Spring Festival 



The Schumanns & Brahms

Fri 1 - Sun 3 March 2019


Victory Hall, Broughton-in-Furness

A musical exploration of the fascinating and turbulent love triangle between Brahms and the Schumanns


Primrose Piano Quartet

Jess Dandy, Contralto

Anthony Hewitt, piano

Pascal Pascaleff, piano 

Alicja Humeniuk, violin

Yue Yu, viola


Fri March 1st 2019, 7.30pm


Anthony Hewitt, piano 


Arabesque Op.18 

Two Novelletten Op.21

Phantasiestücke Op.12

Tocatta Op.7

Impromptus on a theme of Clara Wieck Op.4

Fantasie in C Major Op.17



Saturday March 2nd 2019, 1pm

Pascal Pascaleff, piano 

“Clara & Robert”


C. Schumann Three Romances Op.11

R. Schumann Fantasiestücke Op.111

R. Schumann Kreisleriana Op.16


Saturday March 2nd 2019, 7.30pm

“Love and Obsession”

Primrose Piano Quartet

Jess Dandy, Contralto


The centrepiece of this festival - “Love and Obsession” - focusses on the Romantic era’s most famous love triangles between Robert & Clara Schumann, and Johannes Brahms. The fabric of the two piano quartets is woven through with songs by all three composers, thus telling the story through their music.


J. Brahms Two Songs for Contralto, Viola, and Piano Op.91

J. Brahms Piano Quartet in C minor Op.60

C. & R. Schumann Songs

R. Schumann Piano Quartet Op.61


Sunday March 3rd 2019, 4pm

Primrose Piano Quartet

Anthony Hewitt, piano; Alicja Humeniuk, violin; Yue Yu, viola

“Clara & Johannes”


Clara Schumann Three Romances for Violin and Piano Op.21

Brahms String Quintet No. 2 in G Major Op.111

Brahms Piano Quartet No. 2 in A Major Op.26


Booking Info

Evening Concerts £15 each 

Lunchtime £10

Season Pass (all four concerts) £45 (save £10, or equivalent to lunchtime concert free)


Broughton-in-Furness Tourist Information Centre 01229 716115 (Thurs-Sat 10am-1pm)

Coronation Hall Box Office (Mon-Sat 10am-1pm)

"Squirell", 43 Market St., Ulverston, LA12 7LS

Booking for the Spring Festival opens on Monday Jan 14th 2019