Great programme. Not too late to book if you have a spare evening.
Wednesday 17 November 2021, 7pm
Sunday 14 November 2021
Norwich Theatre Royal, Theatre Street, Norwich NR2 1RL
Alison Balsom trumpet
Tom Poster piano
Nicholas Daniel cor anglais
Scott Stroman conductor
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
Looking forward to hearing the Norwich Philharmonic Chorus give their first public performance for nearly 2 years with the wonderful Petite Messe Solennelle by Rossini at St Andrew’s Hall, Norwich, on Saturday 6th November.
Because of CoVid restrictions on space, the work will be performed in its original version with the choir and 4 guest soloists accompanied by two pianos and harmonium rather than the orchestra. It’s neither petite nor solemn but really very lovely. So do come and listen!
Tickets are £18, £17, £12 unreserved (£7 for students/Under 26’s). Available online at www.ticketsource.co.uk/norwichphil
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.
PRESENTED BY WELLS MALTINGS
at The Maltings, Heritage Room Four, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk NR23 1AN
A unique evening from Georgia’s top women’s vocal ensembles
A one-off opportunity to hear this unique and mesmerising ensemble of women’s voices from Georgia, in a special performance just for Wells Maltings.
Ialoni was formed in 2009 in Tbilisi, Georgia. Their repertoire includes all three streams of Georgian Traditional Vocal Polyphony: ecclesiastical, folk and city music, with works deep in the folklore traditions of Georgia, with an emphasis on reviving and reinterpreting both unusual and original forms.
In 2016, Ialoni won the 1st prize in the category of Women’s Folk Ensemble of Georgia, at the country’s National Folklore Festival.
We promise a very special, sublime and magical evening.
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
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 email@example.com
When the world’s busiest conductor, Maestro Valery Gergiev, heard that there is a soprano who works on five continents, as does he, he exclaimed with thus supreme authority that “she is the only one”. That classically-trained singer is Sivan Rotem, an Argentinian-born Israeli whose burgeoning career in opera, concerts, recitals, radio, television, cabaret, commercial recordings and master classes has taken her across the Americas via the West Indies and many continental European countries to Egypt, South Africa, China and Australia.
Described by the Salt Lake Tribune following her Brahms Requiem with the Utah Symphony as “a classy vocal talent” with “an angelic soprano voice”, Sivan Rotem is considered one of the most outstanding singers of Israel. Born in Buenos Aires, she started her musical training as a violinist. Graduating from Haifa University in English and Literature and the Rubin Academy of Music at Tel Aviv University in Singing, she continued her vocal studies in the USA with Ellen Faull.
She made her debut with Zubin Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, and appears regularly with all the leading orchestras of Israel. She also sang many leading roles with the Israeli Opera and in Germany, Finland and the USA.
Sivan Rotem enjoys a successful career worldwide and has sung with symphony orchestras across North and South America and in Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Georgia, Macedonia and South Africa. Recitals have taken her to the USA, UK, Albania, Czech Republic, Spain, Finland, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Slovakia, France, Argentina, Egypt, China and Australia.
Her flamenco quartet Classic Flamenco was invited to Madrid where it sold out at the Suma Flamenco Festival, subsequently appearing in England at the Henley Festival and in London to great acclaim.
Her discography includes Aharon Harlap’s Symphony No 2, “L’Oiseau de la Guerre” for Helicon, a Spanish CD, “Viva el Amor” for Romeo Records, and two CDs dedicated to songs by Giacomo Meyerbeer, the latest released in December, 2016.
The recital will also be given in London the previous evening, Wednesday 1 March.
Concert management Dario Salvi 07424 418863 See http://artaxismusic.com/