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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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.
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.