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Trunch Concerts - Music in a historic Norfolk Church
Concert in April 2015

SATURDAY   11th   APRIL at  7.30 pm
‘Once upon a Time’

Trio Intermezzo
Prof. Wolfgang Grandjean (Piano)

Tobias Mahler (Bassoon)
Barbara Görgen-Mahler (Oboe)
Michael Klink (French Horn)
Tabea Mahler (Soprano)

TRIO INTERMEZZO (Oboe, horn, piano) from the Moselle Valley, Germany *
TABEA GOERGEN-MAHLER (Soprano - 1st  Prize, Jugend Musiziert 2014)

This concert explores how fairy tales have inspired great music.

  • Gade: Noveletten, Op. 29
  • Schumann: Liederkreis, Op. 39 (instrumental)
  • Clara Schumann: various songs
  • Telling Tales’ by NCG composer, Andrew Lowe Watson, inspired by Grimm’s famous tales

Local composer Andrew Lowe Watson spent several years in the 1990s as resident composer to the Brothers Grimm Festival near Frankfurt and he draws on his experience there of writing six musicals based on the Grimms' tales for a short new work for all performers called 'Telling Tales'.

The 17th Trunch concerts' season begins with a very special concert consolidating the friendships made in 2009, when members of the local Norfolk Winds performed with the Trio Intermezzo from the Moselle Valley in Germany. Since then members of the Winds have performed in Germany and the then-teenaged children of the Trio’s oboist, Barbara Goergen-Mahler, have gone on to achieve great things.
In particular, Tabea has won the equivalent of BBC Young Musician of the Year for her singing. Presenting a programme exploring how fairy tales have inspired great music, you will hear music by Gade, a contemporary of Hans Christian Andersen in Denmark and from Schumann and Mendelssohn, contemporaries of the Grimm Brothers in Germany.