Southwell Music Festival Events

Public booking for the 2019 Southwell Music Festival is open. The individual events are listed below, with a link to online booking for each event.

To read a virtual copy of the 2019 programme, go here.

2019 Festival Playlist

You can now sample the music at this year’s Festival via a Spotify playlist, below. Either let it play through or scroll down the list and click play to listen to short extracts of each movement (click the cross on the top right of the pop-up advertising panel to go back to the sample list) – or sign up at Spotify for free to hear each full track:

Other Events in Southwell during the Festival

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Event Information:

  • Thu

    Rush Hour Concert 1: Straight Americano

    1700-1800The State Chamber

    Photo: Dick Makin Imaging


    Warning: this recital of American music will be fun! The main work, Bernstein’s Arias and Barcarolles, pays tribute to the European art song while simultaneously parodying it. According to conductor and Bernstein collaborator Michael Tilson Thomas, “it says far more eloquently than words what he [Bernstein] was like”. John Musto’s short and simple bluesbased songs are by turns lyrical, haunting, elegiac, cool and humorous. Nico Muhly’s love for drones began as a kid when he enjoyed singing along to the vaccum cleaner.

    John Musto Shadow of the Blues
    Nico Muhly Drones and Violin
    Leonard Bernstein Arias and Barcarolles

    Southwell Festival Chamber Soloists including
    Jamie Campbell violin
    Lucy Schaufer mezzo soprano
    Marcus Farnsworth baritone
    James Baillieu piano
    Libby Burgess piano

    Tickets £20
    18 years and under £10