News 2014

29/12/2014

Alan Couch

We are sad to report that Alan Couch died shortly before Christmas at the age of 94. He was Chairman of the Norfolk and Norwich Music Club for the 1983/84 and 1984/85 seasons. His funeral will be held at Colney Wood Burial Ground at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday 10th January 2015.

17/12/2014

Change in programme for Cristina Ortiz's concert on 7th February 2015

Cristina Ortiz will be appearing at the John Innes Centre on 7th February 2015, playing music by Chopin. The first item in the programme will be his Fantaisie Op.49 in F minor. This is in place of his Op.61 which was originally announced.

15/12/2014

Change in programme for the Chapel concert on 23rd January 2015

The programme for the Chapel concert on Friday 23rd January has been changed. It will now provide a preview to the weekend of French chamber music (24th and 25th January) and will include music by Debussy, Poulenc, Auric and Ravel.

15/12/2014

Cancellation of talk by Jonathan Barclay

Jonathan Barclay's talk on Marcel Proust which was planned for 2:00pm on Sunday 25th January 2015 will no longer take place. (This is because the change of programme for the Chapel concert on 23rd January means that it is less relevant to the weekend's music than it would have been.)

8/12/2014

Review of Gould Piano Trio

On Saturday 6th December the Gould Piano Trio appeared at the John Innes Centre where they performed works by Dvořák and Schubert, together with a new work by James Macmillan which was given its premiere in Bath earlier this year. The concert was reviewed by Christopher Smith in the Eastern Daily Press on 8th December. On the Macmillan piece he comments that “it was an entertaining kaleidoscope of marked contrasts... the players responded whole-heartedly.” He also comments favourably on the performances of the works by Dvořák and Schubert, where he describes some of the performances as “delightful.”

27/11/2014

Programme change for the Petrof Trio

The first item in the Petrof Trio’s concert on 7th March 2015 was originally shown as Fibich’s Piano Trio in F minor. This has now been replaced with Janáček’s “Kreutzer” Piano Trio.

17/11/2014

Responses to the Takács Quartet

On Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th November the Takács Quartet performed at the John Innes Centre. On Saturday they played music by Haydn, Debussy and Beethoven, and on Sunday we had music from Schubert, Mozart and, once again, Beethoven. Saturday's concert was reviewed by Frank Cliff in the Eastern Daily Press on Monday 17th November. His comments include: “the Takács were alive to all the brilliance of the writing....with nothing overstated... every subtle nuance of the score realised in a performance of great tonal beauty... great artists attacking a familiar work with the same inspiration as if for the first time.” Comments from members of the audience were equally enthusiastic.

12/11/2014

Additional talks in the Chamber Music Weekend

There will be two talks/discussions during the Chamber Music Weekend on 24th/25th January 2015. Before the Saturday evening concert there will be a discussion with François-Frédéric Guy at 6:30pm, and before Sunday afternoon’s concert there will be a talk by Jonathan Barclay on Marcel Proust at 2:00pm.

11/11/2014

Memorial service for Miriam Cannell

A Memorial Service for Miriam Cannell MBE was held in Norwich Cathedral at 1:00pm on 8th November. Miriam was a leading light in the musical life of the city between 1952 and 1996. She was Secretary and Programme Organiser for the Music Club during the whole of that period, organising well over 300 concerts. She was also on the committee of the Norfolk & Norwich Triennial Festival between 1964 and 1986. She was head of a large family of 4 children, 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren many of whom had travelled from America for the occasion. The service was conducted by Canon Richard Capper and tributes were given by her eldest daughter Gillian, on behalf of the family, and Roger Rowe on behalf of Norfolk & Norwich Chamber Music. She was proud to have shared a birthday, 31st January, with Franz Schubert and the Cavick Quartet with Naomi Payne-Cook played the adagio from his String Quintet as a musical tribute. Six of her grandchildren took part in the service reading her favourite poems, and musical contributions included a flute arrangement of Elgar’s ‘Chanson du Matin’ and the Skye Boat Song.

14/10/2014

Review of Quartetto di Cremona

The Quartetto di Cremona appeared at the John Innes Centre on 11th October 2014, performing music by Boccherini, Shostakovich, Fabio Vacchi and Beethoven. The concert was given a very positive review by Frank Cliff in the Eastern Daily Press on 13th October. He comments “As for the two great repertoire works... they were performances as fine as one could wish for: effortless technique and wonderful tonal balance in Shostakovich's Quartet No. 10... and a superb performance of Beethoven's C sharp minor, the longest and perhaps the most difficult of all his quartets, unsurpassed in its demands on the players, who here fulfilled them to perfection.”

14/10/2014

Gould Piano Trio on 6th December 2014

We must apologise for some confusion about the Schubert piece to be played by the Gould Piano Trio in their concert at the John Innes Centre on 6th December 2014. This will be:
Schubert: Piano Trio No. 1 in B flat, D898
(This was originally known as Op. 99, as previously shown on this website, but some of the details shown in the season's brochure and on the poster for this concert are incorrect).

1/10/2014

Quartetto di Cremona's Chapel concert: a correction

The piece by Shostakovich that forms part of the Quartetto di Cremona's concert at the Chapel on 12th October 2014 will be his String Quartet No.3, not No.13 as previously shown on this website and on the yellow card listing the Chapel concerts.

29/9/2014

Obituary of Miriam Cannell

On 26th September 2014 the Eastern Daily Press published an obituary of Miriam Cannell, for many years the Secretary and Programme Organiser of the Norfolk and Norwich Music Club (see the reports below dated 15/8/2014 and 1/9/2014). This quotes the comments of her successor, Roger Rowe: “As secretary of the Norfolk and Norwich Music Club for 44 years... she succeeded in establishing an audience for chamber music that continues to flourish today. Miriam's finest legacy is undoubtedly the flourishing chamber classical music scene at the John Innes Centre and the Music Club now promoting concerts as Norfolk and Norwich Chamber Music. Her aim from the start was to bring to Norwich the very finest international musicians, including regular visits from the Amadeus Quartet, Peter Pears and Benjamin Britten, Julian Bream and many other distinguished international quartets and pianists. She also had an unerring ear for engaging young musicians who were about to step into the world's spotlight.” The article also mentions her memorial service, to be held in Norwich Cathedral at 1:00 pm on Saturday 8th November.

25/9/2014

Changes to programmes for Benjamin Grosvenor’s concerts

There have been some changes to the programmes for Benjamin Grosvenor’s concerts at the John Innes Centre on Saturday 27th September and at the Chapel on Sunday 28th September. The revised details are shown on the corresponding pages of this website.

22/9/2014

Review of Alina Ibragimova/Cédric Tiberghien concert

The first of five concerts which together will include all of Mozart's violin sonatas took place at the John Innes Centre on Friday 19th September (the first concert of our new season). Christopher Smith reviewed the concert in the Eastern Daily Press on 22nd September and commented “Performers Alina Ibragimova and Cédric Tiberghien were neat and nimble, flexible in response to mood and style.”

4/9/2014

More praise for Benjamin Grosvenor's new recording

As we have already reported, Benjamin Grosvenor's new recording 'Dances' (Decca (478 5334DH) has been praised in The Times and in Gramophone magazine. (See the reports below dated 1/8/2014 and 14/8/2014). It has now been awarded five stars for both performance and recording and named as the Recording of the Month in the October issue of BBC Music magazine. The reviewer describes the quality of the playing as “altogether exceptional” and sums up by saying... “All in all, a world of piano styles evoked as few could even hope to try.” Benjamin Grosvenor will be appearing at the John Innes Centre on Saturday 27th September 2014, and at the Chapel on the following day (Sunday 28th September).

3/9/2014

Borodin Quartet: a correction

On the back cover of the orange coloured season's brochure for 2014-2015 the time of the Borodin Quartet's concert on Saturday 25th April 2015 is shown as 3:00pm. This should be 7:30pm, as shown in the main text of the brochure and on this website. (The time of 3:00pm is correct for the concert on the following day, Sunday 26th April).

1/9/2014

Memorial service for Miriam Cannell

As we reported on 15th August, Miriam Cannell died earlier this summer (see below). Her memorial service will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday 8th November 2104 in the Presbytery, Norwich Cathedral.

15/8/2014

Miriam Cannell 1917 - 2014

We are sad to report that Miriam Cannell died on 3rd July 2014 at the age of 97. She was Secretary and Programme Organiser for the Norfolk and Norwich Music Club from shortly after its foundation in 1952 until she retired from the post in 1996. She served the club for an unprecedented period of 44 years, for which she was awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List in 1991, and continued to attend concerts until a few months before her death. She was born on 31st January 1917 and took great pride in the fact that she shared a birthday with Franz Schubert. There will be a memorial service to her later this year and details will be published when known. She was particularly fond of the music of Mozart and it is fitting that the series of Mozart Violin Sonatas to be performed by Alina Ibragimova and Cédric Tiberghien will be dedicated to her memory.

14/8/2014

Benjamin Grosvenor's new recording is Gramophone's Recording of the Month

As mentioned below (report of 1/8/2014) Benjamin Grosvenor will be appearing at the John Innes Centre on Saturday 27th September 2014, and at the Chapel on the following day (Sunday 28th September). His latest recording ‘Dances’ has just been released by Decca (478 5334DH). It includes music from Bach to Morton Gould's ‘Boogie Woogie Etude’ and is named as recording of the month in September's issue of Gramophone magazine. The reviewer comments “Benjamin Grosvenor may well be the most remarkable young pianist of our time... this is a disc to prompt wonder and delight in equal measure.”

14/8/2014

Gramophone review of recording by Jean Johnson and Steven Osborne

Shortly after the recital which Steven Osborne and his wife the clarinettist Jean Johnson gave in the Chapel on 16th February, they made a recording of clarinet sonatas by Brahms and Rózsa which has just been released on the Avie label (AV2311). September's Gramophone review refers to the performances of both Brahms' clarinet sonatas as “searching” with “expressive character in every phrase. The tricky finale of No 1 features exceptional playing and the final variations of No 2 are beautifully paced.”

1/8/2014

Benjamin Grosvenor's new recording reviewed in The Times

Benjamin Grosvenor will be appearing at the John Innes Centre on Saturday 27th September 2014, and at the Chapel on the following day (Sunday 28th September). His latest recording ‘Dances’ has just been released by Decca (478 5334DH). It includes music from Bach to the present day and was favourably reviewed in The Times on 1st August. The reviewer comments “This is an exhilarating programme... from a greatly gifted young artist.

28/7/2014

Alina Ibragimova in Gramophone's recording of the month

Alina Ibragimova will shortly be embarking on a series of five concerts (divided between the John Innes Centre and the Chapel) in which she, accompanied by the pianist Cédric Tiberghien, will be performing all of Mozart's violin sonatas. She and Steven Osborne have recently produced a CD of Prokofiev's violin sonatas (Hyperion, CDA67514), and this was the recording of the month in the August edition of Gramophone magazine. The reviewer comments “there is a dream-like, sometimes passionate, sometimes rarefied impulse that Ibragimova and Osborne convey with exactly the penetrating insight that is manifest throughout this remarkable disc.

28/7/2014

Praise for Quartetto di Cremona's Beethoven recording

The third volume of the Quartetto di Cremona's recordings of the Beethoven String Quartets has recently been released (Audite, AUDITE92 682). It was reviewed in the August edition of Gramophone magazine and the reviewer refers to “performances of great personality... an exciting addition to the shelves.” The quartet will be appearing at the John Innes Centre on Saturday 11th October 2014, and at the Chapel on Sunday 12th October. Beethoven quartets are included in both concerts.

18/7/2014

Ticket prices for Alina Ibragimova/Cédric Tiberghien concerts at the Chapel

We must apologise for an error in the ticket prices originally shown on this website and in the main body of our season's brochure for Alina Ibragimova and Cédric Tiberghien's concerts at the Chapel. These will be £12.00 for members and £15.00 for non-members, the same as those for Benjamin Grosvenor's and Artur Pizarro's Chapel concerts. Prices for the other Chapel concerts remain at £10.00, and the prices for the Ibragimova and Grosvenor concerts at the John Innes Centre remain the same as those for other concerts in our Main Series (£18.00 for members, £22.00 for non-members and £8.00 for students under 25).

9/7/2014

Review of Kurt Weill recital

On Sunday 6th July 2014, Penelope Turner (accompanied by Andrew Wise on the piano) gave a recital of songs by Kurt Weill from the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s at the Chapel, Park Lane. Christopher Smith gave this concert a very positive review in the Eastern Daily Press on 8th July, commenting that “Style was everything in this recital that was the picture of a period, and the audience responded with enthusiasm”.

3/7/2014

Addition to the programme for the Quartetto di Cremona concert

In addition to the pieces shown in the printed brochure and on membership cards, in the concert at the John Innes Centre on Saturday 11th October 2014 the Quartetto di Cremona will be playing Shostakovich's Quartet No. 10. The programme will therefore be:
Boccherini: Quartet Op.2, No.6
Shostakovich: Quartet No.10 in A flat, Op.118
Fabio Vacchi: Movimento di Quartetto
Beethoven: Quartet No.14 in C sharp, Op.131

They will also be appearing at the Chapel on Sunday 12th October. The programme for the Chapel concert is unchanged.

23/6/2014

Chapel cello concert cancellation

We regret that because of illness the planned cello recital on Friday 27th June 2014 (Avery Waite/Paloma Kouider) has been cancelled. The remaining concerts in June and July will of course go ahead, including Carolyn Gibley's enterprising Handel keyboard series the first of which is at 6:30pm on Sunday 29th June.

17/6/2014

Change in date and time for Petrof Piano Trio's Chapel concert

The Petrof Piano Trio will now be appearing at the Chapel at 7:30pm on Friday 6th March 2015, not at 12:00 noon on Sunday 8th March as originally announced. Their concert at the John Innes Centre will still be at 7:30pm on Saturday 7th March.

9/6/2014

More concert details available

The programme details for the Cristina Ortiz concert on 7th February 2015 and for the Worshipful Company of Musicians' competition winners' concert on 22nd March 2015 are now shown on our Home Page.

8/6/2014

Season brochures and tickets

The brochure for our 2014/2015 season will be available shortly and will be sent to those on our mailing list. Season tickets and memberships will be available from 1st July. Tickets for individual concerts will be available to members from Prelude Records from 1st July and to non-members from 18th August.

21/5/2014

Change in soloist for Borodin Quartet's concert on 26th April 2015

Sadly, Michael Collins is unable to appear with the Borodin Quartet on 26th April 2015. However, we are delighted to announce that the Russian pianist Ludmila Berlinskaia will be taking his place. Fittingly for a concert celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Borodin Quartet, she is the daughter of Valentin Berlinsky, one of the Quartet's founders. Details of the revised programme are shown on our home page.

20/5/2014

Arcadia Quartet wins Osaka Chamber Music Competition

The Arcadia Quartet appeared in one of our concerts at the John Innes Centre in November last year, performing music by Haydn, Janácek and Debussy. They have just won first prize in the Osaka International Chamber Music Competition 2014 where they were competing against 120 other international string quartets. They had previously won the 2012 Wigmore International String Quartet Competition.

22/4/2014

Worshipful Company of Musicians' Competition Winners

The final of the Worshipful Company of Musicians' Prince's Prize competition was held on 11th April. The Prince's Prize itself was won by Joseph Shiner, a brilliant young clarinettist, with an excellent stage presence. The Audience Prize was awarded to a violinist, Benjamin Baker. They will both be appearing in our concert at the John Innes Centre on 22 March 2015. Details of the programme will be announced in due course.

22/4/2014

Cristina Ortiz to appear in place of Iestyn Davies

As was announced on 18th April, Iestyn Davies is unfortunately unable to appear at the concert on 7th February 2015. However, we are delighted that the distinguished Brazilian pianist Cristina Ortiz has agreed to appear in his place. The concert will be at the same time as was originally planned: 7:30pm on 7th February 2015, at the John Innes Centre. Programme details will be available shortly.

18/4/2014

Cancellation of Iestyn Davies’s concert

Sadly, Iestyn Davies is unable to appear in the concert originally scheduled for 7th February 2015. A replacement is being arranged and details will be announced shortly.

24/3/2014

Praise for Trio Con Brio concert

On Saturday 22nd March the Trio Con Brio Copenhagen performed music by Haydn, Mendelssohn and Smetana at the John Innes Centre. Christopher Smith reviewed the concert in the Eastern Daily Press on 24th March. On the Haydn piece he comments that “the violin's focussed tone seemed just right in the Trio's lithe interpretation”. On the Mendelssohn Trio he says that “the directions called for energy and fire, expressiveness and passion, and Con Brio responded with a will” and on the Smetana he remarks on “quiet, touchingly beautiful episodes”.

There were also enthusiastic comments from members of the audience. These included:
“a fantastic concert”
“brilliant concert - we loved it as did a number of people we spoke to”
“a splendid concert and a great programme”
“a beautifully balanced programme”

19/3/2014

Ticket prices held at 2011/2012 levels

The Committee is very pleased to announce that for the third year in succession it has been able to hold subscriptions and ticket prices for the main concert series at the same level as in the previous year, so that prices for 2014/2015 will be the same as those in the 2011/12 and subsequent seasons. At £180.00 for 15 concerts (the equivalent of £12.00 a concert) the season ticket offers particularly good value but ticket prices for individual concerts will also be held at their current levels. Season tickets, memberships and tickets for individual concerts are not available yet but will be on sale in the summer.

6/3/2014

Concerts in the 2014/2015 season

The dates of the concerts in the next season at the John Innes Centre have now been announced together with details of who will be appearing. They are as follows:
2014
Friday 19th September 2014, 7:30pm: Alina Ibragimova (violin) and Cédric Tiberghien (piano)
Saturday 27th September 2014, 7:30pm: Benjamin Grosvenor (piano)
Saturday 11th October 2014, 7:30pm: Quartetto di Cremona
Saturday 25th October 2014, 7:30pm: Simon Crawford-Phillips & Philip Moore (piano duo) and O Duo percussion
Saturday 15th November 2014, 7:30pm: Takacs Quartet
Sunday 16th November 2014, 3:00pm: Takacs Quartet
Saturday 6th December 2014, 7:30pm: Gould Piano Trio
2015
Chamber Music Weekend:
    Saturday 24th January 2015, 7:30pm:
    Sunday 25th January 2015, 11:30am:
    and Sunday 25th January 2015, 3.00pm:
    Tedi Papavrami (violin), François-Frédéric Guy (piano), Parisii Quartet
Saturday 7th February 2015, 7:30pm: Iestyn Davies (counter-tenor)
Saturday 7th March 2015, 7:30pm: Petrof Trio from Prague
Sunday 22nd March 2015, 3:00pm: Worshipful Company of Musicians competition winner’s concert
Saturday 25th April 2015, 7:30pm: Borodin Quartet
Sunday 26th April 2015, 3:00pm: Borodin Quartet with Michael Collins

Please note that neither season tickets nor tickets for individual concerts in the 2014/2015 season are yet on sale. The dates when bookings open will be announced in due course, as will the prices for the 2014/2015 season and the details of the individual concerts.

20/2/2014

Another opportunity to hear Tasmin Little

Tasmin Lttle is one of our most distinguished violinists and (unsurprisingly) tickets for her concert with Martin Roscoe at the John Innes Centre on Saturday 1st March are selling out fast. However, there is another opportunity to hear her perform (a different programme) on her on famous 1757 Giovanni Battista Guadagnini violin on Friday 28th February at 7pm, also at the John Innes Centre, when she is appearing in a fund-raising concert for Sistema in Norwich. Tickets are available from Prelude Records (01603 628319).

18/2/2014

Return of François-Frédéric Guy

Many will remember François-Frédéric Guy’s splendid performances of the complete Beethoven piano sonatas at the John Innes Centre in the spring of 2011. He will be returning for the Chamber Music Weekend on 24th and 25th January 2015 when he will be joined by Tedi Papavrami (violin) and the Parisii Quartet.

18/2/2014

Highlights of the 2014/2015 season

Other highlights of the 2014/2015 season at the John Innes Centre will be a recital by the outstanding young pianist Benjamin Grosvenor in September, two concerts by the Takacs Quartet on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th November, a song recital by the counter-tenor Iestyn Davies in February 2015 and two concerts with the Borodin Quartet on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th April 2015. Details of all of those appearing in our main concert series will be announced shortly.

17/2/2014

Praise for Steven Osborne’s recital

The response from members of the audience to Steven Osborne’s recital of early twentieth-century music at the John Innes Centre on Saturday 15th February has been exceptionally enthusiastic. Comments include:
“a great concert”
“the best pianist I have heard”
“wonderful delicacy of touch”
“terrific”
“Steven Osborne's performances opened my eyes to the splendours of this music”
“superlative playing, with one of the best ‘Miroirs’ I've ever heard, and an overwhelming Rachmaninov”
“Steven Osborne was amazing! Definitely one of the highlights this season”.

17/2/2014

Review of Steven Osborne’s recital

Steven Osborne’s recital of 15th February was also given at the Wigmore Hall the previous evening (14th February). His performance there was given a four-star rating in The Guardian (17th February) and the reviewer, Erica Jeal, comments “Blistering Prokofiev, impressionistic Ravel and turbulent Rachmaninov were brought together in this invigorating recital”.

10/2/2014

Change in details for Avery Waite’s concert at the Chapel

There has been a change in the date for Avery Waite’s concert at the Chapel. It was originally announced that he would be appearing on Wednesday 25th June but this has now been changed to Friday 27th June 2014. The pianist at the concert will be Paloma Kouider in place of Danny Walden. There is no change in the concert’s programme.

6/2/2014

Changed arrangements for talk associated with Elias Quartet’s concert on 6th April 2014

For the final concert in the Elias Quartet’s Beethoven series on 6th April 2014 it had been announced that there would be a post-concert discussion with Misha Donat and members of the Quartet. However, Misha Donat’s introductions to previous concerts have been very successful and so it has been decided to retain this format for the final concert. On 6th April the post-concert discussion will therefore not take place, but there will be a pre-concert introduction by Misha Donat, starting at 4:15pm and lasting until approximately 5:00pm.

6/2/2014

Review of Elias Quartet's concert

At the John Innes Centre on Sunday 2nd February 2014 the Elias Quartet performed the fifth of the series of six concerts in which they are presenting all of Beethoven's String Quartets. This was reviewed by Frank Cliff in the Eastern Daily Press on 6th February. He comments “It was a monumental programme, superbly executed and justifying their reputation as one of the finest young quartets. Their technique is superb, with excellent ensemble and intonation, but what impressed most was the sophistication of their readings.”

5/2/2014

Concert dates for the 2014/2015 season

The dates of the concerts in the next season at the John Innes Centre have now been announced. They are as follows:
2014
Friday 19th September 2014 7:30pm
Saturday 27th September 2014 7:30pm
Saturday 11th October 2014 7:30pm
Saturday 25th October 2014 7:30pm
Saturday 15th November 2014 7:30pm
Sunday 16th November 2014 3:00pm
Saturday 6th December 2014 7:30pm
2015
Saturday 24th January 2015 7:30pm
Sunday 25th January 2015 11:30am
Sunday 25th January 2015 3.00pm
Saturday 7th February 2015 7:30pm
Saturday 7th March 2015 7:30pm
Sunday 22nd March 2015 3:00pm
Saturday 25th April 2015 7:30pm
Sunday 26th April 2015 3:00pm

Please note that neither season tickets nor tickets for individual concerts in the 2014/2015 season are yet on sale. The dates when bookings open will be announced in due course, as will the prices for the 2014/2015 season and the details of the individual concerts. It was however felt that it would be helpful for people to be aware of the dates as soon as possible.

5/2/2014

Alina Ibragimova and Cédric Tiberghien to perform the complete Mozart violin sonatas

Alina Ibragimova and the French pianist Cédric Tiberghien, who have already made highly acclaimed recordings of the Schubert and Beethoven violin sonatas, plan to record all the Mozart violin sonatas for Hyperion over a period of 18 months. They want the recording sessions to be preceded by live performances. Ibragimova and Tiberghien will be giving five concerts of the complete sonatas between September 2014 and January 2016 and these will take place at the Wigmore Hall and also here in Norwich. Two of the concerts will be part of the John Innes series and three will take place at The Chapel, Park Lane. More details will be available shortly but the dates of the Norwich concerts are as follows:
Friday 19th September 2014, 7:30pm: John Innes Centre, Norwich
Monday 19th January 2015, 7:30pm: The Chapel, Park Lane, Norwich
Monday 20th April 2015, 7:30pm: The Chapel, Park Lane, Norwich
Saturday 24th October 2015, 7:30pm: John Innes Centre, Norwich
Friday 22nd January 2016, 7:30pm: The Chapel, Park Lane, Norwich

28/1/2014

Five star review for recording by Tasmin Little

Tasmin Little is taking part in a fund raising concert for Sistema Norwich on 28th February and is appearing in our main concert series at the John Innes Centre on 1st March (see above). She has recently produced a CD of English music by Moeran, Vaughan Williams, Holst and Elgar. This is reviewed in the February issue of the BBC Music magazine where it is given five star ratings for both performance and recording and is selected as the Orchestral Choice of the month. The disc is entitled The Lark Ascending and is on the Chandos label, with a catalogue number of CHAN 10796.

22/1/2014

Review of Chamber Music Weekend

During the weekend of 18th/19th January 2014 we held our annual Chamber Music Weekend. The musicians taking part were the Wihan Quartet, Ashley Wass (piano), Robin Ireland (viola) and Graham Mitchell (double bass). They performed music by Mozart, Schubert and Dvořák. The three concerts were reviewed by Frank Cliff in the Eastern Daily Press on 21st January. His review concludes, “The finale was the high point of the weekend: a superb performance of Dvořák’s magical A major Piano Quintet. A perfect ending to a wonderful weekend.”

21/1/2014

Tasmin Little to appear in a fund raising concert for Sistema in Norwich

Sistema in Norwich is based on the highly successful scheme in Venezuela and enables young disadvantaged children from less well-off areas of Norwich and Norfolk to sing and to learn musical instruments. Tasmin Little, the renowned international violinist, has agreed to give some master classes for children from Sistema during the day on Friday 28th February, and to play her solo programme entitled “The Naked Violin” in a fund raising concert for Sistema Norwich at the John Innes Centre at 7.00pm on that day. The master classes and the concert will be funded by Norfolk and Norwich Chamber Music. (The following evening, on Saturday 1st March, Tasmin will again be appearing at the John Innes Centre in our main concert series, this time with Martin Roscoe).

14/1/2014

Change in date for Jadin String Trio's Chapel concert

The Jadin String Trio were expected to be appearing at the Chapel on 23rd February 2014. This concert will now be on Sunday 2nd March 2014. On 23rd February 2014 their place will now be taken by the Arcadia Quartet.

2017 - 2018 Season

Main Series concerts

Chapel concerts


Main Series Calendar

2017

Sept 30: Mark Padmore & Till Fellner

Oct 8: Pavel Haas Quartet & Pavel Nikl

Oct 14: Kuss Quartet

Oct 28: Vienna Piano Trio

Nov 18: Imogen Cooper

Dec 10: Alec Frank-Gemmill, Joe Puglia & Alasdair Beatson

2018

Jan 20/21: Gould Piano Trio: the complete Beethoven piano trios

Jan 27: Quatuor Ébène

Feb 10: Francesco Piemontesi

Feb 18: Haffner Wind Ensemble

Mar 17: Tolga Atalay Ün

Apr 21: Elias Quartet & Navarra Quartet

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