West Meon Music Festival 2018

Thanks to everyone who supported, attended or helped-out at this year's festival! Next year's festival dates are: 13th-15th Septmember 2019. RF



Friday 14th September 7:30pm

St John the Evangelist, West Meon

Concert 1 (Candlelit)

Viennese Treasures



Gold and Silver Waltz


String Trio Op.9 No.3

Johann Strauss II arr. Webern

Treasure Waltz


Piano Trio in B flat

With Trevor Burley, Harmonium

Ticket price includes a glass of wine. Concert ends at 9:30pm


Saturday 15th September 11:00am

St John the Evangelist, West Meon

Concert 2 (1 Hour)

A Transport of Delight

Charity Children's Concert


Fun for all the family. A journey through popular Classics from buses to broomsticks, including: Flight of the Bumblebee, Harry Potter and Pirates of the Caribbean. With Trevor Burley, Harmonium, & Organ. Costumes generously supplied by Worn to be Wild.
In aid of the Rosemary Foundation. Accompanied children free.



Saturday 15th September 3:00pm

Church of our Lady, Warnford

Concert 3


From Baroque to Ballroom


Harmoniemusik presents a colourful programme of trios and quartets for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon and Harpsichord.


Saturday 15th September at 7:30pm

St John the Evangelist, West Meon

Concert 4

Piano Quintets



Adagio & Fugue K546


Piano Quintet


“The Iron Brigade”(1916)


Piano Quintet

With Jonathan Stone, violin

Two great piano quintets paired with Mozart’s enigmatic Adagio & Fugue and Schoenberg’s humourous miniature.

Ticket price includes a glass of wine. Concert ends at 9:30pm


Saturday 15th September at 10:00pm

Concert 5

at the Thomas Lord Pub

Hootenanny with HeadNorth!



Celtic Music from Across the Centuries. By popular demand, Head North returns to the Thomas Lord. Celtic music invigorated with great energy and on-stage charisma, infectious rhythms and innovative arrangements.
Free entry with collection in aid of the Rosemary Foundation.


Sunday 16th September at 11:00am

St John the Evangelist, West Meon

Concert 6

Coffee Concert

(concert 1 hr, no interval)



Cello Sonata Op.69 in A major


Märchenbilder Op.13 for Viola and Piano


Violin Sonata (1918)

Coffee & biscuits included in ticket price served from 10:30 am.

Sunday 16th September 2:30pm

St John the Evangelist, West Meon

Pre-Concert Talk

(30 minutes)


Pianist, author and Radio 3 presenter Paul Guinery discusses how the composers featured in this afternoon’s concert were affected by the First World War.

Sunday 16th September 3:30pm

St John the Evangelist, West Meon

Concert 7

The Lads in their Hundreds

Frank Bridge,

Phantasy Piano Quartet

Ralph Vaughan-Williams,

On Wenlock Edge

With James Gilchrist, tenor. Paul Guinery, narrator. Jonathan Stone, violin. Kate Jones, Organ.

Commemorating the anniversary of the end of the First World War, the second half of the concert features contemporary songs and poems by composers and writers, most of whom served in the war. Includes works by: Butterworth, Gurney, Debussy, Elgar, Rachmaninoff, Eisler, Boulanger and Caplet. Full Programme below.

Tea & cakes served in the interval.

The Lads in Their Hundreds

Frank Bridge

Phantasy Piano Quartet (1910)
Vaughan Williams “On Wenlock Edge” (1909)

The Lads in their Hundreds (1911) voice & piano
Walford Davies Solemn Melody for string quartet & Organ (1909)
Wilfred Owen Anthem for Doomed youth
Rachmaninoff All-night vigil, Chorale (1915)
Butterworth "loveliest of trees” (1911) Voice and Piano Quintet
Lili Boulanger D’un matin du printemps (1918) Violin and piano
Rudyard Kipling My Boy Jack (1916)
Debussy Noël des enfants qui n'ont plus de maisons (1915) voice & piano
Rudolf Binding letter from the front 1915
Hanns Eisler Wenn es nur einmal so ganz stille wäre (1918) Voice and String Trio
Appolinaire La Blanche Neige
Ivor Gurney Snow, voice & piano
Rupert Brooke The Dead
André Caplet “Oraison domenicale” from Les Prieres (1917), Piano Quintet and voice
Bartok String Quartet no 2 Allegro (1917)
Wilfred Owen “Strange Meeting”
Elgar Sospiri (1914) Piano Quintet and organ.

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Now in its eighth year, the West Meon Music Festival brings world-class chamber music performances to rural Hampshire.The West Meon Music Festival is run by the Primrose Piano Quartet, Susanne Stanzeleit, Dorothea Vogel, Andrew Fuller & John Thwaites

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