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October 2019

Miklos Perényi (cello)

October 13

Sunday 13th October 2019, 3:00pm Venue: John Innes Conference Centre   Bach. Suite No.2 in D minor, BWV 1008 Britten. Suite No.2, Op.80 Kurtág. Signs, Games and Messages (extracts) Ligeti. Sonata (1948-53) Bach. Suite No.4 in E flat, BWV 1010 Miklos Perényi’s fellow-Hungarian and frequent musical partner András Schiff has hailed him as the greatest cellist in the world. Here, he plays two of the unaccompanied suites by Bach, as well as one of the three suites of Benjamin Britten.…

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November 2019

Zoltán Féjervári (piano)

November 2

Saturday 2nd November 2019, 7:30pm Venue: John Innes Conference Centre   Janáček. Sonata 1.X.1905 Schubert. Three Pieces, D.946 Janáček. In the Mists Chopin. Sonata in B flat minor, Op.35 The sensitivity and musicianship of Zoltán Féjervári’s playing have been praised by no lesser fellow pianists than András Schiff and Mitsuko Uchida, and they have done much to nurture his career. In this programme the swirling mists of Janáček’s piano writing meet their counterpart in the nebulous finale of Chopin’s famous…

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Andrè Schuen (baritone) and Daniel Heide (piano)

November 21

Thursday 21st November 2019, 7:30pm Pre-concert talk by Richard Wigmore at 6.15pm Venue: John Innes Conference Centre   Mahler: Wenn mein Schatz Hochzeit macht; Ging heut morgen übers Feld; Ich hab’ ein glühend Messer; Die zwei blauen Augen Schubert: An den Mond (D.259); Im Frühling; Der Schiffer (D.536); Abendstern; Des Fischers Liebesglück; Der Musensohn; Sei mir gegrüßt; Du bist die Ruh; Dass sie hier gewesen Mahler: Liebst du um Schönheit; Blicke mir nicht in die Lieder!; Ich atmet‘ einen linden Duft; Um Mitternacht;…

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December 2019

Castalian String Quartet

December 7

Saturday 7th December 2019, 7:30pm Venue: John Innes Conference Centre   Janáček. Quartet No.1 (‘Kreutzer Sonata’) Haydn. Quartet in F, Op.77 No.2 Dvořák. Quartet in A flat, Op.105 The Castalian String Quartet have already built up an enviable reputation for their witty and insightful performances of Haydn. Here, they play the composer’s last completed string quartet, as well as the last quartet of Dvořák, with its irresistibly lively ‘furiant’ second movement. Janáček’s ‘Kreutzer Sonata’ quartet was inspired not by Beethoven’s…

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January 2020

Nicholas Daniel and Friends

January 25 - January 26

Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th January 2020 Venue: John Innes Conference Centre Saturday 25th January, 7.30pm Pre-concert discussion with Alexander Goehr at 6.30pm Robert Schumann. 3 Romances, Op.94 Poulenc. Trio for oboe, bassoon & piano Alexander Goehr. ‘Waiting’ (NNCM commission: world premiere) Clara Schumann. 3 Romances, Op.22 Helen Grime. Five North Eastern Sketches Mozart. Quintet for piano and winds, K.452 Sunday 26th January, 11:00am Masterclass with Nicholas Daniel and selected oboe students. Free admission. Sunday 26th January, 3:00pm Huw Watkins. 2 Romances for…

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February 2020

James Ehnes (violin) and Andrew Armstrong (piano)

February 15 - February 16

Saturday 15th February 2020, 7:30pm  and Sunday 16th February 2020, 3:00pm Venue: John Innes Conference Centre Beethoven violin sonatas. 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 3.00pm 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…

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Mitsuko Uchida (piano)

February 29

Saturday 29th February 2020, 7:30pm Venue: John Innes Conference Centre   Mozart. Sonata in F, K533 & 494 Beethoven. 33 Variations on a Waltz by Diabelli, Op.120   A welcome return visit to Norwich by the internationally renowned Mitsuko Uchida. Beethoven’s ‘Diabelli’ Variations form the crown of his output for solo piano – a summing up of a lifetime’s experience in an astonishingly witty and endlessly inventive series of variations that spin a seemingly trivial theme into a large-scale work…

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March 2020

Brentano Quartet

March 22

Sunday 22nd March 2020, 3:00pm Venue: John Innes Conference Centre   Mendelssohn. Quartet in A, Op.13 Mario Davidovsky. Quartet No.5 Beethoven. Quartet in A minor, Op.132 The Brentano Quartet, one of America’s leading string quartets, offer a programme centred around Beethoven’s late quartet Op.132, with its famous ‘Holy Song of Thanksgiving’. Mendelssohn’s miraculously youthful Op.13 quartet was composed hard on the heels of Beethoven’s and although plainly influenced by it, is a highly original piece in its own right. The…

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Albion Quartet

March 22

Sunday 22nd March 2020, 3:00pm Venue: This concert has been cancelled Haydn. Quartet in D Op.64 No.5 ('Lark') Beethoven. Quartet in A Op.18 No.5 Dvořák. Quartet in E flat Op.51    

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April 2020

Trio Wanderer

April 18

Saturday 18th April 2020, 7.30pm Venue: This concert has been cancelled   Elliott Carter. Twelve Epigrams Schumann. Piano Trio in D minor, Op.63 Schubert. Piano Trio in E flat, D.929 The long-established Trio Wanderer from France end their concert in appropriate fashion with one of the peaks of the repertoire - the second of the two great piano trios Schubert composed towards the end of his tragically short life. Also a late piece is Schumann’s impassioned Trio Op.63, while Elliott Carter’s glittering ‘Twelve Epigrams’ was his…

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