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:

  • Fri

    Rush Hour Concert 2: An Equal Music

    1700-1800The State Chamber

    Photo: Dick Makin Imaging


    Fanny Mendelssohn and Clara Schumann struggled for recognition as musicians and composers of talent equal to their celebrated male family members. Felix Mendelssohn paid homage to his beloved sister in a string quartet which bears the title “Requiem for Fanny”; these little-known songs reveal her genius. Robert Schumann’s music and above all his songs were inspired by Clara, whose lush and poignant Romances show what might have been.

    Clara Schumann Three Romances for Violin and Piano, Op. 22
    Songs by Fanny Mendelssohn and Robert Schumann
    Felix Mendelssohn Quartet No.6, Op. 80 in F minor

    Southwell Festival Chamber Soloists

    Tickets £20
    18 years and under £10