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

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.

Mozart Orchestra Autumn Concert Saturday 5 October

Mozart Orchestra

Saturday 5 October 2019, 7.30pm
St Andrews Hall, Norwich 

Autumn Concert

Smetana Vltava ‘Má Vlast’
Ravel Mother Goose (Ma mère l’Oye)
Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade
Ravel Le Tombeau de Couperin

Conductor Tadeusz Kaznowski
Leader Fiona Hutchins

Conducted by our Resident Conductor Tadeusz Kaznowski, the Mozart Orchestra offers a dazzling and colourful concert of music to close its 2019 season!

Rimsky Korsakov’s Scheherazade, considered to be Rimsky Korsakov’s most popular work combining features typical of Russian music and Smetana’s Vltava one of the most widely performed symphonic poems which describes the course of the river Vltava starting from two small springs to the unification of both streams into a single current.

Founded in 1961, the Mozart Orchestra has established itself as one of the leading orchestras in the local area, giving up to four concerts from May to October, usually three in Norwich and one further afield in East Anglia. The orchestra explores a wide-ranging repertoire and showcases both locally and nationally renowned soloists.

Further details about Mozart Orchestra and the forthcoming concert programme can be found
on the website at http://www.mozartorchestra.org.uk
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/mozartorchestra

Assembly House Classical present Fitzwilliam Quartet Thursday 3 October 1pm

 

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At The Assembly House in Norwich this Thursday 1pm

This Thursday lunchtime Assembly House Classical are really excited to present a concert by the renowned Fitzwilliam Quartet.

The Fitzwilliam Quartet became well known through their close association with Dmitri Shostakovich, who met them on a visit to York. He entrusted them with the Western premières of his last three quartets, and they were the first quartet to perform and record all fifteen. The quartet was founded in 1968 by four Cambridge undergraduates and is now one of the longest established quartets in the world.

The programme for the afternoon includes –
Bach – Art of Fugue No 1
Shostakovich – String Quartet No 11
Beethoven – String Quartet Op 131

Tickets are selling well in advance but there still some available to buy online and we will make some available to purchase on the door this Thursday from 12:15 pm when doors open. The concert itself will start at the usual time of 1:00 pm.

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Academy of St Thomas at Hingham 14 September

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Saturday 14 September 2019, 7.30pm
St Andrew’s Church, Hingham NR9 4HL

A concert of English and American music

Vaughan Williams Five Variants on Dives and Lazarus
Butterworth On the Banks of Green Willow
Samuel Barber Knoxville: Summer of 1915
Copland Quiet City
Rachmaninov Vocalise
Saint-Saëns Symphony No.2

Matthew Andrews conductor
Catherine May soprano

An evocative programme featuring Anglo-American connections highlighting the links between Abraham Lincoln and the Parish of Hingham.

Soprano Catherine May teams up with her husband Matthew Andrews for Barber’s haunting Knoxville: Summer of 1915.

Buhara Ensemble at Anteros Arts, Tuesday 23 July 2019

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Exciting new ensemble which blends classical and jazz styles with traditional Turkish sounds

New to Norwich, with their first performance at Anteros Arts in Fye Bridge Street, this multi-national ensemble was founded by Firdevs Eke in Ghent in Belgium in 2005 as a flexible group to present compositions and arrangements that combine different musical influences from her Eastern/Turkish roots with classical music, jazz and flamenco in fresh ways.

Its current formation is a trio which includes jazz saxophonist Sam Lewis, originally from Norwich but trained in Manchester. His influences span from the 1950s jazz era, through the last 60 years of popular music and across to India where he studied Indian Classical Music. He has been involved with a number of interesting projects such as nu-jazz quartet Emu, Indian jazz fusion band Rangeela, Hans Prya, a genre-hopping 12-piece band put together by members of Snarky Puppy and also internationally renowned UK Hip-Hop band The Mouse Outfit with whom he has toured extensively across the UK and Europe.

Ivars Galenieks, a venturesome double bass player, who started his musical career as a classical bassist in Latvia where he worked at the State Operetta Theater in Riga and the Latvian State Symphony Orchestra. He was regularly invited to perform at jazz festivals in the Soviet Union with a variety of internationally known artists such as saxophonist Frank Foster, pianist Julian Joseph, organist Barbara Dannerlein, to name a few.  In the UK,  Ivars performed with Tom Harris trio, Phil Brooke and Simon Brown. Has been involved in activities of Norwich Jazz Club and Dereham Jazz Society sharing stage with renowned artists such as Peter King, Simon Spillett and Julian Siegl. At present, Ivars is the principal bassist of the Norwich Philharmonic Orchestra.

Firdevs Eke is a striking composer and pianist who is based in Norwich. She was born in Istanbul and grew up in Seville, Spain. Strongly influenced by the folkloric traditions of both these cultures, Firdevs developed a distinctive style based on her classical training. She gained a Professional Diploma in Piano in Seville, and a Master in Arts (Composition) with Distinction from the Conservatory of Ghent. She performs as a solo pianist and in various chamber music formats and has developed a comprehensive repertoire including her own compositions. In Norwich, Firdevs teaches piano and composition and writes for different instrumental settings and performs her compositions.

Tuesday 23 July, 7.30pm
Anteros Arts Foundation
11–15 Fye Bridge Street
Norwich NR3 1LJ
Tickets: £8.50/£6 concs advance via www.buhara.eventbrite.co.uk
or £10/£6 on the door

Voice Project at Houghton Hall Saturday 6 July 2019

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Award-winning Norwich based choir ‘The Voice Project‘ present their summer concert, titled ‘I Reach Right Up to the Sun‘ and if it’s anything like previous Voice Project pieces it will be a unique and beautiful experience.

The 100+ singers of the choir will be leading the audience in and around the stunning gardens and grounds of Houghton Hall, performing specially composed contemporary choral music in a number of beautiful locations around the site.

There is also a Henry Moore sculpture exhibition on show at Houghton at the moment and these pieces and the landscape they currently sit in have inspired the music and the staging of the show. If you’ve seen a Voice Project performance before then you’ll know it will be well worth making the trip out to catch it.

There are two performances, a 5:30 pm and an 8:00 pm – I think the first show is close to selling out, if it hasn’t already, but there are still a few tickets available for the 8:00 pm ‘twilight’ performance.

If you are interested, you can find more information and purchase tickets from www.voiceproject.co.uk/buy-tickets

If you would like to be kept informed about future Voice Project concerts as well as opportunities to sing with the choir then you can sign up to their mailing list here.

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