West Meon Music Festival 2019

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Friday 13th September 7:30pm

Concert 1


St John the Evangelist, West Meon


Rodolphe Kreutzer


Trio Op.114


for viola, cello & piano


Kreutzer Sonata Op.47

Piano Trio in E flat Op.100


Three Romantic masterpieces spanning the 19th century in Vienna.

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


Saturday 14th September 11:00am

Free Event


St John the Evangelist, West Meon


Talented young soloists and ensembles from Hampshire schools and UK music colleges are coached by the

Primrose Piano Quartet

in St John the Evangelist.
Members of the audience may drop in and out as they like during the session.
Duration approximately two hours.


Free entry, refreshments available


Saturday 14th September 3:00pm (1 hour)

Concert 2

Harp Recital

Church of our Lady, Warnford


Winner of many competitions and awards

Gabriella Jones

is one of the most exciting young harpists to emerge onto the concert scene in recent years.
Her programme will include works by:

Debussy, Tchaikovsky, Janáček, Liszt and Nino Rota.

Ticket price includes tea and cakes served after the concert.


Saturday 14th September 6:30pm

Pre-concert talk

Simon Callow and John Thwaites discuss Music, Melodrama and Richard Strauss' setting of Enoch Arden


Included in concert 3 ticket price


Saturday 14th September 7:30pm

Concert 3

Simon Callow, Music & Melodrama

St John the Evangelist, West Meon

Simon Callow


String Quartet No.1 (Kreutzer Sonata)

Edgar Allan Poe/André Caplet

The Masque of the Red Death

Richard Strauss/Tennyson

Enoch Arden, a Melodrama for narrator and piano.

With Gabriella Jones, Harp and Jenny Sacha, violin.


National Treasure

Simon Callow

narrates Poe's gothic horror story with

André Caplet

's atmospheric setting of the tale "Conte Fantastique" for Harp and String Quartet.
After the interval he reads Tennyson's poem Enoch Arden, set to music by Richard Strauss.
The concert starts with Janáček's first String Quartet "Kreutzer Sonata", inspired by Tolstoy's tale of passion, jealousy and murder.

Simon appears at WMMF subject to confirmation in summer 2019, see the website for updates.

Ticket price includes a glass of wine. Concert ends at 10pm.


Sunday 15th September at 11:00am

Concert 4

Coffee Concert

St John the Evangelist, West Meon

(concert 80 mins, no interval)


Rebecca Clarke


Grand Caprice on "Der Erlkönig"

Rebecca Clarke

Sonata for Viola and Piano


Barcarolle Op.60

Cello Sonata Op.99 in F


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


Sunday 15th September 1pm

Free Event

Picnic Film Show

(1 hour)

West Meon Village Hall


Enoch Arden

D.W. Griffith

The Music Box

Laurel & Hardy



Free filmshow featuring two black & white classics, open to all. Bring your own picnic.


Sunday 15th September 3:30pm

Concert 5

Festival Finale

St John the Evangelist, West Meon


Ernö Dohnányi


Piano Quartet in G minor K478


Serenade for String Trio


Piano Quintet Op.34.


Three masterpieces from three different centuries of the Austro-Hungarian empire.


With Jenny Sacha, violin.

Tea & cakes served in the interval.

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Now in its ninth 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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