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

Concerts at The Chapel, Park Lane, Norwich this weekend

Chapel concerts are coming thick and fast at present; I promise a quieter time next year – perhaps!

The EUSEBIUS QUARTET were outstanding success when they were in residence at Aldeburgh last year and they will visit the chapel for the first time on Saturday to play Haydn, Bartok and one of Beethoven’s greatest quartets, Op 132. The next evening the MORIARTY WIND QUINTET give a concert as a prelude to their schools visit on Monday under the auspicies  of Norfolk & Norwich Chamber Music. Those of you who came to their concert last year will remember that both the musicians themselves and their pogromming is original and entertaining. Roger

THE CHAPEL PARK LANE
Tickets £15 on the door – Under 23’s come free

Saturday 16th November 7.30pm – 9pm

EUSEBIUS QUARTET
Haydn String Quartet Op.9 no.1
Bartok String Quartet No.3
Beethoven String Quartet in A minor, Op.132

Sunday 17th November 6.30pm – 7.30pm

MORIARTY WIND QUINTET
Holst; Quintet in A flat Op. 14
Debussy; Petit Suite (arr. Gordon Davies)
Zemlinsky; Humoresques
Hindemith; Kleine Kammermusik for Wind Quintet, Op.24 No.2

Love:Handel Festival this weekend 4-6 October 2019

with the Brook Street Band

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Friday 4 October at The Chapel
2-5pm Vocal Masterclass with Dame Emma Kirkby : £5
7.30-9.30pm Concert and Talk : Friends, Foes and Fellow-Musicians : The Chapel : £15

Saturday 5 October at The Chapel & Princes Street URC
10.30-11.30am Family-friendly Concert  : The Chapel : Free
1-2pm Concert : From Leipzig to London : The Chapel :  £15
2.30-3.45pm Interactive Talk by Benjamin Hebbert :   Every Instrument Tells a Story : The Chapel : £5
7.30-9.30pm Concert : The Concerto Story : Princes St : £20

Sunday 6 October at The Chapel & Princes Street URC
10.30-11.30pm Coffee Concert : Kaffeehaus Culture :
The Chapel : £15 inc coffee
12.45-2pm Illustrated Concert : Halle, Hanover & Hamburg The Chapel : £15
4.30-5.30pm Talk Dr David Vickers : Handel & His Patrons Princes Street URC : £5
6-8pm Festival Finale Concert : Handel’s Acis and Galatea : Princes Street URC : £20

Venues: The Chapel 64 Park Lane, Norwich NR2 3EF
United Reformed Church, Princes Street, Norwich NR3 1AZ

For a full festival programme, passes and booking details, see http://www.brookstreetband.co.uk/love-handel-2019

The Brook Street Band (formed in 1996 by baroque cellist Tatty Theo) is named after the London street where Handel lived and worked. It is now recognised amongst the UK’s leading period instrument ensembles, winning awards, and accolades for recordings and broadcasts from Radio 3, Classic FM and Gramophone Magazine. The Band’s most recent CD ‘Handel Sonatas for Violin and Basso Continuo’ was shortlisted in the category for chamber music/small ensemble at the Grammy Awards. The Brook Street Band relishes its Norfolk connections, with frequent concerts and education projects in the region.  The Band founded the highly successful biennial festival love: Handel, which combines concerts with an education programme for young people.

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

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

Concerts at The Chapel, Park Lane, Norwich in April

We are fortunate to be able to welcome the distinguished Dutch–Italian baroque violinist Cecilia Bernardini, widely considered to be one of the most accomplished in the field together with that master of the theorbo Matt Wadsworth, Roger

The Chapel, 64 Park Lane, Norwich NR2 3EF
Sunday 8th April 2018, 6:30pm
Cecilia Bernardini – baroque violin
Matthew Wadsworth –   theorbo

Musicus Transalpina
Schmelzer; Sonata No 4
Castello; Sonata Seconda Soprano solo
Piccinini; Partita Variate Sopra
Pandolfi; Sonata Op 4, No 1
Biber; Sonata No 3

Friday 20th April 2018, 7.30pm
Navarra Quartet
Schubert: Quartetsatz, D703
Schubert: Death & the Maiden, D810

Sunday 29th April 2018, 6:30pm
Mark Bebbington
This brilliant pianist makes his long overdue first visit to the chapel

Ivor Gurney; Sehnsucht , The Sea , Prelude
John Ireland; Sarnia – an island sequence
Debussy;  La Cathedrale engloutie, Feux d’artifice
Chopin;Nocturne Op 9, Ballade Op. 23/1

Sunday 6th May 2018, 12 noon
Guarneri Trio
Welcome return of this great piano trio from Prague

Haydn: Trio, Hob.XV:25 (Gypsy)
Shostakovich: Trio, Op.67
Dvořák: Trio, Op.21

love:Handel – a Festival celebrating George Frideric Handel 22/23 April 2017

This is a feast for fans of Handel and anyone that would like to get to know him better, hosted by the Brook Street Band at the Chapel, Park Lane, Norwich.

love: Handel has something for everyone: Five concerts, a lively discussion forum, illustrated talks,  a chance to chat over coffee and cake and meet the musicians, participatory dance and vocal workshops for all age-groups, and guest appearances from Louis de Bernières, and Handel scholar Julie Anne Sadie.

Concerts include many of Handel’s wonderful Trio Sonatas, as well as his inventive Oxford Water Music, sacred and secular vocal music with soprano Nicki Kennedy, and music for flute and recorder with Lisete da Silva Bull.

For more information and to book tickets online for individual events, or day passes for each day please click here

Events start at 2pm on Saturday 22nd April and finish at 6pm on Sunday 23rd April. Under 18s go free to concerts.

The Brook Street Band will be joined by soprano Nicki Kennedy and Handel enthusiasts Louis de Bernières & Julie Anne Sadie for a weekend of his music at The Chapel in Park Lane. This is an intimate venue – it best to reserve places  for main concerts – to reserve email Roger Rowe on rrowe@paston.co.uk

Handel Festival

22nd & 23rd April 2017
The Chapel, 64 Park Lane, Norwich

Brook Street Band
Nicki Kennedy – soprano
Lisete da Silva Bull – flute & dance master
Louis de Bernières & Julie Anne Sadie

Saturday April 22nd (2pm – 9:30pm)

 

2pm – 3:15pm hear HANDEL
Handel’s Trio Sonatas – play and illustrated talk
(Tickets £15.00, under 18 free)

 

3:45pm – 5:15pm dance HANDEL
Learn to dance a minuet and passacaille to live music
(Tickets £5.00, under 18 free)

 

6:30pm – 7:15pm talk HANDEL
Tatty Theo & Louis de Berniéres discuss his book Dining with George
(Tickets £15.00, under 18 free)

 

7:30pm – 9:30pm hear HANDEL
Programme of Handel’s Trio Sonatas and Bach cantatas with soprano Nicki Kennedy
(Tickets £15.00, under 18 free)

Sunday April 23rd (10:00am – 6:00pm)

 

10:00am – 10:30am young HANDEL
Child-friendly concert for babies, parents and carers
(Free)

 

10:30am – 11:30am sing HANDEL
Singing workshop with soprano Nicki Kennedy
(Tickets £5, under 18 free)

 

11:30am – 12:00noon talk HANDEL
Family concert of Handel’s Water World with Brook Street Band
(Tickets £5, under 18 free)

 

12:15pm – 1:15pm experience HANDEL
Programme of Handel’s Trio Sonatas and Bach cantatas with soprano Nicki Kennedy
(Tickets £15.00, under 18 free)

 

2:30pm – 3:30pm debate HANDEL
with Handel specialists Julie Anne Sadie & Tatty Theo
(Tickets £5.00, under 18 free)

 

4:00pm – 6:00pm hear HANDEL
Festival Finale with Handel’s finest chamber music with Brook Street Band
(Tickets £15.00, under 18 free)

Tatty Theo, founder of Brook Street adds;-
The Brook Street Band has long dreamed of presenting its own Festival, dedicated to the great love of its life, George Frideric Handel. love: Handel is its inaugural festival, timed to coincide with the end of Band’s 20th Anniversary year.

 

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

Concerts at the Chapel, Park Lane Norwich NR2 3EF

The Chapel in Park Lane is a beautiful, small and intimate venue, owned and programmed by Roger Rowe who is also involved in the Norfolk & Norwich Chamber Music Club

Tom Poster, < http://www.tomposter.co.uk> winner of the Scottish International Piano Competition, gives a recital  at The Chapel on Sunday at 6.30pm of Schubert and Chopin but unusually includes an interesting selection of Gershwin songs in a variety  of arrangements by Earl Wild, Michael Finnissey and Tom Poster himself – all welcome just pay (£15) on the door, Roger

“And what can I say about the excellent Tom Poster? His versatility and unerring sense of what works best marks him out as a musician’s musician and everyone in the business should be beating a path to his door”

–       MusicWeb International, Cheltenham Festival

The Chapel, Park Lane, NR2 3EF
Sunday 19th March 2017, 6:30pm
Tom Poster – piano

  • Programme:
  • Schubert: Four Impromptus, D899
  • Gershwin: Songs (transcribed by Earl Wild, Michael Finnissy and Tom Poster)
  • Chopin: Ballades Nos. 3 and 4

Tom Poster website

 

Sunday 26th March 2017, 6:30pm
Oliver Wass – harp

Bach – Lute Suite No. 1 BWV 996
Britten – Suite for Harp Op. 83
De Falla – Spanish Dance No. 1 from La Vida Breve
Misha Mullov-Abbado – premiere of new commission

Oliver Wass website

Sunday 2nd April 2017, 6:30pm
Yu Kosuge – piano

  • Programme:
  • J S Bach: Aria, BWV 989
  • Beethoven: Sonata No.21 in C major, Op.53, ‘Waldstein’
  • Takemitsu: Rain Tree Sketches I and II
  • Liszt: Ballade No. 2 in B minor

Yu Kosuge website

Gloria Campaner at The Chapel, Park Lane Sunday 12th February 2017, 6:30pm

The much heralded young Venetian pianist Gloria Campaner  makes one of her rare visits to the UK to give a recital in the chapel next Sunday with a very attractive programme including Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata and Debussy’sClair de Lune. She made her debut with the Venetian Symphony Orchestra at the age of 12 and since then has gone on to win many awards, including the Paderewski International Competition and in 2011 she was named ‘European Ambassador for Culture’ as part of the EU cultural programme.

Gloria Campaner – piano

Programme:

  • Respighi: Notturno
  • Beethoven: Moonlight Sonata
  • Debussy : Clair de Lune/L’Isle Joyeux
  • Wagner/Liszt: Isolden liebestod

Gloria Campaner website

John Innes Centre
Saturday 18th February 2017, 7:30pm

Pre-concert discussion with Kemal Yusuf and members of the Carducci Quartet, 6:30pm:

Carducci Quartet

Programme:

  • Haydn: Quartet in D major, Op.20/4
  • Kemal Yusuf: OYUN for string quartet – premiere
  • Webern: Langsamersatz
  • Beethoven: String Quartet in F minor, Op.95