The 19th

North Norfolk Music Festival

9th - 16th August 2024

All concerts and Festival Suppers will be held at the

Church of Our Lady St Mary, South Creake



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FESTIVAL PROGRAMME

Friday 9th August 

Friday 9 August 5.30pm

OPENING GALA CONCERT

12 ENSEMBLE

MARY BEVAN soprano

Edmund Finnis Hymn 

Vaughan Williams  Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis 

Ludwig van Beethoven Heiliger Dankgesang from String Quartet in A minor, Op.132

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Dowland  Lachrimae Antiquae (arr. Ruisi) 

Benjamin Britten Les Illuminations  

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The 12 Ensemble, expanded to 15 for this special concert, are returning to NNMF to perform Vaughan Williams’ richly-textured Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, the late Beethoven transcendental slow movement, Heiliger Dankgesang from his String Quartet in A minor, Op.132, and Dowland’s Lachrimae Antiquae (arr. Ruisi).

Distinguished soprano, Mary Bevan, will join the Ensemble for Benjamin Britten’s song cycle Les Illuminations, his magnificent, colourful setting of poems by Arthur Rimbaud.

TICKETS £30


Friday 9 August 7.30pm 

Friends of NNMF Party

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Join us as our guest for post-concert drinks and canapés in the Festival Marquee after the Gala Concert.

Our annual party for The Friends provides a chance for everyone to get together. This is free for Friends but places MUST be booked in advance. If you are not already a member, see our website for details on how to join.

FREE FOR FRIENDS OF NNMF



Saturday 10th August 

Saturday 10 August 5.45pm  

Festival Supper

A two course buffet supper will be served from 5.45pm by the chefs and staff from Back To Your Place, Byfords, the well-known local caterer based in Holt.

TICKETS £40   


Saturday 10 August 7pm

JAMES NEWBY baritone    

SIMON LEPPER piano

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A ROYAL RECITAL

Schubert - Der Sänger 

Wolf - Königlich Gebet

Mahler - Rheinlegendchen

Liszt - König von Thule 

Britten - Le Roi s’en va-t’en Chasse 

Poulenc - La Reine de Coeur 

Saint-Saens - Le pas d’armes du Roi Jean 

Schumann - Gedichte die Königin Maria Stuart 

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Schumann - Ballade des Harfners 

Purcell - Music for a while 

Mozart - Ridente la calma 

Haydn - Die zu späte Ankunft der Mutter 

Elgar - Was it some Golden Star?

Madeleine Dring - Mélisande, the far away princess

Cornelius - Die Könige 

Heggie - The Haughty Snail-King 

Beethoven – Flohlied

Worseley Charles - The Green-eyed Dragon 

James Newby returns to NNMF with pianist Simon Lepper in a wide ranging and inventive programme built around kings and queens called A Royal Recital, made up of songs by Schubert, Schumann, Elgar, Purcell and others.

This season James will sing the title role in Eugene Onegin at the Staatsoper, Hannover, Demetrius in A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Garsington Opera and will give a recital in the Mahler Festival at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.

TICKETS £20 



Sunday 11th August 

Sunday 11 August 4.30pm 

KLEIO STRING QUARTET 

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BRITTEN 3 Divertimenti

SIMON ROWLAND-JONES 6 Miniatures (première)

DVOŘÁK String Quartet in G, Op.106

We are delighted to welcome the Kleio Quartet for their NNMF debut. They were winners of the Carl Nielsen International Chamber Music Competition in 2023 and were recently a quartet in residence at Snape Maltings. In the first of their two concerts they will play Britten’s 3 Divertimenti, Simon Rowland-Jones’ 6 Miniatures (première), and Dvořák’s tuneful String Quartet in G, Op.106.

TICKETS £20


Sunday 11 August 5.45pm  

Festival Supper

A two course buffet supper will be served from 5.45pm by the chefs and staff from Back To Your Place, Byfords, the well-known local caterer based in Holt.

TICKETS £40   


Sunday 11 August 7pm

EMANUIL IVANOV piano

BEETHOVEN Sonata in D minor, Op.31 No.2 "Tempest"

SHOSTAKOVICH Preludes and Fugues Nos. 5, 2, 12 and 15

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RACHMANINOV Etudes Tableaux Op. 39 Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 9 

MARC-ANDRE HAMELIN - Selection from "12 Etudes in all the minor keys":

No.8 "Erlkönig"

No.11 "Minuetto"

No.12 "Prelude and Fugue"

Emanuil_Ivanov

The brilliant young Bulgarian pianist, Emanuil Ivanov, is launched on an impressive international performing career since winning the 2019 Busoni Competition.  Emanuil has recently made extensive tours in Bulgaria,

South Africa, Japan and Italy. We will hear him play works by Beethoven, Shostakovich, Etudes by Canadian virtuoso pianist Marc-André Hamelin, as well as Rachmaninov’s Etudes Tableaux.

TICKETS £20



Monday 12th August 

Monday 12 August 5.45pm  

Festival Supper 

A two course buffet supper will be served from 5.45pm by the chefs and staff from Back To Your Place, Byfords, the well-known local caterer based in Holt.

TICKETS £40 


Monday 12 August 7pm

KLEIO STRING QUARTET

BARTHOLEMEW LAFOLETTE cello

SIMON ROWLAND-JONES viola

SCHUBERT Quintet in C, D.956

BRAHMS Sextet in G major, Op.36

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For their second concert at the 19th NNMF the Kleio Quartet will play Schubert’s Quintet in C, D.956 together with cellist, Bartholomew Lafolette, already familiar to NNMF audiences from two previous appearances. The second part of the concert will be entirely devoted to Brahms’ magisterial Sextet in G major, Op.36, when they will be joined by violist and Joint Festival Director, Simon Rowland-Jones.

TICKETS £30



Tuesday 13th August 

Tuesday 13 August 4.30pm 

WILL DUERDEN double bass

SVITLANA KOSENKO piano

Reinhold GLIERE  Two Pieces for double bass, Op. 32

Frantisek HERTL Sonata for double bass

Simon ROWLAND-JONES Long Distance (premiere)

Lili BOULANGER Nocturne 

Reinhold GLIERE Two Pieces for double bass, Op. 9

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Will studied at the Yehudi Menuhin School and is currently completing his MA at the Royal College of Music with Caroline Emery and Rodrigo Moro Martin. Last year he was selected by Young Classical Artists’ Trust (YCAT) as one of their new artists.  The programme will include romantic pieces by Russian composer Glière, Hertl, Boulanger and a new work by Simon Rowland-Jones.

TICKETS £20 


Tuesday 13 August 5.45pm 

Festival Supper

A two course buffet supper will be served from 5.45pm by the chefs and staff from Back To Your Place, Byfords, the well-known local caterer based in Holt.

TICKETS £40   


Tuesday 13 August 7pm

ALEXANDRA LOWE  soprano

JAMES BAILLIEU piano

Le Voyage

RAVEL Shéhérazade 

BIZET Adieux de l’hôtesse arabe 

Charles KOECHLIN Shéhérazade Op.84 

RAVEL Cinq mélodies populaires grecques 

DEBUSSY Chansons de Bilitis 

BIZET Ouvre ton cœur (bolero)

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RAVEL Chants populaires: Chanson espagnole 

RAVEL Vocalise-étude en forme de Habanera 

PAULINE VIARDOT Les filles de Cadix and Madrid (bolero) 

A SELECTION OF ARIAS

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Alexandra Lowe studied at the Royal Northern College Music before joining the Opera Course at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She joined the Jette Parker Young Artist Programme at the Royal Opera Covent Garden where she appeared in many roles and worked with conductors such as Sir Anthony Pappano and Sir Mark Elder. Recent highlights include Donna Elvira at Glyndebourne in 2023 and Fiordiligi for Opera North in 2024. 

TICKETS £20



Wednesday 14th August 

Wednesday 14 August 5.45pm 

Festival Supper 

A two course buffet supper will be served from 5.45pm by the chefs and staff from Back To Your Place, Byfords, the well-known local caterer based in Holt.

TICKETS £40   


Wednesday 14   August 7pm 

DANIEL LEBHARDT piano

LISZT Legend No.1 "St. Francis of Assisi`s sermon to the birds,” S.175

LISZT Sunt lacrimae rerum  from Annees de pelerinage, Book III

LISZT Sonata in B minor, S.178

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Robert SCHUMANN Gesänge der Frühe, Op. 133

Clara SCHUMANN Variations on a Theme by Robert Schumann, Op.20

Robert SCHUMANN Geistervariationen

LISZT La cloche sonne, S.238

LISZT Legend no.2 "St Francis of Paola Walking on the Waves" S.175

[Please note that there has been one change to the first half of this programme; Schumann's Kreisleriana has been replaced by Liszt's Sonata in B minor, S.178]

Daniel_lebhardt

Hungarian pianist Daniel Lebhardt is already a favourite of NNMF audiences from his two previous magnificent recitals. The New York Times noted that he played with “power, poetry and formidable technique.”  He has a busy international career as soloist and chamber musician, and we will hear him in both those roles at this year’s NNMF. 

TICKETS £25



Thursday 15th August 

Thursday 15 August 4.30pm 

CASTALIAN STRING QUARTET

BEETHOVEN String Quartet in F minor, Op.95 “Serioso”

JANACEK String Quartet N0.1, “Kreutzer sonata”

HAYDN String Quartet in B flat, Op.76 No.4 “Sunrise”

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Stalwarts of NNMF, the wonderful Castalian String Quartet are back for two concerts this year.  They begin with an all-quartet programme made up of three of the most outstanding works of the string quartet repertoire: Beethoven String Quartet in F minor, Op.95 ‘Serioso’, Janacek No.1 ‘Kreutzer Sonata’, Haydn Quartet in B flat, Op.76 No.4 ‘Sunrise.’

TICKETS £25 


Thursday 15 August 5.45pm 

Festival Supper 

A two course buffet supper will be served from 5.45pm by the chefs and staff from Back To Your Place, Byfords, the well-known local caterer based in Holt.

TICKETS £40   


Thursday 15 August 7pm

MITHRAS TRIO

HAYDN Piano Trio in E Flat Major, Hob. XV:10
SCHOENBERG Verklärte Nacht, Op.4 (arr. Piano Trio by Eduard Steuermann)

SCHUBERT Piano Trio in B flat Major, D. 898

Mithras_Trio

The Mithras Trio are making their second foray to the Festival having already delighted audiences at our Winter Series, Wells Maltings. Established in 2017 they won first prize at the 10th Trondheim Chamber Music Competition and were BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists for the 2021-2023 seasons. They will play Haydn’s E Flat Trio, Schoenberg’s early romantic work Verklärte Nacht (arr. by Eduard Steuermann) and Schubert’s iconic Piano Trio in B flat.

TICKETS £25 



Friday 16th August 

Friday 16 August 4.30pm 

LAURA LOLITA PEREŠIVANA soprano

WILLIAM VANN piano

Songs by William WALTON, ROSSINI, DUPARC, FLANDERS AND SWANN, Stephen SONDHEIM, and arias from Manon by MASSENET and La rondine by PUCCINI, and Quattro canzoni popolari by Luciano BERIO.

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Laura is returning to Norfolk for the second time. The Latvian soprano joined the prestigious Academy at La Scala, Milan this season and has already made her debut there in Verdi's Simon Boccanegra. She was asked to cover the role of Magda in La rondine within days of her arrival in a new production - clearly La Scala loves Laura as much as we do! 

TICKETS £20 


Friday 16 August 5.45pm Festival Supper

A two course buffet supper will be served from 5.45pm by the chefs and staff from Back To Your Place, Byfords, the well-known local caterer based in Holt.

TICKETS £40   


Friday 16 August 7pm 

CASTALIAN STRING QUARTET

DANIEL LEBHARDT piano

WILL DUERDEN double bass

HAYDN String Quartet in A, Op.20 No.6

BARTÒK String Quartet No.3, Sz.85

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SCHUBERT “Trout” Quintet, D.667

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We seized the opportunity of bringing together several of our 2024 ‘artists in residence’ in order to end the 19th NNMF with our first ever performance of Schubert’s Trout Quintet. Also included in the programme are one of Haydn’s most joyful masterpieces, Op.20 No.6 in A, and Bartók’s 5th quartet, noted for its extraordinary stylistic variety and phenomenal energy.

TICKETS £30