Programme for 2014
Music at its finest in the perfect setting of the Marble Hall at Holkham.
This season sees a varied programme of chamber music, welcoming musicians of the highest calibre from around the globe. We see the return of Diva Opera, Britain's foremost chamber opera company, with their outstanding performances by well-known artists and a host of gifted young singers. The Young Norfolk Arts Festival brings to Holkham an exciting evening of music, song and dance and our World War One Centenary Concert, with Joshua Ellicott, will vividly bring to life the experiences encountered by so many families during World War One. As we get into the festive spirit, Norfolk's most popular and talented vocal ensemble "The Upper Octave" will offer a sparkling evening of musical classics from Bizet to Broadway.
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
Please note this concert has now SOLD OUT.
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 rooms in the Hall. Click here to book online or telephone Holkham ticket office on 01328 713111.
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 dinner at The Victoria after the concert. Pre-booking is required, telephone 01328 711008.
Friday 5th December - 7pm
The Upper Octave - From Bizet to Broadway
To start the festive celebrations at Holkham, enjoy an entertaining evening of opera, classical and popular songs from composers such as Bizet, Handel, Schubert, Larson and Schonberg, performed by one of East Anglia's most popular and talented singing ensembles.
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.Click here to book online or telephone Holkham ticket office on 01328 713111.
Saturday 13th December - 7pm
Diva Opera - A Merry Little Christmas
Diva Opera's A Merry Little Christmas is a specially devised, fabulously 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 and 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.Click here to book online or telephone Holkham ticket office on 01328 713111.
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