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Music Talk
A talk given by Simon Rowland-Jones on Benjamin Britten's 3rd String Quartet with examples played by the Elias String Quartet prior to their concert at Holkham on Saturday 5th October 2013.

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Programme for 2014

Enjoy chamber music, classical music and opera at its finest in the perfect setting of the Marble Hall at Holkham.

Why not complete your concert evening and stay at The Victoria Inn, situated five minutes from Holkham Hall. Take advantage of our special concert rates click here for details The Victoria,

or perhaps you might like to consider a pre-concert dinner which The Victoria can offer at 5pm.

Pre-booking is required, telephone 01328 711008.

Saturday 10th May - 7pm

Chamber Music Concert
Gould Piano Trio

Robert Plane clarinet
Programme: Beethoven: Clarinet Trio in B flat Op.11, Bridge: Phantasie Trio in C minor,

Finzi: Five Bagatelles Op.23, Dvořák: Piano Trio in E minor Op.90 ‘Dumky’

For over twenty years the Gould Piano Trio has remained at the forefront of the chamber music scene, having been launched into an international career by winning the first Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition. They perform at major festivals and venues in the UK and abroad, with regular tours to the United States. Together with Robert Plane, soloist and principal clarinet of the BBC Orchestra of Wales, they created the Corbridge Chamber Music Festival in Northumberland. Robert is a keen promoter of undeservedly neglected English music and the programme reflects his interest with the inclusion of works by Frank Bridge and Gerald
Finzi. These two works are framed by Beethoven’s early and spirited Clarinet Trio and one of the best-loved works in all chamber music, Dvořák’s ‘Dumky’ Piano Trio; a six movement, Bohemian fantasy, both darkly brooding and irresistibly light-hearted.
Tickets £25 – Includes a glass of wine served in The Saloon during the interval and an opportunity to view some of the other state rooms in the Hall.

Friday 27th June - 7pm

Chamber Music Concert
Andrei Bondarenko baritone, Eleonora Vindau soprano

Gary Matthewman piano
Programme: Eleonora Vindau performs Mussorgsky: Detskaya (The Nursery)
Andrei Bondarenko performs Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Songs of a Wayfarer)
Andrei and Eleonora will also sing their favourite duets from Mozart to Tchaikovsky

Ukrainian baritone Andrei Bondarenko won everyone’s hearts and ears at Holkham in the spring of 2012. Since winning the Song Prize in the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition in 2011, Andrei has become a regular at Glyndebourne, where he will sing the title role in Eugene Onegin in the 2014 Summer Festival. Other future engagements include the Count in Le nozze di Figaro at the Teatro Real, Madrid and major roles in Dallas and Houston. He sang the title role, in English, in the first ever performances of Britten’s Billy Budd at the Mikhailovsky Theatre in St Petersburg in January 2013. For his second appearance at Holkham, Andrei will be joined by his
wife Eleonora Vindau. She too was born in Ukraine and studied in Kiev before joining the Vocal Academy at the Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg. In the summer of 2013 she sang before His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales at Houghton Hall to launch their special exhibition.
Tickets £25 – Includes a glass of wine served in The Saloon during the interval and an opportunity to view some of the other state rooms in the Hall.

Friday 4th July, 7pm

Diva Opera - Don Giovanni - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Often hailed as the most popular opera ever written, Mozart’s Don Giovanni was inspired by the legend of Don Juan and is undoubtedly his most dramatic work. Aided by his servant Leporello, Don Giovanni grows increasingly reckless. When he attacks Donna Anna and accidentally kills her father, she swears vengeance. Together with her betrothed Don Ottavio and Donna Elvira, Don Giovanni’s neglected lover, she pursues him relentlessly until the Don eventually begins to fail in his schemes. Starring Changhan Lim as Don Giovanni with Alan Fairs, Ana James, Robert-Anthony Gardiner and Matthew Hargreaves, this new Diva Opera production for 2014 should not be missed.

Tickets £80 - This is a black tie event and includes a champagne reception. Please bring your own picnics to be enjoyed on the terrace during the one hour interval. If the weather is inclement, alternative arrangements will be made.

Please note: Tickets will not be released for sale until 12th May. To register interest, please contact Holkham Ticket Office, details are at the end of this page.

Saturday 5th July, 7pm

Diva Opera - The Tales of Hoffmann (Les Contes d'Hoffmann) - Jacques Offenbach

Jacques Offenbach’s final opera The Tales of Hoffmann takes us into a fantastical and surreal world with music of dazzling virtuosity. The poet Hoffmann confronts his artistic demons by reliving his past amours with the robotic Olympia, Giulietta the vampire courtesan and the sickly Antonia, who will expire if she sings another note. All three die in his arms but Hoffmann’s poetic muse claims him as her own in triumph at the end. The cast includes Michael Bracegirdle as Hoffmann, Louise Mott as his companion Nicklausse, Matthew Hoffmann as the Villains and Stephanie Corley as Antonia.

Tickets £80 - This is a black tie event and includes a champagne reception. Please bring your own picnics to be enjoyed on the terrace during the one hour interval. If the weather is inclement, alternative arrangements will be made.

Please note: Tickets will not be released for sale until 12th May. To register interest, please contact Holkham Ticket Office, details are at the end of this page.

Monday 4th August - 7pm

World War One Centenary Concert
Joshua Ellicott tenor, pianist to be confirmed
Programme: Songs by Bridge, Finzi, Ireland, Poulenc and others including Haydn Wood's Roses of Picardy.

Joshua Ellicott was born in Manchester and studied Music at York University before continuing his studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He made his debut at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in September 2013 as Don Basilio and took part in an extensive tour performing Monteverdi's Vespers under Emmanuelle Haim. Joshua gave a shortened version of this recital St John's Waterloo on Armistice Day last year.

The programme will also include readings by Joshua Ellicott of a selection of his Great Uncle Jack's letters written from the front back home to his parents in Lancashire. Joshua was given the entire collection of letters by his grandfather, Harry Ellicott and this moving programme has been added to the Chamber Music at Holkham series to commemorate the Centenary of World War One. Jack Ellicott was born in Lancashire in 1896. He died on 12th August 1916, just a few weeks after arriving on the front. In 1914 he walked to St Helens to volunteer and joined the South Lancashire Regiment, Prince of Wales Volunteers. Jack's Captain wrote to his parents on 16th September 1916 to inform that their son was missing and presumed dead.

The recital will vividly bring to life in the a most personal manner the experiences encountered by so many families during the Great War.

Tickets £18 – Includes a glass of wine served in The Saloon after the concert and an opportunity to view our exhibition in the Hall, Duty Calls: Holkham 1914 to 1918.

Saturday 25th October - 7pm

Chamber Music Concert
Angela Hewitt piano

Programme to include sonatas by Scarlatti and works by Granados, Albéniz and de Falla
One of the world’s leading pianists, Angela Hewitt regularly appears in recital and with major orchestras throughout Europe, the Americas and Asia. Her performances and recordings of Bach have drawn particular praise, marking her out as one of the composer’s foremost interpreters of our time. Angela Hewitt’s eleven-year project to record all the major keyboard works of Bach has been described by The Sunday Times as “one of the record glories of our age” and has won her a huge following. Born in Ottawa into a musical family, Angela Hewitt began her piano
studies aged three, performing in public at the age of four and a year later winning her first scholarship. She then went on to learn with French pianist Jean-Paul Sevilla. In 1985 she won the Toronto International Bach Piano Competition. Angela Hewitt was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2000. In 2006 she was named Artist of the Year at the Gramophone Awards and in the same year was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. Angela Hewitt lives in London and also has homes in Ottawa and Italy, where she is Artistic Director of the Trasimeno Music Festival in Umbria.
Tickets £30 – Includes a glass of champagne served in the Saloon during the interval and an opportunity to view some of the other state rooms in the Hall.

Sunday 23rd November - 3pm

Chamber Music Concert
Marianne Cornetti mezzo soprano

David Harper piano
‘Broadway and Beyond’ a musical journey across America, from spirituals to Broadway and American Art Song to arias by Verdi, Cilea and Saint-Saëns
American singer Marianne Cornetti was born in Butler, Pennsylvania. She is one of the leading dramatic mezzo sopranos of today and has conquered the stages of many of the world’s major opera houses. She made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera, New York City in 1994 as the Russian Nanny in Britten’s ‘Death in Venice’ before going on to sing major roles there, including Azucena, Amneris, Ulrica and Mamma Lucia. She has sung Eboli in Don Carlo with Jonas Kaufmann at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and has made regular appearances at the Teatro Massimo, Palermo, the Vienna State Opera, the Teatro dell’Opera, Rome and at the Arena di Verona. Her programme will show off Marianne Cornetti’s outstanding operatic strengths and provide a fascinating insight into a variety of music from her native America.
Tickets £25 – Includes tea and coffee served in the Saloon during the interval and an opportunity to view some of the other state

Friday 5th December - 7pm

The Upper Octave

To start the festive celebrations at Holkham enjoy a sparkling evening of well-known opera, classical and Broadway songs from composers such as Bizet, Handel, Schubert, Larson and Schonberg, performed by one of East Anglia's most popular and talented singing ensembles.

More information will be published shortly.

Tickets £25 – Includes a glass of wine served in The Saloon during the interval and an opportunity to see some of the other state rooms in the Hall decorated for Christmas.

Saturday 13th December

Diva Opera - A Merry Little Christmas

Diva Opera's A Merry Little Christmas is a specially devised, fabulusly entertaining Christmas show featuring selection of popular arias, songs and Christmas carols to lead us into the festive season. This sparkling show is directed by David Edwards and includes music from popular operas including La Bohème, Don Giovanni, The Marriage of Figaro, Die Fledermaus and many more. Richard Suart, who recently celebrated 25 years of playing KoKo at English National Opera will also delight you with songs by Gilbert and Sullivan, Noel Coward, Flanders and Swann and Tom Lehrer. Starring Richard Suart, Catriona Clark, David Stephenson accompanied by Bryan Evans.

Tickets £38 - Includes a glass of champagne and an opportunity to see some of the other state rooms in the hall decorated for Christmas.

 

Booking Your Tickets

For the Holkham Chamber Music Concerts please contact Holkham Ticket Office, Holkham Estate, Wells-next-the-Sea NR23 1AB. Telephone: 01328 713111. Click here to book online.

For all email enquiries please click here.

We are sorry we are unable to take bookings for concerts that are not organised by Holkham.

Terms and Conditions

The following terms and conditions apply to the purchase of tickets for the above concerts.

If you require your tickets to be posted, we will use Royal Mail 2nd class post. 

Tickets cannot be posted within seven days of the concert. Tickets purchased within seven days of the concert can be collected from Holkham Ticket Office during normal opening hours or on the door.

  • Tickets are personal to the holder and are non-transferable.
  • Tickets cannot be refunded after purchase unless an event is cancelled or postponed.  In the event of a cancellation, only the face value will be refunded.
  • We are unable to refund season tickets, or parts of season tickets which are unused.
  • Holkham Enterprises reserves the right to make any change whatsoever in the performance/event owing to any unforeseen or unavoidable cause.
  • The unauthorised use of photographic and recording equipment is prohibited. 
  • Late comers will not be admitted until a suitable break in the performance. 
  • Holkham Enterprises does not accept responsibility for the loss of these tickets.
 
 
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