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
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.”
“…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
Sunday 8 December 2019, 6.30pm (doors 5.45pm)
St George’s Church, Tombland, Norwich
Christmas with UEA Chamber Choir
UEA Chamber Choir
Tom Primrose conductor
A selection of seasonal music for a capella voices
Experience centuries of seasonal music with UEA’s Chamber Choir as they present a programme of a capella vocal gems. A not-to-be-missed highlight in Norwich’s musical Christmas calendar!
Tickets: Free to attend. Capacity is limited, so please arrive early to avoid disappointment.
Chapel concerts are coming thick and fast at present; I promise a quieter time next year – perhaps!
The EUSEBIUS QUARTET were outstanding success when they were in residence at Aldeburgh last year and they will visit the chapel for the first time on Saturday to play Haydn, Bartok and one of Beethoven’s greatest quartets, Op 132. The next evening the MORIARTY WIND QUINTET give a concert as a prelude to their schools visit on Monday under the auspicies of Norfolk & Norwich Chamber Music. Those of you who came to their concert last year will remember that both the musicians themselves and their pogromming is original and entertaining. Roger
THE CHAPEL PARK LANE
Tickets £15 on the door – Under 23’s come free
Saturday 16th November 7.30pm – 9pm
Haydn String Quartet Op.9 no.1
Bartok String Quartet No.3
Beethoven String Quartet in A minor, Op.132
Sunday 17th November 6.30pm – 7.30pm
MORIARTY WIND QUINTET
Holst; Quintet in A flat Op. 14
Debussy; Petit Suite (arr. Gordon Davies)
Hindemith; Kleine Kammermusik for Wind Quintet, Op.24 No.2
Saturday 30 November 2019
Americana 2: Exploring North American choral music
Aaron Copland In the beginning
Dan Forrest Good night, dear heart
Randall Thompson Alleluia
Ernst Toch Geographical fugue
David del Tredici Acrostic song
Eric Whitacre When David heard
Plus folksong and spiritual arrangements by James Erb, Robert Fountain and John Rutter
A programme exploring some jewels of 20th-century American choral music. Copland’s choral fantasia joyfully expounds the Genesis story of creation, while Whitacre’s deeply felt setting of a line from the Second Book of Samuel really plucks at the heartstrings. The programme will include both a speaking chorus (Toch) and a whispering chorus (del Tredici) as well as Randall Thompson’s classic setting of just one word.
Director: Chris Duarte
Venue: Church of St Peter Mancroft, Norwich
Time: 7.30 pm
Tickets £12/£7/£2, and can be bought:
- From St. George’s Music Shop, 17-19 St George’s Street, tel. (01603) 626414;
- Online via ticketsource;
- On the door!
with the Brook Street Band
Friday 4 October at The Chapel
• 2-5pm Vocal Masterclass with Dame Emma Kirkby : £5
• 7.30-9.30pm Concert and Talk : Friends, Foes and Fellow-Musicians : The Chapel : £15
Saturday 5 October at The Chapel & Princes Street URC
• 10.30-11.30am Family-friendly Concert : The Chapel : Free
• 1-2pm Concert : From Leipzig to London : The Chapel : £15
• 2.30-3.45pm Interactive Talk by Benjamin Hebbert : Every Instrument Tells a Story : The Chapel : £5
• 7.30-9.30pm Concert : The Concerto Story : Princes St : £20
Sunday 6 October at The Chapel & Princes Street URC
• 10.30-11.30pm Coffee Concert : Kaffeehaus Culture :
The Chapel : £15 inc coffee
• 12.45-2pm Illustrated Concert : Halle, Hanover & Hamburg The Chapel : £15
• 4.30-5.30pm Talk Dr David Vickers : Handel & His Patrons Princes Street URC : £5
• 6-8pm Festival Finale Concert : Handel’s Acis and Galatea : Princes Street URC : £20
Venues: The Chapel 64 Park Lane, Norwich NR2 3EF
United Reformed Church, Princes Street, Norwich NR3 1AZ
For a full festival programme, passes and booking details, see http://www.brookstreetband.co.uk/love-handel-2019
The Brook Street Band (formed in 1996 by baroque cellist Tatty Theo) is named after the London street where Handel lived and worked. It is now recognised amongst the UK’s leading period instrument ensembles, winning awards, and accolades for recordings and broadcasts from Radio 3, Classic FM and Gramophone Magazine. The Band’s most recent CD ‘Handel Sonatas for Violin and Basso Continuo’ was shortlisted in the category for chamber music/small ensemble at the Grammy Awards. The Brook Street Band relishes its Norfolk connections, with frequent concerts and education projects in the region. The Band founded the highly successful biennial festival love: Handel, which combines concerts with an education programme for young people.
Saturday 5 October 2019, 7.30pm
St Andrews Hall, Norwich
Smetana Vltava ‘Má Vlast’
Ravel Mother Goose (Ma mère l’Oye)
Ravel Le Tombeau de Couperin
Conductor Tadeusz Kaznowski
Leader Fiona Hutchins
Conducted by our Resident Conductor Tadeusz Kaznowski, the Mozart Orchestra offers a dazzling and colourful concert of music to close its 2019 season!
Rimsky Korsakov’s Scheherazade, considered to be Rimsky Korsakov’s most popular work combining features typical of Russian music and Smetana’s Vltava one of the most widely performed symphonic poems which describes the course of the river Vltava starting from two small springs to the unification of both streams into a single current.
Founded in 1961, the Mozart Orchestra has established itself as one of the leading orchestras in the local area, giving up to four concerts from May to October, usually three in Norwich and one further afield in East Anglia. The orchestra explores a wide-ranging repertoire and showcases both locally and nationally renowned soloists.
Further details about Mozart Orchestra and the forthcoming concert programme can be found
on the website at http://www.mozartorchestra.org.uk
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.
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