Cancelled – due to Covid-19 Fauré Requiem and Saint-Saëns Organ Symphony at St Andrew’s Hall, Norwich Thursday 19 March

UEA Choir and Symphony Orchestra warmly invite you to join them for their spring concert ‘Fauré Requiem and Saint-Saëns Organ Symphony’ on Thursday 19 March at 7.30pm at St Andrew’s Hall, Norwich.

Massing more than 200 performers on stage, comprising students, staff and members of the local community, the choir and orchestra will perform Lili Boulanger’s noble graveside oration, Pour les Funerailles d’un Soldat, Gabriel Fauré’s gentle and profound Requiem and Camille Saint-Saëns’ glorious Symphony No.3 in C minor, Op.78.

Fauré is the presiding genius of this programme. The gentle, profound Requiem carries the title ‘Choral Favourite’ with grace and dignity. Its touchstone capacity to reflect a deeply human longing is seemingly inexhaustible. The meteoric Lili Boulanger was both a student and a musical confidante of Fauré. Her noble graveside oration comes from the same year as she became the first ever female winner of the Prix de Rome. Saint-Saëns’ Third Symphony comes from the years of his greatest fame. Glorious music conceals forward thinking, formal innovation and a search for musical unity.
The choir and orchestra will be joined in their performance of Fauré’s Requiem by Jenny Stafford (soprano) and Jake Muffett (baritone)

Tickets cost £4 – £12. Tickets are available to purchase: by phone or in person from St George’s Music Shop (Tel: 01603 626414, Address: St George’s Music Shop, 17-19 St Georges St, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1AB), online from www.uea.ac.uk/music-centre/events/tickets, or on the door (cash or cheque only).

For further information about the concert, please visit: www.uea.ac.uk/music-centre/events, email: musicevents@uea.ac.uk, phone: 01603 593948, or follow @UEAConcerts on Twitter and UEA Music Centre on Facebook.

Academy of St Thomas with Simon Papanas, Saturday 7 March 7.30pm

Greek virtuoso violinist Simos Papanas makes his UK concerto debut this March with AST at St Andrew’s Hall, Norwich.

The concert begins with Fauré’s rich and evocative Pelléas & Mélisande Suite, which includes the famous Sicilienne for flute and harp. Saint-Saëns’ lyrical Violin Concerto No.3 will be performed by Simos Papanas.

Rounding off the evening is Dvorák’s rarely heard and charming Symphony No 4 in D minor.  Full of Czech lyricism and rhythms, it has a beautiful slow movement influenced by Wagner.

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Norfolk & Norwich Chamber Music presents Beethoven Weekend with James Ehnes and Andrew Armstrong 15/16 February 2020

James Ehnes

James Ehnes

Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 February 2020

Beethoven violin sonatas

James Ehnes violin
Andrew Armstrong piano

Programme 1 Saturday 15 February 7.30pm
Sonata in F, Op.24 (‘Spring’) Sonata in A, Op.30 No.1 Sonata in C minor, Op.30 No.2

Programme 2 Sunday 16 February 3pm

Sonata in G, Op.30 No.3 Sonata in A, Op.47 (‘Kreutzer’) Sonata in G, Op.96

James Ehnes and Andrew Armstrong complete the cycle of Beethoven’s violin sonatas which they began last season. Among the famous works in these two concerts are the lyrical ‘Spring’ Sonata Op.24, the dramatic Sonata in C minor Op.30 No.2, and the ‘Kreutzer’ Sonata Op.47.

The Iceland Symphony Orchestra Sunday 9 February 2020, 7.30pm at Theatre Royal Norwich

 

Icelandic Orchestra

Iceland Symphony Orchestra

Yan Pascal Tortelier conductor
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet piano

Bizet L’Arlesienne Suite No. 2
Ravel Left Hand Piano Concerto
Thorvalsdottir Aireality
Prokofiev Romeo & Juliet

PRE-PERFORMANCE TALK: 6.30pm
in Targetfollow Room, Norwich Theatre Royal

For details of the whole Theatre Royal programme please check the website or pick up a brochure.

https://norwichtheatre.org/ to book
Box office Tel 01603 630000

Britten Sinfonia in Norwich : Curlew River with Ian Bostridge

BRITTEN SINFONIA
CURLEW RIVER WITH IAN BOSTRIDGE

Friday 27 March, 7.30pm
St Andrew’s Hall

Inspired by Japanese Noh theatre, Benjamin Britten’s church parable is a once heard, never forgotten work. Celebrated tenor Ian Bostridge heads a starry cast to reprise his acclaimed interpretation of the Madwoman, alongside Britten Sinfonia Voices and musicians directed by Martin Fitzpatrick.

For more information check here

Wymondham Choral Society Saturday 28 March 2020 presents Haydn: The Creation

Saturday 28 March 2020 7.30 pm
St. Peter Mancroft, Norwich

Wymondham Choral Society with the Amadeus Orchestra (London).

Haydn – The Creation

Claire Dixon (conductor)
Rob Goodrich (continuo)
Claire Lees (soprano)
Huw Ynyr (tenor)
Frazer Scott (bass-baritone)

Tickets £15 (under 16s free) available online at www.wymondhamchoralsociety.org.uk, at the door or from Nuts ‘n Bolts in Attleborough, Reeves in Wymondham and St George’s Music Shop in Norwich.

Supporting the charity Anon Street Team Norwich and homeless people in Norwich.

Saturday 29 February 2020 – Keswick Hall Choir presents Sermon on the Mount

Sermon on the Mount - poster

Saturday 29 February 2020 – Sermon on the Mount

Cecilia McDowall – Ash Wednesday
Alissa Firsova – Stabat Mater
Arvo Pärt – The Beatitudes
Carl Rütti – Sermon on the Mount

Organ solos by Leoš Janáček and Petr Eben

Two settings of The Beatitudes are juxtaposed with two beautiful works for Lent and Holy Week and David Dunnett will explore the tonal range of the Willis organ in works by two Czech masters.

Organ: David Dunnett
Director: Chris Duarte

Venue: United Reformed Church, Princes Street, Norwich NR3 1AZ
Time: 7.30 pm
Tickets £14/£7/£2 available from:

https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/keswickhallchoir
(01603) 626414
St. George’s Music Shop, 17-19 St George’s Street

NORFOLK YOUNG MUSICIAN COMPETITION Sunday 12 January 2020

Michael Badminton Young Musicians Trust
NORFOLK YOUNG MUSICIAN COMPETITION
Sunday 12th January
10-5pm John Innes Centre, Norwich
Adjudicated by the eminent clarinettist Michael Collin, sixteen young musicians across all range of instruments will be performing for the opportunity to win one of seven prizes and the title of Norfolk Young Musician 2020.
Admission is free – audience are welcome to come and go between performers. Find the full event programme here
Please do come and support these talented young musicians.
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Assembly House Classical present Brodsky Quartet to start the year in style

The first Assembly House Classical concert of the year is the Brodsky Quartet next Thursday, 9th of January at 1pm at the beautiful Assembly House.

The Brodsky Quartet are one of the top string quartets in the country. They have recorded soundtracks for film and TV as well as working with artists like Bjork and Elvis Costello and Paul McCartney. Start the year off by coming to this wonderful concert.

Booking details: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/brodsky-quartet-tickets-82832753997

https://www.brodskyquartet.co.uk

Since its formation in 1972 the Brodsky Quartet has performed over 3000 concerts on the major stages of the world and released more than 60 recordings. A natural curiosity and insatiable desire to explore has propelled the group in many artistic directions and continues to ensure them not only a place at the very forefront of the international chamber music scene but also a rich and varied musical existence. Their energy and craftsmanship have attracted numerous awards and accolades worldwide, while ongoing educational work provides a vehicle for passing on experience and staying in touch with the next generation.

“There was a pause of almost a minute before the audience applauded – testimony to the spell that the new-look Brodsky Quartet had cast.

…it was obvious to all that the “new era” will be as exciting as all those that have gone before.”​
Limelight Magazine

“…the players gave unstintingly of their passion and energies, playing with a spirit so transformational you felt they were actually improving the world.”  The Strad