The Festival was founded by The Primrose Piano Quartet, and is now in its 9th year. It takes place over the weekend of 13th – 15th September, and we have another lovely programme of chamber music this year, taking place mostly in the acoustically excellent West Meon church.
The Friday & Saturday evening concerts are both candlelit, and beautifully atmospheric, and the Sunday concerts are a particularly wonderful showcase for the individual talents of the Primrose Piano Quartet. This year for the first time the well-known actor & local resident Nicholas Jones will be narrating Edgar Allen Poe’s The Mask of the Red Death, accompanying Caplet’s piece of the same name.
We have an exceptionally gifted young harpist, Gabriella Jones, playing in East Meon’s ‘rising stars’ concert on the Saturday afternoon. She recently played a lunchtime at Winchester Cathedral to an extremely enthusiastic audience of 200 – according to one “spy” he had never heard quite so much cheering and whistling in that place!
Ticket prices range from £12 – £20, with students just £5 and accompanied children £1. Festival passes are available and are £75 in the centre aisle and £65 in the side aisles, and a Sunday pass for the 2 concerts is £28 for all areas. The evening concerts include a glass of wine, and refreshments are served at all the concerts.
More information is available on the website www.westmeonmusic.co.uk.