Britten Sinfonia and Jeremy Denk at St Andrew’s Hall Friday 2 March

 

Friday 2 March 2018, 7.30pm  St Andrew’s Hall,​ ​
St Andrew’s Plain, Norwich

​Briiten Sinfonia concert ​

Rhapsody in Blue with Jeremy Denk

Programme to include:
Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue (original jazz band version)
Stravinsky Concerto for piano and winds

Jeremy Denk piano

From its opening clarinet glissando Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue has become synonymous with 1920s America and its popularity continues to this day. Performed here in the original jazz band arrangement with acclaimed pianist Jeremy Denk the work is paired with Stravinsky’s rhythmically complex Concerto for piano and wind. Both works explore rhythm from the syncopated cadenzas in Stravinsky to the abundant use of dance and ragtime rhythms in Gershwin.

Pre-concert talk, 6.30pm
Jeremy Denk talks about tonight’s programme in this pre-concert talk
(free to ticket holders).
Tickets: £8-£30 (£6 students, under 26 and job seekers)

Academy of St Thomas with guest violinist Amaury Coeytaux at St Andrew’s Hall, Norwich – Saturday 3rd March7.30pm

Amaury Coeytaux 2.jpgAmazing french violinist Amaury Coeytaux returns to Norwich

Following his stunning performance of the Brahms Violin Concerto in 2016, the AST is delighted to welcome back Amaury to play the wonderful violin concerto by Beethoven.

Programme:

Beethoven Coriolan Overture
Beethoven 
Violin Concerto in D major
Schubert
 Symphony No.9 in C major  ‘The Great ’

Amaury Coeytaux – Violin
Christopher Adey – Conductor

Amaury Coeytaux returns to Norwich after his stunning performance of the Brahms Violin Concerto in 2016; this fantastic French violinist won the hearts of both orchestra and audience.“His poetic interpretation of the established classic delighted the audience”. EDP 2016

In October 2016, the acclaimed Paris-based Modigliani String Quartet appointed Amaury Coeytaux as its new first violinist from 2017.

After 33 years, our principal guest conductor Christopher Adey will be conducting his final concert with Academy of St Thomas.

Sponsored by: HILARY & LEWIS JARRETT

Tickets:

On sale now at:
St George’s Music Shop, Norwich or TicketSource/AST
From £11 and £5 for Students

Bach Players Stabat Mater at Octagon Chapel in Norwich Thursday 8 March

Stabat Mater

Medium stabat mater 2018

Thursday 8 March, 7.30 pm

The Octagon Chapel, Colegate, Norwich NR3 1BN

Boccherini’s Stabat Mater is a work of compelling intensity that stands out among the many settings of this text. We are performing the original, chamber version of the piece, scored for string quintet with two cellos; interspersed will be movements from Haydn’s The Seven Last Words. As well as shared themes there is a historical connection here: it is possible that Boccherini, a great admirer of his older colleague, played a part in securing the commission for Haydn to write The Seven Last Words, first performed in Cadiz. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear Boccherini’s Stabat Mater.

The music

Luigi Boccherini (1743–1805): Stabat Mater

Joseph Haydn (1732–1809): The Seven Last Words of our Saviour on the Cross

Johann Fischer (1646–1716): Sonata, ‘Hertzlich tut mich verlangen’

The musicians

(Rachel Elliott soprano, Nicolette Moonen violin, Oliver Webber violin, Anne Schumann viola, Kinga Gáborjáni cello / viola da gamba, George Ross cello)

Booking tickets

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Tickets can also be bought from St George’s Music Shop, 17–19 St George’s Street, Norwich NR3 1AB (telephone: 01603 626414)

Keswick Hall Choir Saturday 24 February 2018

Saturday 24 February – Baltic Stars

For our second concert we will be returning to Princes Street URC, which proved to be very popular with our audience earlier this year. Many people will be aware of the music of Arvo Pärt, but there is a whole new generation of Baltic composers rising in his wake. With our programme Baltic Stars we hope to showcase some of these newer influences, along with the ‘old guard’ of Rachmaninov and Pärt. It is music of lush harmonies and deep, spiritual thought. A first for us will be the use of tuned wine glasses and Tibetan singing bowls!

Venue: Princes Street URC
Time: 7.30 pm
Tickets: £12 / students £6 / U14s £2 (buy tickets)