Festival Journey - Do Different

We invite you on a journey to try something new from our Classical programme.

THE FESTIVAL COMMISSION

CAIN

Sunday 15 May

Kemal Yusuf is one of the foremost young composers in the UK. We are delighted to be working with him for a major choral composition that will receive its World Premiere at the Festival in May. Join us for the opportunity to be the first to hear this landmark new work Cain.

Click here to read a Q&A with composer Kemal Yusuf

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TIME IS A BLIND GUIDE
Monday 23 May

Described by The Guardian as ‘a fascinating jazz crossover’, Time is a Blind Guide sees a jazz trio collaborating with chamber musicians including cellist Lucy Railton. Led by percussionist and composer Thomas Strønen, this concert will be a melodic blend of classical and jazz music.

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BRANFORD MARSALIS
Tuesday 24 May

Recognised as one of the world’s great jazz saxophonists, for his latest project In My Solitude, Branford Marsarlis plays in sacred spaces – for the Festival, Norwich Cathedral – with a repertoire that moves from jazz standard to improvisations on Bach, with a gospel influence.

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MAX RICHTER
Thursday 19 May

Last year Max Richter received extraordinary critical acclaim, with props from Pitchfork, BBC 6Music, Jarvis Cocker and Time Out. But Richter, hailed as the most influential composer of his generation, takes influence as much from the classical world as the contemporary to create his award-winning elctro-acoustic music.

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