17th NORTH NORFOLK MUSIC FESTIVAL

12-19 AUGUST 2022

St. Mary's Church, South Creake 

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Norfolk

Friday 12 August

5.45pm FESTIVAL SUPPER 1   BOOK HERE                               

7pm VAUGHAN WILLIAMS GALA CONCERT  -  GARETH BRYNMOR JOHN baritone, WILLIAM VANN piano, ECHÉA QUARTET, WILL DUERDEN double bass

A special concert of Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958) celebrating 150 years since his birth.  

Songs of Travel

Four poems by Fredegond Shove

Folksongs from Norfolk

Silent Noon

The Lark Ascending

Piano Quintet in C minor                      


Saturday 13 August 

4pm ECHÉA QUARTET BOOK HERE

HAYDN String Quartet in F minor, Op.20 No.5

BEETHOVEN String Quartet in F, Op.59 No.1 "Razumovsky"

The Echéa Quartet has built up a loyal following in Norfolk over the past two years. They recently won 1st Prize in the Royal Over-Seas Music Competition. In their second Norfolk appearance this year they will perform string quartets by Haydn and Beethoven.

This concert is generously supported by Susan Thaw

 

5.45pm FESTIVAL SUPPER 2   BOOK HERE                                     

7pm AILISH TYNAN soprano IAIN BURNSIDE piano BOOK HERE

The much-loved Irish soprano Ailish Tynan and pianist Iain Burnside, both consummate recitalists, have created a typically entertaining and varied programme for their recital in South Creake.

Grieg: Sechslieder Op.48

Richard Strauss: Six Songs including ‘’Allerseelen’ and ‘Morgen’

Faure: Cinq Melodies de Venise

Herbert Hughes (1882-1937): Four traditional Irish folksongs collected and arranged by Herbert Hughes

Libby Larson (b.1950): Pregnant

Libby Larson’s hilarious song about how not to announce your good news from her song-cycle The Birth Project (2015)

Samuel Barber: Nuvoletto Op.25 (1947)

Set to words by James Joyce from Finnegan’s Wake The first performance was given at The Library of Congress in 1953 with the composer and soprano, Leontyne Price.

​This concert is generously supported by Richard and Briony Linsell


Sunday 14 August  

5.45pm FESTIVAL SUPPER 3 BOOK HERE                                      

7pm LOUIS SCHWIZGEBEL piano BOOK HERE

BEETHOVEN Sonata in D minor, Op.31 No.2 ‘Tempest’, BRAHMS Klavierstücke, Op.118, SCHUBERT Sonata in C minor, D.958                                                                 

We are pleased to welcome Louis back to South Creake, five years since his last recital here, and to his programme of works by Beethoven, Brahms and Schubert. His engagements this season include concerts in Paris, Stuttgart, Oslo and Lucerne. 

Louis Schwizgebel was born in 1987. He won the Geneva International Music Competition when he was 17 and also the Young Concert Artists International Auditions in New York. He won second prize at the Leeds Internatioal Competition in 2012 and was a BBC New Generation Artist.

Major engagements this season include performances with the Omaha Symphony Orchestra, the Berne Symphony Orchestra and with the conductor John Wilson for the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra.

This concert is generously supported by Anthony Clamp


Monday 15 August 

4pm JAMES ATKINSON baritone, SIMON LEPPER piano BOOK HERE

This will be James’s debut solo recital at NNMF, delayed from 2021, but many will remember his “An die ferne Geliebte” with the Carducci Quartet last year. 

James Atkinson has recently completed his studies at the Royal College of Music Opera Studio where he studied with Alison Wells and sang leading roles in several productions.

This year he has been singing Masetto for Welsh National Opera on their spring tour.

He will give recitals at Oxford Lieder, Lewes, at the English Son Weekend with Iain Burnside and in Messiah at Leith Hill Music Festival in Surrey. 

He will travel to Japan to take part in two performances of Walton’s Belshazzar’s Feast at Suntory Hall, Tokyo and in Kanagawa with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra.

Schumann                 Liederkreis, Op.39                                                          

Schubert                    Gesänge des Harfners aus "Wilhelm Meister"                       

Ravel                         Don Quichotte à dulcinée

Finzi                           Let Us Garlands Bring

This concert is generously supported by Jane and Jeffrey Thomas                                                                       

5.45pm FESTIVAL SUPPER 4     BOOK HERE                                    

7pm LEONORE TRIO, SIMON ROWLAND-JONES viola BOOK HERE

The Leonore Trio bring a terrific programme of trios by Haydn, Dvořák, and the Piano Quartet in G minor by Brahms, with its high-spirited gypsy Csardas finale.

Haydn Piano Trio in A, Hob.XV:18

Dvořák Piano Trio No.4 in E minor, Op.90 “Dumky”

Brahms Piano Quartet No.1 in G minor, Op.25

This concert is generously supported by a longstanding friend of the Festival


Tuesday 16 August                         

5.45pm FESTIVAL SUPPER 5  BOOK HERE                                      

7pm ALIM BEISEMBAYEV piano BOOK HERE

Born in Kazakhstan, Alim shot to international attention after winning first prize in the 2021 Leeds International Competition, sweeping both the jury and the audience off their feet in a wave of admiration. His programme will include works by Haydn, Chopin and Liszt.

HAYDN Variations in F minor

CHOPIN Sonata No.2

LISZT 12 Ètudes d’exécution transcendantes S.139

​This concert is generously supported by Clive and Ann Aldred


Wednesday 17 August  

4pm TED BLACK tenor ANA MANASTIREANU piano BOOK HERE

The lyric tenor, Ted Black, was born in London and studied in Glasgow before going on to the International Opera School at The Royal College of Music. He was a finalist in the Kathleen Ferrier Awards in 2020 and in the Grange Festival Singing competition in 2019. Career highlights so far have been performances with John Wilson and with Marin Alsop at the Edinburgh International Festival, this summer’s Waterperry Opera Festival in Oxfordshire, and the role of Ferrando in Poland for the Wroclawska Opera where he will return this autumn as Don Ottavio.  He and Ana give a recital at the Oxford Lieder Festival in October.

Ted and Ana’s programme will include songs by Delius, Gurney, Vaughan-Williams and three women composers - Rebecca Clarke, Muriel Herbert and songs by Amy Beach set to words by Elizabeth Barrett Browning as well as songs by Clara Schumann, Wolf, Sibelius and Six Songs by Grieg Op.48.

5.45pm FESTIVAL SUPPER 6   BOOK HERE                                      

7pm CARDUCCI STRING QUARTET, JULIAN BLISS clarinet BOOK HERE

The Carducci Quartet and celebrated clarinettist Julian Bliss enjoy a longstanding musical partnership and we look forward to hearing them together in clarinet quintets by Brahms and Weber for this special collaboration.

Rebecca Clarke Poem, for string quartet

Weber Clarinet Quintet in B flat, Op.34

Brahms Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op.115

​This concert is generously supported by Baroness Shephard


Thursday 18 August                    

5.45pm FESTIVAL SUPPER 7 BOOK HERE                                         

7pm MARIAN CONSORT “Music for the Queen of Heaven” BOOK HERE

A programme of music from the Renaissance to the present day by BRITTEN, BYRD, DODGSON, LUDFORD, McDOWALL, PANUFNIK, PARSONS, TALLIS, and WEIR

Rory McLeery’s vocal ensemble performs rich and varied programme of renaissance and contemporary works to reflect on Mary, who has been celebrated and venerated in Catholic motets and antiphons since the Middle Ages.

Works range from the simple lullaby by Stephen Dodgson, miraculous cascades of sound by Tallis, Britten’s Hymn to the Virgin, Roxana Panufnik’s complex and emotional Magnificat and Judith Weir’s ebullient Ave Regina Caelorum. 

The Marian Consort vocal ensemble was founded and is directed by Rory McCleery, countertenor, conductor and academic. 

The group give performances in the USA and throughout Europe and the UK and in the spring of 2020 make their first visit to Japan with concerts in Tokyo, Nagoya and Nishinomiya where they will perform their programme ‘Singing in Secret: music from recusant Catholic England.’

Other highlights this season include performances at the Cambridge Early Music Festival, in Truro Cathedral and the Three Choirs Festival in Worcester where they will perform a new work by Dani Howard.

The Consort’s repertory extends from Renaissance music to the works of contemporary British composers.


Friday 19 August                        

4pm ALICE NEARY cello BENJAMIN FRITH piano BOOK HERE

Alice Neary is well known to NNMF audiences both as soloist and as a former member of the Gould Piano Trio. This year, she and Benjamin Frith will play works by Janáček, Felix and Fanny Mendelssohn, and will finish with Beethoven’s A major Sonata, Op.69.

Janáček Pohadka

Felix Mendelssohn Sonata in D

Fanny Hensel Fantasia in G minor

Beethoven Sonata in A, Op.69

​This concert is generously supported by Brian Hatfield

5.45pm FESTIVAL SUPPER 8 BOOK HERE                                        

7pm CASTALIAN STRING QUARTET BOOK HERE

Now firmly established as one of the world’s leading string quartets we welcome back the Castalians to NNMF to wrap up our 17th Festival in a programme of works by Haydn, Sibelius and Schubert. 

Haydn String Quartet in E flat, Op.20 No.1

Sibelius String Quartet in D minor, Op.56, "Voces Intimae"

Schubert String Quartet in G, D.887

​This concert is generously supported by Patricia Hewitt

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