Takács Quartet at John Innes Centre Saturday 10 November 2018


Saturday 10 November 2018, 7.30pm
Takács Quartet

Haydn Quartet in D, Op.20 No.4
Bartók Quartet No.1
Brahms Quartet in A minor Op.51 No.2

Bartók’s First Quartet was described by his compatriot Kodály as ‘a gradual return to life, more evocative with its modest four instruments than Berlioz with his huge orchestra’. Framing the Bartók is the wit and elegance of Haydn, and the eloquent passion of Brahms.

Pre-concert talk with Misha Donat and the artists 6.30pm

Programmed by Norfolk & Norwich Chamber Music


Armistice concerts this weekend 10/11 November 2018


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Norwich Cathedral
Saturday 10 November 2018, 7.30pm, Doors 6.45pm. 

We Will Remember Them
A concert marking the centenary of the end of the Great War

Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem
Parry Songs of Farewell
Purcell/Sandstrom Hear my prayer

Norwich Cathedral Chamber Choir
Västerås Cathedral Motet Choir
Norwich Cathedral Players

Katy Crompton Soprano
Matthew Durkan Baritone

Ashley Grote, Johan Hammarström Conductors

Norwich Cathedral Chamber Choir are joined by the Motet Choir from Västerås Cathedral, Sweden, and by internationally acclaimed soloists Katy Crompton and Matthew Durkan, for a special concert commemorating the centenary of the end of the Great War.

Tickets: £14 – £26.

Pops Orchestra

Sunday 11 November 2018, 3pm
Norwich Pops Orchestra
Assembly House, Theatre Street, Norwich

Lest We Forget –
Music for 100 Years of Remembrance

All tickets £10
More details  www.norwichpopsorchestra.co.uk

Britten Sinfonia: The Last Letter at St Andrew’s Hall, Thursday 8 November 2018, 7.30pm







Britten Sinfonia with

Jonathan McGovern – baritone
Thomas Gould – violin/director

To commemorate the end of the Great War, Britten Sinfonia premiere a new arrangement of Nico Muhly’s poignant The Last Letter as part of a compelling and dramatic evening of music and words.


Gurney : The Western Playland
Kelly : Elegy
Ravel : Le tombeau de Couperin
Stephan : Nachspiel
Nico Muhly : The Last Letter (world premiere of orchestral version)
Barber :Adagio for strings
Poetry and letters by Mary Borden, Vera Brittain, Ivor Gurney and Wilfred Owen.

Devised by Dr Kate Kennedy, with a pre-concert talk from Dr Kennedy at 6.30pm, discussing the programme of the concert (free to ticket holders).

Tickets from Theatre Royal Box Office


Adult: £10 – £32
Student: £6
Jobseeker: £6
Under 26: £6

Assembly House Classical Series continues Thursday 22 November 1pm


Hans Seeling; Piano Etude Op. 10 No. 2 in A minor
Tchaikowsky Piano Trio in A minor Op 50

Thursday November 22nd – 1pm
The Assembly House Norwich

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Daniel Grimwood – piano
Nazrin Rashidova – violin
David Cohen – cello

This Trio of outstanding young artists have come together especially for this concert.

David Cohen (cello) is well known and admired in Norwich for his performances at the N&N John Innes Chamber Music series.

Daniel Grimwood (piano) was described by the well known musicologist Felix Aprahamian as “the finest all-round musician I have ever known”.

Nazrin Rashidova (violin) has been described in the American Record Guide as ‘a young violinist with a consummate technique and unabashed bravura wedded to a great sense of style.’

Book Tickets

Tickets are £12 in advance or £15 on the door

You can book online here (please note there is a £0.88 booking fee)

You can pay by cheque – made out to ‘Assembly House Classical‘ and posted to 28 Leonards Street Norwich, NR3 3BW – Please include a note to say which concert you are booking for and include your email address or a stamped addressed envelope to receive your tickets.

Any questions, please feel free to call me on 07786940878 and leave a message. I will get back to you as soon as I can.

Iain Lowery