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NCEM Diary Dates Spring/Summer 2013

Jazz Folk

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Front cover Johanna Juhola

June Tabor

Moishe’s Bagel

Saturday 26 January Saturday 26 January Saturday 9 February Friday 15 February Tuesday 26 February Thursday 14 March Tuesday 19 March Thursday 21 March Thursday 21 March Saturday 6 April Friday 12 April Tuesday 16 April Saturday 20 April Friday 26 April Saturday 27 April Saturday 4 May Friday 10 May Saturday 11 May Friday 17 May 22 – 26 May Sunday 2 June Monday 3 June Friday 7 June Thursday 13 June Friday 21 June Sunday 23 June Monday 24 June Friday 28 June Saturday 29 June Wednesday 3 July 5 – 13 July

Antonio Forcione

Celtic Fiddle Festival

Come and Play: The Recorder - Workshop Come and Play: The Recorder - Family Concert Orpheus Britannicus Steve Knightley Yiddish Twist Orchestra Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers Martin Carthy & Peter Robinson European Day of Early Music June Tabor Quay Voices The Outside Track Johanna Juhola Come and Play: The Gamelan Moishe’s Bagel NCEM Composers Award 2013 The Eighteenth Century Concert Club Dark Inventions Union Jill Brass Jaw Beverley and East Riding Early Music Festival Antonio Forcione Celtic Fiddle Festival Tina May Music as Architecture University of York Jazz Orchestra ZRI From south to north: A vocal π Ayanna The Sixteen – Insight Day The Foresters plus Stan Graham York Early Music Festival

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1.30pm 4.00pm All Day 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 1.00pm 7.30pm 3.00pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 10.30am & 2.00pm 7.30pm 7.30pm All Day 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm

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February A travelling season of concerts bringing the newest and most exciting music from around the globe to 12 major music venues in the UK. Saturday 9 February Tuesday 26 February | 7.30pm

Yiddish Twist Orchestra

Orpheus Britannicus:

Twisted retro roots from the East End

A celebration of Benjamin Britten

Tickets £12.00 See Page 4

Yvonne Seymour soprano Helena Daffern mezzo soprano Adrian Thompson tenor Stephen Varcoe bass Peter Seymour piano

Tuesday 16 April | 7.30pm

Johanna Juhola Accordion Finnish style Tickets £12.00 See Page 7 This offer is valid on full price tickets only. You will need to book two tickets at the same time to take advantage of this deal. There are no refunds or exchanges and this offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers. Tickets are subject to availability.

Saturday 26 January

York Residents Festival

CONCERT AND WORKSHOP

Come and Play: The Recorder Come and play in the company of the NCEM's Minster Minstrels recorder ensemble. Participants will rehearse and join in a performance of 'Through the Arches of Time' by Anthony Purnell taking listeners on an imaginary journey along the River Ouse - and will also have the opportunity to try out the more unusual members of the recorder family. The workshop is open to all recorder players of Grade 1 standard and above. Full details, music and booking forms available at www.ncem.co.uk/comeandplayrecorder. Workshop 1.30pm – 3.30pm Free to York Residents but must be booked in advance Contact education@ncem.co.uk tel: 01904 632220 Family Concert 4.00pm – 4.45pm Performance by Minster Minstrels and workshop participants. Tickets

£3.00 (under 12s and workshop participants free)

University of York Chamber Choir Benjamin Britten is regarded as the greatest setter of English words since Purcell. In the 100th anniversary of his birth, the University’s annual Song Day places him in the context of his contemporaries and teachers. 12.30pm

Britten Canticle I: Songs by Vaughan Williams, Grainger, Britten

3.30pm

Britten Canticle II: Folk song settings by Britten, Ireland, Vaughan Williams

6.15pm

Pre-concert discussion: Sing English Song with Stephen Varcoe (free of charge as part of the 7.00pm performance)

7.00pm

Britten Canticle III: Songs by Britten, Grainger

Tickets

Daytime: £14.00 (concessions £13.00, students £3.00) Evening: £16.00 (concessions £14.00, students £3.00)

Day Tickets

£40.00 (concessions £35.00)

Friday 15 February | 7.30pm

Steve Knightley Tales from the land, the sea and the heart A solo performance from the song writing force behind the mighty Show of Hands. Steve is renowned for his strong narrative songs reflecting life in his native West Country, while he also pulls no punches in writing highly literate numbers about bigger national and global issues. A charismatic performer with a great voice, he plays guitar, mandocello and a host of other instruments. ‘Knightley dares to tackle subjects other songwriters leave well alone – his best songs are bleak, witty and finely observed’ The Guardian Promoted in association with The Black Swan Folk Club Tickets £16.00 (concessions £14.00)

www.steveknightley.co.uk

The Minster Minstrels is run as a partnership between the NCEM and the City of York Council’s Arts Academy with support from the Mayfield Valley Arts Trust.

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February A travelling season of concerts bringing the newest and most exciting music from around the globe to 12 major music venues in the UK. Saturday 9 February Tuesday 26 February | 7.30pm

Yiddish Twist Orchestra

Orpheus Britannicus:

Twisted retro roots from the East End

A celebration of Benjamin Britten

Tickets £12.00 See Page 4

Yvonne Seymour soprano Helena Daffern mezzo soprano Adrian Thompson tenor Stephen Varcoe bass Peter Seymour piano

Tuesday 16 April | 7.30pm

Johanna Juhola Accordion Finnish style Tickets £12.00 See Page 7 This offer is valid on full price tickets only. You will need to book two tickets at the same time to take advantage of this deal. There are no refunds or exchanges and this offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers. Tickets are subject to availability.

Saturday 26 January

York Residents Festival

CONCERT AND WORKSHOP

Come and Play: The Recorder Come and play in the company of the NCEM's Minster Minstrels recorder ensemble. Participants will rehearse and join in a performance of 'Through the Arches of Time' by Anthony Purnell taking listeners on an imaginary journey along the River Ouse - and will also have the opportunity to try out the more unusual members of the recorder family. The workshop is open to all recorder players of Grade 1 standard and above. Full details, music and booking forms available at www.ncem.co.uk/comeandplayrecorder. Workshop 1.30pm – 3.30pm Free to York Residents but must be booked in advance Contact education@ncem.co.uk tel: 01904 632220 Family Concert 4.00pm – 4.45pm Performance by Minster Minstrels and workshop participants. Tickets

£3.00 (under 12s and workshop participants free)

University of York Chamber Choir Benjamin Britten is regarded as the greatest setter of English words since Purcell. In the 100th anniversary of his birth, the University’s annual Song Day places him in the context of his contemporaries and teachers. 12.30pm

Britten Canticle I: Songs by Vaughan Williams, Grainger, Britten

3.30pm

Britten Canticle II: Folk song settings by Britten, Ireland, Vaughan Williams

6.15pm

Pre-concert discussion: Sing English Song with Stephen Varcoe (free of charge as part of the 7.00pm performance)

7.00pm

Britten Canticle III: Songs by Britten, Grainger

Tickets

Daytime: £14.00 (concessions £13.00, students £3.00) Evening: £16.00 (concessions £14.00, students £3.00)

Day Tickets

£40.00 (concessions £35.00)

Friday 15 February | 7.30pm

Steve Knightley Tales from the land, the sea and the heart A solo performance from the song writing force behind the mighty Show of Hands. Steve is renowned for his strong narrative songs reflecting life in his native West Country, while he also pulls no punches in writing highly literate numbers about bigger national and global issues. A charismatic performer with a great voice, he plays guitar, mandocello and a host of other instruments. ‘Knightley dares to tackle subjects other songwriters leave well alone – his best songs are bleak, witty and finely observed’ The Guardian Promoted in association with The Black Swan Folk Club Tickets £16.00 (concessions £14.00)

www.steveknightley.co.uk

The Minster Minstrels is run as a partnership between the NCEM and the City of York Council’s Arts Academy with support from the Mayfield Valley Arts Trust.

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February

March Tuesday 19 March | 7.30pm

Yiddish Twist Orchestra

Martin Carthy & Peter Robinson

Twisted retro roots from the East End

SEE PAGE 2

Tuesday 26 February | 7.30pm

Crimes and Ballads

The Yiddish Twist Orchestra is an all-star East End band featuring Europe’s retro king Natty Bo on vocals (Ska Cubano). In the late 50s and early 60s, London was home to ‘der shvitz’, the most deliriously danceable music of all – a hallucinating mix of surf rock guitar, West Indian calypso, mambo, skiffle and Jewish folk melodies. When it crossed the Atlantic in diluted form as the twist, the music’s roots remained largely forgotten. This one-off cultural collision, paying homage to its beatnik founder Willy Bergman, lost hero of the sex ‘n’ drugs British music revolution, got the slums – and salons – on both sides of the water dancing to the pounding Yiddish beat.

York Literature Festival presents two unique talents on stage together, fusing storytelling with music. Martin Carthy’s career spans more than 50 years and he is one of the best-known and most respected performers in English folk music, a veritable national treasure. Peter Robinson is the acclaimed author of some 25 novels. His Inspector Banks crime stories are set in the fictional Yorkshire town of Eastvale, modelled on places like Ripon and Richmond. He has received many writing awards and his novels have been translated into 19 languages. A second DCI Banks television series was shown in autumn 2012.

‘…a band with a mission, and their own quirky mythology’ The Guardian Tickets £12.00 (concessions £10.00; students £5.00)

www.yiddishtwist.com

‘Arguably the greatest English folk song performer, writer, collector and editor of them all’ Q Magazine

Thursday 14 March | 7.30pm

www.watersoncarthy.com www.inspectorbanks.com

Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers The Way of the Drum

Tickets £14.00 (no concessions)

Promoted by the York Literature Festival in association with The Black Swan Folk Club

Experience the thundering and exhilarating rhythms of Taiko in a dynamic and engaging show, and gain a unique insight into the enthralling world of this powerful art form. An exciting fusion of primal rhythm, choreographed movement and athleticism to captivate audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Members of the renowned Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers return to the roots of Taiko Drumming, performing traditional Taiko pieces and revealing the history and culture of this fascinating folk art in a lively and entertaining concert. ‘Not just incredibly skilled musicians, they are also excellent performers: theatrical and energising.’ Edinburgh Evening News Tickets £12.00 (concessions £10.00; students £5.00)

www.taiko.co.uk

Thursday 21 March | 1.00pm

European Day of Early Music Celebrating JS Bach’s birthday – and the first day of spring – the NCEM invites you to the first European Day of Early Music in the company of Robert Hollingworth and students from the University of York. Highlights to include Jesu, meine Freude and music by Bach’s predecessors, Schütz and Schein. Under the patronage of Mrs Androulla Vassiliou, member of the European Commission. In co-operation with the European Broadcasting Union. Tickets £3.00 (no concessions)

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February

March Tuesday 19 March | 7.30pm

Yiddish Twist Orchestra

Martin Carthy & Peter Robinson

Twisted retro roots from the East End

SEE PAGE 2

Tuesday 26 February | 7.30pm

Crimes and Ballads

The Yiddish Twist Orchestra is an all-star East End band featuring Europe’s retro king Natty Bo on vocals (Ska Cubano). In the late 50s and early 60s, London was home to ‘der shvitz’, the most deliriously danceable music of all – a hallucinating mix of surf rock guitar, West Indian calypso, mambo, skiffle and Jewish folk melodies. When it crossed the Atlantic in diluted form as the twist, the music’s roots remained largely forgotten. This one-off cultural collision, paying homage to its beatnik founder Willy Bergman, lost hero of the sex ‘n’ drugs British music revolution, got the slums – and salons – on both sides of the water dancing to the pounding Yiddish beat.

York Literature Festival presents two unique talents on stage together, fusing storytelling with music. Martin Carthy’s career spans more than 50 years and he is one of the best-known and most respected performers in English folk music, a veritable national treasure. Peter Robinson is the acclaimed author of some 25 novels. His Inspector Banks crime stories are set in the fictional Yorkshire town of Eastvale, modelled on places like Ripon and Richmond. He has received many writing awards and his novels have been translated into 19 languages. A second DCI Banks television series was shown in autumn 2012.

‘…a band with a mission, and their own quirky mythology’ The Guardian Tickets £12.00 (concessions £10.00; students £5.00)

www.yiddishtwist.com

‘Arguably the greatest English folk song performer, writer, collector and editor of them all’ Q Magazine

Thursday 14 March | 7.30pm

www.watersoncarthy.com www.inspectorbanks.com

Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers The Way of the Drum

Tickets £14.00 (no concessions)

Promoted by the York Literature Festival in association with The Black Swan Folk Club

Experience the thundering and exhilarating rhythms of Taiko in a dynamic and engaging show, and gain a unique insight into the enthralling world of this powerful art form. An exciting fusion of primal rhythm, choreographed movement and athleticism to captivate audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Members of the renowned Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers return to the roots of Taiko Drumming, performing traditional Taiko pieces and revealing the history and culture of this fascinating folk art in a lively and entertaining concert. ‘Not just incredibly skilled musicians, they are also excellent performers: theatrical and energising.’ Edinburgh Evening News Tickets £12.00 (concessions £10.00; students £5.00)

www.taiko.co.uk

Thursday 21 March | 1.00pm

European Day of Early Music Celebrating JS Bach’s birthday – and the first day of spring – the NCEM invites you to the first European Day of Early Music in the company of Robert Hollingworth and students from the University of York. Highlights to include Jesu, meine Freude and music by Bach’s predecessors, Schütz and Schein. Under the patronage of Mrs Androulla Vassiliou, member of the European Commission. In co-operation with the European Broadcasting Union. Tickets £3.00 (no concessions)

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April Thursday 21 March | 7.30pm

Tuesday 16 April | 7.30pm

June Tabor

Johanna Juhola

Huw Warren piano Andy Cutting accordion Mark Emerson viola, violin

Accordion Finnish style

June Tabor is the BBC’s 2012 Folk Awards Singer of the Year. Her voice is one of the wonders of the British music scene. Having toured almost exclusively for the last two years with Oysterband, she returns eagerly to her ‘chamber' format to combine the traditional with the contemporary in her own thoughtful way. Songs from her most recent album 'Ashore' will feature, amongst others from her wide repertoire, consummately and engagingly presented by an artist who has a deep understanding of her material.

Charismatic and playful accordionist Johanna Juhola conjures a magical world that blends Buenos Aires tango halls with forest-dark Finnish landscapes and rolls it all up in contrasting worlds of sound. Johanna’s music is an original blend of contemporary tango and inventive use of electronica.

‘Tabor's singing is spellbinding – one of the great singers of any genre’ The Guardian Tickets £18.00 (concessions £16.00)

www.junetabor.co.uk

A well-known face on Finland’s music scene, her opener track commissioned for the 2007 Eurovision song contest was watched by millions. Johanna’s innovative performances with her Reaktori quartet captivate with their musical wizardry and cheeky theatricality.

Saturday 6 April | 3.00pm

Friday 12 April | 7.30pm

‘…humour, surprises, sensitivity, originality… Johanna’s music is golden-rimmed and sunny’ Trad Mag

Quay Voices in York

The Outside Track

www.johannajuhola.net

Enjoy The Sage Gateshead’s vibrant regional mixed voice youth choir, Quay Voices, conducted by Matt Beckingham. Tickets £5.00 (no concessions)

Mairi Rankin of Canada’s famous Rankin family, Ailie Robinson and Fiona Black from Scotland and Irish musicians Cillian O'Dalaigh and Teresa Horgan are united by a love of Celtic music and a commitment to creating new music on its firm foundation. Using fiddle, accordion, harp, guitar, flute, step-dance and vocals, they blend boundless energy with unmistakable joie de vivre. Voted Group Of The Year in the Live Ireland Awards 2012, these young virtuosi have toured extensively in Europe and America, including local appearances at the Whitby and Helmsley Festivals, and win admirers wherever they play. ‘Simply a consummate blend of skill, talent, flair and intensity. Best of the best! The perfect blend.’ Folkwords Promoted in association with The Black Swan Folk Club Tickets £14.00 (concessions £12.00)

www.theoutsidetrack.com

SEE PAGE 2

March April

Tickets £12.00 (concessions £10.00; students £5.00)

Saturday 20 April | 10.30am - 12.00pm and 2.00pm - 3.30pm

Come and Play: The Gamelan

WORKSHOP

A chance to explore the traditional Indonesian Gamelan with community musician Emily Crossland. The University of York’s Gamelan Sekar Petak (the White Flower Gamelan) will be in residence at the NCEM for two introductory workshop sessions. Participants will find out more about the Javanese gamelan, its surrounding culture, its traditional repertoire, and its place in the modern musical world. The workshops will be hands-on, with opportunities to play genuine Javanese instruments. The workshop is aimed at beginner adults and children (aged 11+) and no prior experience is required. Book early to avoid disappointment! Tickets £3.00 (no concessions)

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April Thursday 21 March | 7.30pm

Tuesday 16 April | 7.30pm

June Tabor

Johanna Juhola

Huw Warren piano Andy Cutting accordion Mark Emerson viola, violin

Accordion Finnish style

June Tabor is the BBC’s 2012 Folk Awards Singer of the Year. Her voice is one of the wonders of the British music scene. Having toured almost exclusively for the last two years with Oysterband, she returns eagerly to her ‘chamber' format to combine the traditional with the contemporary in her own thoughtful way. Songs from her most recent album 'Ashore' will feature, amongst others from her wide repertoire, consummately and engagingly presented by an artist who has a deep understanding of her material.

Charismatic and playful accordionist Johanna Juhola conjures a magical world that blends Buenos Aires tango halls with forest-dark Finnish landscapes and rolls it all up in contrasting worlds of sound. Johanna’s music is an original blend of contemporary tango and inventive use of electronica.

‘Tabor's singing is spellbinding – one of the great singers of any genre’ The Guardian Tickets £18.00 (concessions £16.00)

www.junetabor.co.uk

A well-known face on Finland’s music scene, her opener track commissioned for the 2007 Eurovision song contest was watched by millions. Johanna’s innovative performances with her Reaktori quartet captivate with their musical wizardry and cheeky theatricality.

Saturday 6 April | 3.00pm

Friday 12 April | 7.30pm

‘…humour, surprises, sensitivity, originality… Johanna’s music is golden-rimmed and sunny’ Trad Mag

Quay Voices in York

The Outside Track

www.johannajuhola.net

Enjoy The Sage Gateshead’s vibrant regional mixed voice youth choir, Quay Voices, conducted by Matt Beckingham. Tickets £5.00 (no concessions)

Mairi Rankin of Canada’s famous Rankin family, Ailie Robinson and Fiona Black from Scotland and Irish musicians Cillian O'Dalaigh and Teresa Horgan are united by a love of Celtic music and a commitment to creating new music on its firm foundation. Using fiddle, accordion, harp, guitar, flute, step-dance and vocals, they blend boundless energy with unmistakable joie de vivre. Voted Group Of The Year in the Live Ireland Awards 2012, these young virtuosi have toured extensively in Europe and America, including local appearances at the Whitby and Helmsley Festivals, and win admirers wherever they play. ‘Simply a consummate blend of skill, talent, flair and intensity. Best of the best! The perfect blend.’ Folkwords Promoted in association with The Black Swan Folk Club Tickets £14.00 (concessions £12.00)

www.theoutsidetrack.com

SEE PAGE 2

March April

Tickets £12.00 (concessions £10.00; students £5.00)

Saturday 20 April | 10.30am - 12.00pm and 2.00pm - 3.30pm

Come and Play: The Gamelan

WORKSHOP

A chance to explore the traditional Indonesian Gamelan with community musician Emily Crossland. The University of York’s Gamelan Sekar Petak (the White Flower Gamelan) will be in residence at the NCEM for two introductory workshop sessions. Participants will find out more about the Javanese gamelan, its surrounding culture, its traditional repertoire, and its place in the modern musical world. The workshops will be hands-on, with opportunities to play genuine Javanese instruments. The workshop is aimed at beginner adults and children (aged 11+) and no prior experience is required. Book early to avoid disappointment! Tickets £3.00 (no concessions)

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April

May

Friday 26 April | 7.30pm

Saturday 27 April | 7.30pm

Saturday 4 May

Moishe’s Bagel

NCEM Composers Award 2013

The Eighteenth Century Concert Club

Featuring the internationally acclaimed early music ensemble Florilegium

This annual Baroque Day is inspired by the development of music societies in London, Paris and Leipzig – all of which promoted by leading composers of the day.

Phil Alexander piano Greg Lawson violin Pete Garnett accordion Mario Caribé bass Guy Nicolson percussion Dazzlingly virtuosic and irresistibly exhilarating, Scottish folk/world five-piece Moishe’s Bagel stir up a wealth of cosmopolitan flavours – including klezmer, Balkan, Middle Eastern, and Celtic sounds – into a truly sumptuous musical feast. Based in Edinburgh, with a line-up of violin, piano, accordion, double bass and percussion, the band draw on diverse backgrounds of jazz and classical, British folk and tango, playing largely original material that matches awesome technical prowess with thrillingly visceral impact. Their unique creative synergy – fusing playfulness and passion, outstanding musicianship and outrageous chutzpah, deep traditional roots and dauntless cross-genre imagination – shines through in electrifying live performances. ‘This brilliantly accomplished and adventurous five-piece emphatically puts the ‘class’ into ‘unclassifiable’’ The Scotsman Tickets £15.00

(concessions £13.00; students £5.00) www.moishesbagel.co.uk

Hear music for the dance composed by the finalists of the 2013 NCEM Composers Award presented in association with BBC Radio 3 and Florilegium. This national award has attracted much interest. The finalists will have the opportunity to work with composer Christopher Fox and Florilegium to prepare their pieces for this public performance. The winners will be announced on the night. The winning pieces will then be performed by Florilegium at the Bath International Music Festival in June and recorded for broadcast by BBC Radio 3. If you are under 25 and would like to find out how to enter this award, please go to www.ncem.co.uk/composersaward2013. Registrations of interest have to be in by Friday 8 February.

Compagnia d’Istrumenti University of York Chamber Choir and Baroque Ensemble

12.30pm Hanover Square Concerts: JC Bach, Abel, Haydn 3.00pm

Concert Spirituel: Rameau, Leclair, Lalande, Vivaldi

7.00pm

Collegium Musicum: JS Bach, Telemann

Tickets

Daytime: £14.00 (concessions £13.00, students £3.00) Evening: £16.00 (concessions £14.00, students £3.00)

Day Tickets £40.00 (concessions £35.00)

Friday 10 May | 7.30pm

Dark Inventions Peyee Chen soprano Schoenberg

Pierrot Lunaire

A cabaret-style presentation of this notorious melodrama, 101 years after its first performance, given as part of the 2013 University of York Spring Festival of New Music. Tickets £6.00 (concessions £4.00; students £3.00)

Tickets £10.00 (concessions £5.00)

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April

May

Friday 26 April | 7.30pm

Saturday 27 April | 7.30pm

Saturday 4 May

Moishe’s Bagel

NCEM Composers Award 2013

The Eighteenth Century Concert Club

Featuring the internationally acclaimed early music ensemble Florilegium

This annual Baroque Day is inspired by the development of music societies in London, Paris and Leipzig – all of which promoted by leading composers of the day.

Phil Alexander piano Greg Lawson violin Pete Garnett accordion Mario Caribé bass Guy Nicolson percussion Dazzlingly virtuosic and irresistibly exhilarating, Scottish folk/world five-piece Moishe’s Bagel stir up a wealth of cosmopolitan flavours – including klezmer, Balkan, Middle Eastern, and Celtic sounds – into a truly sumptuous musical feast. Based in Edinburgh, with a line-up of violin, piano, accordion, double bass and percussion, the band draw on diverse backgrounds of jazz and classical, British folk and tango, playing largely original material that matches awesome technical prowess with thrillingly visceral impact. Their unique creative synergy – fusing playfulness and passion, outstanding musicianship and outrageous chutzpah, deep traditional roots and dauntless cross-genre imagination – shines through in electrifying live performances. ‘This brilliantly accomplished and adventurous five-piece emphatically puts the ‘class’ into ‘unclassifiable’’ The Scotsman Tickets £15.00

(concessions £13.00; students £5.00) www.moishesbagel.co.uk

Hear music for the dance composed by the finalists of the 2013 NCEM Composers Award presented in association with BBC Radio 3 and Florilegium. This national award has attracted much interest. The finalists will have the opportunity to work with composer Christopher Fox and Florilegium to prepare their pieces for this public performance. The winners will be announced on the night. The winning pieces will then be performed by Florilegium at the Bath International Music Festival in June and recorded for broadcast by BBC Radio 3. If you are under 25 and would like to find out how to enter this award, please go to www.ncem.co.uk/composersaward2013. Registrations of interest have to be in by Friday 8 February.

Compagnia d’Istrumenti University of York Chamber Choir and Baroque Ensemble

12.30pm Hanover Square Concerts: JC Bach, Abel, Haydn 3.00pm

Concert Spirituel: Rameau, Leclair, Lalande, Vivaldi

7.00pm

Collegium Musicum: JS Bach, Telemann

Tickets

Daytime: £14.00 (concessions £13.00, students £3.00) Evening: £16.00 (concessions £14.00, students £3.00)

Day Tickets £40.00 (concessions £35.00)

Friday 10 May | 7.30pm

Dark Inventions Peyee Chen soprano Schoenberg

Pierrot Lunaire

A cabaret-style presentation of this notorious melodrama, 101 years after its first performance, given as part of the 2013 University of York Spring Festival of New Music. Tickets £6.00 (concessions £4.00; students £3.00)

Tickets £10.00 (concessions £5.00)

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May

June

Saturday 11 May | 7.30pm

Sunday 2 June | 7.30pm

Union Jill

Antonio Forcione

Sharon Winfield and Helen Turner mix acoustic guitars and mandola with edgy song writing and powerful vocal delivery. Their material embraces historical themes and contemporary issues, personal experience and social comment, while their voices blend together in spellbinding harmony and their on-stage presence is natural, funny and personable.

Tonight they launch their new album ‘Respectable Rebellion’ with a one-off band concert, including the record's producer and guitarist Clive Gregson, whose CV includes work with Richard Thompson and Nanci Griffith, plus Martin Simpson and Kate Rusby's regular bassist Andy Seward and Mark Boyce of The Durbervilles on drums. ‘A duo to watch out for … there is something instinctive in the way they blend as musicians” R2 Magazine Promoted in association with The Black Swan Folk Club Tickets £10.00 (concessions £8.00)

www.unionjill.org Friday 17 May | 7.30pm

Brass Jaw Allon Beauvoisin baritone sax Ryan Quigley trumpet Paul Towndrow alto sax Konrad Wiszniewski tenor sax

Monday 3 June | 7.30pm

Celtic Fiddle Festival 20th Anniversary Tour Kevin Burke fiddle Christian Lemaître fiddle André Brunet fiddle Nicholas Quemener guitar

Multi-award winning, guitarist-composer Antonio Forcione released his new album ‘Sketches of Africa’, in 2012. Inspired by recent tours throughout Africa, the new album showcases his compositions with local musicians who, together, evoke a joyous, spiritually beguiling homage to a continent still going through immense change. His first album in five years, ‘Sketches of Africa’ is eagerly awaited by the legion of fans Antonio has built up over twenty years of composing, performing and thrilling audiences all over the world. Antonio is a regular performer at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and is regarded as the Fringe’s favourite guitarist. ‘One of the great acoustic guitarists’ The Guardian

The Celtic Fiddle Festival celebrates the violin in all its globe-trotting variations showcasing a fascinating juxtaposition of international and individual styles. The quartet combines their talents, musical traditions and spontaneous humour for an evening of dazzling energy and subtle grace. They play with such relentless precision and fire that the tunes transcend all cultural and geographical barriers, leaving the audience with a memorable musical experience. ‘Three of the finest folk violinists anywhere. A mastery of regional fiddle styles with alternately soulful, dazzling and nuanced performances’ The Washington Post Tickets £17.00 (concessions £15.00; students £5.00)

www.celticfiddlefestival.com

Tickets £15.00

(concessions £13.00; students £5.00) www.antonioforcione.com

Voted 'Ensemble Of The Year' in the 2011 Parliamentary Jazz Awards, this four-piece Glasgow band brings a vibrant new sound to the world of jazz. Working without a traditional rhythm section, their concerts are characterised by the band's trademark momentum, drive and charisma, with music that strongly embraces the jazz tradition whilst reaching out into the unknown towards new musical territory. Brass Jaw's philosophy is the idea that music should be as engaging, entertaining and humorous as it is virtuosic, cerebral and progressive. They have worked with ECM recording artist John Surman who composed two new works for them, which were premiered at the 2009 British Composers Awards. ‘Quite simply stunning’ BBC Radio 3 Tickets £12.00 (concessions £10.00; students £5.00)

www.brassjaw.co.uk

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May

June

Saturday 11 May | 7.30pm

Sunday 2 June | 7.30pm

Union Jill

Antonio Forcione

Sharon Winfield and Helen Turner mix acoustic guitars and mandola with edgy song writing and powerful vocal delivery. Their material embraces historical themes and contemporary issues, personal experience and social comment, while their voices blend together in spellbinding harmony and their on-stage presence is natural, funny and personable.

Tonight they launch their new album ‘Respectable Rebellion’ with a one-off band concert, including the record's producer and guitarist Clive Gregson, whose CV includes work with Richard Thompson and Nanci Griffith, plus Martin Simpson and Kate Rusby's regular bassist Andy Seward and Mark Boyce of The Durbervilles on drums. ‘A duo to watch out for … there is something instinctive in the way they blend as musicians” R2 Magazine Promoted in association with The Black Swan Folk Club Tickets £10.00 (concessions £8.00)

www.unionjill.org Friday 17 May | 7.30pm

Brass Jaw Allon Beauvoisin baritone sax Ryan Quigley trumpet Paul Towndrow alto sax Konrad Wiszniewski tenor sax

Monday 3 June | 7.30pm

Celtic Fiddle Festival 20th Anniversary Tour Kevin Burke fiddle Christian Lemaître fiddle André Brunet fiddle Nicholas Quemener guitar

Multi-award winning, guitarist-composer Antonio Forcione released his new album ‘Sketches of Africa’, in 2012. Inspired by recent tours throughout Africa, the new album showcases his compositions with local musicians who, together, evoke a joyous, spiritually beguiling homage to a continent still going through immense change. His first album in five years, ‘Sketches of Africa’ is eagerly awaited by the legion of fans Antonio has built up over twenty years of composing, performing and thrilling audiences all over the world. Antonio is a regular performer at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and is regarded as the Fringe’s favourite guitarist. ‘One of the great acoustic guitarists’ The Guardian

The Celtic Fiddle Festival celebrates the violin in all its globe-trotting variations showcasing a fascinating juxtaposition of international and individual styles. The quartet combines their talents, musical traditions and spontaneous humour for an evening of dazzling energy and subtle grace. They play with such relentless precision and fire that the tunes transcend all cultural and geographical barriers, leaving the audience with a memorable musical experience. ‘Three of the finest folk violinists anywhere. A mastery of regional fiddle styles with alternately soulful, dazzling and nuanced performances’ The Washington Post Tickets £17.00 (concessions £15.00; students £5.00)

www.celticfiddlefestival.com

Tickets £15.00

(concessions £13.00; students £5.00) www.antonioforcione.com

Voted 'Ensemble Of The Year' in the 2011 Parliamentary Jazz Awards, this four-piece Glasgow band brings a vibrant new sound to the world of jazz. Working without a traditional rhythm section, their concerts are characterised by the band's trademark momentum, drive and charisma, with music that strongly embraces the jazz tradition whilst reaching out into the unknown towards new musical territory. Brass Jaw's philosophy is the idea that music should be as engaging, entertaining and humorous as it is virtuosic, cerebral and progressive. They have worked with ECM recording artist John Surman who composed two new works for them, which were premiered at the 2009 British Composers Awards. ‘Quite simply stunning’ BBC Radio 3 Tickets £12.00 (concessions £10.00; students £5.00)

www.brassjaw.co.uk

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June

June Friday 21 June | 7.30pm

University of York Jazz Orchestra

Friday 7 June | 7.30pm

with Mark Bassey trombone

Tina May

Featuring the music of Ensemble Quintessence, Chile’s most popular contemporary jazz ensemble, and a musical response by Ricardo Alvarez to the colourful festival of the Feast of La Tirana in northern Chile.

Piaf – A Celebration of a Legend

Tickets £13.00 (concessions £11.00; students £3.00)

Nikki Iles piano Karen Street accordion Julie Walkington double-bass

Sunday 23 June | 7.30pm

Award winning vocalist, Tina May, brings to life the music of Edith Piaf, France’s most beloved entertainer, national icon and musical legend.

ZRI Brahms and the Gypsy

A gifted lyricist, consummate vocalist and sparkling entertainer, Tina’s astonishing vocal ability and hypnotic stage presence has won her worldwide acclaim. In this programme with her all-female group, she captures the magic of Piaf with classics including La Vie En Rose, Hymne à L’Amour, Milord and Non je ne regrette rien.

Max Baillie violin Jon Banks accordion Ben Harlan clarinet Iris Pissaride santouri Matthew Sharp cello ZRI – the Red Hedgehog Tavern – where Brahms used to go and hear gypsy musicians play in Vienna – has inspired a reimagining of his famous Op.115 clarinet quintet, re-scoring it with accordion and santouri (a type of cymbalom) for the rich gypsy flair that so inspired the original. ZRI weave the passionate sounds of klezmer and Hungarian music into the structure of the quintet, placing this classical masterpiece firmly in the context of the gritty tavern music that Brahms loved to hear.

‘That great rarity, a singer who enhances a song’ The Observer Tickets £12.00 (concessions £10.00; students £5.00)

www.tinamay.com

‘ZRI played with consummate virtuosity, magic and passion’ Royal Albert Hall Café Ignite Series

Thursday 13 June | 7.30pm

Tickets £15.00 (concessions £13.00; students £5.00)

www.zrimusic.com

Music as Architecture Join the students of the University of York Creative Performance Project, directed by Ambrose Field, as they unveil an evening soundscape of music, performance and video giving an unusual musical perspective on York’s famous historic architecture.

Monday 24 June | 7.30pm

From south to north: A vocal π

Tickets £6.00 (concessions £4.00; students £3.00)

Presented in association with the 2013 University of York Festival of Ideas

David Howard, with members of the Audio Research Laboratory at the University of York and singing friends, takes us on a journey ‘from south to north’ exploring our voices from lungs to head! The acoustics of the NCEM will be altered during our journey and our singers will be spread out around the audience to ‘bake’ a special vocal π for your listening pleasure. Tickets £6.00 (concessions £4.00; students £3.00)

Presented in association with the 2013 University of York Festival of Ideas

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June

June Friday 21 June | 7.30pm

University of York Jazz Orchestra

Friday 7 June | 7.30pm

with Mark Bassey trombone

Tina May

Featuring the music of Ensemble Quintessence, Chile’s most popular contemporary jazz ensemble, and a musical response by Ricardo Alvarez to the colourful festival of the Feast of La Tirana in northern Chile.

Piaf – A Celebration of a Legend

Tickets £13.00 (concessions £11.00; students £3.00)

Nikki Iles piano Karen Street accordion Julie Walkington double-bass

Sunday 23 June | 7.30pm

Award winning vocalist, Tina May, brings to life the music of Edith Piaf, France’s most beloved entertainer, national icon and musical legend.

ZRI Brahms and the Gypsy

A gifted lyricist, consummate vocalist and sparkling entertainer, Tina’s astonishing vocal ability and hypnotic stage presence has won her worldwide acclaim. In this programme with her all-female group, she captures the magic of Piaf with classics including La Vie En Rose, Hymne à L’Amour, Milord and Non je ne regrette rien.

Max Baillie violin Jon Banks accordion Ben Harlan clarinet Iris Pissaride santouri Matthew Sharp cello ZRI – the Red Hedgehog Tavern – where Brahms used to go and hear gypsy musicians play in Vienna – has inspired a reimagining of his famous Op.115 clarinet quintet, re-scoring it with accordion and santouri (a type of cymbalom) for the rich gypsy flair that so inspired the original. ZRI weave the passionate sounds of klezmer and Hungarian music into the structure of the quintet, placing this classical masterpiece firmly in the context of the gritty tavern music that Brahms loved to hear.

‘That great rarity, a singer who enhances a song’ The Observer Tickets £12.00 (concessions £10.00; students £5.00)

www.tinamay.com

‘ZRI played with consummate virtuosity, magic and passion’ Royal Albert Hall Café Ignite Series

Thursday 13 June | 7.30pm

Tickets £15.00 (concessions £13.00; students £5.00)

www.zrimusic.com

Music as Architecture Join the students of the University of York Creative Performance Project, directed by Ambrose Field, as they unveil an evening soundscape of music, performance and video giving an unusual musical perspective on York’s famous historic architecture.

Monday 24 June | 7.30pm

From south to north: A vocal π

Tickets £6.00 (concessions £4.00; students £3.00)

Presented in association with the 2013 University of York Festival of Ideas

David Howard, with members of the Audio Research Laboratory at the University of York and singing friends, takes us on a journey ‘from south to north’ exploring our voices from lungs to head! The acoustics of the NCEM will be altered during our journey and our singers will be spread out around the audience to ‘bake’ a special vocal π for your listening pleasure. Tickets £6.00 (concessions £4.00; students £3.00)

Presented in association with the 2013 University of York Festival of Ideas

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June

July

Friday 28 June | 7.30pm

Wednesday 3 July | 7.30pm

The Foresters plus Stan Graham

Ayanna The first non-American to win the legendary Amateur Night Live at the Harlem Apollo, British vocalist, cellist and composer, Ayanna – a pioneer of Black folk music – is paving the way with her beguiling vocals which skip and swing over the intimate, honey-sweet cello. Ayanna is an emerging composer, arranger, performer of versatility and depth. She has worked alongside UK and international artists including Courtney Pine, Nitin Sawhney, Jason Yarde, Robert Mitchell, Gwyneth Herbert, Natty and the legendary US string ensemble Kronos Quartet which shows the range of her musicianship. Her music was recently celebrated at the Kings Place Festival in London. Last year she supported Robert Fonseca at York Theatre Royal as part of their jazz concert series. ‘Ayanna has to be heard to be believed’ Time Out Tickets £15.00 (concessions £13.00; students £5.00)

www.ayannamusic.com

Saturday 29 June | 10.30am – c3.30pm

The Sixteen - Insight Day Join leading musicologists John Milsom and Sally Dunkley as they uncover the rich musical history behind the Choral Pilgrimage repertoire. Talks about the programme are interspersed with discussion, debate and excerpts performed by a small group of singers. ‘As a relative newcomer to Early Music, I particularly appreciated finding out more about the composers, the music, its origins and structure (Insight Day 2012) and having The Sixteen to illustrate points made it come to life.’ Matthew Robinson Tickets £25.00 (no concessions) including lunch (£5.00 off when booked with the performance of The Sixteen on 12 July)

Tickets available from 18 March www.ncem.co.uk/yemf

A double bill of much-loved local acts. The Foresters have been performing their melodic blend of folk, country and pop, laced with humour, for 40 years and comprise Mike Brown mandolin, banjo, Fred Ring bass, Dee Marshall flute, Brian Oxberry percussion, Stephen Marshall guitar and newcomer Jo Wheldon fiddle, with all members singing. Stan Graham writes powerful songs, which capture emotions and reflect on real people and events. With their strong words and great tunes, several have been covered by other artists. Stan is a relaxed and accomplished entertainer with a great voice and bags of personality. ‘Stan’s songs are powerful yet understated, moving and memorable, he writes from the heart’ The Independent Promoted in association with The Black Swan Folk Club Tickets £10.00 (no concessions)

www.stangraham.co.uk

Saturday 26 October | 7.30pm

Snake Davis Band Top British saxophonist, Snake Davis, returns with a mixture of soul, world, funk and jazz and featuring the haunting Japanese shakuhachi and Irish whistle. Widely known for his solos on tracks such as Lisa Stansfield’s ‘Change’, M-Peoples ‘Search For A Hero’ and Take That’s ‘A Million Love Songs’, he has played and recorded with artists ranging from James Brown to Paul McCartney, The Eurythmics to Amy Winehouse. Tickets £17.00 (concessions £15.00) Tickets on sale now

www.snakedavis.com Saturday 9 November | 7.30pm

Orquesta Tangazo Orquesta Tangazo brings together some of the UK’s leading exponents of Tango, contemporary and world music to recreate the sound world of the great orchestras of Tango's golden age in the 30s and 40s, as well as exploring the most sophisticated Nuevo Tango ensemble music of Astor Piazzolla and the Argentinian contemporary scene. Tickets £17.00 (concessions £15.00) Tickets on sale now

www.tangazo.co.uk

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June

July

Friday 28 June | 7.30pm

Wednesday 3 July | 7.30pm

The Foresters plus Stan Graham

Ayanna The first non-American to win the legendary Amateur Night Live at the Harlem Apollo, British vocalist, cellist and composer, Ayanna – a pioneer of Black folk music – is paving the way with her beguiling vocals which skip and swing over the intimate, honey-sweet cello. Ayanna is an emerging composer, arranger, performer of versatility and depth. She has worked alongside UK and international artists including Courtney Pine, Nitin Sawhney, Jason Yarde, Robert Mitchell, Gwyneth Herbert, Natty and the legendary US string ensemble Kronos Quartet which shows the range of her musicianship. Her music was recently celebrated at the Kings Place Festival in London. Last year she supported Robert Fonseca at York Theatre Royal as part of their jazz concert series. ‘Ayanna has to be heard to be believed’ Time Out Tickets £15.00 (concessions £13.00; students £5.00)

www.ayannamusic.com

Saturday 29 June | 10.30am – c3.30pm

The Sixteen - Insight Day Join leading musicologists John Milsom and Sally Dunkley as they uncover the rich musical history behind the Choral Pilgrimage repertoire. Talks about the programme are interspersed with discussion, debate and excerpts performed by a small group of singers. ‘As a relative newcomer to Early Music, I particularly appreciated finding out more about the composers, the music, its origins and structure (Insight Day 2012) and having The Sixteen to illustrate points made it come to life.’ Matthew Robinson Tickets £25.00 (no concessions) including lunch (£5.00 off when booked with the performance of The Sixteen on 12 July)

Tickets available from 18 March www.ncem.co.uk/yemf

A double bill of much-loved local acts. The Foresters have been performing their melodic blend of folk, country and pop, laced with humour, for 40 years and comprise Mike Brown mandolin, banjo, Fred Ring bass, Dee Marshall flute, Brian Oxberry percussion, Stephen Marshall guitar and newcomer Jo Wheldon fiddle, with all members singing. Stan Graham writes powerful songs, which capture emotions and reflect on real people and events. With their strong words and great tunes, several have been covered by other artists. Stan is a relaxed and accomplished entertainer with a great voice and bags of personality. ‘Stan’s songs are powerful yet understated, moving and memorable, he writes from the heart’ The Independent Promoted in association with The Black Swan Folk Club Tickets £10.00 (no concessions)

www.stangraham.co.uk

Saturday 26 October | 7.30pm

Snake Davis Band Top British saxophonist, Snake Davis, returns with a mixture of soul, world, funk and jazz and featuring the haunting Japanese shakuhachi and Irish whistle. Widely known for his solos on tracks such as Lisa Stansfield’s ‘Change’, M-Peoples ‘Search For A Hero’ and Take That’s ‘A Million Love Songs’, he has played and recorded with artists ranging from James Brown to Paul McCartney, The Eurythmics to Amy Winehouse. Tickets £17.00 (concessions £15.00) Tickets on sale now

www.snakedavis.com Saturday 9 November | 7.30pm

Orquesta Tangazo Orquesta Tangazo brings together some of the UK’s leading exponents of Tango, contemporary and world music to recreate the sound world of the great orchestras of Tango's golden age in the 30s and 40s, as well as exploring the most sophisticated Nuevo Tango ensemble music of Astor Piazzolla and the Argentinian contemporary scene. Tickets £17.00 (concessions £15.00) Tickets on sale now

www.tangazo.co.uk

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Festivals

& East Riding

Parties, Celebrations Conferences

Early Music Festival

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Wednesday 22 – Sunday 26 May

A celebration of music from the medieval to the Baroque with guests including harpsichordist Trevor Pinnock; Le Jardin Secret; members of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; Gallicantus, directed by Gabriel Crouch, and the fun-loving Carnival Band with Vivien Ellis.

A stunning venue in the heart of York The NCEM is now available for anniversary parties, wedding receptions, conferences, dinners and musical soirées. The venue can accommodate up to 100 people for dinners and up to 150 for receptions. If you would like to find out more or make a booking, please contact our Events Manager on

Full details and tickets available now from www.ncem.co.uk/bemf

01904 632220 or email events@ncem.co.uk.

Friday 5 – Saturday 13 July

The Festival culminates with the York Early Music International Young Artists Competition on Saturday 13 July. Full details on how to take part are available from www.ncem.co.uk/youngartists

www.ncem.co.uk/events

Jakob Lindberg

The 2013 festival focuses on the musical life of Rome and the 450th anniversary of John Dowland with guests including La Risonanza directed by Fabio Bonizonni; Ensemble Medusa with Patrizia Bovi; Iestyn Davies; Paul O’Dette; Jakob Lindberg and Wieland Kuijken. Full details and tickets available from 18 March from www.ncem.co.uk/yemf

Supporting the National Centre for Early Music The NCEM is a thriving arts organisation with a yearround programme of concerts and activities which are supported by the Arts Council, a variety of trust funds and increasingly by individual members of the audience. Each gift is matched £1 for £1 by the Arts Council.

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If you would like to help make a difference and make a one-off donation, you can either send a cheque made payable to the National Centre for Early Music or donate on-line at www.ncem.co.uk/donate

We thank you for your support.

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Festivals

& East Riding

Parties, Celebrations Conferences

Early Music Festival

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Wednesday 22 – Sunday 26 May

A celebration of music from the medieval to the Baroque with guests including harpsichordist Trevor Pinnock; Le Jardin Secret; members of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; Gallicantus, directed by Gabriel Crouch, and the fun-loving Carnival Band with Vivien Ellis.

A stunning venue in the heart of York The NCEM is now available for anniversary parties, wedding receptions, conferences, dinners and musical soirées. The venue can accommodate up to 100 people for dinners and up to 150 for receptions. If you would like to find out more or make a booking, please contact our Events Manager on

Full details and tickets available now from www.ncem.co.uk/bemf

01904 632220 or email events@ncem.co.uk.

Friday 5 – Saturday 13 July

The Festival culminates with the York Early Music International Young Artists Competition on Saturday 13 July. Full details on how to take part are available from www.ncem.co.uk/youngartists

www.ncem.co.uk/events

Jakob Lindberg

The 2013 festival focuses on the musical life of Rome and the 450th anniversary of John Dowland with guests including La Risonanza directed by Fabio Bonizonni; Ensemble Medusa with Patrizia Bovi; Iestyn Davies; Paul O’Dette; Jakob Lindberg and Wieland Kuijken. Full details and tickets available from 18 March from www.ncem.co.uk/yemf

Supporting the National Centre for Early Music The NCEM is a thriving arts organisation with a yearround programme of concerts and activities which are supported by the Arts Council, a variety of trust funds and increasingly by individual members of the audience. Each gift is matched £1 for £1 by the Arts Council.

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If you would like to help make a difference and make a one-off donation, you can either send a cheque made payable to the National Centre for Early Music or donate on-line at www.ncem.co.uk/donate

We thank you for your support.

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Location

Booking

How to Find Us

How to Book

National Centre for Early Music St Margaret’s Church Walmgate York Y01 9TL Box Office: 01904 658338 General Enquiries: 01904 632220

All concerts take place at the National Centre for Early Music, St Margaret’s Church, Walmgate,York YO1 9TL unless otherwise indicated. Seating at the NCEM is unreserved. By Telephone: Contact the Box Office on 01904 658338. Open weekdays between 9.00am – 5.00pm. By Credit/Debit Card: Tickets can be booked by Visa, Mastercard, Delta, Access and Maestro. Please note that a surcharge of £1.00 applies to both credit and debit cards. On-Line: Visit our website and use the secure on-line booking system. You will need to register with a user name and password to book your tickets. In Person: The National Centre for Early Music is situated in St Margaret’s Church, Walmgate, York YO1 9TL. The Box Office entrance is on Percy’s Lane, just off Navigation Road, open weekdays between 9.00am – 5.00pm.

The National Centre for Early Music is based at St Margaret’s Church in Walmgate – to the East of the City. The NCEM is accessible by car, bus, foot or bike (there are a number of cycle racks on the premises). Car Parking: The Peel Street car park (off George Street) is free in the evenings and Sundays to York residents, there is a £2.00 charge for non-residents.

By Post: Send your order to the Box Office, National Centre for Early Music, St Margaret’s Church, Walmgate, York Y01 9TL, enclosing an SAE. Cheques should be made payable to the National Centre for Early Music.

Buses: First York Bus No. 10 stops in Walmgate. For timetable information contact www.firstgroup.com/ukbus/york

General Ticket Information Email: Simply e mail your enquiry to boxoffice@ncem.co.uk

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Access The NCEM offers a warm welcome to everyone. It is fully accessible to wheelchair users, with suitable toilets and designated car parking spaces. It is also fitted with an induction loop and we have an RNIB Braille map of York available on request. If you have any special needs please let us know when booking your tickets. The NCEM is a Typetalk Approved business. Registered assistance dogs welcome.

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The NCEM warmly recommends a number of York hotels, please log on to www.ncem.co.uk/hotels for details. The York Visitor Information Centre offers help with accommodation and general information about the City. Please ring 01904 550099 or email info@visityork.org

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Location

Booking

How to Find Us

How to Book

National Centre for Early Music St Margaret’s Church Walmgate York Y01 9TL Box Office: 01904 658338 General Enquiries: 01904 632220

All concerts take place at the National Centre for Early Music, St Margaret’s Church, Walmgate,York YO1 9TL unless otherwise indicated. Seating at the NCEM is unreserved. By Telephone: Contact the Box Office on 01904 658338. Open weekdays between 9.00am – 5.00pm. By Credit/Debit Card: Tickets can be booked by Visa, Mastercard, Delta, Access and Maestro. Please note that a surcharge of £1.00 applies to both credit and debit cards. On-Line: Visit our website and use the secure on-line booking system. You will need to register with a user name and password to book your tickets. In Person: The National Centre for Early Music is situated in St Margaret’s Church, Walmgate, York YO1 9TL. The Box Office entrance is on Percy’s Lane, just off Navigation Road, open weekdays between 9.00am – 5.00pm.

The National Centre for Early Music is based at St Margaret’s Church in Walmgate – to the East of the City. The NCEM is accessible by car, bus, foot or bike (there are a number of cycle racks on the premises). Car Parking: The Peel Street car park (off George Street) is free in the evenings and Sundays to York residents, there is a £2.00 charge for non-residents.

By Post: Send your order to the Box Office, National Centre for Early Music, St Margaret’s Church, Walmgate, York Y01 9TL, enclosing an SAE. Cheques should be made payable to the National Centre for Early Music.

Buses: First York Bus No. 10 stops in Walmgate. For timetable information contact www.firstgroup.com/ukbus/york

General Ticket Information Email: Simply e mail your enquiry to boxoffice@ncem.co.uk

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Access The NCEM offers a warm welcome to everyone. It is fully accessible to wheelchair users, with suitable toilets and designated car parking spaces. It is also fitted with an induction loop and we have an RNIB Braille map of York available on request. If you have any special needs please let us know when booking your tickets. The NCEM is a Typetalk Approved business. Registered assistance dogs welcome.

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Saturday 26 January Saturday 26 January Saturday 9 February Friday 15 February Tuesday 26 February Thursday 14 March Tuesday 19 March Thursday 21 March Thursday 21 March Saturday 6 April Friday 12 April Tuesday 16 April Saturday 20 April Friday 26 April Saturday 27 April Saturday 4 May Friday 10 May Saturday 11 May Friday 17 May 22 – 26 May Sunday 2 June Monday 3 June Friday 7 June Thursday 13 June Friday 21 June Sunday 23 June Monday 24 June Friday 28 June Saturday 29 June Wednesday 3 July 5 – 13 July

Antonio Forcione

Celtic Fiddle Festival

Come and Play: The Recorder - Workshop Come and Play: The Recorder - Family Concert Orpheus Britannicus Steve Knightley Yiddish Twist Orchestra Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers Martin Carthy & Peter Robinson European Day of Early Music June Tabor Quay Voices The Outside Track Johanna Juhola Come and Play: The Gamelan Moishe’s Bagel NCEM Composers Award 2013 The Eighteenth Century Concert Club Dark Inventions Union Jill Brass Jaw Beverley and East Riding Early Music Festival Antonio Forcione Celtic Fiddle Festival Tina May Music as Architecture University of York Jazz Orchestra ZRI From south to north: A vocal π Ayanna The Sixteen – Insight Day The Foresters plus Stan Graham York Early Music Festival

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The National Centre for Early Music is run by the York Early Music Foundation Registered Charity No. 1068331. All details are correct at the time of going to press but we reserve the right to amend the published programme if necessary.

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