Assembly House Classical present Brodsky Quartet to start the year in style

The first Assembly House Classical concert of the year is the Brodsky Quartet next Thursday, 9th of January at 1pm at the beautiful Assembly House.

The Brodsky Quartet are one of the top string quartets in the country. They have recorded soundtracks for film and TV as well as working with artists like Bjork and Elvis Costello and Paul McCartney. Start the year off by coming to this wonderful concert.

Booking details: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/brodsky-quartet-tickets-82832753997

https://www.brodskyquartet.co.uk

Since its formation in 1972 the Brodsky Quartet has performed over 3000 concerts on the major stages of the world and released more than 60 recordings. A natural curiosity and insatiable desire to explore has propelled the group in many artistic directions and continues to ensure them not only a place at the very forefront of the international chamber music scene but also a rich and varied musical existence. Their energy and craftsmanship have attracted numerous awards and accolades worldwide, while ongoing educational work provides a vehicle for passing on experience and staying in touch with the next generation.

“There was a pause of almost a minute before the audience applauded – testimony to the spell that the new-look Brodsky Quartet had cast.

…it was obvious to all that the “new era” will be as exciting as all those that have gone before.”​
Limelight Magazine

“…the players gave unstintingly of their passion and energies, playing with a spirit so transformational you felt they were actually improving the world.”  The Strad

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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Assembly House Classical presents Benjamin Baker Thursday 13 June 1pm

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Thursday 13 June 2019, 1pm

Benjamin Baker violin

Ysaye Sonata No 2 in A minor, Op 27 No 2 ‘Obsession’
JS Bach Partita No.2 in D minor, BWV 1004

Full details, programme and booking details here
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/benjamin-baker-violin-tickets-52954946671

Sistema concert tonight Sat 8 June with special guest Ephrain Oscher

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Saturday 8 June 7pm Noverre Suite, Assembly House
SISTEMA COMPOSERS with Efraín Oscher
£7 Full / £5 Concs / £4 Sistema Parents, Under 16s FREE
Tickets available on the door

Next in the series of concerts for the Sistema Performance Project, this time with the Venezuelan composer and flautist Efrain Oscher and Sistema musical director Juan Gabriel Rojas. The performers are the Teen Sistema orchestra who have been learning for nearly ten years and are now accomplished musicians.

If you have never heard of Sistema then you might want a bit of background.

Sistema started in Norwich ten years ago. You may have heard them in the early days when they had just been given instruments – one of the key features of the programme is that children start to play in the orchestra, and in public, right from the very beginning. This meant that some of the early concerts were quite tough listening! However, now with three orchestras of different levels of age and accomplishment, the smaller teen orchestra has been performing on a regular basis, schooled by Juan Gabriel and they no longer sound like school-children. If you have not attended a Sistema concert recently I think you will be very pleasantly surprised at the quality and range of the music.

Originally called In Harmony, the programme was funded by the Government for three years, basing the programme on the very successful El Sistema project in Venezuela which resulted in the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra led by the charismatic Gustavo Dudamel which many people have heard of as they now tour the world.

When Sistema started in Norwich it was in three primary schools in Mile Cross, Larkman and Catton Grove and the whole school played. Now the programme has spread to other schools in the city, concentrating on areas where most children would not otherwise have the opportunity to play. It is a social impact music programme which aims to enable and inspire children through participation in music. It is no longer funded by the government but depends on a range of sources ranging from school budgets, public funding via the Norfolk Music Hub and Arts Council, trusts and funds such as the Freeman’s Charity, Norfolk & Norwich Chamber Music Club and Chivers Trust and business sponsors such as Art Angels, The Rees Consultancy and Culture Shift. It also depends on donations and volunteer support.

If you can help in any way, as a sponsor, volunteer or have an instrument to donate, or money – all help is welcome for this valuable project which depends on help to keep going, providing free music and instruments to children who would otherwise miss out.

www.sistemanorwich.org.uk

 

Sistema Norwich 8 June 2019

Next in the series of concerts for the Sistema Performance Project

Saturday 8 June 7pm Noverre Suite, Assembly House
SISTEMA COMPOSERS with Efraín Oscher
£7 Full / £5 Concs / £4 Sistema Parents, Under 16s FREE

MiN Spring 19 Sistema pages

Sistema in Norwich is a programme that uses the experience of joyful, collective music-making to build resilience and raise aspiration among children and young people from some of Norwich’s poorest estates.

About Sistema Performance Project
The Sistema Performance Project will develop a series of concerts over the coming year with the Colegate Nucleo Orchestra, creating more opportunities for public performance and enabling our young people to work with a range of professional musicians and ensembles with different styles.  The project has created an exciting and engaging concert programme to show the progress of our young players, support the development of the Sistema in Norwich programme and extend the impact of our work with young people, including developing leadership.

Assembly House Classical Lunchtime concert Thursday 28 March 1pm

 

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19 Year Old Saxophonist ROB BURTON – one of the stars of the BBC YOUNG MUSICIAN 2018 – will be in Norwich on Thursday 1pm for one of the Assembly House classical lunchtime concerts. Those of us who watched the televised final last year will not forget Rob’s charismatic performance. He brings with him pianist CHRISTINE ZERAFA for an exciting programme details below;-

Music Room, Assembly House, Norwich
Thursday March  28 at 1pm

Tickets on the door or online www.assemblyhouseclassical.evenbrite.com

Rob Burton (saxophone) & Christine Zerafa (piano)
BBC YOUNG MUSICIAN 2018

Programme
Debussy; Saxophone Rhapsodie
Paul Creston; Saxophone Sonata Op.19
Marcello; Concerto in D minor
Robert Planel; Prelude et Saltarelle
Pedro Iturralde; Pequena Czarda

https://www.robburtonsax.co.uk/
https://www.oxfordlieder.co.uk/artist/223

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

Assembly House Classical Series continues Thursday 22 November 1pm

GRIMWOOD / COHEN / RASHIDOVA
PIANO TRIO

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

Assembly House Musical and other concerts coming up this month

Sometimes all the good things is life come at once and if you are a classical chamber music buff this is it!

The lunchtime Assembly House concert this Thursday 19 April features a rare visit from the Hungarian born KATONA TWINS the finest Guitar duo in the world to-day.

The next BRITTEN SINFONIA lunchtime concert this month is on Friday at St Andrew’s Hall – always a stimulating experience.

Then Friday evening the NAVARRA QUARTET will give an all Schubert concert at The Chapel Park Lane at 7.30pm. but perhaps the highlight will be the grand finale to the N& N Chamber Music Season at the John Innes Centre when the NAVARRA & ELIAS QUARTETS will combine to give a performance of Mendelssohn’s Octet – it doesn’t get better than that – so look forward to seeing you all – details below, Roger Rowe

 Assembly House Classical
£15 on the door £12 online http://www.assembyhouseclassical.eventbrite

Thursday 19 April at 1pm
Katona Twins 

Manuel de Falla; Miller¹s Dance
Piazolla; Tango Suite – andante & allegro
Bernstein; West Side Story – Maria – America – Somewhere – Mambo
Granados; Oriental
Manuel de Falla: El Amor Brujo 


Britten Sinfonia St Andrew’s Hall At Lunch Four 2017-18
Friday 20 April at 1pm

Schumann arr. Tom Coult  Studies in Canonic Form
JS Bach arr. Webern   Ricercar a 6
Ravel  Mother Goose Suite

The Chapel, Park Lane, NR2 3EF
Friday 20th April 2018, 7.30pm
Tickets £15 on the door

Navarra Quartet
Magnus Johnson – violin
Simon van der Giessen – violin
Marije Johnston – viola
Brian O’Kane – cello

Schubert: Quartetsatz, D703
Schubert: Quartet D 810 Death & the Maiden


N&N Chamber Music at John Innes Centre
Saturday 21 April  at 7.30pm
Elias Quartet & Navarra Quartets

Mozart: 5 Variations on ‘Salve tu Domine’, K.398
Beethoven: Quartet in F minor, Op.95 (‘Serioso’)
Smetana: Quartet No.1 in E minor (‘From My Life’)
Mendelssohn: Octet in E flat, Op.20