Chamber Music weekend 21/22 January 2017 at John Innes Centre

This year’s January Chamber Music weekend – Sat 21 & 22 January – looks exceptional with Michael Collins & his distinguished  friends hosting a feast of music including rare performances in Norwich  of  Beethoven’s Septet (one of his most popular works in his lifetime) and Schubert’s magical OctetMichael Collins has assembled a first class team including Alexander Sitkovetsky, Thomas Carroll, Philip Dukes & Richard Watkins – so expect great performances!

The 2017 Norfolk Young Musician Competition takes place at the John Innes Conference Centre, Colney on Sunday 15 January from 10 – 5.30. 16 young musicians of Grade 8 standard from across the county will each present a 15 minute programme of music which will be adjudicated by the world renowned harpist Danielle Perrett. Admission is free and audience are welcome to come and go between performances. The winners will be announced at 5.30pm. N&N Chamber Music sponsor the Woodwind prize – so please pop in if you are free.

N&N Chamber Music Weekend 
John Innes Centre 
21st & 22nd January 2017
Tickets: Prelude 01603 628319 or online  www.norwichchambermusic.co.uk or on the door

Michael Collins & Friends

Alexander Sitkovetsky & So Ock Kim – violins Philip Dukes – viola Thomas Carroll – cello Lynda Houghton – double bass Richard Watkins – horn Daniel Jemison – bassoon Michael McHale – piano

Saturday 21st January 2017, 7:30pm

  • Pre-concert discussion with Michael Collins at 6:30pm
  • Beethoven: Septet in E flat, Op.20
  • Schubert: Octet in F major, D.803

Sunday 22nd January 2017, 11:30am

  • Brahms: Clarinet Sonata No.2 in E flat, Op.120/2
  • Weber: Grand Duo Concertante, Op.48
  • Poulenc: Clarinet Sonata

Sunday 22nd January 2016, 3:00pm

  • Pre-concert introduction to Messiaen‘s Quartet for the End of Time by Professor Peter Hill at 1:45pm
  • Bartok: Contrasts for violin, clarinet & piano
  • Stravinsky: Soldiers Tale Suite
  • Messiaen: Quartet for the End of Time

 

Coming up! Chamber Music Weekend

From Norfolk & Norwich Chamber Music

A Happy New Year to all and welcome to our first John Innes concerts in 2016. We start with a weekend of music devised by the brilliant young Belgian cellist David Cohen, who has assembled an impressive team of fellow musicians from Canada, Russia and the UK. Of particular interest is the final Sunday afternoon concert featuring the  Michael Nyman Quartet written especially for the Smith Quartet. David Higgins, who has been commissioned to write a especially for this concert, is one of the most exciting and innovative young composers  who has already notched up compositions for BBC Proms. Gordon Crosse’s new cello sonata also written for David Cohen, will get two performances (15th & 17th)– two world premieres in a weekend cannot be bad!  The weekend finishes with  Schubert’s glorious string quintet, which many consider to be amongst the finest pieces of chamber music ever written. Hope to see you sometime over the weekend. Roger

P.S. Both the Ibragimova concerts on 8th & 22nd January are fully reserved  so please don’t come along unless you are on the list! All other chapel concerts are fine for space just turn up and pay n the door!

 Chamber Music Weekend

Cello Con Brio “Magical Journeys”
David Cohen & friends

Cello Con Brio “Magical Journeys”
The Chapel, Park Lane
Friday 15th January 2016, 7:30pm

David Cohen – cello
Bach: Solo Suite No.1 in G
Gordon Crosse: Sonata No. 1 for solo cello – World Premiere
Gaspar Cassadó; Suite for solo cello

David Cohen website016

Cello Con Brio “Magical Journeys”
John Innes Centre
Saturday 16th at 7.30pm

David Cohen – cello Katya Apekisheva – piano Corinne Chapelle – violin

Pre-concert discussion with David Cohen at 6:30pm

  • Brahms: Piano Sonata No.3 in F minor, Op.5
  • Brahms: Sonata for Violin and Piano No.1, Op.78
  • Arensky: Piano Trio No.1, Op.32

 

John Innes Centre
Sunday 17th at 11.30pm
David Cohen – cello Katya Apekisheva – piano

  Schnittke: Suite in the Old Style

  • Beethoven: Cello Variations “Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen”, Op.66
  • Stravinsky: Suite Italienne
  • Paganini: Moise Variations on one string

 

John Innes Centre
Sunday 17th at 3pm
David Cohen & Smith Quartet

Nyman: String Quartet No.5 “Let’s not make a song and dance out of this”

  • Gordon Crosse: Sonata No.1 for solo cello
  • Gavin Higgins: ‘Howl’ for solo cello and string quartet

Schubert: String Quintet in C

Two concerts Fauré Quartet

The highly regarded Fauré Piano Quartet from Berlin, visit Norwich this weekend for two concerts, each with a very attractive programme.
John Innes Saturday 12th at 7.30pm and
the Chapel in Park lane Norwich on Sunday 13th at 12 noon.

Saturday 12th December 2015, 7:30pm
John Innes Centre
Fauré Piano Quartet
Pre-concert discussion at 6.30pm
Tickets Prelude 01603 628319

  • Programme:
  • Mozart: Piano Quartet in G minor, K478
  • Fauré: Piano Quartet in C minor, Op.15
  • Brahms: Piano Quartet in C minor, Op.60
  • Fauré Piano Quartet:
  • Erika Geldsetzer violin
  • Sascha Frömbling viola
  • Konstantin Heidrich cello
  • Dirk Mommertz piano

“The Fauré Quartet is right up there with the best ensembles you can listen to today.” (Harald Eggebrecht, Süddeutsche Zeitung)

Sunday 13th December 2015, 12:00 noon
The Chapel, Park Lane
Fauré Quartet
Tickets £12 on the door

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

Fauré Quartet website

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

Chamber Orchestra Anglia – A Bite of Bach for Lunch in Norwich from July

Chamber Orchestra Anglia – A Bite of Bach for Lunch in Norwich from July 8

Chamber Orchestra Anglia (COA) is presenting JS Bach’s complete works for solo violin and cello in a series of lunchtime concerts at the Church of St John Maddermarket, Norwich starting with Cello Suite No. 1 and Violin Sonata No. 3 at 1.15pm on Wednesday, July 8.  The concert series is being promoted in partnership with The Churches Conservation Trust and Maddermarket Theatre.

The full programme of concerts is as follows:
Wednesday, July 8 Cello Suite No. 1 and Violin Sonata No. 3
Wednesday, July 15 Violin Sonata No.1 and Cello Suite No. 6
Wednesday, September 9 Violin Partita No. 3 and Cello Suite No. 2
Wednesday, September 16 Violin Sonata No. 1 and Cello Suite No. 4
Wednesday, October 7 Violin Sonata No. 2 and Cello Suite No. 3
Wednesday, October 14 Cello Suite No. 5 and Violin Partita No. 2

All concerts begin at 1.15pm and are approximately 45 minutes long. Tickets are £9 with light lunch from 12.30pm in the Maddermarket Theatre Bar. Concert only tickets (on the door) are £6.  To book concert and light lunch tickets contact Maddermarket Theatre box office t. 01603 620917 or buy online at www.maddermarket.co.uk.

The Bach series will be performed by Simon Smith, COA Artistic Director, violin and Katherine Jenkinson, COA Principal Cellist. www.chamberorchestraanglia.co.uk

Simon Smith is an outstanding violinist who has performed extensively as a soloist with the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields. He has also appeared as a soloist in China, Russia and the USA and will soon be recording a CD of solo violin music for Resonus. He has been leader of COA since its inception in 2001 and became Artistic Director in 2014.
Since her Wigmore Hall debut in 2004, Katherine Jenkinson has appeared as a soloist throughout Europe and Asia. She is a member of the Aquinas Piano Trio and has been COA principal cellist since 2005.

Simon Smith COA Artistic Director said: “I would like to thank The Churches Conservation Trust and Maddermarket Theatre for their support in helping us stage this Bach series. St John Maddermarket is a wonderful venue and is going to be an exciting first for the musicians, as we have never performed the Bach side by side like this.”

For more information about The Churches Conservation Trust and Church of St John Maddermarket, Norwich NR2 1DS, see www.visitchurches.org.uk.

Cristina Ortiz at John Innes Centre Saturday 7 February

The outstanding Brazilian pianist Cristina Ortiz is at the John Innes Centre this Saturday for a Chopin recital which includes two of his great sonatas as well as the Barcarolle & Fantasie – a chance in a lifetime! Booking as below;-

John Innes Centre, Norwich
Saturday 7th February 2015, 7:30pm

Cristina Ortiz – piano

Programme:
Chopin
Fantaisie Op.49 in F minor
Sonata No.2 in B-flat minor, Op.35
Barcarolle, Op.60
Sonata No.3 in B minor, Op.58

BOX OFFICE: PRELUDE 25b St Giles, Norwich 01603 628319
Online www.norwichchambermusic.co.uk/tickets

 

Lunchtime concert at Anteros Arts Foundation 6 February 1.10pm

Two Norwich School Sixth Formers

will be performing at the Anteros Arts Foundation on Friday 6th February 2015 at 1.10 pm.

The King of Hearts cafe next door does excellent, reasonably priced lunches, both before and after the concert.

EMILY McHARG  flute

DUNCAN BARLOW  piano
Bach  Mozart  Bozza

CATHERINE DIXON  piano
Bach  Beethoven  Rachmaninov

 
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