Britten Sinfonia : Alison Bolsom : An American Rhapsody

Sunday 14 November 2021

Norwich Theatre Royal, Theatre Street, Norwich NR2 1RL

Photographer: Hugh Carswell

Alison Balsom trumpet
Tom Poster piano
Nicholas Daniel cor anglais
Scott Stroman conductor
Britten Sinfonia 

Programme to include:
Rodrigo arr. Gil Evans/Miles Davis Concierto de Aranjuez
Copland Quiet City 
Gershwin arr. Simon Wright  Rhapsody in Blue 
Ives The Unanswered Question

Britten Sinfonia joins forces with star trumpeter Alison Balsom in a concert harnessing the power and legacy of Miles Davis and the enduring musical influence of the Jazz Age. An arrangement of Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez is punctuated by jazz-inspired works of the 20th century capturing the spirit of New York: Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, infused with the rhythms and noises of the modern city, and Copland’s evocative Quiet City.

Ticket prices: £35, £28, £20, £15, £10

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
Norwich Theatre Roya
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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

 

Raynham Hall Recitals this weekend 16/17 June

Saturday 16  June 2018, 6.30pm

The Goldberg Variations 
Written for harpsichord by Bach consisting of an aria and a set of 30 variations performed by international keyboard player Mahan Esfahani.

Sunday 17 June 2018, 3.30pm

Stars of the Future
Les Laurentines perform Les Trois Lecons des Ténèbres
by Couperin.

Raynham Hall near Fakenham, Norfolk has been the seat of the Townshend family for over 400 years. Raynham Recitals is a programme of chamber music held in what used to be the great hall of this Jacobean house designed and built by Sir Roger Townshend with his Master Mason William Edge. Later paved in marble by William Kent and embellished in C18th style, the Marble Hall epitomises the dual spirit of Raynham Hall. Lofty, elegant and flooded with light, it also has a clear but gentle resonance which is perfect for the intimate chamber music presented at the Raynham Recitals.

Musical Advisor: Michael Chance CBE

Tickets £18 to £40 including a glass of champagne.
www.raynhamrecitals.co.uk or ring 01328 862133 
Raynham Hall, Fakenham Norfolk NR21 7EP
Tel 01328 862133 email admin@raynhamhall.co.uk

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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

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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

Sistema in Norwich concert Friday 5 July at Epic

Friday 5 July 7.30pm
Epic Studios, 114 Magdalen Street, Norwich NR3 1JD. ​

This concert is part of the new Young Norfolk Arts Festival 28 Jube-7th July – other events listed on a website here

A world first! At 7.30pm on Friday 5 July in Norwich, two Sistema orchestras will perform simultaneously through a live web stream.  Using state-of-the-art facilities at Epic Studios, the Sistema Norwich Martineau Orchestra will perform alongside children from Liverpool (over an internet link) and Lambeth. The programme includes pieces to commemorate Benjamin Britten’s centenary year. The Martineau Orchestra will be joined by a Quartet from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. ​This is a concert not to miss!​

Tickets are free but you have to book to reserve a seat. Book via this link which will take you to an Eventbrite booking page. If you book a seat and then can’t come, please release the booking or let us know so that someone else can come.

Sistema in Norwich is an independent programme inspired by the Venezuelan El Sistema approach, changing lives through music. Sistema in Norwich is a social change music education programme managed by Norwich & Norfolk Community Arts

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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