Mozart Masonic Funeral Music in C minor, K 477
Corp And All the Trumpets Sounded
Mozart Requiem in D minor, K 626
London Mozart Players
Guildford Choral Society
Josephine Goddard soprano
Amy Lyddon contralto
Thobela Ntshanyana tenor
Gareth Brynmawr John bass
Jonathan Willcocks conductor
This concert, as we approach Remembrance Sunday, marks the Centenary of the end of the Battle of the Somme – four months of attritional carnage in 1916 during which nearly one and a half million men lost their lives. One of the truly great settings of the Requiem Mass – that of Mozart – is partnered by a stunning work by the contemporary composer Ronald Corp. Set for soprano and baritone soloists, chorus and orchestra, the text of this moving lament for those who died in the Great War combines the ancient words of the Mass for the Dead with poetry by First World War poets such as Edward Thomas, Rupert Brooke, Charles Sorley and Wilfred Owen – all of whom were profoundly affected by the terrible slaughter of warfare. As a Prelude, the concert opens with Mozart’s brief but moving Funeral Music.
Mozart Concerto for Piano No. 13 in C major, K 415
Howard Shelley and London Mozart Players return to St John’s Smith Square for the third season of their highly successful lunchtime concert series Mozart Explored. For the second concert in the series, Howard Shelley will explore Mozart’s Piano Concerto No.13, a concerto that develops the soloist’s role to be displayed more prominently than in previous works, while the orchestra sees the use of more counterpoint that in previous concerti. Full of life, the work sees no shortage of ideas, that the composer can’t wait to show the audience.
The London Mozart Players have arrived in Upper Norwood – Come and see them perform in their new home this October. In an afternoon of music, art and performance, after the concert mingle with the musicians and experience many of the cultural delights Upper Norwood has to offer, including:
– A preview of Bach to Baby – the critically acclaimed concert series for the whole family to enjoy together, from newborns to great-grandparents
– Food and drink stalls by suppliers from the Crystal Palace Food Market (a Transition Town project)
– An interactive kids art workshop led by a local artist
– An art exhibition in the foyer of St John the Evangelist
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This is a free event but there are limited places, so please book in advance to avoid disappoint. You can help support future community projects and concerts by giving a voluntary donation to the orchestra via the booking form. This event is suitable for the whole family.
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Doors will open at 2.30pm for a 3.00pm concert start.
Gibbons The Silver Swan
Strauss Four Last Songs
Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem
Crouch End Festival Chorus and the London Mozart Players present ‘Swan Song’, a programme reflecting the end of life and mourning.
Gibbons’s 17th-century madrigal Silver Swan is a brief and beautiful opening to this concert, before Strauss’s exquisite Four Last Songs, performed by Erica Eloff. The choir and BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist Benjamin Appl conclude the concert with Brahms’s hauntingly beautiful Ein deutsches Requiem, written during the years following his mother’s death.
Richard Brown FIRE!
The Classical Road Show warmly encourages all schools to book tickets for their pupils 7-11 year olds to take part in these lively concerts, when children sing lustily from their audience seats accompanied by top professional orchestras. There will be two concert performances on this day, one at 11.15am and one at 1.30pm.
Geoffrey Hanson Clarinet Concerto
Geoffrey Hanson Odyssey
Finzi Romance in E flat
Elgar Two part songs
Elgar The Shower
Elgar Dreams all too brief
Charles Villiers Stanford The Bluebird
Finzi My spirit sang all day
Finzi Clear and gentle stream
Finzi God is gone up!
The LMP return this year for their regular feature at the East Finchley Arts Festival. Over the years the LMP has premiered several works by the Festival Director, Geoffrey Hanson and this concert will include two of his works. The Clarinet Concerto played by the young prize winning Australian soloist Som Howie and the Odyssey performed by Sebastian Comberti, principal cellist of the London Mozart Players. We mark the 60th anniversary of the death of the quintessentially English composer, Gerald Finzi, with a performance of his Romance in E flat for orchestra and two of his part songs set off by Elgar and Stanford. This is a concert for lovers of English Music.
Australian conductor Geoffrey Simon enjoys an International career as conductor. Resident in London he has appeared with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London Chamber Orchestra and English Chamber Orchestra. Internationally he has conducted both with Australian orchestras and in the USA. His record label, Cala Records includes a wide range of repertoire in its catalogue and features contemporary composers. A recording of Geoffrey Hanson’s music is shortly to be issued on that label.
Weber Overture to Der Freischütz
Dvorak Concerto for Cello in B minor, Op. 104
Dvorak Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95 “From the New World”
Howard Shelley Conductor
Yoon-Kyung Cho Cello
London Mozart Players
The London Mozart Players return to Grayshott this September. Conducted by Howard Shelley, talented prize-winner Yoon-Kyung Cho will perform Dvorak’s enchanting Cello Concerto with the orchestra. The London Mozart Players will also perform Dvorak’s huge and glorious Symphony No.9 “From the New World”.
If you missed today’s concert at St John’s Smith Square, watch Classic FM’s live stream from the rehearsals earlier today. Howard Shelley and the London Mozart Players performed Mozart’s Piano Concerto No.20 for the first concert in the series!
The Audience Choice
Howard Shelley and London Mozart Players return to St John’s Smith Square for the third season of their highly successful lunchtime concert series Mozart Explored. To mark the beginning of the 2016/17 season, the London Mozart Players offered the audience the chance to choose which of Mozart’s piano concertos would be performed in the opening concert of their popular Mozart Explored series. Having cast their votes, the audience has spoken and the dramatic concerto No. 20 has been chosen.
About Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor
In this concerto the mood of the entire first movement is set by the contained intensity of the opening bars. Even in the Romanze, where the music is apparently simple and serene, an agitated section in G minor serves as a reminder of the overall dramatic character of the concerto.
Mendelssohn Symphony No. 4 in A major, Op. 90 “Italian”
Mozart Concerto for Oboe in C major, K 314
Beethoven Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92
The London Mozart Players return to Ripon International Festival to perform the Grand Finale concert, with another sensational programme led by conductor Janusz Piotrowicz. Featuring virtuoso oboist Daniel Bates, Principal of the OAE and the City of London Sinfonia, programme highlights include a performance of Mendelssohn’s “Italian” Symphony, Mozart’s Oboe Concerto in C and Beethoven’s Seventh – a work of infinite beauty and rhythmic ingenuity, with a heartrending 2nd movement and furiously energetic finale.
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