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.
Iceland Symphony Orchestra
Yan Pascal Tortelier conductor
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet piano
Bizet L’Arlesienne Suite No. 2
Ravel Left Hand Piano Concerto
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
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
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 – 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:
St. George’s Music Shop, 17-19 St George’s Street
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
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.”
“…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