Norfolk and Norwich Chamber Music new season tickets are on sale

With autumn approaching, NNCM tickets for the 2019-2020 are now on general sale. You can buy them through the NNCM website here or from St George’s music Shop, 17-19 St George’s St., Norwich NR3 1AB 01603 626414

You may still assure yourself of a seat at every concert by becoming a Season Ticket holder, and you can secure a discount on your tickets by becoming a Member (on-line application form for both here). Whatever way you book your tickets, early application is advised for our more popular concerts

Everyone is invited to our AGM and performances by Norfolk Young Musicians at 6.00 pm on September 14th in the JIC Conference Centre Foyer. Season ticket Holders and Members are eligible to vote on any resolution.

The concert series then begins the following week:  Click the names for more details and to buy tickets

September 21   Eric Lu (piano)
October 5   Lendvai String Trio
October 13   Miklos Perényi (cello)
November 2    Zoltán Féjervári (piano)
November 21   Andrè Schuen (baritone) and Daniel Heide (piano)
December 7   Castalian String Quartet
January 25 – January 26   Nicholas Daniel and Friends
February 15 – February 16   James Ehnes (violin) and Andrew Armstrong (piano)
February 29   Mitsuko Uchida (piano)
March 22   Brentano Quartet
April 18   Trio Wanderer

Our final concert, a Beethoven recital by Richard Goode on May 16th 2020, will form part of the Norfolk and Norwich Festival. Ticket availability will be announced in due course

We hope you will be able to join us on many occasions during this season

With best wishes

Peter Lawson
Chairman
Norfolk and Norwich Chamber Music

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recital at Raynham Hall

Today I have been invited to a recital at Raynham Hall. I have not been there before, nor really been aware of the Hall as a concert venue but it seems that the owners of the hall, Lord and Lady Townshend are keen to use their stately home to help raise money to repair some of their works of art which are in desperate need of restoration. In particular, they are trying to raise the fund of £48,000 to restore three invaluable 17th century paintings of the children of King Charles I.

They have spent the last 5 years restoring the fine art works and decor of the hall which has been in the Townshend family since 1620. Sir Roger Townshend started the building and then in the 1720s, the 2nd Viscount Townshend commissioned William Kent  who later went on to design both Holkham and Houghton Halls which are nearby – and well-recognised as treasures of Norfolk.

Kent’s design work was ornate and included elaborate carvings and mosaics, decorated doorways and lanterns most of which are intact today.

Tonight’s concert will be held in the Marble Hall of Raynham which apparently has astonishing acoustics. It is part of a series of concerts to bring world-class musicians to perform in the house so that people can experience the atmosphere created by the works which the money will help to maintain.

I am looking forward to hearing acclaimed violinist Rachel Podger who is a leading musician in the Baroque and Classical style and Maggie Cole who is also internationally acclaimed for her virtuosity on piano, fortepiano and harpsichord.

I think this will be a rare opportunity to recreate the atmosphere of an 18th century drawing room, and will possibly signal the emergence of Raynham as a distinctive concert venue – I will report back!

Tickets are £50 with proceeds going to the restoration fund and I believe are still available – the phone number is 01328 862133 if you would like to check

Marion de Mello Catlin
editor Music in Norwich

Saturday 17th September 2017 – The C18 Sound

Regular ticket holders of Raynham Recitals will remember an electrifying evening last June with Rachel Podger & Maggie Cole performing JS Bach. For the September recital Rachel & Maggie have chosen the following programme for violin & fortepiano:

CPE Bach – Sonata in C minor
W A Mozart – Sonata for violin & piano KV454 (1784)
L van Beethoven – Sonata for violin & piano No.7 in C Minor, Op.30 No.2 (1801-02)

The Saturday recital is nearly always the mega-star concert and September 17th is no exception as Rachel Podger is, as many of you know, a violinist of world class who performed JS Bach here 18 months ago with Maggie Cole in their first recital together. Maggie, famed not least for her recording of the Goldberg Variations, is a regular at Raynham and we are thrilled to have her here again with Rachel.

Ziggurat Ensemble at 6.30pm this Sunday 1st November at The Chapel, Park Lane, Norwich

A concert of baroque music by the enterprising Ziggurat  Ensemble at 6.30pm this Sunday 1st November. The following Sunday 8th November at 6.30pm will now feature the London-based Pelléas Ensemble  – beautiful combination of viola, cello and harp – this replaces the Hoffmeister concert which has had to be postponed due the injury of one of the players.
Tickets £12 on the door

Sunday 1st November 2015, 6:30pm
Ensemble Ziggurat

  • John Crockatt & Jim O’Toole baroque violins
  • Natasha Kraemer baroque cello
  • Tom Foster harpsichord

Programme:

  • Lully: Trios pour le Coucher du Roi, LWV35
  • Purcell: Sonata in 3 parts, Z796
  • Geminiani: Three Scottish Airs
  • Castello: Sonata No.12
  • Biber: Partia VI: Harmonia Artificiosa

Sunday 8th November 2015, 6:30pm
Pelléas Ensemble

  • Henry Roberts flute    Luba Tunnicliffe viola
  • Oliver Wass harp
  • Programme:
  • Bax: Elegiac Trio
  • Richard Rodney Bennett: Sonata after Syrinx
  • William Matthias: Zodiac Trio
  • Ravel: Tombeau de Couperin

Friday 13th November 2015, 7:30pm
Contempo Quartet

  • Bogdan Sofei violin    Ingrid Nicola violin
  • Andreea Banciu viola    Adrian Mantu cello

Programme:

  • Mozart: Quartet in D major, K575, ‘Prussian’
  • Tan Dun: Eight Colours for String Quartet
  • Bartók: Romanian Dances

Contempo Quartet website

Sunday 29th November 2015, 6:30pm
Chroma

  • David Le Page violin    Clare O’Connell cello
  • Ian Watson accordion

Programme

  • Folk Tales: music from Romania and Hungary
  • Brahms: Hungarian Dances
  • Bartók: Duos (violin & cello)
  • Kodály: Gankino Horo – intermezzo (accordion)
  • and traditional Bohemian Songs & Czardas arranged for violin, cello & accordion

Chroma website

Academy of St Thomas Concert – St Andrew’s Hall, Norwich Saturday 17th October – 7.30pm

Academy of St Thomas Concert – St Andrew’s Hall, Norwich
Saturday 17th October – 7.30pm

Soloists from the Maggini Quartet

For their final concert of the season, the Academy of St Thomas known and highly respected in the region as a leading orchestra with high professional performances, presents a sparkling programme. Two renowned string players Julian Leaper and Martin Outram, both members of the internationally renowned Maggini Quartet, will join forces for Mozart’s greatly loved Sinfonia Concertante for violin and viola. Conducted by the orchestra’s principal guest conductor Christopher Adey, now completing his 31st season in Norwich, the orchestra will play  Beethoven’s Fidelio overture and a complete performance of Dvorak’s energetic and tuneful Slavonic Dances Op. 46. Often heard as very recognisable single dances, this is a rare chance to hear the eight dances in one performance. Tickets available from Prelude Records: 01603 628319 and on the door.

Julian Leaper
In 1978 Julian won a Junior Exhibition Scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music where he studied Violin with Emanuel Hurwitz and piano as joint first study with Hamish Milne. He was awarded several prizes for solo performance and chamber music including the prestigious Gerard Heller award for which he won first prize for Quartet playing.

In 1982 he continued his studies with Alberto Lysy at the Yehudi Menuhin Academy Gstaad and Tomatada Soh and Kenneth Sillitoe in London.
He made his London debut performing a programme of British music at the Purcell Room. He has since performed as leader and soloist with many British orchestras including the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, City of London Sinfonia, and the New London Orchestra. He has worked regularly with all the major chamber Orchestras and ensembles including the Academy of St Martin in the Fields,English Chamber Orchestra , Chamber Orchestra of Europe, London Mozart Players and the Orchestra of St Johns Smith Square.

His solo and concerto performances include the complete Brandenburg concertos at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Vivaldis Four Seasons at the Purcell Room, Mozart D major violin concerto at St Johns Smith Square, Beethoven Triple concerto and Vaughn Williams Lark Ascending together with a number of other solo performances at venues across the UK. He has recorded a large number of sound tracks for Film and TV including “Harry Potter” , “Lord of the Rings”, “James Bond” and has recorded the solo violin tracks for Ridley Scott’s “Tristan and Isolde” and TV blockbusters such as “Upstairs Downstairs”, “Cranford”, and “Downton Abbey”.
Julian plays on a J B Vuillaume violin made in 1860.

Martin Outram
Martin Outram studied at Cambridge University and the Royal Academy of Music. He is a member of the internationally renowned Maggini Quartet and also appears regularly as a soloist. He has recorded over forty discs with the quartet and other chamber music ensembles and has been the recipient of the Gramophone Award, the Diapason d’Or, a Cannes Classical Award, three Grammy nominations and the Royal Philharmonic Society Award for chamber music. His solo discs have been widely acclaimed, including five star reviews in the BBC Music Magazine, Gramaphone and Strad magazines. Several works have been written for him, including concertos by Adam Gorb and David Gow. He has appeared as a concerto soloist at the Royal Festival Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall and performed on tour in South America as a soloist with the Britten Sinfonia. His recital partner is Julian Rolton, with whom he has given recitals throughout the UK and at international viola competitions and congresses. He has given masterclasses in China, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Poland and the USA and is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music and an Honorary Fellow of Brunel and Canterbury Christ Church Universities. He plays on a very fine viola by Henricus Catenar, made in Turin in 1680.

Concerts at The Chapel Park Lane, Norwich

The Chapel, 64 Park Lane, NR2 3EF
Friday 24th July 2015, 7:00pm
Kamus Quartet

  • Terhi Paldanius violin    Jukka Untamala violin
  • Jussi Tuhkanen viola    Petja Kainulainen cello
  • Path to Voces Intimae: a Sibelius 150th anniversary
  • Jean Sibelius: Allegro appassionata in C sharp minor
  • Einojuhani Rautavaara: String Quartet No.1
  • Jean Sibelius: String quartet in D minor “Voces intimae”

Kamus Quartet website

Sunday 13th September 2015, 6:30pm
Benedict Nelson – baritone
Joseph Middleton – piano

  • Programme:
  • Schubert: Winterreise

Benedict Nelson website

Joseph Middleton website

Sunday 20th September 2015, 6:30pm
Laetitia Grimaldi Spitzer – lyric soprano
Ammiel Bushakevitz – piano

  • French mélodies including:
  • Joseph Canteloube: Baïlèro (Chant de bergers de Haute-Auvergne)
  • Reynaldo Hahn: À Chloris
  • Reynaldo Hahn: Quand la nuit n’est pas étoilée
  • Henri Duparc: Au pays où se fait la guerre
  • Léo Delibes: Les filles de Cadiz
  • Claude Debussy: Trois chansons de Bilitis

Ammiel Bushakevitz website

Sunday 11th October 2015, 6:30pm
Zelkova Quartet

  • Caroline Pether violin    Simran Singh violin
  • Alex Mitchell viola    Jonathan Pether cello
  • Programme:
  • Beethoven: Quartet in G major, Op.18/2
  • Brahms: Quartet in A minor, Op.51/2

Zelkova Quartet website

Sunday 25th October 2015, 6:30pm
Aleksandar Djermanovic – piano

  • Programme:
  • Beethoven: Sonata in C major, Op.2 No.3
  • Medtner: 2 Fairy Tales, Op.20
  • Schumann: Fantasy in C major, Op.17

Baroque Evening
Sunday 1st November 2015, 6:30pm

  • John Crockatt & Jim O’Toole baroque violins
  • Natasha Kraemer baroque cello
  • Tom Foster harpsichord
  • Programme:
  • Music by Biber, Farina, Purcell, Bach & Geminiani

Sunday 8th November 2015, 6:30pm
Hoffmeister Trio

with Jonathan Wortley – piano

  • Jane Faulkner violin    Frank Cliff viola
  • Ursula Pank cello
  • Programme:
  • Schubert: String Trio movement in B flat, D471
  • Dohnanyi: Serenade for String Trio
  • Brahms: Piano Quartet in C minor, Op.60

Friday 13th November 2015, 7:30pm
Contempo Quartet

  • Bogdan Sofei violin    Ingrid Nicola violin
  • Andreea Banciu viola    Adrian Mantu cello
  • Programme:
  • Mozart: Quartet in D major, K575, ‘Prussian’
  • Tan Dun: Eight Colours for String Quartet
  • Bartók: Romanian Dances

Contempo Quartet website

Sunday 29th November 2015, 6:30pm
Chroma

  • David Le Page violin    Clare O’Connell cello
  • Ian Watson accordion
  • Folk Tales: music from Romania and Hungary
  • Brahms: Hungarian Dances
  • Bartók: Duos (violin & cello)
  • Kodály: Gankino Horo – intermezzo (accordion)
  • and traditional Bohemian Songs & Czardas arranged for violin, cello & accordion

Chroma website

Sunday 13th December 2015, 12:00 noon
Fauré Quartet

  • Programme:
  • Mozart: Piano Quartet No.1, K478
  • Mussorgsky arr. Gruzman: Pictures at an Exhibition

Fauré Quartet website

Anteros Arts Foundation presents

Anteros Arts Foundation Presents
Unique Musi-color solo piano music exhibit from New York – 
“Impressions Intimes”: featuring “Bulgarian-born piano dynamo” (TimeOut NY) Tania Stavreva 
When: July 24th, 2015 at 7:30PM
Where: Anteros Arts Foundation, Address: 7-15 Fye Bridge Street, NR3 1LJ, Norwich, Norfolk
Who: Tania Stavreva bio: www.taniastavreva.com
About the program: The Anteros Arts Foundation is proud to welcome “Bulgarian-born piano dynamo” (Time Out New York) Tania Stavreva from New York, with a unique, diverse and exciting program featuring composers from eight different nationalities: F. Chopin (Poland), Bulgarian composers Vladigerov, Stoyanov and Stavreva, Erik Satie (France), Federico Mompou (Spain), Alberto Ginastera (Argentina), Mason Bates (USA), N. Kapustin (Russia), including the UK premiere of Italian composer Roberto Piana’s Preludes: “Whispering Noon” based on a painting by Sir Lawrence, “Nerissa” based on a painting by John William Godward and “A Girl With A Basket Of Fruit” – based on a painting by Lord Leighton Eucharis. The program will be one hour long without intermission. Reception is immediately following the performance.
For press tickets contact: Flick Hemmant  016030766129 / misshemmant@gmail.com

Music in Norwich printed edition

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Download pdf file here MiN autumn 2015 to email

Click on the link below the image to download a pdf version (approx 4 MB) of the Music in Norwich calendar with concerts from April to September (and a bit beyond). Please feel free to distribute it to your networks. Hard copies will be available from Tourist Information Centre, Prelude Records, St Andrew’s Hall, Norwich Cathedral and many other venues in Norwich and surrounding area

Academy of St Thomas spring programme 2015

For 2015, we bring you three varied concerts with some interesting programmes.

Saturday 7th March – the distinguished horn player Timothy Brown returns to perform the favourite Horn Concerto No. 1 by Richard Strauss. After over 20 years’ service with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, he is now principal horn of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, and continues to teach and perform internationally. Tim will also play the lovely Glazunuv Idyll for Horn and Strings. Conducted by Christopher Adey, this concert will begin with a rare chance to hear Schoenberg’s short and  lyrical Chamber Symphony No 2.  Dvorak’s inventive Symphonic Variations will conclude the attractive programme.

Saturday 20th June Matthew Andrews returns to conduct two of the most famous symphonies – Mozart’s Symphony No 40 and Haydn’s Symphony No 94 ‘Surprise’. Leading European virtuoso clarinettist Matthew Hunt will no doubt delight us with Weber’s popular Clarinet Concerto. This concert will conclude with a UK premiere of the Traditional Klezmer Dances for Clarinet and Strings, arranged by John Piper.  This promises to make an exhilarating and unusual finale to the concert!

Saturday 17th OctoberThe Maggini Quartet is ranked amongst the UK’s leading string quartets, and we are delighted to be joining with them for a collaborative concert.  As well as Mozart’s wonderful Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola, there will be a performance of Gordon Jacob’s Pro Corda suite for Quartet and Strings.

Do consider becoming a Patron and help the orchestra – for 2015, we have re- launched our Patrons Scheme with opportunities and offers at several levels.

Silver Patrons 2015
Minimum payment of £25 per individual or couple

Benefits
Advance booking for all concerts
£1 off the (full) ticket price for 2 tickets,
Reserved seats at Salle (maximum 4)
A free programme
Name listed in concert programmes if wished.

Gold Patrons 2015
Minimum payment of £50 per individual or couple.

Benefits
Buy one ticket get one free (up to two tickets) for St Andrew’s Hall concerts
Advance booking for all concerts
£1 off the (full) ticket price for 2 tickets
Reserved seats at Salle (maximum 4)
A free programme
Name listed in concert programmes if wished.

Patrons application forms can be downloaded from our website www.academyofstthomas.com .

Visit our website for full details of our new Corporate and Partners scheme. We hope you enjoy the season.

Sally Wortley – Orchestral Administrator astsally@lineone.net

The new Music in Norwich autumn 2012 – spring 2013 calendar is here!

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A roundup of classical, world and jazz music in Norwich from September 2012 to April 2013

Music in Norwich

For a quick guide to January’s concerts, click here.

The Music in Norwich calendar is published twice a year – April and September. It is a comprehensive listing of classical music and jazz in and around Norwich. The calendar is produced by a partnership comprising: Britten Sinfonia, Norfolk and Norwich Festival, Norwich Theatre Royal, Norwich Philharmonic, Norwich Pops Orchestra, Norfolk and Norwich Chamber Music Society, St Peter Mancroft, Mozart Orchestra, Keswick Hall Choir, Norfolk County Youth Orchestra, Norwich Music Group, The Jay Singers, UEA School of Music, The Bach Players in Norwich, Viva Voce Singers, The Eaton Concert Series and Academy of St Thomas.

Look for the latest edition in the listings spinner racks, Norwich Tourist Information Centre and at major venues in the city. Each edition is a handy pocket-size to keep for six months of listings and also available as a download from this and members’ sites.

Download the Music in Norwich pdf through the link below

Music_in_Norwich Autumn 2012/13

Music in Norwich is a membership organisation coordinated by
The Shift Norwich www.theshiftnorwich.org.uk and Saffron Marketing.
Design and production is by Marion Catlin of Design Shift Norwich.

Autumn 2012 edition Music in Norwich

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The new Music in Norwich programme is now available around Norwich and at the Tourist Information Centre, Theatre Royal, Norwich Arts Centre, Prelude Records and other venues in the city centre as well as a download from this site. It features the celebration of the centenary of Benjamin Britten under the banner of Familiar Fields so wherever you see a concert marked with the logo below, you know that it is to celebrate the birth of Benjamin Britten. Here’s a link to the Familiar Fields website http://www.familiarfields.org/

There is a bumper crop of work by music organisations who operate in and around Norwich and we are very glad to see them working together to produce Music In Norwich calendar. On the At a Glance pages you can see the concerts month by month and how they relate to each other – that helps both you as a concert-goer and the organisers and programmers see where there are clashes and what the spread of work is. It also helps visitors to see what is on offer if they are interested in music and concerts, so please distribute the link and tell people about Music in Norwich.

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