Welcome to the Purbeck International Chamber Music Festival 2017! 

PICMF 2017 e-programme booklet will be available soon.

Concert schedule, programme and venues:

Dorset County Museum, the Victorian Gallery

Thursday | August 31st | 7:30 pm

Percy Grainger: English Country Garden and other folk melodies for solo piano
Béla Bartók: Rumanian folk dances for piano/harp and violin
Rebecca Clarke: cello sonata (1919)

Antonín Dvořák: String Sextet in A major op 48

Adults Price level 1 £25 Price level 2 £20 / Students £2

Lytchett Minster Parish Church

Friday | September 1st | 12pm and 1:30 pm

A lecture with Marcus du Sautoy: “The Song of Symmetry”,  12pm

Goldberg Variations for piano with Christian Ihle Hadland, 1:30pm

Adults £20 (including the lecture) Adults £15 (only piano recital) / Students £2

Priory Church of Lady St Mary, Wareham

Friday | September 1st | 7:30 pm

Hans Krása: ‘Tanec’ for string trio
Per Arne Glorvingen: Groovy Milonga for string quartet and bandoneon
Mauricio Kagel: ‘Ragtime Waltz’ for solo bandoneon
Joseph Haydn: Piano Trio No. 39 in G major Hob. XV/25 (“Gypsy”)

Johannes Brahms: Intermezzo in A major Op 118 No 2.
Antonín Dvořák: Piano Quintet No.2, Op.81

Adults Price level 1 £25 Price level 2 £20 / Students £2

The Parish Church of Saint Nicholas, Worth Matravers

Saturday | September 2rd | 10:00 am

a Bach recital with Lara St. John (violin) and Marie-Pierre Langlamet (harp).

Adults £18 / Students £2

Fine Foundation Gallery, Durlston Country Park

Saturday | September 2rd| 11:30 am

Musical fun for families and children with guest moderator and soprano Olivia Ray

Tickets are £5 per adult. Children are free but must be accompanied by at least one adult.

Tickets £5

Fine Foundation Gallery, Durlston Country Park

Saturday | September 2rd| 3pm

Domenico Gabrielli: Canone a due violoncelli

Joseph Haydn: Duo for violin & viola in B flat major , Hob VI:3

Béla Bartók: selection of duos for two violins/viola

Maurice Ravel: Sonata for violin and cello


Concert will include a pre-talk at 2pm by Jason Price from Tarisio about the historical instruments performing at the Festival

Adults £20  / Students £2

St George Church, Langton Matravers

Saturday | September 2rd | 7:30 pm

Claude Debussy: Danse sacrée and Danse profane from 1904 for harp and string quartet
Brian Elias: Song (2003) on a poem by Christina Rossetti for alto voice and harp
Antonín Dvořák: Bagatelles for String Trio and Harmonium

André Caplet: Conte Fantastique for harp, string quartet and narrator
Ástor Piazzolla: Histoire du Tango (selection)

Guest narrator: Robert Rinder

Adults Price level 1 £25 Price level 2 £20  / Students £2

St James’s Church, Kingston

Sunday | September 3rd | 11:30 am

Hans Krása: Passacaglia and Fugue (1944) for string trio
Per Arne Glorvinger: Morning Blues
Antonín Dvořák: String Sextet in A major Op. 48

Barista coffee served from 10:30am, church bells at 11am, public entrance 11:15

Adults £20 / Students £2

Festival pass £124

(for all 8 concerts price category 1, including 2 lectures, children’s concert and a glass of champagne)

Festival pass £124

Festival Pass Friday, Saturday and Sunday concerts  £104

(including 6 concerts, price category 1, 2 lectures, children’s concert and a glass of champagne)

Series 1 £104

Festival Pass Saturday & Sunday £68

 (including 4 concerts, 1 lecture, children’s concert and a glass of champagne)

Series 2 £68

You can choose different passes clicking the different Festival pass ticket options. Book tickets for more than one concert by making sure to click ‘Continue Shopping‘ between each one.  Click ‘Checkout‘ only once you have all of your concerts selected and in the basket.  Click our help page for more information on ticket booking.

Phone Bookings

If you prefer to book by phone, please call 0333 666 3366 for the PICMF Box Office.  Your tickets will be sent to you by post.
There is a £1.50 booking charge for this service.
A limited number of tickets will also be available at Wareham Tourist Information Centre.
For all other enquiries, please email info@purbeck-chambermusic.org.uk

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