Southwell Music Festival Events

The 2019 Southwell Music Festival has now ended. To read a virtual copy of the 2019 programme, go here.

The 2020 Southwell Music Festival will be held from 26 to 31 August. More information about the programme of events will be posted here following the programme launch on 17 April 2020.

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