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Musical Concerts & Shows In Suffolk

Suffolk offers a wide range of music festivals and open air concerts throughout the year so it's a great place for music lovers.

For Aldeburgh Music Events this month please see Aldeburgh Music. And don't forget to look at Art Exhibitions In Suffolk for a month-by-month guide to current Exhibitions, or What's on in Suffolk, What's On in Ipswich, What's on in Bury St Edmunds and What's On in Woodbridge if you're specifically interested in events in those areas.
Music Concerts in Suffolk  February 2018
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Music Concerts in Suffolk  March 2018
Sunday 4 March
Kingfisher Sinfonietta Concert
6.30pm
Framlingham College Theatre, Framlingham College, Framlingham, IP13 9EY



The Kingfisher orchestra returns to Framlingham with a programme that was cancelled last December because of the weather! So here it is! Haydn Symphony no.63 ''La Roxelane'' and Tchaikovsky Variations on a Rococo Theme. Lead ''cello Susanna Davis is the soloist. Orchestra Leader, Beth Spendlove, performs Beethoven Romance no.1 for Violin & Orchestra and the concert concludes with Schubert Symphony no.6 in C ''Little''.

Tickets £12, £10 (concess) & £2 f/t education
Tickets from Framlingham Stationers 01728 724244 or at the door. For all concert information contact kingfisherensemble@gmail.com

Sunday 4 March
Ipswich Symphony Orchestra Family Concert
2.30pm
Ipswich Corn Exchange, King Street, Ipswich, IP1 1DH
Sunday March 4th is the date of Time Travellers, Ipswich Symphony Orchestra's Family Concert.
With top favourites for all the family, the programme includes Dr. Who! Star Wars, Beauty and the Beast, The Planets, Wallace and Gromit, Star Trek
and Finding Big Ben! (make sure you have a mobile to contact outer space!)
Dress up! Try out musical instruments onstage!
Tickets: £7 - £10
www.ipswichcornexchange.com, Regent Box Office, T.I.C and from Orchestra members

Tickets £7 - £10
See Ipswich Regent Theatre & Corn Exchange for venue details.

Thursday 8 March
Miranda Sykes at Seagull Theatre Lowestoft
8.00pm
The Seagull Theatre, Morton Road, Pakefield, Lowestoft, NR33 0JH



Miranda Sykes, the acclaimed singer and bassist with 'Show of Hands' is returning to her roots with a solo tour and latest album. After a career spanning over 20 years, during which time she has played with many of the top musicians and singers within the folk world, she will be touring as she started out: One woman, one bass, and one guitar. BORROWED PLACES, released in 2017, is her debut solo album and draws its inspiration primarily from the songs and landscape of her native Lincolnshire but seen through the eyes of someone who has lived away for many years. With her sensational voice, and accompanying herself, Miranda interprets the soul of the land and takes her audience on a journey that resonates with us all, wherever we live and it is one you won't want to miss. This tour will include previously unheard tracks from her forthcoming new album due for release in 2019.
www.mirandasykes.com. Photo Credit Allan Wilkinson.

Tickets £12
Tel: 01502 589726 www.theseagull.co.uk

Sunday 11 March
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Thursday 15 March
North Suffolk Youth Music Gala Concert
7.00pm
Marina Theatre, Marina, Lowestoft, NR32 1HH



Join Suffolk County Music Service for an exciting programme of music performed by North Suffolk Youth Concert Band, North Suffolk Youth String Ensemble, Lowestoft County Music School, and Stradbroke Bands.
These ensembles are combining forces for an exciting celebration of music-making at the prestigious Marina Theatre.

Aged 9-19, ensemble members meet weekly during term time as part of the Suffolk Youth Music programme of music-making activities in Lowestoft and Stradbroke.

Tickets: £7 (£5 student/child)
You can book tickets online at: www.marinatheatre.co.uk/production/suffolk-youth-music/
For more information please phone Suffolk County Music Service: 01473 281866, email: county.musicservice@suffolk.gov.uk

See Marina Theatre, Lowestoft for venue info.

Saturday 17 March
Our European Friends
7.30pm
St Peters-by-the-Waterfront, College Street, Ipswich, IP1 1XF



Come along to St Peters-at-the-Waterfront for an evening of music from Europe that's become as familiar here as pizza and baguettes. St Peters Band perform music from the Paris club strip and the theme from a classic French film; paso dobles to get your feet tapping, a peasant dance from central Europe and much more including a spectacular vision of a legion entering ancient Rome. We share our concert with St Patrick's Day so also expect something from the emerald isle. And Scandinavia gives us an suitable Swedish pop song- the one about a divorce. We also have very special guests bringing their own European flavour to the evening- Eleonora Bulatova (piano) and Francois Caffin (accordian).

There is a bar and a raffle with great prizes. The concert is in aid of Ipswich Citizens Advice, so come along not just for an enjoyable evening but also to support this valuable charity
Tickets £6 advance/ £8 on the door
See St Peter's by the Waterfront for venue details.

Saturday 17 March
Ipswich Remembers
2.30pm & 7.30pm
Corn Exchange, King Street, Ipswich, IP1 1DH



Commemorating local stories from the Great War of 1914-18 and featuring Eternal Light: A Requiem by Howard Goodall.

To mark the centenary of the end of the First World War, music, dance, poetry and animation combine to create an immersive, thought-provoking and moving event. Remembering the town's part in that conflict with personal stories of Ipswich people, both at home and on the front lines, leading up to and during wartime.

Choreographer Mary Davies, supported by DanceEast, with a community cast from across Ipswich, will enact the stories with music specially commissioned from composer Huw Morgan. The Suffolk Poetry Society and historians from Ipswich Choral Society will recreate the news and people's experiences amongst songs from the war years.

The performance concludes with Ipswich Choral Society and Music Director Robin Walker, performing "Eternal Light: A Requiem" by Howard Goodall. The soloists are soprano Gwendolen Martin and tenor Tom Randle.

Tickets £15, U16s/Students £6 (Includes IBC Box office booking fee of £1 per ticket)
Tickets available from the Corn Exchange box office 01473 433100 and online at www.ipswichcornexchange.com

See Ipswich Regent Theatre & Corn Exchange for venue information.

Saturday 17 March
Mainly A Capella (The VIPs and friends)
7.30pm (Doors open at 7.00 pm)
St Matthews Church, Portman Road, Ipswich, IP1 2NB (Jn. of London Rd. & Portman Rd.)



The VIPs and friends in Concert.

With special guests REUNION, a medal winning Quartet from Cambridge, "singing a few songs";
New girl duo "Leon" and their handsome cat!;
Gabi and Dominic with something different;
and Brian Crockett, singer, song writer and guitarist.
£8.00 (Quote STG01) or £10 on the door.
For tickets, email tickets@vipchorus.co.ok or call Alan on 07812 941433

Sunday 18 March
Anonymous was a Woman
5pm
St Peter’s Church, The Street, Westleton, Suffolk, IP17 3AF
'For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.'

This thought-provoking observation by Virginia Woolf reflects our acknowledgement that music and poetry by women has often been diminished in the past. It provides the inspiration for an innovative programme devised by Vetta Wise, the conductor of the 'nine incredible voices' of Seraphim.

This year is significant - it is the centenary of the enfranchisement of millions of women, and Seraphim's concert will provide a variety of works by, and for, creative and inspiring women. You will experience early medieval pieces which were created and sung by nuns; later composers and poets, only now being celebrated, such as Lili Boulanger (her centenary this year) and Emily Bronte (200 years since her birth); John Tavener's honouring of great women through orthodox Mother Thekla's words; and exciting living composers, including Carlotta Ferrari, Ana Fernandez and local Suffolk composers and poets such as Bridget Cousins and Amy Robinson. Pianist for the evening will be the dynamic Karen Smith.
£13.50 inc. post-concert refreshments
Tickets available now from Westleton Stores, or by phone or email.

Box Office: 07763 527 239
Email: tickets@seraphimvoices.uk

Friday 30 March
St John Passion - Gippeswyk Singers and the Classic Chamer Orchestra
7.30pm
St John’s Church, Orwell Road, Felixstowe, IP11 7PW



A beautifully expressive and dramatic oratorio for Good Friday by JS Bach, featuring young professional soloists and conducted by Geoff Lavery.
Classic Chamber Orchestra is comprised of the finest musicians in East Anglia.
Soloists: Sarah Rebecca Gallop (soprano), Chloe Pardoe (mezzo), Micheal Collins (Christ), Michael Collins (Evangelist) and Brian Latchem (Pilate).
This concert is supporting local charities: Bipolar UK (Ipswich) and Sound On Talking Newspaper (pswich & District)
Tickets £15
Tickets available from Stillwater Books Felixstowe, Box Office 01394 670633 or email: paulgalley@btinternet.com

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Friday 6 April
Suffolk County Music Service: Easter Concert
7.30pm
Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Snape, IP17 1SP



Join Suffolk Youth Orchestra, Suffolk Young Strings, and Suffolk Youth Wind Ensemble for an exciting programme of music this Spring.

These "County Ensembles" are part of Suffolk County Music Service's "Suffolk Youth Music" programme of activities for children and young people.

Tickets from £6 - £12, student/child rates available
Tickets available from Snape Maltings online: https://snapemaltings.co.uk/whats-on/suffolk-county-music-service-easter-concert/

For more information you can contact Suffolk County Music Service: phone 01473 281866 or email county.musicservice@suffolk.gov.uk

See Snape Maltings for venue information.

Monday 16 April
Feast of Fiddles 25th Annual Tour
7.30pm
The Apex, Charter Square, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 3FD



Little did the band think it would be setting off on its 25th annual spring tour in 2018 but what started as an idea in a folk club has become a national folk-rock institution. Feast of Fiddles has been variously likened to a 'group of geography teachers' or 'Bellowhead with bus passes!' but doesn't seem to be slowing down any. A band of friends that puts on a show of huge dynamic range performed with passion, joy and a liberal dose of fun. Typically, fiddlers Peter Knight (Gigspanner, Steeleye Span), Chris Leslie (Fairport Convention), Brian McNeill (Battlefield Band), Ian Cutler (Bully Wee), Tom Leary (Lindisfarne) and Garry Blakeley (Band of Two) add the large range of fiddle playing styles to the rock back-line of guitars, keyboards, sax and accordion all held together by legendary drummer Dave Mattacks. Fast forward to 2017 and their sixth album entitled Sleight of Elbow was released, the new album is something of a departure for the band as it features a lot of original compositions from within the band and only a single traditional tune.
A live music entertainment like no other on the circuit which is guaranteed to be enjoyed by even the most doubting of friends dragged along!
http://www.feastoffiddles.co.uk/
https://youtu.be/FdmKL0JEPwo
Photo Credit Jacqueline France
Tickets £21.50
Tel 01284 758000 boxoffice@theapex.co.uk

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