Music in Norwich : Three concerts this weekend 15 June 2019

Saturday 15th June : Mancroft Music : Julian Haggett : St Peter Mancroft : 1pm

Organ recital by the organist at St Peter Mancroft


Saturday 15th June : St Peter Mancroft  Church : 7.30pm
Mozart Orchestra
SUMMER CONCERT

Weber Bassoon Concerto
Schubert Symphony No 5 in B flat major
Beethoven Symphony No 3 in E flat ‘Eroica’

Soloist Paul Killby
Conductor  Tadeusz Kaznowski
Leader  Fiona Hutchins

A performance of the Eroica Symphony is always special, but teamed with the less frequently heard Bassoon concerto by Weber and Schubert’s 5th Symphony, said to have been written during a period of particular infatuation with Mozart’s music, our summer concert offers a treat for the ears.


Saturday 15th June : Norwich Cathedral  : 7.30pm
HAYDN : The Creation

Norwich Cathedral Chamber Choir
Norwich Cathedral Players

Katherine Crompton Gabriel
Gareth Treseder Uriel
Edward Grint Raphael

Ashley Grote Conductor

Tickets £10 – £28 (£5 for U18s in side aisles)

Norwich Cathedral Chamber Choir & Players

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

 

Notice: Raynham Hall has regrettably had to cancel recitals this weekend 8/9 June but has Open Days 18 June & 25 July

Raynham Hall Open Day Tours

Discover more about the political and social history of the influential Townshend family during an exclusive 17-room tour of Raynham Hall including the Marble Hall, the King’s Bedroom, designed for the visit of King Charles II, and the Belisarius Room.

The tours, led by Lord and Lady Townshend, are peppered with their personal anecdotes and the stories about this glorious stately home and its residents.

The 90 minute tours are held from 10am-3.30pm Tuesday 18 June, Thursday 25 July

The next Raynham Recital will be in September – details below

The September Weekend – September 7th & 8th 2019

Saturday 7th at 6.30pm: Rachel Podger has played both baroque and classical violin at Raynham and is returning with her regular harpsichord accompanist Marcin Światkiewicz, a newcomer to Raynham. Their programme includes music of the late C16th to very early C18th: Fontana, Leonarda, Corelli, JS Bach, Veracini & Frescobaldi.

Sunday 8th at 3.30pm: this afternoon concert of Renaissance and Baroque music is presented by a sparky trio of musicians playing solo and in duet and trio combinations. Tabea Debus – recorder & cello, Louise Ayrton – violin & Pawel Siwczak – harpsichord.

 

To book http://www.raynhamrecitals.co.uk or ring 01328 862133
Email admin@raynhamhall.co.uk
Raynham Hall, East Raynham, Fakenham Norfolk NR21 7E

The Marble Hall

Raynham Hall Raynham Hall, near Fakenham, Norfolk

Raynham Hall near Fakenham, Norfolk has been the seat of the Townshend family for over 400 years. Raynham Recitals is a programme of chamber music held in what used to be the great hall of this Jacobean house designed and built by Sir Roger Townshend with his Master Mason William Edge. Later paved in marble by William Kent and embellished in C18th style, the Marble Hall epitomises the dual spirit of Raynham Hall. Lofty, elegant and flooded with light, it also has a clear but gentle resonance which is perfect for the intimate chamber music presented at the Raynham Recitals.

Musical Advisor: Michael Chance CBE

Norfolk & Norwich Chamber Music at John Innes Centre Sunday 7 April 3pm

 

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Norfolk & Norwich Chamber Music Club presents…

Sunday 7 April 2019, 3pm

James Ehnes, violin
Andrew Armstrong,
piano

Beethoven

Violin Sonata in D, Op.12 No.1
Violin Sonata in A, Op.12 No.2
Violin Sonata in A minor, Op.23
Violin Sonata in E flat, Op.12 No.3

(The cycle will be completed next season, 2019-2020)

James Ehnes and Andrew Armstrong begin their journey through the Beethoven violin sonatas with the first four works of the series. The triptych, Op.12, shows the young composer’s style at its most wilfully subversive, from the energy of the opening work and the elegant wit of the middle sonata to the dazzling virtuosity of the last in the series. More mysterious and subdued is the highly compressed A minor Sonata Op.23.

Pre-concert talk by Misha Donat 1.45pm

http://www.norwichchambermusic.co.uk/event/james-ehnes-andrew-armstrong/

Brook Street Band Anniversary Concert

Tatty Theo & Carolyn Gibley celebrate the 20th anniversary of their first concert together with a programme of Handel & Geminiani with some additional Burns Night surprises – do come along. 

Full details of the chapel series for 2019 can be viewed  onwww.norwichchapelconcerts.org.uk R

The Chapel, 64 Park Lane, NR2 3EF

  www.norwichchapelconcerts.org.uk

Tickets £15 on the door – under 25 free

Friday January 25 at 7.30pm

Brook Street Band Anniversary                                                                              Tatty Theo – baroque cello
Carolyn Gibley – harpsichord 

Handel; Cello Sonata in G major & Sarabande from Suite in G minor  
Cervetto; Cello Sonata in A minor Op 2/5
Geminiani; Prelude from Pieces de Clavecin  
Handel; Cello sonata in D minor   &   Lascia ch’io pianga
Geminiani; Cello Sonata in C major Op 5/3

www.brookstreetband.co.uk

 

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

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

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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.

Programme:

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

Prices

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

Saturday 27 October Norwich Baroque plays Mudge at Princes Street URC

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Saturday 27 October 2018 7.30pm
Princes Street United Reformed Church, Princes Street, Norwich

Mudge’s England : Celebrating Mudge’s 300th birthday!                

The Reverend Richard Mudge has become one of our favourite baroque composers. Quintessentially English his music mixes elegance and poise with a unique quirkiness, full of delightful harmonies, good tunes and gentle humour.

This concert will also feature a cello concerto by Mudge’s contemporary, Durham based John Garth, played by popular local cellist, Kate Bennett-Wadsworth.

 

Ticket and box office information

Tickets for all concerts are on sale from
Theatre Royal Norwich Box Office Tel 01603 630000 at prices varying from £10–£26 with children £2

Also you can buy online via our website 
www.norwichbaroque.co.uk    

Visit the website for further Norwich Baroque information and details of the ‘Friends’ Scheme’ or join us on Facebook and Twitter for updates.

Sistema at the Circus Saturday 27 October 7pm

Sistema in Norwich’s Colegate Nucleo Orchestra teams up with Lost in Translation Circus at the Oak Circus Centre for a unique new commission as the 3rd concert of the Sistema Performance Project

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On Saturday 27 October at 7pm an exciting new show involving 8 circus performers, 14 teenage musicians and 6 tutors will amaze you with aerial acts, dazzling acrobatics and juggling while the Sistema in Norwich Colegate Nucleo orchestra plays specially composed music, inspired by the history of circus.

In the third concert of the Sistema in Norwich Performance Project series a disjointed circus troupe interacts with the sound of an orchestra in a game where their bodies harmonise and contrast like fine tuned instruments. Swinging from silks to the sound of violins, tumbling while the trumpets tickle your ears, Lost in Translation Circus and Sistema in Norwich will take you on a journey of music and circus arts, comedy and family fun. Reacting, vibrating, ready to respond to the sound of live music, the performers discover centuries of circus history through especially composed music, from ancient China to a modern jazzy groove.

Conducted by musical director Juan Gabriel Rojas, the concert will be in the fantastic surrounding of the Oak Circus Centre at St Michael Coslany Church, Oak Street, Norwich NR3 3AE

About the Sistema in Norwich Performance Project
The Sistema in Norwich Performance Project is a year-long programme of monthly performances, funded by Arts Council England, which have been devised to give the teenage Colegate Nucleo Orchestra a range of experiences performing for the public partnered with different artistic partners.

Concert #2 was with Norwich-based band The Vagaband at Open – a great success – a combination enjoyed by musicians as well as the audience – a new playing experience, and concert #1 launched the programme in September.

Concert #3 will be just as exciting – with a new piece of music composed by Firdevs Eke – a pianist and composer with a distinctive style that combines

her Eastern roots with classical music, jazz and flamenco. A strong body of work includes pieces for solo instruments, chamber music, orchestral and voices, as well as arrangements of well known pieces from the Turkish traditional music repertoire. Firdevs Eke’s trio Buhara Ensemble has played throughout Europe.

About Lost in Translation Circus
Lost in Translation Circus, one of the UK’s leading contemporary circus companies, is based at the Oak Circus Centre in Norwich, the first establishment of its kind in East Anglia.

Working with a tight-knit group of performers from Italy, UK, Ireland and Australia, the company creates both indoor and outdoor ensemble-based performances, often working with specially composed music.

The new commission has been made possible with funding from the Chivers Trust and the Brighter Future Fund has supported the Sistema at the Circus concert.

Concert #3: SISTEMA AT THE CIRCUS THE OAK CIRCUS CENTRE, ST MICHAEL COSLANY CHURCH OAK STREET NORWICH NR3 3AE SATURDAY 27 OCTOBER 7PM

For more details contact Marcus Patteson
email: marcus@norcaarts.co.uk
07590052656  – Mobile
01603 760529  – Work
www.sistemanorwich.org.uk

The Performance Project, which is funded by Arts Council England, is giving young people taking part in Sistema new opportunities to perform and work with professional artists from different backgrounds and musical genres, as well as the chance to work with other young people from across the city and beyond. We hope that, as well as exposing young people to music and opportunities they would not otherwise have experienced, the project will help us develop a bigger audience for our concerts and raise the quality of our ensembles. The project will see us delivering 12 concerts between June 2018 and September 2019.

Sistema in Norwich us a project run by Norfolk & Norwich Community Arts (NORCA)

About Sistema in Norwich
Sistema in Norwich works to transform the lives of children and young people in through participation in music.
We help children realise their potential and succeed across all areas of their lives.

We do this through engaging them in learning to play a musical instrument and being part of an orchestra.

We work in areas of social deprivation, where the needs of children, families and the community are greater.

We draw upon El Sistema, the Venezuelan music programme that offers a tested model, with over 30 years’ experience, of how a music programme can both create great musicians and dramatically change the life trajectory of hundreds of thousands of disadvantaged children, seeking to develop effective ways of applying this within our own communities.

Although our most obvious triumphs may be musical, we are a social action programme supporting children to succeed across all areas of their lives.

Orchestras and Groups
In the primary age programme, all children take part in their school orchestra, so there are orchestras at each of our school sites.  These orchestras feed the cross programme orchestras, the Sarah Glover (beginner / intermediate) and Martineau (intermediate / advanced) orchestras.

Older children take part in the Colegate ‘teen’ Sistema, and are part of the Colegate Nucleo Orchestra and the Martineau Orchestra.

The programme also runs smaller groups and ensembles, including the percussions ensemble, chamber group and choir.

Governance
Sistema in Norwich was developed by Norfolk and Norwich Community Arts (NORCA) before the charity name was changed to include Sistema. NORCA has an extensive track record in social impact through arts participation and engagement.

 Sistema in Norwich performance project is funded though Arts Council England, Norfolk Music Hub, The Chivers Trust and Brighter Future Fund