2020 Petworth Festival Special to include our
10th Anniversary Literary Week: 16 October – 1 November

General Enquiries 01798 343055 info@petworthfestival.org.uk

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  • On purchase of your ‘ticket’ you will be emailed a ‘viewing token’. This is a code which will give you access to an online event. One viewing token gives you one viewing of the event of your choice.
  • To view an event, select the event you wish to watch from the list below, click on ‘View Event’ in the bottom right hand corner and enter the viewing token code and the email address used when booking where asked. The start time for each event is given in the brochure and on the website.
  • If you cannot join us at the advertised start time, each event will remain available to watch once, using your token, via Petworth Festival’s website any time until midnight Saturday 7 November.
  • Viewing tokens can only be used once. Viewing tokens may be used by the purchaser or passed on to other people, e.g. someone buying five tokens may either view five events themselves, or could distribute the codes to five friends for them each to watch a single event of their choosing.
  • Holders of full Festival Passes will be able to watch each event once only.
  • Each event lasts approximately one hour.
  • Literary events are live streamed (with the exception of James Naughtie and Joanna Trollope) and will include Q&A from the online audience. If you are unable to watch the live-streamed Literary events, the recording of each Literary event will be available to view online from the following day, using a viewing token, until midnight 7 November.
  • During the live literary events, questions may be submitted by typing them into the Q&A box. Viewers will still be able to watch the event while submitting questions, which will be relayed in real time to the speaker/interviewer. Please note, this may only be done while the event is live.

Latest events


01 The London Mozart Players' Ensemble with Howard Shelley (piano)

Available: Friday 16 October at 8pm - on demand until midnight Saturday 7 November

The exceptional pianist, communicator and Conductor Laureate of the London Mozart Players (LMP) Howard Shelley directs a performance of Beethoven’s sublime Piano Concerto No. 3. The concert opens with the opening Adagio-Allegro assai from Haydn’s 94th Surprise Symphony.


02 Sheku and Isata Kanneh-Mason (cello and piano)

Available: Saturday 17 October at 8pm - on demand until midnight Saturday 7 November

An unmissable evening in the company of members of the extraordinary Kanneh- Mason family.
Beethoven - Cello Sonata in C Major, Op. 102, No. 1
Bridge - Mélodie for Cello and Piano in C sharp minor, H. 99
Rachmaninov - Cello Sonata in G minor, Op. 19


03 Mitsuko Uchida (piano)

Available: Sunday 18 October at 8pm - on demand until midnight Saturday 7 November

For her Petworth concert, Mitsuko Uchida performs Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations, the monumental work that stands alongside Bach’s Goldberg Variations as one of the two greatest sets of variations for piano ever composed.


04 The Petworth Festival Summer Special Concert

Available: Monday 19 October at 8pm - on demand until midnight Saturday 7 November

We are delighted to show our Summer Special concert again featuring:
Harry Rylance - Overture to Tannhäuser (Wagner, arr. Liszt)
Vóreios Trio - Trio for Oboe, Bassoon and Piano, FP43 (Poulenc)
Harry the Piano - Gershwin Medley and A Special Challenge


05 Tasmin Little (violin) with John Lenehan (piano)

Available: Tuesday 20 October at 8pm - on demand until midnight Saturday 7 November

We welcome one of the UK’s most loved violinists who gives one of her final concerts before retirement. In partnership with her regular collaborator pianist John Lenehan, she gives a programme that includes the fine Strauss Sonata for Violin and Piano, and their own joyous transcription of movements from Swan Lake.