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Ian Watson

“leaves you feeling exhilarated,
if a little clumsy by comparison”

The Guardian

"as performed by the ensemble CHROMA
it is thrilling
"
The Times

""The performance is first-rate. The instrumental ensemble CHROMA plays with force and precision"
Daily Telegraph

 

Ian Watson rehearses at Kings Place

CHROMA calendar 2017

Archive events:

2001
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2005
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2009
| 2010 | 2011 | 2012

2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016

Sunday 15 January 7pm Kings Arms Berkhamsted
ON AN OVERGROWN PATH

Join us as we revisit the overgrown forests of Bohemia with more music for the fabulous combination of violin, cello and accordion.

From new arrangements of Janacek’s exquisite piano work On an Overgrown Path, Dvorak’s Cypresses, and Smetena’s amazing
string quartet From my life to Bartok’s dramatic Rhapsody and more
Horos and dances from Romania


Ian Watson
(accordion), Dave Le Page (violin), Clare O’Connell (cello)

concert tickets: £15/£12 concs
CHROMA Going Steady/Confetti Friends £13/£10
to book: email chroma.concerts@me.com
or available to purchase from Luminous and Vogue
24 Lower Kings Road (cash or cheques only)

On an Overgrown Path

Royal Academy of Music
Post-grad composers project
Work with RAM post-grad composers writing for trombone, French horn, trumpet, oboe and clarinet - running October 16 - February 17

Concert premiering resulting pieces from
William Cole, Marco Cesar Galvani, William Marsey, Laurence Robert Gregory Morgan, Matthew Olyver and Alexander Proudlock
David Josefowitz Recital Hall
7pm 22 February
free entry

trombone Ryan Hume
French horn Richard Bayliss
trumpet Heidi Bennett
oboe Emma Feilding
clarinet Stuart King

RAM

7 - 9 March BIRDSONG project in Norwich Schools
Eaton Primary School
Cringleford Primary School
George White Junior School
Bignold Primary School
West Earlham Junior School
Bluebell Primary School
Yaxham Primary School

9 March 1.15pm - John Innes Centre
lunchtime concert for the children of all 7 schools
music inspired by birds

With CHROMA musicians Roderick Chadwick, Daniel Pioro, Stuart King, Julian Sperry and Clare O’Connell joined by singer and composer Kerry Andrew

Birdsong

Sunday 12 March 7pm Kings Arms Berkhamsted
BIRDSONG

A celebration of our feathered friends with music from
Vaughan Williams, Pablo Casals, Edward Elgar, Olivier Messiaen and Kerry Andrew.

CHROMA musicians Daniel Pioro, Stuart King, Julian Sperry and 
Clare O’Connell joined by singer and composer Kerry Andrew
present a diverse selection of music inspired by birds.

Includes Daniel Pioro’s incredible rendition of The Lark
Ascending, Stuart King performing the solo movement for clarinet
from Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time, Clare O‘Connell playing Casals’ arrangement of the Catalan Song of the Birds, and Kerry Andrew’s inspiring and inventive songs - with loop station -
from her bird and folklore-inspired album as You Are Wolf

concert tickets: £15/£12 concs
CHROMA Going Steady/Confetti Friends £13/£10
to book: email chroma.concerts@me.com
or available to purchase from Luminous and Vogue
24 Lower Kings Road (cash or cheques only)

Birdsong

Royal Holloway University of London
CHROMA residency - PhD, MMus and Undergraduate composers

Work with RHUL post-grad composers taking Edmund Finnis's Focus/Pull as the stimulus piece, and workshops with undergraduate composers running October 16- March 17

Concert with Focus/Pull
and resulting pieces:
Picture Gallery, RHUL
7pm 17 March

free entry

RHUL

Sunday 14 May 7pm Kings Arms Berkhamsted
SILK ROAD

Join us as we explore the ancient network of trade routes connecting East and West through music by Debussy, the Beatles and guitarist John McLaughlin, all influenced by Indian modes and instruments in their music.

In a programme created by CHROMA violinist David Le Page, he and CHROMA cellist Clare O’Connell, joined by Catherine Leech (violin), Vanessa McNaught (viola) and Eric Ford (percussion) present an exotic programme to include Debussy’s String Quartet, Shakti/John McLaughlin’s Joy and Tomorrow Never Knows

concert tickets: £15/£12 concs
CHROMA Going Steady/Confetti Friends £13/£10
to book: email chroma.concerts@me.com
or available to purchase from Luminous and Vogue
24 Lower Kings Road (cash or cheques only)

Silk Road

Iford Festival - La Bohème Puccini
May 27 | 30 | June 2 | 3 | 6 | 9 | 10 | 13

Conductor: Oliver Gooch
Director: Christopher Cowell
Designer: Eleanor Wdowski
Rudolfo – Anthony Flaum
Mimi – Màire Flavin
Musetta – Alison Langer
Marcello – Nicholas Lester
Schaunard – Frederick Long
Benoit & Allidoro – Charles Johnston
Colline – James Ioelu
orchestra - CHROMA

booking: www.ifordarts.org.uk/performances/la-boheme/

La Boheme

Iford Cloister - 11 June - DREAMTIME
J S Bach Goldberg Variations

"This is my dream,
It is my own dream,
I dreamt it.
I dreamt that my hair was kept
Then I dreamt that my true love unkept it"
Ogden Nash

Daniel Pioro (violin)
Liam Byrne (viola da gamba)
Clare O’Connell (cello)
Trevor Allan Davies (narrator)

booking: www.ifordarts.org.uk/performances/chroma-dreamtime

dreamtime
Sunday 25 June 7pm Kings Arms Berkhamsted
FROM PERGOLESI TO PULCINELLA

“Pulcinella was my discovery of the past, the epiphany through
which my late work became possible. It was a backward look of course - the first of many love affairs in that direction - but it was a look in the mirror too.”
Igor Stravinsky

Stuart King clarinet
Liam Byrne viola da gamba
Clare O'Connell cello
 
Featuring music from composers as diverse as Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Igor Stravinsky, Francis Poulenc, Howard Skempton and and the eccentric master of 15th century experimental counterpoint, Alexander Agricola

concert tickets: £15/£12 concs
CHROMA Going Steady/Confetti Friends £13/£10
to book: email chroma.concerts@me.com
or available to purchase from Luminous and Vogue
24 Lower Kings Road (cash or cheques only)

Pulcinella

Concerts at Cratfield - 30 July 3pm
St Mary’s Cratfield, East Suffolk

David le Page violin
Clare O’Connell cello
Eleanor Turner harp

Saint-Saëns - Fantasie for violin and harp
Debussy - Deux Melodies for harp and cello
Ibert - Trio for violin, cello and harp
Saint Saëns - 2 Romances for cello and harp
Renié - Trio

tickets: www.concertsatcratfield.org.uk

concerts at cratfield
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