The Marble Hall at Holkham

Marble Hall Concerts

Enjoy chamber music and opera at its finest in the perfect setting of the Marble Hall at Holkham. In 2019, we are looking forward to welcoming the Doric String Quartet, Yevgeny Sudbin, piano and the Chiaroscuro String Quartet.

Why not complete your concert evening with a relaxing stay at The Victoria Inn in Holkham village, ideally situated close to the north gates entrance to Holkham Park. Take advantage of their special offer; stay two nights at The Victoria, one being the evening of the concert and the second night will be half price. Click here for further information.

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Book online using the link below each concert, or telephone Holkham Ticket Office on 01328 713111. Email enquiries: ticketoffice@holkham.co.uk

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Doric String Quartet

Friday 3rd May 2019, 7pm

Doric String Quartet
Alex Redington and Ying Xue violin, Hélène Clément viola, John Myerscough cello

Programme:
Martinů: String Quartet No.3
Beethoven: String Quartet in B flat Opus 18 No. 6
Britten: Three Divertimenti for String Quartet
Mendelssohn: String Quartet in E minor Opus 44 No. 2

Firmly established at the pinnacle of the string quartet world, the Doric String Quartet has played in north Norfolk for 15 consecutive years, right from the start of their career. Highlights of the 2018 season included appearances at the Snape Maltings Britten Weekend, where they played and recorded all three of the composer’s string quartets and a major role in the recent Haydn string quartet series at Wigmore Hall. They will be making their annual tour of the USA in 2019, visiting seven cities, as well as undertaking extensive tours to Australia, Japan and The Netherlands. They will also play at the 2019 Edinburgh International Festival and will continue as Artistic Directors of the Mendelssohn on Mull Festival. The quartet has an extensive discography on the Chandos label. Hélène Clément plays on the viola presented to Benjamin Britten by the composer Frank Bridge before Britten sailed to America. It is on a long-term loan to her by the Britten-Pears Foundation at The Red House, Aldeburgh.

Beethoven and Mendelssohn are in turn preceded by two pithy 20th century works; the rarely heard 3rd String Quartet by Bohuslav Martinů, composed in the modernistic Paris of the 1920s and Benjamin Britten’s startlingly original early ‘Divertimenti’ from the early 30s.

“Subtle yet responsive readings of Haydn, Bartók and Schubert show why this ensemble has been so durable.” The Financial Times.

“Doric String Quartet keeps genre young and vital.” The Washington Post.

Tickets: £28 – Includes a glass of wine in the Saloon during the interval and an opportunity to view some of the other state rooms in the hall.

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Tara Erraught, soprano and Sholto Kynoch, pianist

Friday 14th June 2019, 7pm

Tara Erraught mezzo soprano and Sholto Kynoch piano

Programme:
Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Songs of a Wayfarer)
Brahms: Zigeunerlieder (Gypsy Songs)
A selection of songs by Franz Schubert and Hugo Wolf

Tara Erraught was born in Dundalk and studied in Dublin at the Royal Irish Academy of Music with Veronica Dunne. She was a resident principal soloist between 2010 and 2018 at the Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich. Her roles there brought her to international attention with notable debuts at the Glyndebourne Festival in 2014 and at the Metropolitan Opera, New York in 2017. Her schedule for 2019 will take her to the Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Berlin where she will sing Donna Elvira with the Wiener Staatsoper on tour in Düsseldorf. She will appear in concerts in Savannah, Milwaukee and Indianapolis, at the Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires and at the Schubertiade in Schwarzenberg. She also gives a recital at the National Concert Hall, Dublin.

We welcome back to Holkham Sholto Kynoch, Founder and Director of the Oxford Lieder Festival, now one of the world’s most prestigious song festivals. He is also pianist in the Phoenix Piano Trio and is involved in a continuing project recording the complete songs by Hugo Wolf, which number almost three hundred. Sholto made his debut at Holkham’s Chamber Music series in April 2018 and will be back for two performances at the 2019 North Norfolk Music Festival in August.

”...in Tara Erraught, WNO has a natural Angelina. The Irish mezzo’s voice is warm as smouldering embers, tender throughout, with unfaltering coloratura. She’s down to earth but a dreamer, wise about the world but innocently hopeful.” The Times.

Tickets: £28 – Includes a glass of wine in the Saloon during the interval and an opportunity to view some of the other state rooms in the hall.

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Diva Opera - L'italiana in Algeri

Friday 26th July, 7pm

Diva Opera, Britain’s foremost chamber opera company, return to Holkham’s Marble Hall for their performance of Rossini’s L’italiana in Algeri.

Further information to follow.

Tickets: £80, includes a champagne reception on arrival. Tickets will not be released for general sale until 1st May 2019. To register your interest, please email Shirley Browell at s.browell@holkham.co.uk.

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Diva Opera - Madama Butterfly

Saturday 27th July, 7pm

Diva Opera, Britain’s foremost chamber opera company, return to Holkham’s Marble Hall for their performance of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly.

Further information to follow.

Tickets: £80, includes a champagne reception on arrival. Tickets will not be released for general sale until 1st May 2019. To register your interest, please email Shirley Browell at s.browell@holkham.co.uk.

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Yevgeny Sudbin

Saturday 19th October 2019, 7pm

Yevgeny Sudbin piano

Programme:
Scarlatti: Sonatas
Tchaikovsky/Sudbin: Romeo and Juliet Fantasy-Overture
Tchaikovsky: 2 Nocturnes
Scriabin: Nocturne for left hand
Ravel: Gaspard de la nuit

Yevgeny Sudbin was born in Saint Petersburg in 1980. As a child he moved to Berlin, then aged 17 to London where he studied at The Purcell School and at the Royal Academy of Music. He has given solo recitals and appeared with major orchestras as a soloist around the globe. During the 2018/19 season he will give recitals in Vancouver, Milan, London, Birmingham and Belgrade, and will appear with the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestra of the National Centre for Performing Arts, Beijing and the London Chamber Orchestra. He has an extensive discography to which in 2018 he added a recording of late Beethoven sonatas. He is a visiting professor at the Royal Academy of Music.

Sudbin’s highly engaging programme ranges from the crystalline textures of Scarlatti to his own dazzling piano transcription of Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Fantasy-Overture. Finishing with Ravel’s demanding and revolutionary ‘Gaspard de la nuit’ will undoubtedly bring this recital to a thrilling conclusion.

“Sudbin’s great quality was his acute sense of characterisation, conveying not just the letter of the music through his consummate technique, but also its spirit through his intuition and inspiration. Any chance to hear him should be snapped up.” The Daily Telegraph.

Tickets: £28 – Includes a glass of wine in the Saloon during the interval and an opportunity to view some of the other state rooms in the hall.

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Chiaroscuro String Quartet

Saturday 2nd November 2019, 7pm

Chiaroscuro Quartet
Alina Ibragimova and Pablo Hernan Benedi violin, Emilie Hörnlund viola, Claire Thirion cello

Programme:
Haydn: String Quartet in E flat Opus 33 No. 2 ‘The Joke’
Fanny Mendelssohn: String Quartet in E flat
Beethoven: String Quartet in B flat Opus 130 (with Finale)

The quartet was formed in 2005 by the internationally acclaimed Russian violinist, Alina Ibragimova, together with Pablo Hernan Benedi from Spain, Emilie Hörnlund from Sweden and Claire Thirion from France. The quartet plays music from the classical and romantic periods on instruments set up in the authentic classical way, with gut strings, and they use classical, as opposed to modern, bows.

Highlights of their 2019 season include a tour of the USA, featuring a concert at Carnegie Hall, and tours of Canada, Japan and China. Their CD of two quartets by Schubert, including Death and the Maiden, was voted CD of the Week on BBC Radio 3’s ‘Building a Library’ in November 2018.

It will be fascinating to see how the Chiaroscuro Quartet shine their historically informed light on two standard repertory works by Haydn and Beethoven, as well as to hear Mendelssohn’s beloved sister’s charming and beautiful solitary string quartet.

“Immaculate and spirited ...The playing is intense and refined, exploratory and poised. The sound is featherweight, but there is grit and substance when needed…” The Guardian.

Tickets: £28 – Includes a glass of wine in the Saloon during the interval and an opportunity to view some of the other state rooms in the hall.

Click on the button below to book online, or telephone our ticket office on 01328 713111.

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