Fairytales & Nightingales

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Robert Schumann     Märchenbilder Op.113 Nicht schnell
Märchenbilder Op.113 Lebhaft
Felix Mendelssohn    Songs without Words, Op.19, No.1
Songs without Words, Op.53, No.3
Clara Schumann         Six Lieder, Op.13, No.1 Er ist gekommen
Op.13, No.2 Liebst du um Schönheit
Op.13, No.3 Warum willst du and’re fragen
Robert Schumann     Märchenbilder Op.113 Rasch
Märchenbilder Op.113 Langsam
Felix Mendelssohn    Songs without Words, Op.53, No.5
Songs without Words, Op.67, No.4
Fanny Mendelssohn Dämmrung sänkte sich von oben
Im Herbst
Harfner’s Lied
Clara Schumann        Lorelei


Adolf Fredrik Lindblad Der schlummernde Amor
Svanvits sang
Johannes Brahms            Sonata for Violin and piano, Op.78 in G major, 1st movement Vivace ma non troppo
Johannes Brahms            Regenlied Op.59, No.3
Edvard Grieg                      Killingdans, Op.67, No.6
Charles Gounod                Ave Maria
Francesco Paolo Tosti   La Serenata
Haydn Wood (arr.Hough) Roses of Picardy
Harry Williams (arr.Hough) It’s a Long Way to Tipperary

In a special fundraiser for Jenny Lind Children’s Hospital, we present a programme celebrating Jenny Lind, an artist and a humanitarian whose special bond with the people of Norfolk still resonates today.

Charting her early life in Sweden and her fascinating circle of musical and artistic friends, we reimagine her career through the music of Felix and Fanny Mendelssohn, Robert and Clara Schuman and then follow Jenny on her path to global stardom and her visits to Norwich. The project is devised by acclaimed pianist and conductor Simon Crawford-Phillips who is joined, in a return to the Festival, by soprano, Carolyn Sampson and one of the greatest advocates of an instrumental voice, violist and violinist, Lawrence Power.

Book the pre-show talk with Richard England

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Important information

Duration: 1 Hour 40 Minutes


Previously advertised Hanna Husáhr is no longer able to perform due to ongoing health concerns.



Proceeds from the concert will be donated to the Norfolk & Norwich Hospitals Charity (No. 1048170) in aid of the Jenny Lind Children’s Hospital. Click here to donate.


Concessions: 10% off tickets priced £10 or over for D/deaf or disabled, Full-time students, Go 4Less cardholders, Jobseekers and Over 60s

Essential Companions: Any audience member requiring an essential carer/companion can get one free ticket. Relevant discounts or concessions still apply to the paid ticket.

Young NNF: £7.50 tickets for ages 18-25 with our FREE YoungNNF membership. Sign up here

Under 18: £7.50

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23 May

07:30 pm

£7.50 - £30.00

Image credit: Masthead © Balazs Borocz

Festival Futures – Arts make life better

Norfolk & Norwich Festival brings tens of thousands of people together in celebration – it has been doing this for 250 years. Through our May festival and our arts education work, we lead and support celebration, creativity and curiosity in communities across Norfolk.

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2022’s campaign focuses on ‘Tomorrow’s World’ – the participants, audiences and artists of the future. We aim to raise £20,000 towards our Take Part: Schools programme and towards a range of programming at 2022’s Festival that provides participation and showcase opportunities for young people and early-career artists.  We believe that participation in the arts can increase confidence, creativity and academic results and that by creating performance and commissioning opportunities for the next generation of artists, we are ensuring the future of Norfolk & Norwich Festival. We need your support.

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