A mish-mosh of events that we have been involved with or organised
1st Norwich Art Car Boot was Sunday 16 June
Monday 7 April I went to see Shame by John Berkavitch at The garage as part of their Curtain Up! series. Read the review here
Recently I delivered at workshop at UEA for students at a conference 'The career you never thought of'. The workshop was called 'How to have your cake and eat it - portfolio working'. Find out more about what happened here
City at Epic - and take a chance to help develop a new work for 2014 by feeding back your opinion on this 16 minute film by Funki Porcini which offers a new way at looking at city life and film-making. Showing times are here www.nnfestival.org.uk. There is a video in Vimeo but it doesn't really do the experience justice - go and see it yourself.
Norwich 12 and Chamber Orchestra Anglia concert series
Chamber Orchestra Anglia at St James Court Whitefriars April 24
12 concerts, 12 buildings, 12 months…
Chamber Orchestra Anglia (COA) with the Allegri String Quartet head to 3 St James Court Whitefriars on Tuesday, April 24 at 6.30pm, for the sixth concert in the Norwich 12 series.
This concert features Elgar - Introduction and Allegro for Strings (Op.47), Elgar - Chanson de Matin, Elgar - Chanson de Nuit, Tippett - Little Music for Strings and Britten - String Quartet (1928, unpublished). The work by Benjamin Britten was premiered by COA in 2008. Tickets for the concert are £15 from Norwich Theatre Royal box office tel. 01603 630000, or online via www.chamberorchestraanglia.co.uk.
The Allegri String Quartet’s performance at the concert is part of its residency at the University of East Anglia (UEA).
Monthly concerts are taking place in each of the Norwich 12 buildings to celebrate Chamber Orchestra Anglia’s 10th birthday, and are being organised in collaboration with Norwich Heritage Economic and Regeneration Trust (HEART).
Further concerts are scheduled for May 25 (City Hall) and June 22 (Roman Catholic Cathedral). For up-to-date information on the programme see
Sharon Andrea Choa, COA founder and Artistic Director said: "I am particularly excited by our next Norwich12 concert at St James Court as the Jarrolds have been staunch supporters of UEA Music for many years and in this programme, the two UEA ensembles-in-residence, Chamber Orchestra Anglia and the Allegri String Quartet, are joining hands po perform an all-English programme to honour a long-established leading English firm in the heart of Norwich."
Michael Loveday, Chief Executive of Norwich HEART, said: "We are approaching the half way point of the COA and Norwich 12 series and to date the five concerts in such inspiring settings have been very well received. The sixth concert at St James Court combined with a tour of St James Mill promises to deliver a most enjoyable experience for all who attend. "
Chamber Orchestra Anglia's key aims are to forge new links and relationships with other art forms and scientific disciplines and present inspiring and accessible classical concerts. The orchestra's artistic director and principal conductor, Sharon Andrea Choa is Director of Music at UEA and conductor of the UEA Symphony Orchestra. The leader of the orchestra is Simon Smith, an outstanding violinist who has performed extensively as a soloist with the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields.
The Allegri String Quartet is Britain's longest-running chamber music ensemble, sustained over six decades by successive generations of the finest international performers. Their reputation for distinctive and stimulating interpretations is rooted in tradition yet alive to contemporary trends. The Allegri Quartet also plays a key role in training the next generation of string and chamber music players, and enjoys long-standing residency at the University of East Anglia.
This event forms part of HEART's SHAPING 24 project, a cultural heritage and tourism initiative which takes forward the Norwich 12 project with 12 heritage sites in the Belgian city of Ghent. The project seeks to maximise the access and enjoyment of the 24 sites, raise the profile of Norwich and Ghent as significant cultural heritage cities and increase awareness of the longstanding historical links between this part of England and the Low Countries. SHAPING 24 is funded by the European Union's European Regional Development Fund (INTERREG IVA 2 Seas Cross-border Cooperation Programme 2007-2013).