Vendange Festival

The Final Concerts: 20th to 24th September

As always for our autumn festival we have the incomparable Wihan Quartet, our Quartet-in-Residence.  This will be a very special occasion as it is planned to be the final Orpheus & Bacchus Festival. It will be hosted by Humphrey Burton. The Wihans will be augmented by some of our favourite (and famous) musician friends from the past in a number of the works. The programme is a deliberate choice of my favourites, and ends with a repeat of the Mendelssohn Octet that was such a sensation last September.

Schedule

The Wihan Quartet

Wednesday 20 September

Morning Concert

Afternoon

Evening Concert

Beethoven: String Quartet op. 18, No.4
Dvořák: String Quartet, Op. 80 in E major
Schubert: String Quintet in C

Thursday 21 September

Morning Concert

Farrer Trio
Schubert: Notturno D 897
Beethoven: Ghost Trio, Op.70, No.1

Afternoon

St.Emilion
Vist & tasting at
Château Clos Fortet

Evening Concert

Mozart: String Quintet in C, K515
Janáček: String Quartet No. 1, “Kreutzer Sonata”
Beethoven: String Quartet , Op.132 in A minor

Friday 22nd September

Morning Concert

Farrer Trio
Schubert: Piano Trio No.2 in E flat, D929

Afternoon

Sauternes
Lunch in Sauternes & tasting at
Château Rieussec

Evening Concert

Hummel: Piano Concerto in B minor, Op.89 (Chamber arrangement)
Janáček: String Quartet No. 2, “Intimate Letters”
Bruckner: String Quintet

Saturday 23rd September

Morning Concert

Visit to Ste.Foy market, w/lunch

Afternoon

Evening Concert

Schubert: String Quartet no.10 in E flat, Op.125 No.1, D87
Dvořák: String Quartet Op.96 “American”
Mendelssohn: Octet in E flat, Op.20

Pricing and Travel

£850/995€/$1095 for festival, £235/285€/$295 per night (min. 2 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,