West Meon Music Festival

the primrose piano quartet Emanuil Ivanov Helen Charlston Jonathan Martindale John Mills Huw Daniel Kirsten Jenson Norbert Blume Christopher Bucknall

Welcome to the 2022 Festival

The Box  Office is now open

2022 Programme


Thursday 8th September  7:30 pm

Opening Concert

St John the Evangelist


Beethoven Piano Quartet in E flat, WO36
Shostakovitch  Viola sonata
Tchaikovsky  Piano Trio

The Primrose Piano Quartet

 CONCERT  2  (1 hour)

Friday 9th September 7:30 pm


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)

The  life  and  loves  of  Clara  Schumann.

Clara Schumann 6 songs, Brahms 4 songs
Robert Schumann Frauenliebe und Leben Op.42,
Chiarina and Traumerei, piano solo

Helen Charlston,  mezzo soprano.    John Thwaites,  piano

CONCERT  3  (45 mins)

Friday 9th September  9 pm

Who’s  afraid  of  Arnold  Schoenberg?

 St John the Evangelist

N.B. 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 of him “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.



Saturday 10th September 11 am  (1  hour)

Latin  Cello  &  Guitar

All Saints, East Meon
 A musical tour of Spanish and Latin American music from Flamenco to Tango. Including works by: De Falla, Granados, Casals, Piazzolla, Villa-Lobos, Ginastera.

John Mills,  guitar.    Andrew Fuller,  cello 

Supported by the Southampton Classical Guitar Society 

Coffee served from 10:30


Saturday 10th September  3 pm  (1 hour)


Church of Our Lady, Warnford

Huw Daniel,  baroque violin

Huw Daniel, leader of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment  plays music by Bach, Handel & Muffat.

  With Christopher Bucknall Harpsichord

Tea & Cakes included, served after the concert


Saturday 10th September  7:30pm 


St John the Evangelist
Mozart Piano Quartet in Eb, K493
Beethoven Violin Sonata, Op.24 (Spring)
Schubert  String Quintet in C

The Primrose Piano Quartet.  Jonathan Martindale, violin.   Kirsten Jenson, cello


Sunday  11th September  11:30 am 


St John the Evangelist
 Beethoven Sonata Op.27  No.2 (Moonlight)
Busoni, Scriabin & Liszt Fantasies
Chopin 6 Polish songs
Winner of the 2019 Busoni International Piano competition, the brilliant young Bulgarian pianist presents a varied and entertaining programme.  Coffee & biscuits included in ticket price served from 11am.


Sunday  11th September  3pm 

Festival Finale

St John the Evangelist
Mozart. String Quintet in G minor, K516
Turina Scène Andalouse for solo viola and piano quintet
Brahms String Sextet in G major, Op. 36

The Primrose Piano Quartet,    Jonathan Martindale, violin.              Norbert Blume, viola.    Kirsten Jenson, cello.