King’s Lynn Music Society is privileged to welcome distinguished soprano Joan Rodgers CBE and pianist Rebecca Cohen to King’s Lynn Town Hall on Wednesday (May 22) at 7.30pm for an evening of Russian, German and English song.Their programme is planned to include music by Robert Schumann, Clara Schumann, Shostakovitch, Medtner and Rubenstein.Internationally-renowned Joan Rodgers is equally established in opera, concert, and as a recitalist having performed extensively and was awarded the CBE for services to opera.Welsh pianist Rebecca Cohen specialises in vocal accompaniment and chamber music.She is a staff accompanist at the Guildhall School and Morley College and is a piano teacher and ensemble coach at Junior Trinity Laban.Visitors are always welcome, on this date doors open at 6.30pm for tea/coffee with an annual for members at 7pm; admission is free for under 18s, full time students and those with Federation of Recorded Music Societies affiliation.For other visitors a … [Read more...] about King’s Lynn Music Society welcomes soprano
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PUBLISHED: 16:17 08 May 2019 | UPDATED: 09:03 15 May 2019 Angela Singer The Doric Quartet will play in Linton Archant The Doric String Quartet will play at Linton Village College on June 1 with pianist Jonathan Biss.The concert is a preview for their performance at Wigmore Hall in London. The Doric String Quartet will play at Linton Village College on June 1 with pianist Jonathan Biss, not St Mary's Parish Church as reported last week.The concert is a preview for their performance at Wigmore Hall in London. They will play the String Quartet No 3 by Bohuslav Martinů (1890-1959) and Dvorak's Piano Quartet in D, and Brahms's Piano Quintet in F Minor. You may also want to watch: The quartet was applauded by Gramophone Magazine as "musicians with fascinating things to say". In 2008, they won first prize in the Osaka International Chamber Music Competition in Japan, second prize at the Premio Paolo Borciani International String Quartet Competition in … [Read more...] about Doric String Quartet to play at Linton Village College on June 1
The final concert of the season for Morpeth Music Society will be given by Jamal Aliyev, from Azerbaijan, who now studies at the Royal College of Music. In 2017 Jamal made his debut at the BBC Proms. He plays on a Giovanni Battista Gabrielli cello (1756) on loan from the Beares International Violin Society.Jamal will be accompanied on the piano by Jâms Coleman, soloist, accompanist and repetiteur, with recitals at the Wigmore Hall and on Radio 3.Their programme is eclectic, with pieces by Beethoven, Bloch, Bridge and Ligeti.The concert will take place on Thursday, April 11, at Morpeth Methodist Centre.Entry is free for those aged 18 or under. Single adult tickets, priced at £15, may be purchased from Morpeth Tourist Information Office or from the music society on 01670 513369, or on the door.All society concerts are at Morpeth Methodist Centre in Howard Road and start at 7.30pm. The concert brings the season to an end, with the next event not taking place until October. The … [Read more...] about Talented Jamal draws society’s season to a grand finale
PUBLISHED: 16:08 16 March 2019 Steve Russell Bananarama: Still going strong Picture: Raph_PH Archant Which 1980s pop songs bring back memories for you? Did ‘Don’t You Want Me’ float your boat, or ‘The Look of Love’ get your pulse racing? Blondie. Brilliant. Picture: NEIL MUNNS/PAI used to know where I stood. Musically, I was a child of the glamtastic 1970s. The era of Ballroom Blitz, Dancing Queen and Bohemian Rhapsody – and pulsing disco that brings a sequin-hating colleague of mine out in a rash. (The Trammps’ Disco Inferno will do it.) Then another workmate knocks me flying.She slides a five-CD boxset onto my desk. “NOW’s 100 Hits of the 80s”. My discombobulation is partly because the apostrophe is missing (strictly speaking, it should be ’80s) but mainly because of the track listing. Far from being a child of the 1970s I was, it was clear, an adult (ish) of the free market-loving … [Read more...] about Just how brilliant was pop music in the 1980s?
Consone Quartet Wakefield Girls’ High School on March 23 at 7.30pmMeeting at the Royal College of Music in 2012, four young musicians - Agata Daraskaite and Magdalena Loth-Hill (violin), Elitsa Bogdanova (viola) and George Ross (cello) - formed Consone Quartet focusing on Classical and early Romantic music on early instruments. The four musicians have played at Wigmore Hall, Buckingham Palace, Cadogan Hall and the Edinburgh Fringe among other places. This concert for Wakefield Concert Society includes music by Boccherini, Mendelssohn and Beethoven. wakefieldconcertsociety.co.uk. “This is our strongest line up yet from headliners to emerging bands” … [Read more...] about Music from Buckingham palace to Wakefield Girls’ High SChool