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Welcome to East Neuk Festival 2017 This year’s festival invites you take any number of journeys: geographical, historical, emotional, musical… Follow Schubert as he grows from brilliant youth into the maturity of adulthood. Sample our FESTIVALLAROUND: pop-up concerts in open air locations throughout the East Neuk. Explore the Northlands in the footsteps of Thomas Kingo, the Crail weaver who left Scotland for Denmark. Follow miners into the depths of the earth (metaphorically!) as we pay tribute in our big project for 2017: De Profundis. Share the incredible experience of our East Neuk Retreat as eight young musicians spend a week with some of the world’s finest chamber musicians, learning and discovering chamber music repertoire. I hope you enjoy it and look forward to seeing you in the East Neuk in the Summer!

Svend McEwan-Brown Artistic Director

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SCHUBERTIAD 2017: youth becomes man We are delighted to welcome the distinguished pianist Elisabeth Leonskaja to Fife to lead our 2017 Schubertiad. Her relationship with Schubert goes back almost 60 years – few people know his music better. She brings her exquisite playing, wealth of wisdom and insight to explore the fascinating years in which Schubert grew from youth into manhood. Every composer must find their own distinctive voice, and the years and pieces of music in which they work towards it are compelling, especially in Schubert’s case because the scale of the transformation he underwent in his 20s is so profound. It is not a simple picture. Well before his 20th birthday he was already a great master of song; 1815 and 1816 are often described as his ‘golden years’ of song. Yet his solo piano music, chamber music and symphonic work from those same years still owes too great a debt to idols like Haydn, Mozart and Salieri for his own stamp of individuality to shine through. Leap forward a decade to 1826 and no phrase in any piece, small or large, could be by anyone else. At a time when Beethoven’s powerful influence overwhelmed so many, Schubert found and followed his own path. Our 2017 programme offers a feast of wonderful music by Schubert. There are concerts dotted throughout the programme which place earlier works alongside the composers who taught him (Salieri) or whom he revered (Haydn, Mozart). Then, for our core Schubertiad, we have invited world class Schubertians to focus on that critical decade of 1816-1826 – Schubert’s 20s. They present us with awe-inspiring contrasts between the youth and the man, the student and the master. Elisabeth Leonskaja places the Haydnesque sonata D459 before the immense A major, D845. The Castalian Quartet give the delightful early quartet D353, before the Belcea Quartet perform all three late quartets. Thomas Oliemans and Malcolm Martineau juxtapose songs from those ‘golden years’ of 1815/16 with the matchless poetic drama of Die schöne Müllerin. And there is plenty of room for the sheer delight of favourites like the ‘Trout’ Quintet! The Schubertiad is supported by Dunard Fund

Interested in learning more about Schubert? Sign up on our website for our online Schubert journey and join Artistic Director Svend McEwan-Brown as he explores the music to be heard in 2017 and Schubert’s life in Vienna during his 20s. Articles, interviews with artists, images and music will be posted for you to enjoy – simply sign up to receive an alert whenever a new item is posted. There will also be related talks during the festival – see programme for details. www.eastneukfestival.com

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2017

retreat

Could it be that the ENF Retreat will become the most important and exciting thing we do? Every year we invite outstanding young musicians to spend a week in Elie and work with some of the finest musicians in the world. They are hand-picked, recommended by great teachers and musicians. Most of what happens at the Retreat is behind closed doors, but the two concerts that the musicians give each year have become unmissable highlights of the Festival. This year they give one concert of Mozart and Dvořák and another (not finalised until the week itself) of excerpts from the masterworks they have been working on in private. It will be very, very special. Last year’s participants had this to say:

One of the most inspiring weeks in my musical career

to have the opportunity to work alongside such fantastic musicians in so much depth was really special

Meeting amazing musicians, getting to perform with these amazing mentors, and to be coached by David and Valentin was the most precious experience I could ever ask for! Moreover, being supported

by these amazing music lovers, the

gratitude is hard to describe with words!

Thank you again for having me…

It has helped me to reconnect to the reason why I am a musician!

The Retreat is supported by The Misses Barrie CharitableTrust

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Mining and music have gone hand in hand in Fife for centuries. The same men who spent long hours deep in the earth extracting minerals in the dark, dangerous conditions of Fife’s mines were among those who joined forces above ground to create one of the loveliest sounds in all music by playing in its brass bands. This year at ENF we celebrate that heritage in DE PROFUNDIS. Renowned trumpeter John Wallace leads almost 60 musicians of the Tullis Russell Intermediate and Senior Bands and The Wallace Collection to create an evocative and moving new work devised especially for the Festival. They fill a large, dark space with the profound, immense and stirring chords only a brass band can make, drawing on plainchant and the Gaelic psalm singing tradition of the Hebrides. Poems by miners bring home the hardship and rewards of their tough lives. In the midst of it, the audience will be surrounded by marvellous sound, lighting and atmosphere.

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JOURNEYS NORTH & SOUTH Last summer, two visiting musicians from Denmark walked into the Crail Museum and were thrilled to find the name Thomas Kingo on a display. It turns out that he was a Crail weaver who left Scotland to work at the Danish Court in the 1580s. His grandson, also called Thomas, was to become one of the most important poets and composers of his age. Few Scots know his story but all around Scandinavia his hymns are still sung every week. Some of his tunes have merged with folk traditions, others can be performed like Baroque motets. We have commissioned a new piece inspired by Kingo’s story from Norwegian composer Henning Sommerro, who is best known in Scotland for his collaboration with Aly Bain on a piece for fiddle and string orchestra called Follow the Moonstone. He has his own links to our man, as Kingo Jr married a woman from Sommerro’s home village. For us he is writing a kind of musical journey that will take you from Scotland North to Scandinavia in the company of Shetland fiddler, Chris Stout, harpist Catriona McKay and the endlessly inventive Mr McFall’s Chamber. Once that project fell into place we wondered why we should stop there… so we didn’t! We invited a duo of very special Norwegian musicians, fiddler Nils Økland and bass player Mats Eilertsen, to come and perform alongside the Scots. The Norwegians are often called ‘the Irish of Scandinavia’ and they bring warmth, humour and wonderful music. Once that project fell into place we wondered why we should stop there… so we didn’t! Talking to violinist Stephanie Gonley about what she would like to perform with the SCO Strings gave us the next step. She will lead the strings in a journey that starts in Orkney, travels to Norway (for Grieg), Finland (Sibelius), and Sweden (Dag Wirén), before finally returning home to the East Neuk. They will then bring the 2017 Festival to a fizzing close by turning South in the company of Tchaikovsky and his exhilarating Souvenir de Florence. It may have been inspired by a holiday in Italy, but it is pure full-blooded Russian in spirit, one of his most exciting and festive scores.

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FESTIVALLAROUND COULD THIS BE OUR NEXT VENUE?

east neuk open studios June 24th - 25th and July 1st - 2nd Wherever you are in the East Neuk, an artist or designer is probably working nearby. In 2017 ENF and ENOS join forces to give festival visitors a chance to enjoy a wonderful art trail across the East Neuk showcasing their work in their own workshops and studios. More details of these and our special events nearer festival time.

www.eastneukopenstudios.org Studios open 10.30am to 5.30pm.

In 2017 we are taking music out and about in the East Neuk. We are teaming up with festival artists, the wonderful Tullis Russell Mills Band, The Wallace Collection and Live Music Now, to offer pop-up events and impromptu performances in open-air locations throughout the festival period. Some FESTIVALLAROUND highlights are already confirmed (see details of our Brass Band Tour on p14) but we’ll be adding more over the coming months, so keep your eyes open for updates on the website or follow us on Facebook or Twitter for full details as they emerge!

@EastNeukFest www.eastneukfestival.com

Follow the red balloons!

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WEDNESDAY 28 JUNE Retreat Concert 1 4.30pm, Elie Church Hall £15 (£5 for 7-17 year olds), approx. 1 hr Musicians of the ENF Retreat “One of the most inspiring weeks in my musical career” is how one young musician described the ENF Retreat. This informal concert is a very special chance to hear what the musicians have been working on in 2017: expect masterworks performed with freshness and brio. More info including musicians’ details are on our website. The Retreat is supported by The Misses Barrie Charitable Trust

Sean Shibe 1 6pm, The Cocoa Tree, Pittenweem £10, includes a hot chocolate, approx. 1 hr Sean Shibe guitar Shibe gives an intimate recital in the lovely Cocoa Tree café, to include music by BACH and his Fife contemporary JAMES OSWALD.

Julian Bliss & Castalian Quartet 7.30pm, Kilrenny Church £25 / £18 (£5 for 7-17 year olds) approx. 2 hrs with interval RAVEL Quartet in F ADÈS The Four Quarters, Op 28 MOZART Quintet in A for Clarinet & Strings, K581 Julian Bliss clarinet Castalian Quartet Julian Bliss returns to ENF to play classical, modern and jazz, starting with Mozart’s irresistible quintet with Castalian Quartet. We love to bring the very finest young ensembles to ENF, and this quartet has captivated us. They make their festival debut with Ravel’s masterpiece, and Thomas Adès’ The Four Quarters. Inspired by the passage of time over a day, this great piece is destined to become as much a repertoire classic as the Ravel. 8 Tickets: +44 (0)131 473 2000


THURSDAY

29 JUNE

Mozart & Salieri 1

Sean Shibe 2

11.30am, St Ayle Church, Cellardyke £17 / £13 (£5 for 7-17 year olds) approx. 1 hr 5 mins

4pm, St Monans Church £17 / £13 (£5 for 7-17 year olds) approx. 1 hr

SCHUBERT Octet, D72, Minuet & Finale MOZART Serenade in Cm, K388 SALIERI Suite, from the opera Axur, re d’Ormus

OSWALD Divertimenti BACH Works for guitar STEVE REICH Electric Counterpoint

SCO Wind Octet Salieri has had a tough rap ever since the film Amadeus. Far from being a murderous second-rater who destroyed Mozart, he was a leading opera composer for decades and one of Vienna’s most influential teachers. It is rare to get the chance to hear his work these days, so the superb SCO Wind Octet will play a suite of his delightful operatic music alongside octets by his pupil Schubert and rival Mozart.

Schubert Talk 1 2pm, Crail Church Hall £7, approx. 45 mins Festival Director Svend McEwan-Brown sets the scene for this year’s Schubertiad by exploring Schubert’s Vienna of the 1820s – daily life, food, politics, architecture and, of course, the music business.

Sean Shibe guitars Steve Reich loves few composers more than JS Bach, so Sean Shibe takes that passion as inspiration for pairing ancient and modern guitar music here. On acoustic guitar he plays both Bach and the gorgeous traditional music of Fife’s own James Oswald, then contrasts it with a modern classic on electric guitar, Reich’s mesmerising Electric Counterpoint.

Schubertiad 1 7.30pm, Crail Church £25 / £18 (£5 for 7-17 year olds) approx. 2 hrs with interval SCHUBERT Sonata in E, D459 SCHUBERT Wanderer Fantasy, D760 SCHUBERT Sonata in Am, D845 Elisabeth Leonskaja piano “Every time Leonskaja goes on stage the results are likely to be different… she constantly asks questions of the music, looks for different ways into it. Her answers are always convincing…” The Guardian Opening our Schubertiad, legendary pianist Elisabeth Leonskaja revisits the first Schubert sonata she ever studied in depth more than 50 years ago. D845 is as absorbing, dramatic and as complex as a Chekov play. She throws its richness into relief by pairing it with the breezy youthful D459 sonata and the barnstorming virtuosity of the Wanderer Fantasy. The Schubertiad is supported by Dunard Fund

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FRIDAY

30 JUNE

Mozart & Salieri 2 11.30am, Kilrenny Church £20 / £15 (£5 for 7-17 year olds), approx. 1 hr 5 mins SALIERI Concertino for Oboe & Strings SCHUBERT String Quartet, D353 MOZART Oboe Quartet in F, K370/368b Cristina Gómez Godoy oboe Castalian Quartet Introducing the delightful Spanish oboist Cristina Gómez Godoy, who pairs Salieri’s Italianate mini-concerto with Mozart’s miniature tour de force. Between them, a fascinating and pleasurable early quartet by Schubert. Concert sponsored by Hedley G. Wright

Schubert Talk 2 2pm, Crail Church Hall £7, approx. 45 mins Thomas Oliemans and Malcolm Martineau give a performers’ perspective on Schubert’s songs of 1816 and Die schöne Müllerin in conversation with Festival Director Svend McEwan-Brown.

Retreat Concert 2 4pm, Kilrenny Church £20 / £15 (£5 for 7-17 year olds), approx. 1 hr 10 mins MOZART Quintet in D, K593 DVOŘÁK Sextet in A, Op 48 Musicians of the ENF Retreat “Pure sunlight” is what Dvořák called Mozart, and we would reflect that compliment back on him – certainly this pairing is as heart-warming and joyful as you could wish. The young virtuosi of the ENF Retreat have been coached in these two pieces this week by some of the world’s finest chamber musicians. Come and hear the final results. More about The Retreat including musicians’ details are on our website. The Retreat is supported by The Misses Barrie Charitable Trust

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Schubertiad 2

Shibe & Bliss

7.30pm, Crail Church £25 / £18 (£5 for 7-17 year olds) approx. 2 hrs with interval

7.30pm, The Dreel Halls £10 (£5 for 7-17 year olds) approx. 1 hr 45 mins with interval

SCHUBERT Songs from ‘golden years’ 1815/16 SCHUBERT Der Tod und das Mädchen, D531 SCHUBERT Quartet in Dm, D810 ‘Death and the Maiden’

Programme to include: JAMES OSWALD Divertmenti for Guitar STEVE REICH Electric Counterpoint JULIA WOLFE LAD STEVE REICH New York Counterpoint

Thomas Oliemans baritone Malcolm Martineau piano Belcea Quartet

Sean Shibe guitars Julian Bliss clarinet

Schubert was already a great songwriter in his late teens, so great that he created work the like of which has no precedent. Oliemans and Martineau love to explore it as it includes some of Schubert’s best loved songs alongside incredible rarities. They have added in the song upon which Schubert was to base a movement of his tempestuous Death and the Maiden quartet to set the scene for the Belcea Quartet.

Steve Reich’s ‘Counterpoint’ pieces play the magical trick of placing a live musician in the midst of a wonderfully complex 9-part texture, all created by that same musician multi-tracked. Here, Shibe and Bliss perform two of Reich’s miniature masterpieces alongside other acoustic and electronic delights from 18th Century Fife and 20th Century New York.

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SATURDAY

1 JULY

FESTIVALLAROUND

De Profundis

Look out for pop-up gigs out and about, not least some big, brassy sounds (see p14 for more info).

6pm, The Bowhouse £10 (£5 for 7-17 year olds) approx. 45 mins

Schubertiad 3

Each year at ENF we create a very special, large-scale musical event featuring local musicians performing alongside major professionals. Memorial Ground moved its audience to tears, while Across The Distance thrilled listeners in Cambo Gardens in 2015. This year, trumpeter John Wallace leads the almost 60 musicians of the combined Tullis Russell Intermediate and Senior Brass Bands and The Wallace Collection in a special site-specific performance celebrating Fife’s mining and brass band heritage with one of the most beautiful sounds in all music and powerful readings of poems by miners. Read more on page 5. This will be a promenade performance.

11.30am, Crail Church £20 / £15 (£5 for 7-17 year olds) approx. 1 hr 20 mins HAYDN Quartet in D, Op 20 No 4 SCHUBERT Quartet in D, D887 Belcea Quartet Haydn published his first quartets as he approached 40, Schubert published his last before he was 30. Hearing music of these two men is an unalloyed pleasure at any time, but this also brings home just how early in his life Schubert made the genre his own. The Schubertiad is supported by Dunard Fund

Schubertiad 4

De Profundis is supported by: Toby & Kate Anstruther, Shields & Carol Henderson and Donald & Louise MacDonald Should you also be attending the Schubertiad 4 concert, we advise that The Bowhouse is 8.5 miles from Crail – around 18 mins’ drive. Doors open for an audience briefing at 5.55pm so there is no need to rush.

4pm, Crail Church £20 / £15 (£5 for 7-17 year olds) approx. 1 hr 5 mins SCHUBERT Die schöne Müllerin Thomas Oliemans baritone Malcolm Martineau piano We asked: which Schubert should someone new to the composer try first? Thomas Oliemans replied (without hesitation): Die schöne Müllerin. It is a story anyone can connect with: young love, jealousy and heartbreak. It unfolds through a sequence of short songs, each one a miracle of songwriting. The Schubertiad is supported by Dunard Fund

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Latin Jazz!

Schubertiad 5

8pm, Anstruther Town Hall £12 (£5 for 7-17 year olds) approx. 1 hr 45 mins with interval

8pm, Crail Church £25 / £18 (£5 for 7-17 year olds) approx. 1 hr 45 mins with interval

Julian Bliss Septet

SCHUBERT Quartettsatz, D703 SCHUBERT Sonata in Am, D784 SCHUBERT Quintet in A, D667 ‘Trout Quintet’

Rumba, Samba, Tango, Cha-cha-cha… An evening of swinging Latin jazz from the fantastic Julian Bliss Septet. Join them on a trip to Brazil and Cuba for some happy vibrant music.

Elisabeth Leonskaja piano Belcea Quartet Alois Posch bass The day ends with one of those unique collaborations for which ENF has become so renowned. Belcea Quartet and Leonskaja perform together for the first time in what is perhaps Schubert’s most optimistic and joyful chamber music. The Schubertiad is supported by Dunard Fund

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SATURDAY

1 JULY

FESTIVALLAROUND: BRASS BAND MARATHON Join the award winning Tullis Russell Mills Band and The Wallace Collection on their tour of the East Neuk. All the events are free, unticketed and outdoors and will last max 45 mins. 10.45am, CRAIL

1.30pm, KELLIE CASTLE GROUNDS

Outside Crail Parish Church Beside Harbourmaster’s Office

Why not book a tour of the castle and its gardens – visit their website at www.nts. org.uk/Property/Kellie-Castle-and-Garden. Their café will be open or bring a picnic.

12pm, KINGSBARNS DISTILLERY

2.30pm, ANSTRUTHER

11.30am, ANSTRUTHER

Why not book a tour of the distillery before or after the performance – visit their website at www.Kingsbarnsdistillery.com (and don’t forget to try their wonderful café).

Beside Harbourmaster’s Office 3pm, ELIE BEACH Nearest to junction of South Street and Fountain Road

These are all outdoor events, so if the weather looks like it will turn nasty we will sadly have to cancel them. Please check our website, Facebook and Twitter for updates before you set off. Can’t get enough Brass music? See De Profundis (p5 & p12) 14 Tickets: +44 (0)131 473 2000 or hubtickets.co.uk/eastneukfestival


SUNDAY

2 JULY

In the footsteps of Thomas Kingo

SCO goes North & South

2pm, Anstruther Town Hall £10 (£5 for 7-17 year olds) approx. 2 hrs with interval

5pm, The Bowhouse £20 / £15 (£5 for 7-17 year olds) approx. 1 hr 45 mins with interval

Chris Stout fiddle Catriona McKay harp Nils Økland hardanger fiddle Mats Eilertsen bass Mr McFall’s Chamber

MACRAE Kirkwall Session SIBELIUS Suite champêtre GRIEG Norwegian Melody ‘In Folk Style’ DAG WIRÉN Serenade OSWALD (ARR KING) The East Neuk o’ Fife TCHAIKOVSKY Souvenir de Florence

A fantastic line up of musicians from Norway and Scotland join forces for an afternoon of cracking traditional tunes, reinventions, and the world premiere of Chrysillis by Henning Sommerro. Sommerro’s music draws on traditional tunes and styles – he had a big hit with his collaboration with Aly Bain, Follow the Moonstone. His new piece follows in the footsteps of the Crail weaver who relocated to Denmark in the 16th Century, and whose grandson became one of Denmark’s most important poets.

SCO Strings Stephanie Gonley director Musical fireworks close ENF 2017 with Tchaikovsky’s superb Souvenir de Florence. One player called this ‘gladiatorial’ music – it certainly is breathtakingly exciting to listen to. Before we get to it, the players lead us on a journey departing from Orkney and touring the Northlands before returning home to the East Neuk o’ Fife.

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BOOKING YOUR TICKETS hubtickets.co.uk/eastneukfestival t: +44 (0)131 473 2000 e: boxoffice@hubtickets.co.uk The Hub, Castlehill Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2NE Tickets are available from Hub Tickets by phone, in person and online 10am-5pm Mon-Fri until 24 March Plus Saturdays from 25 March Cheques payable to ‘Hub Tickets’. General Booking opens Tuesday 21 February.

PATRONS’ PRIORITY BOOKING Premier Patrons: Monday 13 February Gold Patrons: Tuesday 14 February Silver Patrons: Wednesday 15 February Bronze Patrons: Thursday 16 February Subscribers: Monday 20 February If you are unsure whether you are currently a patron or subscriber, or if you have a standing order arranged for the festival, please contact Ian Gray using the information below.

Late availability tickets released Mon 19 June. Each booking period commences at 10am for online, phone and in person booking.

DURING THE FESTIVAL Tickets may be booked online with Hub Tickets until 4pm of the day before your intended event, after which they will only be available on the day at the venue door from 30 mins before each event begins. You may ask any venue box office to reserve tickets for you for later in the day. Payment at venues is with cash only. PLEASE NOTE: Doors open 30 mins before performance time, except De Profundis (see p12). Children must be aged 7+ and accompanied by an adult aged 16+. We cannot offer refunds nor guarantee to resell tickets. Latecomers are not guaranteed admission to any event, in whole or in part. If admitted, it may not be possible to take the seat you booked – standing may be the only option. All programme details are correct at time of going to press but the festival may be obliged to make unforeseen changes and reserves the right to do so. In such circumstances it will make every reasonable effort to inform bookers promptly.

Contact ENF Office Weirgate House Weirgate Brae St Boswells TD6 0BD ian@eastneukfestival.com +44 (0)33 022 11 093

Find out More Read artist biographies and director Svend Brown's festival blog on our website www.eastneukfestival.com @EastNeukFest find us on facebook

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VENUE INFORMATION

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Bowhouse Farm, KY10 2DB (off A917, just outside St Monans heading towards Elie)

Toll Road, Cellardyke, KY10 3BQ

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Cocoa Tree Cafe High Street, Pittenweem, KY10 2LA

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The Dreel Halls High Street West Anstruther, KY10 3DJ Anstruther Town Hall Cunzie Street Anstruther, KY10 3DF

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BECOME AN ENF 2017 PATRON Did you know that it costs approximately £300,000 to produce the East Neuk Festival? And that the real cost of an ENF ticket (if you were to divide our budget by the number of attendees) would be about £72, yet we charge on average about a quarter of that? It takes a surprising amount of resources to plan, prepare and present ENF and to bring the world’s very best performers to the East Neuk. The festival is organized by only a few part-time staff and we are proud to run a very tight ship. We have earned the support of public bodies, trusts and foundations, as well as individual patrons. We are grateful to them all but it is our patrons who continue to be the primary source of our income. Many of you have already given us your support for 2017 and we warmly thank you - you will find your name listed on the back of this brochure. Because ENF 2017 will again feature the Retreat, by supporting us now you are also nurturing the next generation of outstanding musicians, helping them to keep the music we all love as vibrant as it is now. There are many good causes that deserve your support but we hope we are one of them. Please become an ENF 2017 Patron and help keep this tight ship afloat, our ticket prices affordable and the artistic standards world-class! It is not too late! You can donate during the priority period and potentially book straightaway by calling Hub Tickets on +44 (0)131 473 2000

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THANKS East Neuk Festival could not take place without the generous support of: = founder patron Accurate at the time of going to press.

PREMIER PATRONS Toby & Kate Anstruther Geoff & Mary Ball Arnold & Tove Brown Colin & Sue Buchan Donald & Corinne Brydon Gavin & Kate Gemmell Shields & Carol Henderson Rachel & Nicky James Norman & Christine Lessels Ann & James Macdonald Donald & Louise MacDonald Robert H Mackay & P.A. Whitley Roy & Svend McEwan-Brown Elaine Ross Mrs Anne Usher Mrs Eileen Waddell Hedley G Wright Special thanks to all those who gave so generously in memory of Frank Hitchman.

GOLD PATRONS William & Elizabeth Berry Robert Forman & Liz Childs Sheila Colvin John & Sue Frame James & Kath Hardie Jay & Richard Hitchman J. Douglas Home David & Pam Jenkins Dr Larry & Mairi Rolland Ian & Isabel Sandison David & Elizabeth Simpson Richard & Christine Simpson Alasdair & Valery Speirs Sir Moray and Lady Stewart George & Kathleen Tait Anny & Bobby White Krysia & Grenville Williams Catherine Wilson

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