14th North Norfolk Music Festival

13-24 August 2018

All concerts will be at St Mary’s Church, South Creake except where alternative venues are indicated


Monday 13th 

6.45pm FESTIVAL SUPPER 1 - Tickets £23

8pm MELVYN TAN Beethoven Sonatas Op.110 and 111, Schubert Sonata in G D.894  - Tickets £25       


Tuesday 14th at The Marble Hall, Holkham Hall 

7.30pm CARDUCCI QUARTET Mendelssohn Op.80, Rowland-Jones ‘Flock of Knot’, Beethoven Razumovsky No.2  -            Tickets £28


Wednesday 15th

4.30pm HJÖRTUR PÁLL EGGERTSSON cello BJARNI FRIMANN BJARNASON piano Two young Icelandic artists play Beethoven Sonata in G minor Op.5 No.2, Jón Nordal 'Pictures on a Panel Wall', Rachmaninov Sonata - Tickets £16


5.45pm FESTIVAL SUPPER 2 - Tickets £23

7pm FLOREAT SONUS 'FOR MUSICK'S ART' This programme features cunningly crafted and sumptuous works by Tallis, Tye and Taverner and is built around Tye's six voice masterpiece 'Missa Euge Bone' - Tickets £25


Thursday 16th

4.30pm JAMES BUCKLE bass trombone ALISON PROCTER pianorecital by the first ever trombone winner of the prestigious Royal Over-Seas League Gold Medal Prize 2017 – programme to be confirmed - Tickets £16


5.45pm FESTIVAL SUPPER 3 - Tickets £23

7pm LISA MILNE soprano and TIM HORTON piano -  Songs by Purcell (arr. Britten and Tippett), Schumann, Strauss, Debussy, Poulenc, MacMillan and Quilter Tickets £20


Friday 17th

4.30pm TALK Simon Rowland-Jones together with Lisa Milne and the Marmen Quartet explore Schoenberg's remarkable Second String Quartet and Verklärte nacht in preparation for the evening performance and for the Gould Piano Trio concert on 21st August - Tickets £3

5.45pm FESTIVAL SUPPER 4 - Tickets £23

7pm MARMEN QUARTET Haydn Op.74 No.1, Beethoven Op.18 No.3 and Schoenberg’s Second String Quartet, which includes settings of poems by Stefan George sung by LISA MILNE soprano Tickets £20


Saturday 18th

4.30pm SEAN SHIBE guitar at St Margaret’s Church, Burnham Norton – the brilliant young Scottish guitarist makes his début at NNMF - Early Scottish Lute music, JS Bach Lute Suite No.2 in A minor, Villa-Lobos Etudes and Preludes -          Tickets £16


5.45pm FESTIVAL SUPPER 5 - Tickets £23

7pm Richard Boothby founder member of Fretwork gives a short talk about the the ensemble and their programme that follows. FREE

7.30pm 'In Nomine' The well-known viol consort FRETWORK offers a treasure trove of 'In Nomine' settings by 16th century composers Tavener, Tye, Parsons, Byrd, Picforth, Gibbons, Lawes and Purcell to contemporary composers Gavin Bryars and Nico Muhly - Tickets £25


Sunday 19th

5pm A talk on Mahler - more details to follow  Tickets £3

5.45pm FESTIVAL SUPPER 6 - Tickets £23

7pm ‘Das Lied von der Erde’ with HILARY SUMMERS contralto JOSHUA ELLICOTT tenor TIM HORTON piano  Schubert Piano Sonata in D D.850  and Das Lied von der Erde in Mahler’s own version with piano - Tickets £22


Monday 20th

4.30pm HILARY SUMMERS contralto ANDREW WEST piano  Pleasures on a Summer Afternoon   

Hilary Summers and Andrew West have created a most original programme in which they explore addictions and sensuous pleasures – of all kinds! Songs by ROGER QUILTER, PURCELL, FINZI a wry look at PUCCINI’s heroines (from a contralto’s point of view!), Leonard BERNSTEIN (whose centenary it is this year) and a tour-de-force in which Hilary will tackle all the roles from Die Zauberflote by MOZART. Songs by DEBUSSY and MAHLER complete this most varied and original recital - Tickets £16


6pm Friends of NNMF summer party (Free for Friends of NNMF)

Tuesday 21st

4.30pm ALASDAIR BEATSON piano Beethoven Bagatelles, Op.33, Schumann Kinderszenen Op.15, Bartok – five pieces from Mikrokosmos, Fauré Nocturne No.9 in B minor Op.97, Satie Embryons Desséchés - Tickets £16


5.45pm FESTIVAL SUPPER 7 - Tickets £23

7pm GOULD PIANO TRIO Haydn Piano Trio in A flat, Hob.XV:14, Schoenberg Verklärte nacht (transcribed for piano trio), Brahms Piano Trio in B Op.8  - Tickets £20                


Wednesday 22nd

5.45pm FESTIVAL SUPPER 8 - Tickets £23

7pm  TIM HORTON and ALASDAIR BEATSON piano – programme to include works by Mozart, Debussy and Rachmaninov  - Tickets £20


Thursday 23rd

4.30pm FERIO SAXOPHONE QUARTET return to NNMF, and will be joined by TIMOTHY END piano - Tchaikovsky A selection from the Nutcracker Suite, Guillermo Lago's The Wordsworth Poems, Simon Rowland-Jones Close Shave, Reinhart Quartet, Shostakovich Jazz Suite and Iturralde Memorias - Tickets £16


5.45pm FESTIVAL SUPPER 9 - Tickets £23

7pm DORIC STRING QUARTET Haydn String Quartet in G Op.33 No.5, Beethoven String Quartet in B flat Op.130 with Grosse Fuge - Tickets £25


Friday 24th

5pm A talk on Thomas Adès - more details to follow  Tickets £3

5.45pm FESTIVAL SUPPER 10 - Tickets £23

7pm DORIC STRING QUARTET with ALASDAIR BEATSON piano – programme to include piano quintets by Thomas Adès and Dvořák - Tickets £25