Cafe Concert - Encore
Sat, 15 Jun 19
11am - 3pm
Tickets £16, to include buffet.
Open to non-members.
Another opportunity to share your love of all things French with other students of language and culture at the Ipswich Institute.
All are invited to share their favourite short pieces of poetry, prose, jokes, drama, song – all in French, of course.
Please let us know if you would like to bring a piece, either for yourself, or someone else, to read. But it is not obligatory to present a piece in order to come.
The Ever Turning Wheel of Fortune - Carl Orff and Carmina Burana
Emeritus Professor Chris Green OBE
Birkbeck Room, 15 Tavern Street
Sat, 22 Jun 19
10.00am - 12.30pm
Ticket(including refreshments): Institute/Trianon members £5.00
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 manuscripts included poems about fortune, spring, meadows, the tavern and courtly affair.
If fate and the ever-turning wheel of fortune are themes running through Carmina, then that just about sums up Orff’s career and personal 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.
This talk will focus on his life, on Carmina and the impact the work has had on choral music – it is reckoned to be one of the world’s “loudest” pieces.
Kind of Blue: a 60 year Retrospective
Dr Graham Platt
Sat, 22 Jun 19
14.00 - 15.30
Tickets £5.50 (£5.00 for Institute members)
Part of Ipswich Jazz Festival.
Miles Davis's album Kind of Blue was recorded exactly sixty years ago, in Spring 1959, and is considered by some to be the greatest jazz album of all time, marking the decisive break between bebop and modal jazz.
This presentation celebrates Davis's achievement, some of the developments that led to it and some aspects of its legacy.
New Angle Prize Awards Dinner
Hintlesham Golf Club
Wed, 03 Jul 19
Tickets £30 from the Library Desk
The culmination of the 2019 New Angle Prize competition will be the announcement of the £2,000 winner and £500 runner-up at the Awards Dinner.
Enjoy a three course meal in the presence of the shortlisted authors and listen to the judges' summing up.
The result of a Readers' Choice competition, run by Suffolk Libraries will also be announced.