Music - Choir Concert:CMR: Siobhain O’Higgins - Piano at Princess Theatre

Concert, Sun 14 Feb 2021

Featuring music of Rachmaninov, Schubert & Brahms

Featuring music of Rachmaninov, Schubert & Brahms

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Details

Classical Musical Rocks (CMR) is a charity that brings world class musicians into West Norfolk Schools to inspire and entertain young people.

In February and March 2021, CMR are producing a series of six Sunday afternoon Chamber Music Concerts played to a socially distanced audience at Hunstanton’s Princess Theatre.

Siobhain's programme will feature the music of Rachmaninov, Schubert, Brahms and Gershwin. It will introduce the theme of Nature through music such as Debussy's 'Clair de Lune'. This could provide a gentle escape from all thought of pandemics.

Siobhain specialised in collaborative piano playing at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in a two-year postgraduate course. This was followed by a Junior Fellowship in Accompaniment at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. Whilst studying at the GSMD, Siobhain won the School's Accompanist Prize, and later the Megan Foster Prize, the pianist's prize in the Maggie Teyte Competition with Soprano Martene Grimson.

Since then she has been based in London, working mainly as a recitalist and a vocal coach. During this time her performances have taken place in locations such as the Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House, St James's, Piccadily, Southbank Centre, the Austrian Cultural Institute, the House of Lords and the Tower of London, as well as aboard Swan Hellenic's Minervas 1 and 11 and BBC Radio broadcasts. Recital partners have included Paul Hamburger, Elizabeth Watts, Phillip Smith, Ameral Gunson and Lee Bisset, amongst several others.

Current and regular work includes performing with Streetwise Opera, Lost Chord and as Pianist and Advisor to the Somerset Song Prize. She frequently works as a pianist at the Junior Guildhall School of Music, which involves performing with instrumentalists of any genre. Recent performances include a programme with four of their scholars at London’s Charlton House, solo recitals of Rachmaninov and Chopin, and Carmina Burana at The Anvil, Basingstoke.

The concert lasts approximately 1 hour with no interval. Tickets are available now, limited to 100 seats due to social distancing. Visit Princess Theatre’s box office to book or for more details: www.princesshunstanton.co.uk/.

CMR is run by the truly inspirational Peter Barker, who is hoping to bring a performance to the Guildhall next Autumn in partnership with SGT. You can read more about CMR on their website: Classical Music Rocks - West Norfolk (cmrschoolswestnorfolk.com).

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsPublic toiletsWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsElectric car charging point

Event details

Dates Times
Sun 14 Feb 2021 14:00

Prices

Tickets cost only £10 for adults and £5 for under 18s. Season tickets are available offering all six concerts for the price of five and make a great seasonal gift.

Directions

See location of Princess Theatre on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TF 673409  Lat: 52.93941 Long: 0.48835

By car:

By public transport:

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 16 miles from King's Lynn station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Electric car charging pointElectric car charging point

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas

General

  • YesHearing loop system
  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFree
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system
  • YesVisual alarm system

Entrance

  • YesSteps to the main entrance
    • 6
      Number of steps to entrance
    • YesHandrail by steps
  • YesRamp to entrance
  • YesEntrance is well lit
  • YesAutomatic door at the main entrance

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair