Mid-Summer Festival

10th - 17th June 2017

We are delighted to welcome back the Chilingirian Quartet, who have performed with us numerous times since 2003. Levon Chilingirian’s insights into music remain unique.

And my Hummel Ensemble, reformed to perform the chamber music and arrangements of the grossly under-rated  composer Johann Nepomuk Hummel and other contemporary arrangements (all of which we commission), makes its first appearance under new  Director, Benjamin Frith.

You will hear wonderful piano concertos by Hummel (The Wedding Concerto) & Weber that you have almost certainly never heard, and a world premier, a chamber version of Franz Clement’s Violin Concerto. Clement commissioned and premiered Beethoven’s Violin Concerto, and his own earlier concerto is a glorious masterpiece.

The sun will be shining from 5.30am to 10pm!


June 2017

Saturday 10th June


Evening Concert

Hummel Ensemble (Dir. Benjamin Frith)
Julia Hwan (Violin)
Hummel: Piano Concerto, Op.110 “Wedding Concerto”
Franz Clement: Violin Concerto (1805) World Premiere

Sunday 11th June


Bordeaux wine-tasting & gossip
Contessa Petronella Salvi

Evening Concert

Hummel Ensemble (Dir. Benjamin Frith)
Weber: Piano Concerto No.)
Weber: Konzertstück
Beethoven: Symphony No.7 (arr. Hummel)

Monday 12th June


Lunch in St.Emilion & tasting at
Château Figeac 50€

Evening Concert

Hummel Ensemble (Dir. Benjamin Frith)
Hummel: Piano Quintet, Op.74a
Schubert: Piano Quintet “Die Forelle”

Tuesday 13th June


Day visit to the
Châteaux of the Dordogne 50€

Evening Concert

Piano Recital
Benjamin Frith (Piano)
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.29, “Hammerklavier” , Op.106
Schubert: Piano Sonata No.18 in G Major, D894

Wednesday 14th June


Lunch at Michelin-starred
“Le Tour des vents”, & visit & tasting
at Château Monbazillac 70€

Evening Concert

Chilingirian Quartet
Beethoven: String Quartet, Op.18, No.6
Beethoven: String Quartet, Op. 95
Beethoven: String Quartet, Op. 131

Thursday 15th June


Vist & tasting at
Château l’Evangeline 50€

Evening Concert

Chilingirian Quartet, Tino Fjeldli (Viola)
Haydn: String Quartet Op. 50 no 6
Mozart: G Minor K516
Mendelssohn: A Major Op 18

Friday 16th June


Lunch in Sauternes & tasting at
Château Climens 50€

Evening Concert

Chilingirian Quartet, Leo Popplewell (Cello)
Haydn: String Quartet, Op.77, No.1
Boccherini: Quintet in  C Major
Schubert: String Quintet

Pricing and Travel

£1495/1795€/$1895 for festival, £235/285€/$295 per night (min. 3 nights) subject to availability.

Fully residential, including all concerts, continental breakfasts, buffet lunches, dinner (inc.wines) with artists, en-suite accommodation, but excluding travel.

Non– residential: aperitifs, evening concert & dinner plus later concert 140€/night

Transfers from local airports, 35€/per person each way.

Bordeaux airport 60 mins, Bergerac 40 mins, Libourne TGV 30 mins.