Wednesday 12 July


Wednesday 12 July


Lunchtime Recital Series

Wednesday 12 July, 1.00pm

St Lawrence’s Church

Tickets: £7 (£5 students)

Lavender Rodriguez and Nathalie Ryan violins

Sophie Knight viola

Rachel Leigh cello

Roger Owens piano

Arensky Piano Trio in D minor Op. 32

Schumann Piano Quintet in Eb major Op. 44

This concert showcases the exceptional talents of the performers on the Hampshire Specialist Music Course at Peter Symonds College in Winchester. For the fifth year, students on the HSMC bring chamber repertoire to the Festival, including Schumann’s exuberant piano quintet, regarded as one of the composer’s most brilliant works.

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Supported by The Friends of Music in Winchester

The piano for the lunchtime series is kindly loaned by
Triangle Pianos Ltd. of Southampton

Ben Macintyre

SAS Rogue Heroes: The Authorised Wartime History

Wednesday 12 July, 6.00pm


Tickets: £14

SAS Rogue Heroes cover

In the summer of 1941, at the height of the war in the Western Desert, an eccentric young officer, David Stirling, came up with a plan that was imaginative, radical and entirely against the rules: a small, undercover unit that would wreak havoc behind enemy lines. So began the most celebrated and mysterious military organisation in the world: the SAS.

Ben Macintyre, bestselling author of Operation Mincemeat and Agent Zigzag and Associate Editor of The Times, gives an account of the extraordinary men willing to take monumental risks in this history of the SAS.

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Supported by Anne Fairey and
Colonel David Parker

A Reimagined Dream

Tuesday 11 July & Wednesday 12 July, 7.00pm

The Great Hall

Tickets: £10 (18 & under half price)


Hampshire County Youth Chamber Orchestra

Hampshire Youth Dance Company

A music and dance production based on the incidental music for A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Felix Mendelssohn

Following their memorable performance of Noye’s Fludde in 2016, Hampshire’s acclaimed County Youth Orchestra makes a welcome return to the Festival, this time performing alongside the Hampshire Youth Dance Company. The Mediaeval Great Hall will be the perfect settings for Mendelssohn’s evocative music for A Midsummer Night’s Dream with readings from Shakespeare’s play.

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Supported using public funding by Department for Education/Arts Council England