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heart of darkness

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"CHROMA played with an unabashed and infectious passion... A fine example of the hidden gems the Festival can occasionally produce, a huge standing ovation came as no great surprise. More, please!" This is Brighton and Hove

Heart of Darkness: "Gooch was superbly served by the instrumentalists of CHROMA, whose accuracy, energy and mastery of various idioms, and sensitivity to the singers and the text, was exemplary...a thrilling new work" Opera Today

Tarik O'Regan's Heart of Darkness ROH2 photo Claire Shovelton

Royal Holloway University of London
CHROMA residency

workshops with student composers:

21 January
harp and accordion introductions workshop - 2nd years
8 February
clarinet and vocal workshops - 2nd and 3rd years

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The Wind in The Willows
12 December 2012 - 5 January 2013
ROH2 - Linbury Studio Theatre

Will Tuckett's production brings all the magic of Kenneth Grahame's classic tale to the stage. With theatrical choreography and a wonderful score by Martin Ward, it is the perfect family entertainment.

conductor - Tim Murray
orchestra - CHROMA

booking opens 10 July 2012
www.roh.org.uk/productions/the-wind-in-the-willows-by-will-tuckett

the wind in the willows

SALAD DAYS
20 December 2012-2 March 2013

Tête à Tête’s much loved production of the classic musical comedy returns to Riverside Studios

Evening Performances at 7.45pm. All Sunday performances are matinees at 3.00pm
No performances on 25 and 26 December, 1 January, or Mondays throughout January and February

TICKETS: Cafe Seating £40, Premium £30 and Standard £25

www.riversidestudios.co.uk

Salad Days

Monday 14 January 2013 at 1pm
Linbury Studio, Royal Opera House

Paul Wingfield, conductor
Rebecca van den Berg, soprano
CHROMA

CHROMA, under the baton of the Royal Opera's Jette Parker Young Artist Paul Wingfield, will perform Mahler's Symphony no. 4 (chamber version).

A few tickets available online at http://www.roh.org.uk/events/kln2d
The majority of tickets available to personal callers at the Box Office from 10am on the day of performance.

mahler

Kings Arms, Berkhamsted - Mozart, A Life in Letters
20 January 7pm
A magical evening of Mozart in music and words

Marcus Barcham Stevens, Katie Heller, Clare O’Connell

A selection of preludes and Fugues from JS Bach arranged for
string trio by Mozart, interspersed with extracts from Mozart’s
letters, followed by a performance of the greatest work in the
string trio repertoire: Mozart’s Divertimento in Eb major KV 563

concert tickets: £15/£12 concs - under 18s FREE (subject to availability) to book: email chroma.concerts@me.com
or call Clare O’Connell on 01442 862953

Mozart

Live at LICA
24 January 7.30pm

Janacek - concertino
Anna Meredith - railgun
Ned Rorem - Winter Pages
Dohnayni -Sextet

https://www.liveatlica.org/whats-on/chroma

LICA

Royal Academy of Music, David Josefowitz Recital Hall
7 February 6pm
- free entry

premieres of pieces written by RAM MMus composers for CHROMA to accompany Joris Iven's 1929 short film Regen (Rain)

Benedict Giles
Gareth Moorcraft
Alice Beckwith
Guiseppe Desiato
Hanns Eisler Fourteen Ways of Describing Rain
Freya Waley-Cohen
Aleksandr Brusentev

www.ram.ac.uk/events

Regen

Kings Arms, Berkhamsted - West Side Story
14 February 8pm

Prokofiev arr Dave le Page - Love of Three Oranges
Samuel Barber - Adagio
Shostakovitch - String Quartet no.8
Bernstein arr Dave le Page - West Side Story

concert tickets: £15/£12 concs, under 18s FREE (subject to availability) to book: email chroma.concerts@me.com/call Clare O’Connell on 01442 862953

Book for both Mozart and West Side Story concerts together and pay less! £25/£20 for the two - advance bookings only.

West Wide Story
5-7 March, Norwich Primary Schools, Maritime Britten Project

Tuesday 5 March
Eaton Primary School
Cringleford Primary School
Tuckswood Primary School

Wed 6 March
Bignold Primary School
West Earlham Junior School
Bluebell Primary School

Thurs 7 March
Yaxham Primary School
John Innes Centre lunchtime concert for the children of all 7 schools.
norwich schools

13 March
clarinet, oboe, horn, violin, viola, cello, bass - workshops with RHUL PhD, MMus students

13 March 6pm Royal Holloway, University of London
Windsor Building Auditorium - free entry

RHUL Sinfonietta and CHROMA
Britten - Sinfonietta
works by RHUL MMus students:
Marisa Sharon Hartanto - Adventure to the Bottom of the Sea
Zoi Dachri - Waiting for the Barbarians
Prokoviev - Quintet

14 March
clarinet, oboe, horn, violin, viola, cello, bass - workshops with RHUL 3rd year students

21 March 2-5pm
piano, harp/viola, accordion/oboe - workshops with RHUL 2nd year students

RHUL

The Firework-Maker’s Daughter - an explosive musical adventure

Co-produced by The Opera Group and Opera North in association with ROH2 and Watford Palace Theatre. Co-commissioned by The Opera Group and ROH2.
Orchestral Partners – CHROMA (UK Tour), Metropolis Ensemble (New York performances)


Composer David Bruce, Librettist Glyn Maxwell (based on the original novel by Philip Pullman)
Director John Fulljames, Conductor Geoffrey Paterson
Designer Dick Bird, Puppetry Steve Tiplady/Sally Todd Indefinite Articles
CAST: Mary Bevan, Amar Muchhala, James Laing, Wyn Pencarreg, Andrew Slater

CHROMA
violin - Marcus Barcham-Stevens / Tom Hankey bass - Elena Hull / Richard Pryce flute (picc) - Sarah O'Flynn / Katie Bicknell clarinet - Stuart King / Massimo di Trolio horn - Richard Bayliss / Katie Pryce accordion - Ian Watson / Rafal Luc harp - Helen Sharp / Celine Saout percussion - Steve Gibson and Rob Farrer / Oliver Lowe
producer for CHROMA - Claire Shovelton

Opera in two acts. Approx timing 2 hours. Age recommendation 8+

Hull Truck
23th – 26th March
Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield
30th March
Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House
3th – 13th April
New Victory Theatre, New York (Metropolis Ensemble, conducted Andrew Cyr) 2nd – 12th May
Watford Palace Theatre
17th & 18th May
Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds
21st & 22nd May
Buxton Opera House
24th & 25th May
Oxford Playhouse
28th & 29th May
Northern Stage, Newcastle
31st May & 1st June

follow Lila on her adventure: fireworkmaker.co.uk

FWMD

Lila

From Russia With Love
RHUL Windsor Auditorium 8pm 3 April

Ruth Rogers (violin) Tom Hankey (violin)
Oliver Wilson (viola) Clare O'Connell (cello)

Tchaikovsky - String Quartet no. 3 in Eb minor Op. 30
Russian Romances:
‘I remember that Wondrous Meeting’ - Pushkin / Glinka
‘Thou and You’ - Pushkin / César Ciu
‘At the Ball’ - Alexei Tolstoy / Tchaikovsky
Borodin - String Quartet no. 2 in D

for the Royal Economic Society Annual Conference

RHUL 3 April

Kings Arms, Berkhamsted - French Impressions
Sunday 21 April 7pm

Dave Le Page (violin), Clare O’Connell (cello) & Helen Sharp (harp)

Saint-Saëns - Fantasie for violin and harp
Ravel - Duo for violin and cello
Saint-Saëns - 2 Romances for cello and harp
Henriette Renié - Trio for violin, cello and harp

concert tickets: £15/£12 concs, under 18s FREE (subject to availability) to book:
email chroma.concerts@me.com/call Clare O’Connell on 01442 862953

french impressions

23 April
flute, clarinet, harp, piano & vibraphone - GSMD post-grad composers workshops

3 & 4 June
flute, clarinet, harp, piano & vibraphone - GSMD post-grad composers workshops and recordings

GSMD

Sat 8, Tues 11, Fri 14, Sat 15, Tues 18, Fri 21, Sat 22 June
Verdi La Traviata
Iford Manor

Libretto: Francesco Maria Piave
Sung in English

Conductor: Oliver Gooch
Director: Bruno Ravella
Designer: Kimm Kovac
Orchestra: CHROMA

booking: http://www.ifordarts.co.uk

traviata

Sunday 16 June 7.30pm
Mozart - A Life in letters
Iford Cloister

A magical evening of Mozart in music and words

A selection of preludes and Fugues from JS Bach arranged for
string trio by Mozart, interspersed with extracts from Mozart’s
letters, followed by a performance of the greatest work in the
string trio repertoire: Mozart’s Divertimento in Eb major KV 563

Tickets £22 // SOLD OUT //

booking: http://www.ifordarts.co.uk

mozart

Deal Festival
29 June - Trove - St George's Church, Deal

Rebecca Sharp, soprano; Frances Fyfield; Stuart Hopps
amazing local musicians from Big It Up (funded by ACE)
Stephen Deazley
CHROMA
The Caliband; Deal Festival Orchestra (led by David Le Page)

Prelude from Tristan & Isolde Wagner (arr. de Leeuw)
Sinfonietta op 1 Britten
Chamber Symphony Shostakovich
Big It Up PyramiDeal
The Gypsy's Violin Moore
Passacaglia Le Page
Liebestod from Tristan & Isolde Wagner (arr. de Leeuw)

International and local stars, writers and musicians come together for a Deal Festival spectacular. This magnificent melting pot has MIND-BLOWING written all over it!

Ticket Prices : Full £15, Deal Friends £13, Students £7.50
to book: www.dealfestival.co.uk

3 July - Britten on the Beach - 9.45pm
CHROMA and Mark LeBrocq, tenor
Director Guy Scantlebury

A unique story-telling and musical event taking place in and around the beach huts near Walmer Lifeboat Station, weaving story-telling episodes from Crabbe's The Borough, real-life sea yarns from Deal, newly-arranged music from Britten's Peter Grimes and world-class performance, evoking the life of a close-knit, seaside town, its troubles and its triumphs.

Fish 'n' Chips available from the Sea Cafe from 9pm
Please note this is on the beach and therefore very uneven surface.

Ticket Price: £10
book tickets: www.dealfestival.co.uk

Deal Festival

Fri 5, Sat 6, Tues 9, Wed 10, Fri 12, Sat 13, Tues 16 July
Offenbach - La Vie Parisienne
Iford Manor

A new Opera della Luna production
Libretto: Franglais translation by Jeff Clarke
Sung in English

Conductor: Geoffrey Paterson
Director: Jeff Clarke
Orchestra: CHROMA

booking: http://www.ifordarts.co.uk

la vie parisienne

Quainton Church
Friday 5 July 7.30pm

Sarah O'Flynn (flute), Helen Sharp (harp), Emily Davis (violin),
Rose Redgrave (viola) and Clare O'Connell (cello)

Mozart - flute quartet
Saint-Saëns - Fantasie for violin and harp
Dohnanyi - string trio op 10
Bach - suite for flute and harp BWV 1020
Saint-Saëns - Romances for cello and harp
Roussel - Serenade op 30

Tickets £15 for adults (includes a free glass of wine), children £10
available from Quainton Village Store

Quainton

Kings Arms, Berkhamsted - ON THE ROAD
Sunday 21 July 7pm

An evening of bluegrass jazz and classical music inspired by Jack Kerouac’s seminal beat novel On the Road.

Musicians Simon Hewitt Jones, Clare O’Connell, Matthew Forbes and Elena Hull perform music for violin, mandolin, cello and bass to include Druid Fluid, Attaboy, Appalachia Waltz, Barber Adagio and Flat Foot Floogie

concert tickets: £15/£12 concs, under 18s FREE (subject to availability) to book:
email chroma.concerts@me.com/call Clare O’Connell on 01442 862953

on the road

Riverside Studios, Hammersmith - DART'S LOVE
Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival
Saturday 17th August 20:55-21:25
Sunday 18th August, 2013 17:30-18:00

Tête à Tête presents Dart's Love
Music: Kerry Andrew
Words: Tamsin Collison

Director: Bill Bankes-Jones
Designer: Tim Meacock
Music Director: Timothy Burke

Swimmer: Grant Doyle
Girlfriend: Claire Wild
River Dart 1: Rebecca Askew
River Dart 2: Rebecca Thorn
River Dart 3: Hazel Holder

CHROMA: Stewart French (guitar), Stuart King (clarinet), Steve Gibson (percussion)
Repetiteur/Band Pianist: Ian Ryan

A handsome swimmer takes a daily dip in the river Dart. She adores him, and eagerly awaits each visit, until the day that he turns up with a girlfriend. In a fit of jealous rage, the river drowns her rival, and the grieving man vows never to return. The Dart is left broken-hearted. Terrible.

dart's love

Mozart La finta semplice (Pride and Pretence)
Bampton Opera at St John's, Smith Square
Tuesday 17 September 7pm

Opera buffa in three acts
Libretto by Carlo Goldini and Marco Coltellini, after La fausse Agnès, ou la poète campagnard by Philippe Néricault Destouches (1734)
English translation, as Pride and Pretence, by Gilly French and Jeremy Gray


Conductor: Andrew Griffiths
Director: Jeremy Gray
Singers: Aoife O’Sullivan, Nathalie Chalkley, Caryl Hughes, Robert Anthony Gardiner, Adam Tunnicliffe, Nicholas Merryweather, Gavan Ring
orchestra: CHROMA

tickets: www.bamptonopera.org

Bampton

Kings Arms Berkhamsted - FOLK TALES
Sunday 15 September 7pm

A virtuosic presentation of classical, folk and gypsy music from Hungary and Romania with violinist Dave le Page, accordionist Ian Watson and cellist Clare O’Connell.

Programme includes:
Brahms Hungarian Dances
Bartok - Romanian folk dances
Kodaly - Intermezzo
Bartok - duos for violin and cello
Liszt - Romance Oubliée
Dark eyes
Czardas

concert tickets: £15/£12 concs, under 18s FREE (subject to availability) to book:
email chroma.concerts@me.com/call Clare O’Connell on 01442 862953

folk tales

Saturday 12 October 7.30pm
FRENCH IMPRESSIONS
United Reform Church, Hadleigh, Suffolk IP7 5DL

Dave Le Page (violin), Clare O’Connell (cello) & Helen Sharp (harp)

Saint-Saëns - Fantasie for violin and harp
Ravel - Sonata for violin and cello
Henriette Renié - Trio for violin, cello and harp

Tickets: £10, under 18s free (subject to availability)
email: chromafriends@me.com or text 07798 525622

Sunday 13 October 7.30pm
Park Lane Chapel, Norwich NR2 3EF

Tickets: www.norwichchambermusic.co.uk/chapel.php

hadleigh

 20 October 7pm
IN THE BOHEMIAN FOREST

The Greene Room, Kings Arms, Berkhamsted

An evening of enchanting Czech chamber music inspired by Dvorak’s exquisite cello solo Silent Woods. Music will include Suk’s Meditations on an old Czech Theme, Three Bohemian songs arranged by Dave le Page, and Dvorak’s Quintet with Double Bass.

Dave le Page, Cathy Leech, David Aspin, Clare O’Connell and Elena Hull

Tickets - £15/ £12 concessions - under 18s FREE (subject to availability)
email chroma.concerts@me.com or Clare O’Connell on 01442 862953

Bohemian

 8 December 7pm
BACH MEETS THE BROTHERS GRIMM

The Greene Room, Kings Arms, Berkhamsted

A magical evening of music, storytelling and song
with Joseph Padfield (bass-baritone) and Clare O’Connell (cello)

Programme includes:
Erlkönig Schubert
Cello suite number 4 in Eb major Bach
Castle in Air Helgi Ingvarsson
Song to the Evening Star Wagner
with poems from Goethe and Eichendorff
and stories from the Brothers Grimm told by Trevor Allan Davies

Tickets - £15/ £12 concessions - under 18s FREE (subject to availability)
available from Luminous and Vogue 24 Lower Kings Road (cash or cheques only)
or email chroma.concerts@me.com or Clare O’Connell on 01442 862953

Grimm

 The Wind in the Willows 11 December 13 - 1 February 14
Duchess Theatre - 3-5 Catherine Street, London, WC2B 5LA

The Duchess Theatre in the West End hosts choreographer and director Will Tuckett’s hugely popular and critically acclaimed ROH Christmas production of Kenneth Grahame’s classic tale.
(suitable for children of 5 years old and over)

Choreographer & Director - Will Tuckett
Set designs The Quay Brothers
Costume designs Nicky Gillibrand
Lighting design Warren Letton
Puppet designs Toby Ollé
Music by Martin Ward
Orchestra: CHROMA

performance times and tickets:
www.roh.org.uk/willows

Wind in the Willows
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