Join Chris for two talks to kickstart the big September birthday bash
THE EVER-TURNING WHEEL OF FORTUNE – CARL ORFF AND CARMINA BURANA
Who would have imagined that some dusty manuscripts stored in a European monastery would provide inspiration for Munich-born composer Carl Orff? It was to prove a decisive turning point in his career when in 1937 Carmina Burana was first performed. The ever-turning wheel of fortune on which the work is based just about sums up Orff’s life. He tried to win patronage from the Nazi SS, withheld his support for musical colleagues during the Second World War and would be arrested by the Allies as a Nazi collaborator. The talk will focus on his life and on the impact Carmina has had on choral music- the equivalent of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring on orchestral music. It has been used for television ads and reckoned to be one of the world’s “loudest” pieces. You can check this out at our Diamond Jubilee performance on Saturday 14 September at Snape Maltings.
Saturday 22 June 2019, 10am-12.30pm
Ipswich Institute, 15 Tavern Street, Ipswich, IP1 3AA. 01473 253992. firstname.lastname@example.org
£5.00 including refreshments. Tickets available from Ipswich Institute. Spaces are limited.
60 YEARS OF MAKING MUSIC – THE TRIANON ENIGMA
A small youth group in the mid 1950s which from school band to fully fledged choir and symphony orchestra became deeply rooted in Ipswich social and cultural life – all under the same conductor’s baton. Bits of the story have been circulating but we now have Chris Green’s book, The Trianon Enigma, to tell the remarkable tale of his and Trianon’s musical journey, inextricably linked. Celebrating his own 60th birthday as the Group’s founder and conductor, Chris will present The Trianon Enigma hot off the press for the first time and share his memories of the last six decades as well as his thoughts on the way forward. The book will be available for sale on the day. Fasten your belts and take off in the time machine with him!
Thursday 12 September 2019, 1-1.50pm followed by book signing
Museum Street Methodist Church, 17 Black Horse Lane, Ipswich, IP1 2EF (back entrance with car park) 01473 254781
Admission free with a retiring collection. Tea and coffee served from 12.30pm