UEA Choir and Symphony Orchestra spring 2016 concerts




UEA Choir and Symphony Orchestra spring 2016 concerts

UEA Choir and Symphony Orchestra are putting on two concerts this spring.

On Friday 11 March, UEA Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Stuart Dunlop, will perform a concert based on the theme of transformations, at St Andrew’s Hall, Norwich. The 70-strong orchestra, accompanied by award-winning pianist Warren Mailley-Smith and UEA Drama, will perform Felix Mendelsohn’s magical Overture and Incidental music for A Midsummer Night’s Dream, as well Sergei Rachmaninov’s beautiful Paganini Rhapsody and Gustav Mahler’s dramatic Totenfeier.

Doors will open at 6.45pm and the concert will start at 7.30pm.

On Saturday 30 April, UEA Choir, under the direction of Tom Primrose, will perform a concert of 20th century masterpieces, at Norwich (Anglican) Cathedral. The 160-strong choir will perform Benjamin Britten’s dramatic and rarely performed Ballad of Heroes op. 14 and Maurice Duruflé’s beautiful and much-loved Requiem, op. 9.

Doors will open at 6.45pm and the concert will start at 7.30pm.


Coming up! Chamber Music Weekend

From Norfolk & Norwich Chamber Music

A Happy New Year to all and welcome to our first John Innes concerts in 2016. We start with a weekend of music devised by the brilliant young Belgian cellist David Cohen, who has assembled an impressive team of fellow musicians from Canada, Russia and the UK. Of particular interest is the final Sunday afternoon concert featuring the  Michael Nyman Quartet written especially for the Smith Quartet. David Higgins, who has been commissioned to write a especially for this concert, is one of the most exciting and innovative young composers  who has already notched up compositions for BBC Proms. Gordon Crosse’s new cello sonata also written for David Cohen, will get two performances (15th & 17th)– two world premieres in a weekend cannot be bad!  The weekend finishes with  Schubert’s glorious string quintet, which many consider to be amongst the finest pieces of chamber music ever written. Hope to see you sometime over the weekend. Roger

P.S. Both the Ibragimova concerts on 8th & 22nd January are fully reserved  so please don’t come along unless you are on the list! All other chapel concerts are fine for space just turn up and pay n the door!

 Chamber Music Weekend

Cello Con Brio “Magical Journeys”
David Cohen & friends

Cello Con Brio “Magical Journeys”
The Chapel, Park Lane
Friday 15th January 2016, 7:30pm

David Cohen – cello
Bach: Solo Suite No.1 in G
Gordon Crosse: Sonata No. 1 for solo cello – World Premiere
Gaspar Cassadó; Suite for solo cello

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Cello Con Brio “Magical Journeys”
John Innes Centre
Saturday 16th at 7.30pm

David Cohen – cello Katya Apekisheva – piano Corinne Chapelle – violin

Pre-concert discussion with David Cohen at 6:30pm

  • Brahms: Piano Sonata No.3 in F minor, Op.5
  • Brahms: Sonata for Violin and Piano No.1, Op.78
  • Arensky: Piano Trio No.1, Op.32


John Innes Centre
Sunday 17th at 11.30pm
David Cohen – cello Katya Apekisheva – piano

  Schnittke: Suite in the Old Style

  • Beethoven: Cello Variations “Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen”, Op.66
  • Stravinsky: Suite Italienne
  • Paganini: Moise Variations on one string


John Innes Centre
Sunday 17th at 3pm
David Cohen & Smith Quartet

Nyman: String Quartet No.5 “Let’s not make a song and dance out of this”

  • Gordon Crosse: Sonata No.1 for solo cello
  • Gavin Higgins: ‘Howl’ for solo cello and string quartet

Schubert: String Quintet in C

Norfolk Young Musicians’ Competition 2016

Please see details of the Norfolk Young Musician Competition 2016 taking place next Sunday at the John Innes Conference Centre. Admission is free at any point in the day but we invite a retiring collection towards the work of the Badminton Trust to support these events.

The day begins at 10.00 and will conclude at around 4.30pm.

It would be great for these young talented players to have an audience to play to so we hope some of you will come along. The event is kindly sponsored once again by Woodbridge Violins.

Sally Wortley, Academy of St Thomas Administrator
Victoria House, 215 College Rd. Norwich NR2 3JD
0773 3333 256   01603 504301