Minstrel Productions in association with Artsanglia Ltd (Charity No:290794)

Summer Music Festival

WEEK II Saturday 15 /Sunday 16 July, Wednesday 19 July

The Old School 28 th International East Anglian Summer Music Festival moves into high gear in its second week with four concerts of extraordinary diversity and interest.

To celebrate the 250 th anniversary of Mozart’s birth, the composer’s one-act singspielThe Impresario will be presented with a quartet of singers and a small chamber orchestra. The singers ( Nao Maeda , soprano; Michaela Davies, soprano; Russell Ablewhite, tenor; Peter Grevatt , baritone) will be costumed and bringing fun and hilarity to the music. The programme will also include in the first half Mozart’s Piano Trio D minor, K442 and the famous masterwork Mozart’s Piano Quartet in G minor, K478. This programme will be presented Saturday evening 15 July at 19:30 (for which only a few tickets remain) and Sunday afternoon at 14:30 .

The first of three Kaffee und Kuchen concerts will be presented at 11:30am on Saturday and will begin a rare and unusual musical voyage of the 24 Preludes and Fugues by Shostakovich to observe and commemorate the centenary of his birth. Listeners are in for a very rare musical treat.

On Wednesday 19 July Thomas McIntosh, piano, and Artistic Director of the Festival, will present a solo piano concert of the third and seventh piano sonatas by Prokofiev and four Chopin Ballades. It promises to be an evening of pianistic drama and poetry. Only a few tickets remain for this concert.

Tickets may be purchased via telephone/fax at 01473 822596, and via the website www.minstrelmusic.co.uk using Paypal. Tickets for the Kaffee und Kuchen concert are £5.00 each and include coffee and cake served from 11:00 . Tickets for the Saturday evening concert and Sunday afternoon concerts are £8.00 each. The evening concert is followed by a cold supper (£7.00), and the Sunday concert by Cream Tea (£2.50). Tickets for the Wednesday evening concert are £13.00 each and include supper.

Photographs and additional information can be obtained from Cath Anderson on 01473 822596.

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12 July 2006