THE third West Meon Music Festival is coming to Hampshire. There will be concerts to appeal to all age groups with a huge range of music on offer for all ages and tastes.

The festival will also be raising funds for The Rowans Hospice which supports patients across south-east Hampshire.

A special children’s concert will take place on the Saturday morning and there will also be a late night gypsy evening and a cross section of chamber music from Bach to Bartók.

The internationally renowned Primrose Piano Quartet will also be appearing.

The festival opens on Friday September 13 with an evening of Viennese classics.

A Schubert string trio, Beethoven’s popular Archduke piano trio and a Brahms piano quartet all involving various members of the Primrose, one of the UK’s leading chamber ensembles, will be delighting the crowds.

A Hungarian theme will take over on Saturday evening as Budapest is added to the mix.

Dohnányi’s Serenade for String Trio and Bartók’s Contrasts will be performed and will feature Robert Plane, principal clarinet with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, who also joins the members of the Primrose in Brahms’ Clarinet Trio in A.

Sunday will see two more concerts in the church of St John the Evangelist on Sunday.

A coffee concert in the morning includes music by Bach and Beethoven with the Primrose’s viola, Robin Ireland playing Brahms’ Viola Sonata in E-flat.

The festival ends on a high with Take Five, members of the Primrose and their guest violinist, young Bulgarian violinist Zhivko Georgiev.