Two performances in, and inspired by, Norwich Cathedral and the darkness and clarity of the seasonal sky. This will be a large-scale performance piece comprising the 140-member Voice Project Choir along with professional solo singers and instrumentalists. As with all Voice Project performances the event is a conversation between the performers and the building and the lighting design (by Tim Tracey) will reveal hidden parts of this great cathedral. Most of the music has been specially-created for this promenade event and is directed by Sian Croose and Jonathan Baker.

Tickets £14 / £10 Conc. / £5 Child (Under 12)

Buy tickets for The Voice Project Presents: Between Stars - 7:00pm Show

The Voice Project has an annual winter project which is a series of open access singing rehearsals that culminates in a performance, this time at Norwich Cathedral.

For more details of performances and singing workshops please visit www.voiceproject.co.uk

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