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RCMF 2024 1. Midsummer Morning

RETURNS ONLY
1. Midsummer Morning

Mon 24th June | 6 - 7am | £15

Houghton Lodge Gardens

 

RCMF begins on Midsummer Day, with a dawn recital by cellist Rainer Crosett on the bank of the River Test, in the spectacular setting of Houghton Lodge Gardens.

Bach Cello Suite No. 1

Britten Cello Suite No. 1

The seating is on the lawn, so please bring a picnic chair or a blanket if you wish. Tickets include the Garden’s entrance fee.

NB. This concert is not included in the season ticket.  
Please check www.romseychambermusic.com for updates in the event of bad weather

2024 Festival Season Pass (Concerts 2-11)

 
Season Pass: £80

Entry to concerts 2-11 in the RCMF 2024 Festival. (Concert 1 must be booked separately)
NB. Tickets will show the date of 25th June but covers all concerts 25th-30th June

2. Poème Tues 25th June | 1 - 2pm 

Romsey Abbey 
 

3. Masterclass
Weds 26th June | 5.30 - 7pm 

St. Mark’s Church, Ampfield 

 

4. Love is Merely a Madness
Thurs 27th June | 7.30 - 9.20pm 

URC, Romsey

 

5. Die Schöne Müllerin

Fri 28th June | 1 - 2pm

URC, Romsey

 

6. Essays of Love

Fri 28th June | 6 - 7.40pm 

URC, Romsey

7. Transfigured Night

Fri 28th June | 9.15 - 10pm

URC, Romsey


8. Family Concert
Sat 29th June | 11.30am - 12.15pm 
URC, Romsey

 

9. Chants

Sat 29th June | 4.30 - 6.20pm 

URC, Romsey

 

10. I’ll Love my Love

Sun 30th June | 1.30 - 2.20pm 

URC, Romsey

 

11. Festival Finale

Sun 30th June | 5.30 - 7.30pm 

URC, Romsey



 
 

RCMF 2024 2. Poeme

2. Poème

Tues 25th June | 1 - 2pm | Donations

Romsey Abbey

 

RCMF returns to Romsey Abbey’s Lunchtime recital series.

 

Tchaikovsky Andante Cantabile

Räisänen Midsommar(so)naten

Chausson Poème

Janáček Suite for Strings - Presto

This is a free event as part of the Abbey's lunchtime recital series, no ticket is necessary and a retiring collection will be taken at the end of the concert. You can make a donation in advance, to support the work of RCMF and the costs associated with this concert by selecting a ticket here

RCMF 2024 3. Masterclass

3. Masterclass

Weds 26th June | 5.30 - 7pm | Donations

St. Mark’s Church, Ampfield

Watch RCMF artists work with selected young musicians in this masterclass.

To reserve a place at this masterclass please select a donation amount. 

RCMF 2024 4. Love is merely a madness

4. Love is merely a madness

Thurs 27th June | 7.30 - 9.20pm | £18

URC, Romsey

Shakespeare's peerless feeling for the music of the English language has inspired composers for centuries. This concert explores chamber music inspired by the Bard.

Snape Mrs Sasson

Bray Those Crazed Eyes

Tchaikovsky arr. Mendelssohn Romeo and Juliet Overture

Beethoven String Quartet Op. 18/1

RCMF 2024 5. Die Schöne Müllerin

5. Die Schöne Müllerin

Fri 28th June | 1 - 2pm | £15

URC, Romsey

Baritone Thomas Guthrie brings his critically acclaimed arrangement of Schubert’s great song cycle Die Schöne Müllerin for guitar and small ensemble.

RCMF 2024 6. Essays of Love

6. Essays of Love

Fri 28th June | 6 - 7.40pm | £15

URC, Romsey

Inspired by Tolstoy’s novella, Janáček’s first quartet tells the tale of obsessive passion and deadly jealousy.

 

Poulenc Violin Sonata

Rachmaninoff Songs

Simpson An Essay of Love

Janáček String Quartet No. 1 “Kreutzer Sonata”

RCMF 2024 7. Transfigured Night

7. Transfigured Night

Fri 28th June | 9.15 - 10pm | £12

URC, Romsey

RCMF presents Schoenberg Verklärte Nacht, a work filled with late-romantic passions and one of the eternal glories of the chamber music repertoire

Schoenberg Verklärte Nacht

Doors will open at 8.45pm and refreshments will be available before the concert

RCMF 2024 8. Family Concert

8. Family Concert

Sat 29th June | 11.30am - 12.15pm |

Pay-what-you-wish

URC, Romsey

Our relaxed concert is back and we warmly invite people of all ages to enjoy excerpts from our festival programme introduced by the musicians

This is a pay-what-you-wish event, please choose a ticket price that you can afford. Only one ticket is necessary per group

RCMF 2024 9. Chants

9. Chants

Sat 29th June | 4.30 - 6.20pm | £18

URC, Romsey

 

Saturday afternoon features Schumann’s ecstatic Piano Quartet alongside lesser known gems.

 

Szymanowski Chant de Roxane

A. Mahler Song transcriptions

Higdon Love Sweet

Schumann Piano Quartet, Op. 47

RCMF 2024 10. I'll Love my Love

10. I’ll Love my Love

Sun 30th June | 1.30 - 2.20pm | £15

URC, Romsey

Principal Trumpet of the Britten Sinfonia Imogen Whitehead and pianist Jennifer Walsh visit Romsey for this varied lunchtime recital.

Beamish Trinculo

Mills I'll Love My Love

Dodgson Trumpet Concerto

Harding To Be Open

Smyth Two Canons

Maxwell Davies Sonatina

Maxwell Davies Farewell to Stromness

Schumann Adagio and Allegro

RCMF 2024 11. Festival Finale

11. Festival Finale

Sun 30th June | 5.30 - 7.30pm | £18

URC, Romsey

 

RCMF 2024 closes with Schubert's much loved Fantasie and Korngold's luxuriously romantic Piano Quintet.

 

Scelsi Trio IV

Purcell Fantasia on One Note

Schubert Fantasie in F minor

Korngold Piano Quintet