Handel Birthday Concert : Brooke Street Band 22 February 2019

The Brook Street Band’s Handel birthday concert, takes place at 7pm on Friday 22 February at Fishmongers’ Recital Hall, Gresham’s School. There’s a booking link here https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/602395

Handel’s Italian sojourn from 1707-1710 not only shaped his musical style and interests, but introduced him to one of the sopranos that was to play an important and recurring role in his music. Handel first met Margherita Durastanti when in Rome in 1707, with Durastanti performing both Armida Abandonata and O Qualis de Coelo Sonus.Their paths later crossed in London from 1720: Durastanti sung Handel’s Crudel Tiranno amor at a benefit concert in her honour, and she had roles in many successful Handel operas in the early 1720s. There seems to have been a ten year break in the working partnership, but Durastanti worked for Handel again in 1734.

Handel and Margherita Durastanti – a musical marriage” explores these early Handel works for Durastanti, both sacred and secular, contrasting these with later London works in the operatic field. Interspersed are trio sonatas, including one of Handel’s earliest, a teenaged composition dating from 1699, and one of his more mature works, composed in London in the 1730s at the height of his operatic success.

The Brook Street Band
‘Vital and vivacious’ The Guardian
‘Masterly performances’ Gramophone Magazine

Nicki Kennedy (soprano)
Rachel Harris and Karin Björk (baroque violins)
Tatty Theo (baroque cello)
Carolyn Gibley (harpsichord)

O Qualis de coelo sonus HWV239
Trio Sonata Op.2 No. 2 (g minor)
Armida Abbandonata HWV105
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Cara Speme (from Giulio Cesare in Egitto HWV17)
Trio Sonata Op.5 No.4 (G Major)
Crudel Tiranno Amor HWV97

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Brook Street Band Anniversary Concert

Tatty Theo & Carolyn Gibley celebrate the 20th anniversary of their first concert together with a programme of Handel & Geminiani with some additional Burns Night surprises – do come along. 

Full details of the chapel series for 2019 can be viewed  onwww.norwichchapelconcerts.org.uk R

The Chapel, 64 Park Lane, NR2 3EF

  www.norwichchapelconcerts.org.uk

Tickets £15 on the door – under 25 free

Friday January 25 at 7.30pm

Brook Street Band Anniversary                                                                              Tatty Theo – baroque cello
Carolyn Gibley – harpsichord 

Handel; Cello Sonata in G major & Sarabande from Suite in G minor  
Cervetto; Cello Sonata in A minor Op 2/5
Geminiani; Prelude from Pieces de Clavecin  
Handel; Cello sonata in D minor   &   Lascia ch’io pianga
Geminiani; Cello Sonata in C major Op 5/3

www.brookstreetband.co.uk

 

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Opportunity for young people – International Summer School

Norwich School and Pro-Am Strings are excited to be running a new International Music Summer School from 30th July-14th August 2019, held at Norwich School’s newly refurbished Music School. 

The course will be suitable for young talented players of the violin, viola, cello and piano (14-18 years old) and will consist of individual instrumental music lessons and chamber music coaching, together with an immersion into the English language and culture. 

At weekends, there will be trips to London and Cambridge and visits to local attractions. A special team will be providing evening entertainment so there will be lots of fun and games! We would encourage any international pupil who is keen to study in the UK in future to apply.

Please find the prospectus attached. For more information, visit https://www.proamstrings.com/music-summer-school/.

Pro-Am Strings has produced a short video which may also be useful to share with friends and family: https://youtu.be/j70DZ–hjpw

Let me know if you don’t have access to YouTube where you live, as I can send the trailer via WeTransfer if needed.

If you have any questions, please contact me at summerschool@norwich-school.org.uk.

Henriette de Vrijer

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Britten Sinfonia and Sir Mark Elder this weekend

Saturday 19 January 2019, 7.30pm
Norwich Theatre Royal, Theatre Street, Norwich

ELDER CONDUCTS BRAHMS AND MAHLER

Anna Stéphany mezzo-soprano
Sir Mark Elder conductor

Britten Suite on English Folk Tunes
Mahler Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
Brahms Symphony No. 2

Brahms as Brahms wished it to be heard: Sir Mark Elder joins Britten Sinfonia for the second instalment of their Brahms Symphony Cycle, paired with Mahler songs and Britten’s last completed orchestral work.

Tickets: £10 – £36 (£6 students and under 26s)

Portrait of Sir Mark Elder
Sir Mark Elder, CBE Photographed in London 26 January 2015 at Loft Studios. Commissioned by Ingpen & Williams. Images licensed to Sir Mark Elder for publicity use
(including by Halle Orchestra)
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Norwich Baroque with cellist Richard Tunnicliffe

Saturday 12 January 2019 7.30pm
Norwich Central Baptist Church, Duke Street, Norwich 

Richard Tunnicliffe cello    

Start your New Year with us as we welcome back cellist, Richard Tunnicliffe, a well-known name in the early music world and someone who has been a significant figure in our development as a group. 

A programme of early Classical music including Haydn’s cello concerto in C and music by CPE Bach, JC Bach and Mozart.

We would love to have the hall filled with excited young cellists, so we are inviting any cellist aged 18 or under to come FREE of charge… no catch or small print at all.

Either book via the Theatre Royal tel: 01603-630000 or just turn up on the door to claim your free ticket. (Cannot be booked via the on line booking system .. too complicated!). 

PLEASE do forward to any young cellists…and consider coming yourself too?As well as the Haydn Cello concerto, Richard will be directing the programme from the cello.. good for the youngsters to see it doesn’t always have to be the violinists who lead!

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Assembly House ​Classical Series : Moriarty Wind Quartet

Thursday 10th of January  1pm Assembly House, Theatre Street, Norwich

The Moriarty Wind Quintet 

Programme
Milhaud; La cheminée du roi René, Op. 205
Debussy; Petit Suite
Reicha; Wind Quintet No 2 Op.88


Booking link – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/moriarty-wind-quintet-tickets-52944330919More info – https://www.moriartywinds.com/about

Moriarty Wind Quartet
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Britten Sinfonia and Sir Mark Elder at Theatre Royal Norwich

Saturday 19 January 2019, 7.30pm
Norwich Theatre Royal, Theatre Street, Norwich

ELDER CONDUCTS BRAHMS AND MAHLER

Anna Stéphany mezzo-soprano
Sir Mark Elder conductor

Britten Suite on English Folk Tunes
Mahler Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
Brahms Symphony No. 2

Brahms as Brahms wished it to be heard: Sir Mark Elder joins Britten Sinfonia for the second instalment of their Brahms Symphony Cycle, paired with Mahler songs and Britten’s last completed orchestral work.

Tickets: £10 – £36 (£6 students and under 26s)

www.theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk

Sir Mark Elder, CBE Photographed in London 26 January 2015 at Loft Studios. Commissioned by Ingpen & Williams. Images licensed to Sir Mark Elder for publicity use (including by Halle Orchestra)
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