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West Norfolk Music festival

August 2006

Details of the inaugural West Norfolk Music festival to be held in Stoke ferry Church in September

West Norfolk Music Festival

Saturday 9th September - Friday 15th September

All Saints Church

Market Hill

Stoke Ferry


All performances commence @7.30pm

Tickets £10.00 available from:-

Box Office 01366 500079

Bookends: 4 King Street, Kings Lynn, Norfolk 01553 774374

Lewks: 3 Wales Court, Downham Market, Norfolk 01366 383762

Change of Heart, 55a High Street, Brandon, Suffolk 01842 813509

Whittington Garage, Whittington, Stoke Ferry, Norfolk 01366 500320

The artistic aim of the Festival is to provide a platform for experienced professional musicians, of various ages and nationalities, to perform a wide range of accessible music. The Programmes will be built around the anniversaries of various composers.

In this inaugural year we are highlighting not only Mozart, Schumann and Shostakovitch but also Arensky, Taneev, Sinding, Finzi and Hurlstone, all unfairly neglected but melodious Late Romantics. Our artists hail from such diverse places as Italy, Sweden and the Russian Federation as well as London and East Anglia.

Saturday 9th September

Young Swedish artists Balcarras Crafoord (baritone), Kamila Benhamza (soprano) and Martin Sturfalt (piano) give a varied programme of songs and piano solos by Finzi, Arensky, Sinding, Schumann and Taneev, as well as famous duets from Mozart operas.

Sunday 10th September

Piano trios by Haydn, Arensky and Brahms performed by the established Terroni Trio (Raphael Terroni-piano, John Trusler-violin and Fiona Murphy-cello).

Monday 11th September

The Ruggieri Piano Quartet (Vadim Peaceman-piano, Erika Nastro-violin, Anna Smith-viola and Alexander Holladay-cello) present music by Mozart and Schumann.

Tuesday l2th September

An evening of diverse music, including works by Hurlstone and Shostakovitch, is offered by the exciting young British 'Solaris String Quartet'.

Wednesday l3th September

Fredrik Paulsson-violin and Jacob Koranyi-cello present transcriptions of music by Bach and Handel; duo sonatas by Kodalyi and Ravel and an "entertainment- "invisible duet" by Hogberg for violin and magician !

Thursday l4th September

Stringcognito! Cambridge-based violinist, Jane Foottit and friends play a mixed programme of classical and romantic music for string quartet.

Friday l5th September

International entertainer Kit Hesketh-Harvey "In Cabaret", making a Gala Finale to our inaugural Music Festival.

Brian Harrison

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