Britten Sinfonia Academy Open Rehearsal Saturday 14 October 4-5pm

Britten Sinfonia Academy is a great opportunity for young musicians, like a Saturday school. They are offering a chance to see how it all works and talk to people who are already involved next Saturday at Theatre Royal Norwich. They are holding an open rehearsal next week for anyone who would like to find out more about us or may be considering joining the orchestra. It is free to attend but seats must be booked through the website, please let your friends know, or any parents or teenage musicians you may be in contact with



Coming up at the Norfolk and Norwich Festival 12-28 May

The Norfolk and Norwich Festival runs from Friday 12-Sunday 28 May this year and has a packed classical music and jazz programme as well as some great contemporary and popular music, from the traditional to the ‘right out there’. It’s an exciting time and this is a real chance to try something new. Here are a couple of videos that the Festival has produced to showcase what is coming up which gives you a good idea of what is coming up and who is doing the programming. This is the swan-song Festival for artistic director William Galinsky who is moving on to develop his own work so he has put a lot of energy into the programme this year.

It is worth booking ahead as some things sell out quickly but then, even if something is sold out, it is worth checking back for returns – I just managed to book some Philip Glass tickets as a few became available this week. Theatre Royal Norwich manages all the bookings on 01603 630000 or via

One of the highlights this year is a production by Norwich’s very own Voice Project producers Sian Croose and Jon Baker called In The Arms of Sleep – it’s a classical music/choral sleepover in the Assembly House in Norwich which offers 40 audience members the chance to take a bed, make themselves comfy and fall asleep listening to a 10 hour choral performance, voices permeating their slumbers and waking them with a chorus. Some people might find the idea of sleeping with 39 strangers a bit daunting but it will be an experience – when will you get the chance to do something like this again?

Classical music programmed by Britten Sinfonia

<p><a href=”″>NNF17 – Classical Music</a> from <a href=””>Norfolk &amp; Norwich Festival</a> on <a href=””>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

Contemporary music programmed by Serious


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

Norfolk Music Library Loan service fundraiser

Norfolk Music Library Friends – piano playing marathon

The Norfolk Music Library Friends has been formed to preserve access to the music sets held by the Norfolk Music Library.

One of the Friends’ aims is to be instrumental in raising funds to keep the music sets library viable, at least for the first year of our existence. We’re getting the ball rolling with a 24 hour piano playing marathon later this month.  We invite anyone, young or old and of any standard, to join in and be a part of this unique event.

The event takes place from 12:00 noon on Friday 18th November through to 12:00 noon on Saturday 19th June. We are delighted that St Peter Mancroft church, in the centre of Norwich, has kindly agree to make the Church available for the whole day and night.

We’ve broken up the time into time slots, which are filling up nicely, but we could do with a few more pianists, of any and every standard. In particular, age will be no barrier – we have special arrangements for the younger players. It’s not intended as a ‘performance’, it’s more of a fun fund-raising event!

All we ask is that every participant raises a small amount of sponsorship money – perhaps up to £5.00 for young participants and somewhat more for adults. There will also be Norfolk Music Library Friends in the Church with a collecting bucket.

For young participants, we have reserved 4.00 – 6.00 pm on Friday November 18th and 9.00 – 11.00 on Saturday November 19th for short performances of no more than ten minutes.  Daytime slots for adults will be by the quarter hour, but you can book multiple slots to embrace a wider programme or a major work. Night time slots will be by the half hour. However,  anyone is welcome to book multiple slots to display both your ability and powers of endurance!

So if you, or anyone you know, perhaps within your music group or society, wants to play in a wonderful place and raise money to keep amateur music making alive in Norfolk , please get in touch.

Please make your booking by calling St George’s Music Shop in Norwich on St George’s Music Shop on 01603 626414 or by delivering the form to St George’s Music Shop, 17-19 St Georges St, Norwich NR3 1AB. Alternatively, you can reply to this e-mail and we will pass it on.

Thank you for your show of support so far, we look forward to hearing from you.

Best wishes

Brian Randall

On behalf of the NMLF Friends Steering Group.

Two concerts Fauré Quartet

The highly regarded Fauré Piano Quartet from Berlin, visit Norwich this weekend for two concerts, each with a very attractive programme.
John Innes Saturday 12th at 7.30pm and
the Chapel in Park lane Norwich on Sunday 13th at 12 noon.

Saturday 12th December 2015, 7:30pm
John Innes Centre
Fauré Piano Quartet
Pre-concert discussion at 6.30pm
Tickets Prelude 01603 628319

  • Programme:
  • Mozart: Piano Quartet in G minor, K478
  • Fauré: Piano Quartet in C minor, Op.15
  • Brahms: Piano Quartet in C minor, Op.60
  • Fauré Piano Quartet:
  • Erika Geldsetzer violin
  • Sascha Frömbling viola
  • Konstantin Heidrich cello
  • Dirk Mommertz piano

“The Fauré Quartet is right up there with the best ensembles you can listen to today.” (Harald Eggebrecht, Süddeutsche Zeitung)

Sunday 13th December 2015, 12:00 noon
The Chapel, Park Lane
Fauré Quartet
Tickets £12 on the door

  • Programme:
  • Mozart: Piano Quartet No.1, K478
  • Mussorgsky arr. Gruzman: Pictures at an Exhibition

Fauré Quartet website

Anteros Arts Foundation presents

Anteros Arts Foundation Presents
Unique Musi-color solo piano music exhibit from New York – 
“Impressions Intimes”: featuring “Bulgarian-born piano dynamo” (TimeOut NY) Tania Stavreva 
When: July 24th, 2015 at 7:30PM
Where: Anteros Arts Foundation, Address: 7-15 Fye Bridge Street, NR3 1LJ, Norwich, Norfolk
Who: Tania Stavreva bio:
About the program: The Anteros Arts Foundation is proud to welcome “Bulgarian-born piano dynamo” (Time Out New York) Tania Stavreva from New York, with a unique, diverse and exciting program featuring composers from eight different nationalities: F. Chopin (Poland), Bulgarian composers Vladigerov, Stoyanov and Stavreva, Erik Satie (France), Federico Mompou (Spain), Alberto Ginastera (Argentina), Mason Bates (USA), N. Kapustin (Russia), including the UK premiere of Italian composer Roberto Piana’s Preludes: “Whispering Noon” based on a painting by Sir Lawrence, “Nerissa” based on a painting by John William Godward and “A Girl With A Basket Of Fruit” – based on a painting by Lord Leighton Eucharis. The program will be one hour long without intermission. Reception is immediately following the performance.
For press tickets contact: Flick Hemmant  016030766129 /

Lunchtime concert at Anteros Arts Foundation 6 February 1.10pm

Two Norwich School Sixth Formers

will be performing at the Anteros Arts Foundation on Friday 6th February 2015 at 1.10 pm.

The King of Hearts cafe next door does excellent, reasonably priced lunches, both before and after the concert.


Bach  Mozart  Bozza

Bach  Beethoven  Rachmaninov


Lunchtime concert by pianist Daniel Roberts 30 May 1pm

poster for Daniel Roberts recital 30 May

Coming up soon is a Lunchtime concert by Daniel Roberts, pianist and a regular visitor to Norwich at Anteros Arts Foundation, Fye Bridge Street, Norwich

Tickets are £5 and  may be bought on the door or by calling 01603 766129

The program is:
Beethoven: Sonata opus 31 no. 3 in E flat major
Alkan: Fantatsie in A flat opus 76 no. 1 from Trois Grande Etudes
Medtner: Two Fairytales opus 20.
Feuchtwanger: Variations on an Eastern folk tune Book II