12th North Norfolk Music Festival
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- On-site Catering
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- Picnic Site
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15th to 27th August 2016
We hope you will be able to enjoy a few minutes discovering our plans for the 2016 Festival and reading about the artists we have invited to take part. The outline for each festival begins to take form up to two years in advance, but it’s always prudent to keep a few vacant slots to allow for the opportunity of including musicians who are new to us sooner rather than later.
We know our audience loves to welcome back familiar faces - those musicians who collectively form another category of ‘Friends’ of the Festival. They, by their association with NNMF, help create its special atmosphere of friendship, informality and high standards, so much appreciated by everyone who comes to the concerts.
But of course, over-familiarity with a small group of musicians would not make the Festival what it has become over the past eleven years, so we work hard to include a generous percentage of new faces each summer. This year we are delighted to welcome the Russian pianist Alexander Melnikov, the Ferio Saxophone Quartet, British baritone Gareth Brynmor John, no less than six musicians from Iceland, and First Prize Winners of the 2015 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition, the Van Kuijk Quartet from France.
Yehudi Menuhin was born one hundred years ago this year and to mark this occasion we have prepared a special celebration and have invited five musicians who knew Menuhin well in the early days of the now-legendary school he founded in 1963, violinists Marcia Crayford and Elisabeth Perry, cellist Niall Brown and pianist Melvyn Tan. They will be joined by NNMF joint director, Simon Rowland-Jones, and a representative of the younger generation, violinist Benjamin Baker from New Zealand.
Another special and poignant anniversary falls on 16 August when tenor Joshua Ellicott and pianist Simon Lepper give a performance of “Your ever-loving son Jack”, which through song and readings, tells the story of how a young man travelled from his native Lancashire at the start of the Great War and died on 16 August 1916 in the Battle of the Somme.
Audiences during the 2015 Festival increased yet again and 2,300 people came to St Mary’s Church in South Creake where Fr.Clive Wylie, the Churchwardens and the entire Festival support team continue to give a warm welcome to everyone.
All this alongside performances by our favourite musicians, Tim Horton, the Doric String Quartet, Floreat Sonus and the Gould Piano Trio promise to make 2016 a vintage year.
We end as always with a gentle reminder that the very best and the most enjoyable way to support NNMF is to come to as many concerts with as many friends and family members as you can muster. We look forward to seeing you.
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