Assembly House Classical Presents Joanna MacGregor in the Music Room, 1pm Thursday 11th January 2018

Assembly House Classical Presents

Music Room, 1pm Thursday 11th January 2018

Joanna MacGregor – Piano

Ginasteras Danzas Agentinas

Chopin Mazurkas Six Mazurkas

Beethoven Sonata in F minor Op.57 Appassionata


Joanna MacGregor is currently Head of Piano at the Royal Academy and Artistic Director of the International Summer School at Dartington. She was one of the first artists to be selected for the renowned Young Concert Artists Trust  scheme and made one of her early appearances in the Music Room of the Assembly House for Norfolk & Norwich Music Club on  30th April 1988.  Her piano recital career has taken her around the world from the major venues in London and Europe to the United States and the Far East with the major international orchestras and conductors. Joanna is one of the most  versatile musicians in the Europe and her work ranges composition, writing and broadcasting, to conducting  and festival curation. She was Artistic Director of the Bath Festival from   2006-2012. Joanna is also famous for her promotion and interpretation of other composers works and has premiered piano concertos by Harrison Birthwistle, Django Bates, John Adams and James MacMillan.  She was awarded an OBE in the Queens 2012 Birthday Honours list.

Paul Cross Memorial concert on behalf of the Norwich Novi Sad (twinning) Association.

Assembly House, Theatre Street
Saturday 13th January at 7.30pm
There will be the annual Paul Cross Memorial concert on behalf of the Norwich Novi Sad (twinning) Association. It will be held in The Assembly House on Saturday 13th January at 7.30pm. The concert features Milica Stojadinović, soprano and son Boško, pianist from Serbia and raises money for the  Milan Petrović  School in Novi Sad.
Tickets cost £17 (16 students) and are available from Theatre Royal Box office.
Our leaflet with all the information is on the website which is:

New edition of Music in Norwich is out!

Please to say that the newest edition of Music in Norwich is now out on the streets in hard copy and is available to pick up free from the Tourist Information Centre, Theatre Royal, St Andrew’s Hall, Norwich Cathedral, Arts Roundup racks and many other place around Norwich and Norfolk as well as a pdf download from this siteMusic in Norwich spring 17.jpg

Sivan Rotem at The Assembly House Thursday 2 March 2017


When the world’s busiest conductor, Maestro Valery Gergiev, heard that there is a soprano who works on five continents, as does he, he exclaimed with thus supreme authority that “she is the only one”. That classically-trained singer is Sivan Rotem, an Argentinian-born Israeli whose burgeoning career in opera, concerts, recitals, radio, television, cabaret, commercial recordings and master classes has taken her across the Americas via the West Indies and many continental European countries to Egypt, South Africa, China and Australia.

Described by the Salt Lake Tribune following her Brahms Requiem with the Utah Symphony as “a classy vocal talent” with “an angelic soprano voice”, Sivan Rotem is considered one of the most outstanding singers of Israel. Born in Buenos Aires, she started her musical training as a violinist. Graduating from Haifa University in English and Literature and the Rubin Academy of Music at Tel Aviv University in Singing, she continued her vocal studies in the USA with Ellen Faull.

She made her debut with Zubin Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, and appears regularly with all the leading orchestras of Israel. She also sang many leading roles with the Israeli Opera and in Germany, Finland and the USA.

Sivan Rotem enjoys a successful career worldwide and has sung with symphony orchestras across North and South America and in Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Georgia, Macedonia and South Africa. Recitals have taken her to the USA, UK, Albania, Czech Republic, Spain, Finland, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Slovakia, France, Argentina, Egypt, China and Australia.

Her flamenco quartet Classic Flamenco was invited to Madrid where it sold out at the Suma Flamenco Festival, subsequently appearing in England at the Henley Festival and in London to great acclaim.

Her discography includes Aharon Harlap’s Symphony No 2, “L’Oiseau de la Guerre” for Helicon, a Spanish CD, “Viva el Amor” for Romeo Records, and two CDs dedicated to songs by Giacomo Meyerbeer, the latest released in December, 2016.

The recital will also be given in London the previous evening, Wednesday 1 March.

Concert management Dario Salvi 07424 418863 See