Love:Handel Festival this weekend 4-6 October 2019

with the Brook Street Band

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Friday 4 October at The Chapel
2-5pm Vocal Masterclass with Dame Emma Kirkby : £5
7.30-9.30pm Concert and Talk : Friends, Foes and Fellow-Musicians : The Chapel : £15

Saturday 5 October at The Chapel & Princes Street URC
10.30-11.30am Family-friendly Concert  : The Chapel : Free
1-2pm Concert : From Leipzig to London : The Chapel :  £15
2.30-3.45pm Interactive Talk by Benjamin Hebbert :   Every Instrument Tells a Story : The Chapel : £5
7.30-9.30pm Concert : The Concerto Story : Princes St : £20

Sunday 6 October at The Chapel & Princes Street URC
10.30-11.30pm Coffee Concert : Kaffeehaus Culture :
The Chapel : £15 inc coffee
12.45-2pm Illustrated Concert : Halle, Hanover & Hamburg The Chapel : £15
4.30-5.30pm Talk Dr David Vickers : Handel & His Patrons Princes Street URC : £5
6-8pm Festival Finale Concert : Handel’s Acis and Galatea : Princes Street URC : £20

Venues: The Chapel 64 Park Lane, Norwich NR2 3EF
United Reformed Church, Princes Street, Norwich NR3 1AZ

For a full festival programme, passes and booking details, see http://www.brookstreetband.co.uk/love-handel-2019

The Brook Street Band (formed in 1996 by baroque cellist Tatty Theo) is named after the London street where Handel lived and worked. It is now recognised amongst the UK’s leading period instrument ensembles, winning awards, and accolades for recordings and broadcasts from Radio 3, Classic FM and Gramophone Magazine. The Band’s most recent CD ‘Handel Sonatas for Violin and Basso Continuo’ was shortlisted in the category for chamber music/small ensemble at the Grammy Awards. The Brook Street Band relishes its Norfolk connections, with frequent concerts and education projects in the region.  The Band founded the highly successful biennial festival love: Handel, which combines concerts with an education programme for young people.

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Mozart Orchestra Autumn Concert Saturday 5 October

Mozart Orchestra

Saturday 5 October 2019, 7.30pm
St Andrews Hall, Norwich 

Autumn Concert

Smetana Vltava ‘Má Vlast’
Ravel Mother Goose (Ma mère l’Oye)
Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade
Ravel Le Tombeau de Couperin

Conductor Tadeusz Kaznowski
Leader Fiona Hutchins

Conducted by our Resident Conductor Tadeusz Kaznowski, the Mozart Orchestra offers a dazzling and colourful concert of music to close its 2019 season!

Rimsky Korsakov’s Scheherazade, considered to be Rimsky Korsakov’s most popular work combining features typical of Russian music and Smetana’s Vltava one of the most widely performed symphonic poems which describes the course of the river Vltava starting from two small springs to the unification of both streams into a single current.

Founded in 1961, the Mozart Orchestra has established itself as one of the leading orchestras in the local area, giving up to four concerts from May to October, usually three in Norwich and one further afield in East Anglia. The orchestra explores a wide-ranging repertoire and showcases both locally and nationally renowned soloists.

Further details about Mozart Orchestra and the forthcoming concert programme can be found
on the website at http://www.mozartorchestra.org.uk
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/mozartorchestra

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Assembly House Classical present Fitzwilliam Quartet Thursday 3 October 1pm

 

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At The Assembly House in Norwich this Thursday 1pm

This Thursday lunchtime Assembly House Classical are really excited to present a concert by the renowned Fitzwilliam Quartet.

The Fitzwilliam Quartet became well known through their close association with Dmitri Shostakovich, who met them on a visit to York. He entrusted them with the Western premières of his last three quartets, and they were the first quartet to perform and record all fifteen. The quartet was founded in 1968 by four Cambridge undergraduates and is now one of the longest established quartets in the world.

The programme for the afternoon includes –
Bach – Art of Fugue No 1
Shostakovich – String Quartet No 11
Beethoven – String Quartet Op 131

Tickets are selling well in advance but there still some available to buy online and we will make some available to purchase on the door this Thursday from 12:15 pm when doors open. The concert itself will start at the usual time of 1:00 pm.

If you’d like to purchase tickets in advance please click the button below…

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Academy of St Thomas at Hingham 14 September

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Saturday 14 September 2019, 7.30pm
St Andrew’s Church, Hingham NR9 4HL

A concert of English and American music

Vaughan Williams Five Variants on Dives and Lazarus
Butterworth On the Banks of Green Willow
Samuel Barber Knoxville: Summer of 1915
Copland Quiet City
Rachmaninov Vocalise
Saint-Saëns Symphony No.2

Matthew Andrews conductor
Catherine May soprano

An evocative programme featuring Anglo-American connections highlighting the links between Abraham Lincoln and the Parish of Hingham.

Soprano Catherine May teams up with her husband Matthew Andrews for Barber’s haunting Knoxville: Summer of 1915.

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Don’t forget – Assembly House Classical with Lisa Cassidy Thursday 12 September

Soprano LISA CASSIDY with SAMI KIM open the Autumn Assembly House series of lunchtime concerts (1pm – 2pm) on Thursday 12th at The Assembly House, Theatre Street, Norwich with a concert Lisa has previously presented, with great success, at Benjamin Britten’s home the Red House, Aldeburgh.

Besides Britten’s  Poet’s Echo and some beautiful songs by Samuel Barber she includes popular pieces  by Leonard Bernstein and John Corigliano’s Tambourine Man.

Do come along. Future concerts before Christmas feature Fitzwilliam Quartet & BBC Young Musician Winners Max Calver (cello) and Lauren Zhang (piano) see website<assemblyhouseclasscial.co.uk> for full programme – tickets online or on the door.

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This weekend Baroque and Renaissance treats at Raynham Hall

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Two days of recitals in the wonderful Marble Hall at Raynham Hall near Fakenham.
If you have not been there, give yourself a treat and book for this weekend

Rachel Podger is really world-class – this is not an exaggeration and in the intimate acoustics of the Marble Hall you will feel as though you are in a private recital

And the Sunday afternoon concert of Renaissance and Baroque gems following Uffenbach’s travels, recorded in his journals which give a rare insight into the eighteenth century.

Tea and cakes are served after this concert, bookable on the website www.raynhamrecitals.co.uk

Tickets available from www.ticketsource.co.uk/raynham-recitals or
email admin@raynhamhall.co.uk

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The recitals are held in what used to be the great hall of a late Jacobean house designed and built by Sir Roger Townshend with his Master Mason William Edge. Later paved in marble by William Kent and embellished in the C18th style, this room epitomises the dual spirit of Raynham Hall. Lofty, elegant and flooded with light it also has a clear but gentle resonance which is perfect for the intimate chamber music presented in this beautiful house.

 

The architect Sir Roger Pratt visited the hall after Sir Roger’s death in 1637 and wrote: “Not long after it was built…..I was some while in it while it had no ornament at all…. There was somewhat in it divine in the symmetry of proportion of length, height and breadth which was harmonious to the rational soul”.

Come and share Sir Roger Pratt’s assessment of Raynham by booking tickets for the recital weekends in June and September, or the Royal Academy at Raynham annual performance in April. After you have enjoyed the harmonious experience in the Marble Hall, feed the inner man or woman with a supper picnic.

You can book supper places in the State Rooms – move fast as we are limited to 50 places in total. Circle of Friends members are entitled to free places, normally £10 per person. Book early to avoid disappointment.

Bring your own complete picnic or choose from the menus on the website. The supper-in-a-box option @ £23 per person provided by Belinda Ellis is always delicious. Enhance your evening even further with Raynham Champagne, on order or for sale on the night. Water is provided but not glasses.

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Norfolk and Norwich Chamber Music new season tickets are on sale

With autumn approaching, NNCM tickets for the 2019-2020 are now on general sale. You can buy them through the NNCM website here or from St George’s music Shop, 17-19 St George’s St., Norwich NR3 1AB 01603 626414

You may still assure yourself of a seat at every concert by becoming a Season Ticket holder, and you can secure a discount on your tickets by becoming a Member (on-line application form for both here). Whatever way you book your tickets, early application is advised for our more popular concerts

Everyone is invited to our AGM and performances by Norfolk Young Musicians at 6.00 pm on September 14th in the JIC Conference Centre Foyer. Season ticket Holders and Members are eligible to vote on any resolution.

The concert series then begins the following week:  Click the names for more details and to buy tickets

September 21   Eric Lu (piano)
October 5   Lendvai String Trio
October 13   Miklos Perényi (cello)
November 2    Zoltán Féjervári (piano)
November 21   Andrè Schuen (baritone) and Daniel Heide (piano)
December 7   Castalian String Quartet
January 25 – January 26   Nicholas Daniel and Friends
February 15 – February 16   James Ehnes (violin) and Andrew Armstrong (piano)
February 29   Mitsuko Uchida (piano)
March 22   Brentano Quartet
April 18   Trio Wanderer

Our final concert, a Beethoven recital by Richard Goode on May 16th 2020, will form part of the Norfolk and Norwich Festival. Ticket availability will be announced in due course

We hope you will be able to join us on many occasions during this season

With best wishes

Peter Lawson
Chairman
Norfolk and Norwich Chamber Music

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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