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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Octet . Michael 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
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
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
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.