Concerts at The Chapel, Park Lane

The Chapel, Park Lane, NR 2 3EF
Wednesday 26th June at 7.30pm

BEN JOHNSON tenor
TOM PRIMROSE piano

Southrepps  Fundraising
Song recital
Schubert; Wehmut – Der Zwerg – Nacht und Träume – Der Winetrabend – Die Sterne
Poulenc; Montparnasse – Paganini – Le Bestiaire – Two Aragon settings ( -C & Fetes Galantes)
Roger Quilter; Come Away Death – O Mistress Mine – 7 Elizabethan Lyrics


Sunday 30th June at 6.30pm
MARK BEBBINGTON
Schubert: Impromptus
Chopin; Piano Sonata No 3 in B minor Op 58


Sunday 28th July at 6.30pm
BEN COMEAU
Chopin; Sonata N 3
Tailleferre; Pastorale
Ravel; Miroirs
Comeau; Dance- Canons
Gonza & Gershwin


 Thursday 29th August
ELIZABETH WATTS
JULIUS DRAKE
Pre Wigmore song recital
Strauss/Berg/Cheminade/Rachmaninov

Tickets on the door

Music in Norwich this weekend Saturday 22 June/Sunday 23 June plus lunchtime organ recital Monday 24 June

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Saturday 22 June 2019, 7.30pm
Salle Church, Salle near Reepham, Norfolk NR10 4SE
Academy of St Thomas

Telemann Concerto for Viola
Bach Concerto for Viola in Eb major
Dag Wiren Serenade
Dvorak Nocturne
Leroy Anderson Selection

Philip Dukes viola/director

Well known to AST audiences, Philip Dukes returns to perform two lovely baroque viola concertos and direct the rest of a programme ideally suited to the ambience and acoustics of this wonderful Norfolk Church.

Do bring a picnic to enjoy by the cricket green before the concert.

Tickets for all concerts available in person or by phone from St George’s Music Shop, 01603 626414 and online from www.ticketsource.co.uk/ast
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Sunday 23 June 2019, 2.30pm
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Norfolk Schools’ Opera Project

The culmination of the Norfolk Schools’ Opera Project sees the world premiere of a brand new children’s version of Mozart’s The Magic Flute performed by over 100 children from Norfolk schools and accompanied by an orchestra of gifted and talented young musicians.

Norfolk Music Hub and Norwich Theatre Royal are working in partnership to support this year-long creative and cultural learning programme in schools through the medium of opera.


Monday 24 June 2019,  St Andrew’s Hall : 1.10pm
Lunchstop Organ Recital : with Richard Bower playing the glorious organ maintained by Friends of St Andrew’s Hall Organ

 

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

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 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.

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

Review: Currie and Reich – The Colin Currie Quartet Norwich Playhouse Monday 20 May NNFestival 2019

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Norwich Playhouse Monday 20 May NNFestival 2019
a review by Marion de Mello Catlin

The Colin Currie Quartet played a blinder last night in Norwich Playhouse. I didn’t know about them before the concert and was interested to go to a performance that was all percussion based as the percussion section rarely gets the glory in an orchestra, and I also like the music of Steve Reich. The Playhouse was packed with not a spare seat in the house – great to see such a turnout – obviously many people better informed than me!

The Quartet was formed fairly recently in 2018 by Colin Currie who is clearly completely passionate about percussion and the Quartet. After the first piece (Mallet Quartet by Joseph Perreira) he introduced the Quartet and explained that the composer Steve Reich was very important to the raison d’être of the quartet and that the works pivot around his compositions, with two pieces in the programme by Reich.

It was really helpful to have an in-depth but concise explanation of the basis of each piece, especially for those if us who are not familiar with this kind of music. I wish that more musicians would do that – Currie was good at it. The stage was full with instruments I hadn’t seen before – marimbas it turns out – two with long pipes and two with shorter, 4 musicians each with two ‘lollipop’ drumsticks in each hand, four per person. At times, the playing was so complex and blended that it was hard to discern the source of the sound. The marimbas’ deep tones flowed together, especially the bass instruments and sounded almost electronic.

Colin played a couple of numbers on his own Xenakis’ Rebonds B for solo percussion and Stockhausen’s Vibra-Elufa. Together they played Kevin Volans Four Marimbas and Reich’s Mallet Quartet before the last piece Reich’s Drumming Part 1.

The speed rhythm and energy was impressive throughout the evening, though none of the first 5 pieces could come near the finale piece Drumming Part 1 composed by Steve Reich. It was like the Olympics of percussion in its performance and virtuosity. Colin explained the basis of the piece, a simple (on its own) basic rhythm underpinning the whole piece beaten out on 8 tuned drums, again 4 musicians working together and in relays. The same 12 notes as a single rhythm repeated which, as an audience member was a godsend at times as it enabled me to find a point to return to and steady path throughout. Colin explained phasing and how the notes interlock and rotate around each other which really helped the appreciation of the piece.

Musically it was interesting, visually it was fascinating – watching the percussionists work in waves, first all together then periodically standing back, their arms working at blurring speed throughout. Physically, it was a feat of musicianship, almost unbelievable and breathtaking technical skill rivalling the most extreme of acrobats, daredevil motorcyclists or   demanding magical coordination and muscular energy. I can’t tell you exactly that it was a lovely piece of music as I was bewitched and hypnotised by the technical skill. After what seemed an eaon of blurred arms and drumsticks, they reached a crescendo and then instantly stopped with a resounding and precise ‘crack’, absolutely as one. In the drumming Olympics, then there is absolutely no doubt that they ran away with the Gold.

If you missed it, or want to listen to a sample there’s a YouTube link below but I would recommend catching a live performance if you ever get the chance. The Quartet is new and this is their debut programme so it is worth watching out for more as they add to their repertoire – they have an amazing future I am sure and hopefully will be back in Norwich before too long.

https://youtu.be/KmlbuRGubrI
https://www.colincurrie.com/news/2018/8/3/colin-currie-quartet

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

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