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image for Music - Classical item typeChamber Music Doric String Quartet at Holkham Hall

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Music - Classical, Fri 3 May 2019

Holkham Hall

Holkham Hall

Details

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

Programme:
Martinu: 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 Martinu, composed in the modernistic Paris of the 1920s and Benjamin Britten’s startlingly original early ‘Divertimenti’ from the early 30s.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitalityHelicopter landing

Full disabled access to shop and café and hall's ground floor. A stair climbing machine gives access to the hall's first floor for most manually operated wheelchairs. Full disabled access information is available on our website.

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 3 May 2019 19:00

Prices

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

Address

Holkham Estate,
Wells-next- the-Sea,
Norfolk,
NR23 1AB

Location

Directions

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Map reference: TF 884428  Lat: 52.94948 Long: 0.80283

Holkham is two miles west of Wells-next-the-Sea on the main A149, within easy reach of Norwich on the A1067, King's Lynn on the A148, and London and Cambridge.

Brown tourist signs indicate route from Fakenham following B1105 and A149 to Wells.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 28 miles from Kings Lynn station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Helicopter landingHelicopter landing

Full disabled access to shop and café and hall's ground floor. A stair climbing machine gives access to the hall's first floor for most manually operated wheelchairs. Full disabled access information is available on our website.