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East Anglia Music and Arts - Guide to events

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Music

Thursday 1 August 
      Coggeshall Church Coggeshall, 12.30pm, Christine Stephenson, piano  details, map

Friday 2 August 
      Music in Felixstowe, 7pm, The Champagne Quartet at Harvest House, Cobbold Rd, Felixstowe IP11 7SP  details

Tuesday 6 August 
      St Mary-le-Tower Church, 1.10pm, Phantom Wind Quintet Mozart & Poulenc  details, Ipswich, map

Wednesday 7 August 
      Melford Music, 1.10pm, Neil Hillgrove Colledge, piano  details at Long Melford Church, map

Saturday 10 August 
      Headgate Theatre, Colchester, 7.45pm, 10 Mad Years: Mad Hatter celebrate their 10th anniversary with a collection of favourite songs  details, map 
      Music in Felixstowe, 1.30pm, Free Proms on the Prom in the Seafront Gardens.  details at Felixstowe Academy, map

Sunday 11 August 
      Concerts at Cratfield, 3pm, Sounds Baroque  details at Cratfield Church, map

Tuesday 13 August 
      Friends of the Moot Hall Organ, 1pm, Gillian Ward-Russell  details at Moot Hall Colchester, map 
      St Mary-le-Tower Church, 1.10pm, Harrison Cole, organ Françaix, Duruflé, Langlais, Hakim  details, Ipswich, map

Wednesday 14 August 
      Melford Music, 1.10pm, Yalda Davis. Cello and James Reccknell, piano  details at Long Melford Church, map

Tuesday 20 August 
      St Mary-le-Tower Church, 1.10pm, Taylor London, soprano & Edward Allen, piano Mozart, Britten & Tchaikovsky  details, Ipswich, map

Wednesday 21 August 
      Melford Music, 1.10pm, Althena Ensemble with David Chivers and co-  details at Long Melford Church, map

Saturday 24 August 
      Coggeshall Church Coggeshall, 7.30pm, Flower Festival Concert;  Andy Wilsher's tributes to The Rat Pack & Michael Bublé  details, map 
      Saffron Hall, 4pm, National Youth Girls’ Choir of Great Britain  details, Saffron Walden, map

Sunday 25 August 
      Concerts at Cratfield, 3pm, Guy Johnston cello, Sam Haywood piano  details at Cratfield Church, map 
      Music in Felixstowe, 3pm, Quartetto Familia and friends- Beethoven  details at St Peter and Paul Church, map 
      Music in Felixstowe, 3pm, Quartetto Familia and friends  details at St Peter and Paul Church, map

Tuesday 27 August 
      St Mary-le-Tower Church, 1.10pm, Adam Chillingworth, organ Bedard, Ives  details, Ipswich, map

Wednesday 28 August 
      Melford Music, 1.10pm, Piano Trio with Chris Slatter, Mary Blanchard and Daniel Law  details at Long Melford Church, map 
      Music in Felixstowe, 12pm, Violin and Viola duos  details at St Andrew's Church

Tuesday 3 September 
      St Mary-le-Tower Church, 1.10pm, David Dunnett, organ Music for the “King of Instruments”  details, Ipswich, map

Thursday 5 September 
      Coggeshall Church Coggeshall, 12.30pm, Philip Prior - an organ recital  details, map

Saturday 7 September 
      Cantus Firmus, 11am, Come and Sing at Martlesham Heath  details at Harwich Arts and Heritage Centre, map

Sunday 8 September 
      Concerts at Cratfield, 3pm, Castalian String Quartet, Cratfield’s Young Artists Concert  details at Cratfield Church, map 
      Music in Felixstowe, 3pm, Clarinet Trios  details at St Andrew's Church

Tuesday 10 September 
      Aurora Orchestra, 7.30pm, Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique  details at Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden, map 
      Friends of the Moot Hall Organ, 1pm, Ian Ray (Hon. Borough Organist Playing music by J.S. Bach, Liszt and Kenneth Leighton.  details at Moot Hall Colchester, map 
      St Mary-le-Tower Church, 1.10pm, Christopher Borrett, bass & Christopher Weston, piano Schubert: Schwanengesang  details, Ipswich, map

Wednesday 11 September 
      Headgate Theatre, Colchester, 7.45pm, Spring Awakening: Mad Hatter Productions, by Duncan Sheik, Book and Lyrics by Steven Sater, to 14 Sep  details, map 
      Music in Felixstowe, 11.30am, John Parker Jazz Trio  details at Orwell Hotel, map

Saturday 14 September 
      Trianon Music Group, 7.30pm, Sixty Years of Music Making  details at Snape Maltings, map

Monday 16 September 
      Bury St Edmunds Concert Club, 7.30pm, Consone String Quartet  details at Unitarian Meeting House, Bury St Edmunds, map

Tuesday 17 September 
      St Mary-le-Tower Church, 1.10pm, Anglia Baroque European String Music 1500-1700  details, Ipswich, map

Saturday 21 September 
      Music in Felixstowe, 7.30pm, Last Night of the Proms.  details at St John the Baptist Church, map

Sunday 22 September 
      Lavenham Sinfonia, 7.30pm, Bach, Vivaldi, Heinichen, Handel  details at Lavenham Church, map

Tuesday 24 September 
      St Mary-le-Tower Church, 1.10pm, Colin Walsh, organ Bach, Frank, Gigout & Vierne  details, Ipswich, map

Saturday 28 September 
      Essex Concert Band, 7.30pm, Promenade Concert  details at Rowhedge Village Hall, Roehedge, map 

Snape proms

Thursday 1 August 
     , Snape proms runs from 1 to 31 August  
details at Snape Maltings, map 
     7.30pm, Clare Teal and Guy Barker - jazz duo and their band  details at Snape Maltings, map

Friday 2 August 
     7.30pm, The Swingles - from Bach to the present  details at Snape Maltings, map

Saturday 3 August 
     7.30pm, Blazin' Fiddles - folk fiddlers from Scotland  details at Snape Maltings, map

Sunday 4 August 
     7.30pm, Julian Bliss and Carducci Quartet  details at Snape Maltings, map

Monday 5 August 
     7.30pm, Pee Wee Ellis jazz group  details at Snape Maltings, map

Tuesday 6 August 
     7.30pm, Suffolk Youth Orchestra  details at Snape Maltings, map

Thursday 8 August 
     7.30pm, Sheku & Isata Kanneh-Mason cello and piano  details at Snape Maltings, map

Friday 9 August 
     7.30pm, Swinging at The Cotton Club  details at Snape Maltings, map

Saturday 10 August 
     7.30pm, The Shires with support Honey & the Bear - UK country  details at Snape Maltings, map

Sunday 11 August 
     7.30pm, Benjamin Grosvenor, piano  details at Snape Maltings, map

Tuesday 13 August 
     7.30pm, National Youth Choir of Great Britain  details at Snape Maltings, map 
     7.30pm, Gilbert O'Sullivan- Irish singer- songwriter  details at Snape Maltings, map

Wednesday 14 August 
     7.30pm, 6 Hands - guitars; ancient and modern  details at Snape Maltings, map

Thursday 15 August 
     7.30pm, An Evening with Rick Wakeman, Keyboardist, raconteur and ‘Grumpy Old Man’  details at Snape Maltings, map

Friday 16 August 
     7.30pm, Juan Martín Flamenco Dance Ensemble  details at Snape Maltings, map

Saturday 17 August 
     4pm, Come and Sing The Musicals - hit musicals in a family sing-along  details at Snape Maltings, map 
     7.30pm, Foden's Brass Band  details at Snape Maltings, map

Sunday 18 August 
     1pm, Peppa Pig – My First Concert  details at Snape Maltings, map 
     7.30pm, Jess Gillam, saxophone- classical programme  details at Snape Maltings, map

Tuesday 20 August 
     7.30pm, Ian Bostridge, tenor and Julius Drake, piano  details at Snape Maltings, map

Wednesday 21 August 
     7.30pm, La Serenissima plays Vivaldi: The Four Seasons  details at Snape Maltings, map

Thursday 22 August 
     7.30pm, Bill Laurance Trio - Grit, groove and feel-good funk  details at Snape Maltings, map

Friday 23 August 
     7.30pm, Christian Blackshaw, piano - Mozart  details at Snape Maltings, map

Saturday 24 August 
     7.30pm, Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys  details at Snape Maltings, map

Sunday 25 August 
     3pm, James Campbell: The Funny Thing Is… Stand-up comedy for children  details at Snape Maltings, map 
     7.30pm, Alison Balsom (trumpet) and Friends  details at Snape Maltings, map

Monday 26 August 
     7.30pm, Oysterband - British folk  details at Snape Maltings, map

Tuesday 27 August 
     7.30pm, Don McLean  details at Snape Maltings, map

Wednesday 28 August 
     7.30pm, Friday Night is Music Night with BBC Concert Orchestra and Lesley Garrett  details at Snape Maltings, map

Thursday 29 August 
     7.30pm, Aurora Orchestra and Nicola Benedetti - Bruch, Berlioz  details at Snape Maltings, map

Friday 30 August 
     7.30pm, Herreweghe conducts Bach  details at Snape Maltings, map

Saturday 31 August 
     7.30pm, Echoes of Ellington  details at Snape Maltings, map 

Suffolk Villages Festival

Friday 23 August 
     7pm, Monteverdi: The Return of Ulysses with pre- concert talk  details at Hadleigh Church, map

Saturday 24 August 
     6.30pm, Boyce and Handel with pre- concert talk  details at Stoke by Nayland Church, map

Sunday 25 August 
     6.30pm, Classical clarinet- Ensemble DeNOTE  details at Stoke by Nayland Church, map

Monday 26 August 
     11am, A Still Small Voice: The Natural History Of The Clavichord- Terence Charlston clavichord  details at Friends Meeting House Sudbury, map 
     2pm, Gainsborough & And The Linley Family: an afternoon of events  details at Gainsborough's House, Sudbury, map 
     6.30pm, The English Mozart: a portrait of Thomas Linley  details at St Peter's Church, Sudbury, map 

Roman River Festival

Thursday 5 September 
     8pm, Beethoven 5th Symphony & Violin Concerto with Jonian Ilias-Kadesha (violin)  details at Stoke by Nayland Church, map

Friday 6 September 
     8pm, A Night At The Opera - four soloists and piano  details at Stoke by Nayland Church, map

Saturday 7 September 
     8pm, Sibelius 5th Symphony; Roman River festival orchestra conducted by Orlando Jopling  details at Stoke by Nayland Church, map

Sunday 8 September 
     3pm, Friendly, Family Orchestra Concert, Children’s author James Campbell introduces some orchestral music  details at Stoke by Nayland Church, map

Wednesday 11 September 
     8pm, Thomas Gould (violin) and Ivana Gavric (piano)- Debussy, Erkki-Sven Tüür, Lutoslawski and Prokofiev.  details at Fordham Church, map

Thursday 12 September 
     11am, Chimp and Zee and the Big Storm and 1 pm  details at Marks Tey Village Hall, map 
     8pm, Clarinet quintets: Mark Simpson and The Elias Quartet - Herbert Howells, Brahms, Beethoven  details at Dedham Church, map

Friday 13 September 
     8pm, Leonard Elschenbroich (cello), Rick Uttley (piano) and Mark Simpson (clarinet) Beethoven , Brahms  details at Wivenhoe Church, map

Saturday 14 September 
     11am, Mark Simpson Solo Clarinet - Stravinsky, Berio and Steve Reich.  details at Abberton Church, map 
     6pm, String Trios with the Veles Ensemble  details at Fingringhoe Church, map

Sunday 15 September 
     3pm, Different Trains Steve Reich (string quartet plus electronics); Beethoven  details at East Anglian Railway Museum, Colchester, map 

Opera/musical

Sunday 4 August 
      Glyndebourne Music , 5.30pm,   - live link   Mozart: The Magic Flute  details at Firstsite, Colchester, map

Wednesday 7 August 
      Bury St Edmunds Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society, 7.30pm, Legally Blonde - Suffolk Young People's Theatre, to 10 Aug  details at Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds, map

Sunday 15 September 
      Saffron Opera Group, 2.30pm, Wagner: Tristan and Isolde  details at Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden, map

Tuesday 17 September 
      Firstsite, Colchester, 6.30pm, Verdi:Rigoletto-  Filmed live on the Bregenz lake stage.  details, map 
      Odeon Colchester, 7.30pm, Verdi: Rigoletto on the shores of Lake Constance  details, map

Friday 27 September 
      Colchester Operatic Society, 7.30pm, Lionel Bart: Oliver!, to 12 Oct  details at Mercury Theatre, map

Saturday 28 September 
      Saffron Hall, 7.30pm, London Philharmonic Orchestra & Vladimir Jurowski - Tchaikovsjy, Britten violin concerto  details, Saffron Walden, map 

Theatre

Friday 2 August 
      Headgate Theatre, Colchester, 8pm, Hippocratic Oafs; comedy from Stapled to a Chicken, to 3 Aug  details, map

Friday 16 August 
      Pantaloons Theatre, 6.30pm, Sense and Sensibility  at Ickworth, Bury St Edmunds, IP29 5QE  details at Harwich Arts and Heritage Centre, map

Friday 23 August 
      Theatre Royal Bury, 7.30pm, Pride & Prejudice - adaptation of Jane Austen's novel - Theatre Royal Young Company., to 7 Sep  details, map

Thursday 5 September 
      New Wolsey Theatre, IpswichOne Man, Two Guvnors, to 28 Sep  details, map

Friday 6 September 
      Headgate Theatre, Colchester, 7.30pm, Jane Austen: Sense and Sensibility, adapted; DOT Productions, to 7 Sep  details, map

Monday 9 September 
      Headgate Theatre, Colchester, 7.30pm, The Witching Hour - Montague Rhodes James eith supernatural tales  details, map

Tuesday 10 September 
      Lakeside Theatre, Colchester, 7.30pm, Margaret Atwood: Live In Cinemas All four of The Handmaid's Tale previews the sequel  details, map 
      Theatre Royal Bury, 7.30pm, Noël Coward’s Me And The Girls, Evergreen Theatrical Productions, to 14 Sep  details, map

Thursday 12 September 
      National Theatre , 7pm,   - live link   Fleabag; Written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge  details at Lakeside Theatre, Colchester, map  and  at Firstsite  and  at Odeon Colchester

Monday 16 September 
      Theatre Royal Bury, 7.30pm, The Lady Vanishes - The Classic Thriller Theatre Co, to 21 Sep  details, map

Tuesday 17 September 
      Headgate Theatre, Colchester, 7.30pm, A Sidecar Named Despair - Common Ground Theatre Co, to 19 Sep  details, map

Wednesday 25 September 
      Headgate Theatre, Colchester, 7.30pm, Chekhov: Uncle Vanya Theatrical Niche  details, map

Thursday 26 September 
      Bury Theatre WorkshopCan't Pay? Won't Pay! by Dario Fo, to 28 Sep  details at Unitarian Meeting House, Bury St Edmunds, map 
      National Theatre , 5pm,   - live link   One Man Two Guvnors  details at Odeon Colchester, map  and  at Firstsite  and  at Lakeside Theatre

Monday 30 September 
      New Wolsey Theatre, IpswichThe Night Watch by Sarah Waters - The Original Theatre Co and York Theatre Royal, to 5 Oct  details, map 

Talk

Tuesday 10 September 
      Odeon Colchester, 7.30pm, Margaret Atwood talks on live link about The Testaments, sequel to The Handmaid's Tale  details, map 

Arts

Monday 30 September 
      South Stour Churches FestivalArts, crafts, music and literature, 40 events during October 2019 in 15 churches -see website  details


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