Lockdown updates

Norwich Chamber Music

With true creative resilience, many organisations are bouncing back with online activities to keep us going during tis strange lockdown period. This post has been pulled together by Norwich Chamber Music group to give you an easy-access set of links

Although live concerts, as we know them, have been put on hold, you can get ready for a festival of delights– the Wigmore Hall will be presenting a lunchtime concert every weekday in June, played live to an empty house (In full compliance with current guidelines) and relayed via Radio 3.  Recitals will also be available on the Wigmore Hall website and BBC Sounds for the following month.  Perhaps an excuse to sit with a glass of wine and imagine you’re in the concert hall (with extra benefits!).  Please read the article below for further information.  A full programme of artists can be found on the Wigmore Hall website – many of the performers are alumni of the JIC concerts.
https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/may/12/glimmer-of-hope-leading-performers-return-to-londons-wigmore-hall

For those of you who enjoy an occasional visit to the world of full orchestral music, American conductor Michael Tilson Thomas has created a series of video lectures, liberally illustrated by the San Francisco Symphony, exploring some of the symphonic masterpieces of the repertoire.  The series is called Keeping Score, and it’s well worth a look: https://michaeltilsonthomas.com/keeping-score/

Some of us are thinking regretfully of the cancelled 2020 Glyndebourne festival. But there’s some consolation in their programme of streamed past performances, which begins on Sunday 24th May.  See here for details:
https://www.glyndebourne.com/openhouse/
Why opera matters, a programme from Glyndebourne by Petroc Trelawny, first broadcast in 2014https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/b048bghw
Glyndebourne operas also available on Radio 3.

And here’s a reminder of the range of continuing on-line treats:
An excellent summary of global online resources featuring classical music, opera, theatre and dance is on Bachtrack:
https://bachtrack.com

This Guardian page automatically updates, so you can use the click-through week after week
https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/mar/16/classical-music-opera-livestream-at-home-coronavirus?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Great musicians have opened their houses or played in empty concert halls on a daily basis to share their music with audiences around the world.   We particularly enjoyed daily twitter concerts by Igor Levit (see recent New Yorker magazine article about this great pianist, link below).
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/05/18/igor-levit-is-like-no-other-pianist?utm_source=onsite-share&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=onsite-share&utm_brand=the-new-yorker
 Igor Levit has now finished his two month run of nightly house concerts on Twitter (52 concerts), but you can still catch up with his wonderful series of mini recitals.

Lockdown listening
Whatever you’re listening to – whether on-line streams, forgotten or unplayed CD from the back of the shelf, recommendations from friends, familiar favourites, new discoveries, Radio 3 – we’d be delighted to hear something about your experience of music under lockdown.  Just send us a few sentences (or more if you’re feeling inspired) to share with the members of our community.  We’ll edit, and circulate in the next newsletter.  Think of it as an ongoing concert-interval conversation!

For now, we hope you’re all keeping well, enjoy the sunshine and we look forward to seeing you at the John innes centre for teh next season

Peter Lawson
Chairman

Norwich Chamber Music

Norfolk & Norwich Chamber Music presents Beethoven Weekend with James Ehnes and Andrew Armstrong 15/16 February 2020

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James Ehnes

Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 February 2020

Beethoven violin sonatas

James Ehnes violin
Andrew Armstrong piano

Programme 1 Saturday 15 February 7.30pm
Sonata in F, Op.24 (‘Spring’) Sonata in A, Op.30 No.1 Sonata in C minor, Op.30 No.2

Programme 2 Sunday 16 February 3pm

Sonata in G, Op.30 No.3 Sonata in A, Op.47 (‘Kreutzer’) Sonata in G, Op.96

James Ehnes and Andrew Armstrong complete the cycle of Beethoven’s violin sonatas which they began last season. Among the famous works in these two concerts are the lyrical ‘Spring’ Sonata Op.24, the dramatic Sonata in C minor Op.30 No.2, and the ‘Kreutzer’ Sonata Op.47.

Norfolk & Norwich Chamber Music presents André Schuen : Lieder on Thursday 21 November

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Thursday 21st November 2019, 7:30pm at the John Innes Conference Centre
Pre-concert talk by Richard Wigmore at 6.15pm

For fans of the Lieder repertoire, we have a real treat at our second November concert. Andrè Schuen has given song recitals at the Wigmore Hall, the Oxford Lieder Festival and the Vienna Concert House, and has also performed on the opera stage worldwide. In 2016 he received the Young Artist of the Year award from ECHO Klassic in Germany (equivalent to the Gramophone awards). Andrè is joined by Daniel Heide for a recital of Mahler and Schubert songs.

Programme:

Mahler: Wenn mein Schatz Hochzeit macht; Ging heut morgen übers Feld; Ich hab’ ein glühend Messer; Die zwei blauen Augen
Schubert: An den Mond (D.259); Im Frühling; Der Schiffer (D.536);
Abendstern; Des Fischers Liebesglück; Der Musensohn; Sei mir gegrüßt;
Du bist die Ruh; Dass sie hier gewesen
Mahler: Liebst du um Schönheit; Blicke mir nicht in die Lieder!;
Ich atmet‘ einen linden Duft; Um Mitternacht; Ich bin der Welt
abhanden gekommen

Andrè Schuen, one of today’s outstanding young baritones, took leading roles in all three of the Mozart/Da Ponte operas under Nikolaus Harnoncourt, and gave highly successful performances of Schubert’s Die schöne Müllerin and Schwanengesang at the prestigious Schubertiade in Schwartzenberg. In this programme, Schubert and Mahler meet their common ground in settings of the poet Friedrich Rückert.

Andrè Schuen’s website

Advance notice: Norfolk & Norwich Festival concert
In partnership with the  Norfolk & Norwich Festival, next year NNCM is sponsoring a concert by the renowned American pianist Richard Goode. This event, on Saturday May 16th 2020 at the John Innes Centre, is additional to our current season, so everyone will need to purchase tickets to attend. Booking has now opened – please do get your tickets soon to avoid disappointment! The programme will include Beethoven’s last three piano Sonatas, Op 109, 110 and 111
https://nnfestival.org.uk/whats-on/richard-goode/book/201/

Message from the Chair
We have a strong and hard working Committee, but we are always seeking new Trustees and volunteers. At the moment, we would particularly welcome the support of a Trustee or Volunteer interested in the general roles of  Secretary, Minutes Secretary or Marketing Advisor.

With best wishes
Peter Lawson
Chairman
Norfolk and Norwich Chamber Music
https://norfolkchambermusic.org

Norfolk & Norwich Chamber Music at John Innes Centre 21 November

Saturday 21 November 2019, 7.30pm

Andrè Schuen : Baritone
Daniel Heide : Piano

Mahler Wenn mein Schatz Hochzeit macht;
Ging heut morgen übers Feld; Ich hab’ ein glühend Messer; Die zwei blauen Augen

Schubert An den Mond (D.259); Im Frühling; Der Schiffer (D.536); Abendstern;
Des Fischers Liebesglück; Der Musensohn;
Sei mir gegrüßt; Du bist die Ruh;
Dass sie hier gewesen

Mahler Liebst du um Schönheit; Blicke mir nicht in die Lieder!; Ich atmet‘ einen linden Duft; Um Mitternacht; Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen

Andrè Schuen, one of today’s outstanding young baritones, took leading roles in all three of the Mozart/ Da Ponte operas under Nikolaus Harnoncourt, and gave highly successful performances of Schubert’s Die schöne Müllerin and Schwanengesang at the prestigious Schubertiade in Schwartzenberg. In this programme, Schubert and Mahler meet their common ground in settings of the poet Friedrich Rückert.

Pre-concert talk by Richard Wigmore 6.15pm.

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www.norwichchambermusic.co.uk

Norfolk and Norwich Chamber Music new season tickets are on sale

With autumn approaching, NNCM tickets for the 2019-2020 are now on general sale. You can buy them through the NNCM website here or from St George’s music Shop, 17-19 St George’s St., Norwich NR3 1AB 01603 626414

You may still assure yourself of a seat at every concert by becoming a Season Ticket holder, and you can secure a discount on your tickets by becoming a Member (on-line application form for both here). Whatever way you book your tickets, early application is advised for our more popular concerts

Everyone is invited to our AGM and performances by Norfolk Young Musicians at 6.00 pm on September 14th in the JIC Conference Centre Foyer. Season ticket Holders and Members are eligible to vote on any resolution.

The concert series then begins the following week:  Click the names for more details and to buy tickets

September 21   Eric Lu (piano)
October 5   Lendvai String Trio
October 13   Miklos Perényi (cello)
November 2    Zoltán Féjervári (piano)
November 21   Andrè Schuen (baritone) and Daniel Heide (piano)
December 7   Castalian String Quartet
January 25 – January 26   Nicholas Daniel and Friends
February 15 – February 16   James Ehnes (violin) and Andrew Armstrong (piano)
February 29   Mitsuko Uchida (piano)
March 22   Brentano Quartet
April 18   Trio Wanderer

Our final concert, a Beethoven recital by Richard Goode on May 16th 2020, will form part of the Norfolk and Norwich Festival. Ticket availability will be announced in due course

We hope you will be able to join us on many occasions during this season

With best wishes

Peter Lawson
Chairman
Norfolk and Norwich Chamber Music

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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/

Takács Quartet at John Innes Centre Saturday 10 November 2018

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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
www.norwichchambermusic.co.uk

 

Sistema Norwich launches new programme of performance by the Colegate Nucleo Saturday 30 June

Sistema Norwich recently won funding for a project to help their most senior orchestra, the Colegate Nucleo Orchestra who are the children who started with the Sistema project many years ago now and these children are now teenagers and accomplished musicians.

This project is offering them a series of performance opportunities working with other groups of musicians – different styles and collaborations creating an exciting series. The first is this Saturday 30 June, 7pm in their home venue – the Octagon Chapel.

If you have never been to a Sistema concert before, come and find out what they are about, and if you have, come and see how well they have progressed under the leadership of virtuoso violinist and musical director, Juan Gabriel Rojas, who will also be playing with his partner Firdevs Eke. All info on the poster below

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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