Fressingfield Music Festival
Jazz & Classical
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As the Fressingfield Music Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, music lovers can anticipate five nights of wide-ranging, world-class classical and jazz performances at excellent value for money. Held from 23 to 27 September in the parish church of St Peter and St Paul, Fressingfield, North Suffolk, the Festival’s reputation for high quality music draws audiences from far afield. This year promises another vibrant programme, with some new and some familiar names to Festival regulars.
Tuesday 23 September
Tasmin Little, the world-renowned classical violinist, returns to Fressingfield to open the Festival with a performance of works by Beethoven, Arvo Pärt, Kreisler and others. Tasmin will be accompanied by the acclaimed pianist John Lenehan.
Wednesday 24 September
A Festival favourite, concert pianist Meng Yang Pan, returns to the stage performing works by Bach, Chopin, Debussy, Tchaikovsky, Liszt and Strauss. Meng will once again devote some of her rehearsal time to engage with local schoolchildren at the festival’s Education Day.
Thursday 25 September
New to the Festival this year, the Choir of Norwich Cathedral’s repertoire will include classic English works by Byrd, Purcell, Parry and Vaughan Williams, amongst others.
Friday 26 September
Firmly established at the heart of the British jazz scene since appearing at the opening of Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club in 1959, Brian Dee, one of the world’s leading jazz musicians has recorded and appeared with stars such as Bing Crosby, Peggy Lee, Chet Baker and Ben Webster. To celebrate the Festival’s 10th anniversary, Brian will be joined by a selection of friends for what will doubtless be a memorable evening of pure jazz.
Saturday 27 September
Baroque ensemble Badinage brings the Festival to a buoyant close with performances of Handel’s Arrival of the Queen of Sheba, Bach’s F Major harpsichord concerto, and works by Vivaldi, Albinoni and Telemann .
Tickets for Tasmin Little’s concert cost £20 in advance or £25 at the door; all other concerts are £14 in advance or £15 at the door. Season Tickets for all 5 concerts at £60 are available by phone 01379 586459 or online via www.fressingfieldmusic.com.
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