West Meon Music Festival

the primrose piano quartet Thomas Kelly The Gonzaga Band Jamie Savan Steven Devine Faye Newton Will Duerden Harriet Burns

We are still working on the 2024 programme

2024 festival dates 12th - 15th September

2023 Programme

CONCERT   1

Thursday 14th September, 7:30pm

Opening Concert

St John the Evangelist

A glass of wine included, served during the interval

 

Mozart String Duo in B flat, K424
Schubert   “Arpeggione” Sonata
Brahms  Piano Quartet A major, Op.26

The Primrose Piano Quartet

 CONCERT  2  

Friday 15th September, 7:30pm (70mins)

Thomas  kelly,  Piano Recital

St John the Evangelist

N.B. tickets for those attending both this and concert 3 will be available at the usual price for a full-length concert (including a glass of wine)

Prizewinner at Leeds and Hastings international piano competitions
Programme to be confirmed soon

THOMAS KELLY,  PIANO

 

CONCERT  3  (45 mins)

Friday 15th September, 9pm

 Who’s afraid of Arnold  Schoenberg?

 St John the Evangelist

Tickets for those attending both this and concert 2 will be available at the usual price for a full-length concert (including a glass of wine)

 Mahler Piano Quartet
Schoenberg String Trio

Mahler was a great supporter of Schoenberg who said:  “I do not have a great deal to say about Mahler, only this: he is one of the greatest men there could be”. The Primrose present a humorous and informal concert exploring the men & their music. 

The Primrose Piano Quartet

 

 CONCERT  4

Saturday 16th September, 11.30am  (50 mins)

Bach  Goldberg  Variations

All Saints, East Meon

Coffee included,  served from 11am

Bach Goldberg Variations
Bach’s epic masterpiece arranged for string trio by Dmitri Sitkovetsky

The Primrose string trio     

 CONCERT  5

Saturday 16th September, 3pm  (1 hour)

Songs  and  Duets  from  the  age  of  monteverdi

Church of Our Lady, Warnford

Tea & Cakes included, served after the concert

the gonzaga band

 To include music by Monteverdi and his contemporaries  

Jamie  Savan,  cornett

Faye Newton,  soprano 

Steven devine,  chamber organ

 

 CONCERT  6

Saturday 16th September, 7:30pm 

The trout quintet

St John the Evangelist

A glass of wine included, served during the interval

Brahms Viola Sonata in E flat, Op.120
Mendelssohn Piano Trio in D minor, Op.49
Schubert  Piano Quintet “The Trout” 

The Primrose Piano Quartet

Will Duerden, double bass

 

 CONCERT  7 

Sunday 17th September, 11:30am (1 hr)

Les  Chemins  d’Amour

St John the Evangelist

Coffee included, served from 11am

Songs by Fauré, Poulenc and Debussy

harriet burns , soprano, 

john thwaites , piano

CONCERT  8

Sunday 17th September, 3.30pm 

French  Finale

St John the Evangelist

Tea & cakes served in the interval

Saint-Saëns  Barcarolle
Jean Françaix  String Trio
Chopin  Nocturne Op.9 no.2
Bizet/Sarasate  Carmen Fantasy
Fauré Piano Quartet in G minor

The Primrose Piano Quartet

We would like to thank our sponsors Coach House Pianos who are again supplying the amazing Shigeru Kawai SK-EX hand-built piano

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