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 https://www.brittensinfonia.com/event/1167622/
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Music in Norwich and North Norfolk this weekend 6/7 May 2017

This weekend we have a number of concerts to look forward to on Saturday 6 May:

The Mozart Orchestra are playing in Christ Church Eaton

Saturday 6 May 2017, 7 30pm
Christ Church, Eaton, Norwich

Rossini Barber of Seville Overture
Debussy Petite Suite
Donizetti Sinfonia for Wind in G minor
Delibes Le Roi S’Amuse
Haydn Trumpet Concerto in E flat
Haydn ‘Military’ Symphony No 100

Leigh Sharpe soloist,  Alison Swain conductor  
Ben Payne leader

Tickets available from Christ Church 01603 473646
or http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/mozartorchestra or take your chance on the door
£10 per ticket – No reserved seats

And at The Norfolk Wildlife Trust Visitor Centre in Cley-next-the Sea, String Fillies are running a workshop followed by a concert. 

Saturday 6 May
String Fillies Song-writing Workshop 2-4pm : with harpist and musician Xenia Horne and friends. £16.50 some concessions

String Fillies Concert 7.30pm : Norfolk Wildlife Trust
A special musical performance combining traditional music making with tunes and songs from the Gaelic and Celtic traditions and influences from Russia and Georgia.  A magical combination of concert harp, cello, violin and voices with music specifically chosen to connect to the marshes and life in North Norfolk.  Doors open 6.30pm with licensed bar and light meals, performance 7.30pm.

Sunday 7 MayConfluence project: Drawing inspiration from the waterways, marshes and coastlines of the artists’ East Anglia homes.  This is a visual and auditory in-the-moment experience to communicate and reflect the natural world using piano improvisation and multi-media visual arts. Featuring pianist Adrian Lever and Martin Laurance with back-lit projected works by the artists Bill Vine, Sarah Cannell, and Alison Harvey.  Doors open 6.30pm with licensed bar and light meals, performance 7.30pm.

Full details for both NWT events at
www.norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk/news/all-news/2017-05-03-cley-calling-spring-song

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 www.theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk.

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=”https://vimeo.com/215855029″>NNF17 – Classical Music</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/nnfest”>Norfolk &amp; Norwich Festival</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>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

Sivan Rotem at The Assembly House Thursday 2 March 2017

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When the world’s busiest conductor, Maestro Valery Gergiev, heard that there is a soprano who works on five continents, as does he, he exclaimed with thus supreme authority that “she is the only one”. That classically-trained singer is Sivan Rotem, an Argentinian-born Israeli whose burgeoning career in opera, concerts, recitals, radio, television, cabaret, commercial recordings and master classes has taken her across the Americas via the West Indies and many continental European countries to Egypt, South Africa, China and Australia.

Described by the Salt Lake Tribune following her Brahms Requiem with the Utah Symphony as “a classy vocal talent” with “an angelic soprano voice”, Sivan Rotem is considered one of the most outstanding singers of Israel. Born in Buenos Aires, she started her musical training as a violinist. Graduating from Haifa University in English and Literature and the Rubin Academy of Music at Tel Aviv University in Singing, she continued her vocal studies in the USA with Ellen Faull.

She made her debut with Zubin Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, and appears regularly with all the leading orchestras of Israel. She also sang many leading roles with the Israeli Opera and in Germany, Finland and the USA.

Sivan Rotem enjoys a successful career worldwide and has sung with symphony orchestras across North and South America and in Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Georgia, Macedonia and South Africa. Recitals have taken her to the USA, UK, Albania, Czech Republic, Spain, Finland, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Slovakia, France, Argentina, Egypt, China and Australia.

Her flamenco quartet Classic Flamenco was invited to Madrid where it sold out at the Suma Flamenco Festival, subsequently appearing in England at the Henley Festival and in London to great acclaim.

Her discography includes Aharon Harlap’s Symphony No 2, “L’Oiseau de la Guerre” for Helicon, a Spanish CD, “Viva el Amor” for Romeo Records, and two CDs dedicated to songs by Giacomo Meyerbeer, the latest released in December, 2016.

The recital will also be given in London the previous evening, Wednesday 1 March.

Concert management Dario Salvi 07424 418863 See http://artaxismusic.com/

Auditions for UEA Choir and Orchestra

On Friday 30 September and Monday 3 October, UEA Choir, Chamber Choir and Symphony Orchestra will be holding auditions for new members, in the UEA Music Centre. All ensembles rehearse weekly and are open, by audition, to all (staff, students and members of the community).

UEA Choir (directed by UEA Choir Director, Tom Primrose) welcomes singers of all abilities and levels of experience, UEAChamber Choir (directed by UEA Director of Music, Stuart Dunlop) welcomes singers with some vocal training and/or choral experience and UEA Symphony Orchestra (directed by Stuart Dunlop) welcomes players of Grade 7 standard or above (it is the standard that is important – you don’t need to have passed any exams). If you are a keen singer or orchestral player, please email musicevents@uea.ac.ukto arrange an audition.

Please download the flyer for full details

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Music weekend at Cley 16

 

Cley Contemporary Art Exhibition is an annual event which aims to bring high-quality contemporary visual art to north Norfolk from open submission of Norfolk-based artists. Each year’s show is curated by a guest curator – this year it is architect and artist Hugh Pilkington. In addition to work by 72 visual artists, there s a series of concerts and other events – see http://www.cleycontemporaryart.org

This weekend sees three concerts on consecutive nights at St Margaret’s Church, Cley-next-the-Sea, next to the Three Swallows pub. Tickets on the door £10

Friday 8 July 6.30pm
Anam Cora present a Sung Meditation.

Saturday 9 July 2016 Concert
Big Sky choir at Cley Church 

Sunday 10 July, 2016 Concert
North Norfolk Sinfonia at Cley Church

January/February Singing Courses – The Voice Project

January/February Singing Courses – The Voice Project

Open Voices – Men’s Voices
20/27 Jan + 03/10 Feb – 19:30 – 21:30
The Chapel, Park Lane, Norwich
Course Leader: Jon Baker
This four-week course offers an opportunity to sing and learn more about the voice. We will explore many different styles of vocal music, sing in unison and simple harmony, work on breathing and use exercises which help to develop range, tone and confidence. The course is suitable for those who are new to singing as well as those with more experience.

Open Voices – Tuning In
21/28 Jan + 04/11 Feb – 10:30am – 12:30pm
Inner Space, St. Benedict’s, Norwich
Course Leader: Sian Croose
These sessions look at the connections between singing and mindfulness,  joining up voice, mind and body. Simple meditation techniques, vocal warm ups and a close look at how to build musical confidence and make more of a connection with your singing voice – exploring melody, harmony and rhythm though a range of inspiring songs and improvisations.

Open Voices – Singing from Scratch
20/27 Jan + 03/10 Feb – 19:30 – 21:30
The Friends Meeting House, Norwich
Course Leader: Sian Croose
Open to all – four weeks of singing – melodies, harmonies and rhythms of the world. Great for beginners or experienced singers who want to sing a range of uplifting vocal music, taught expertly from scratch.

For further information and to book visit http://www.voiceproject.co.uk/events.html