Mozart Explored

Mozart Piano Concerto No. 15 in Bb, K450

Howard Shelley pianist-conductor
London Mozart Players

Mozart Explored is a series that aims to unearth and explore both Mozart’s best-loved and lesser-known piano concertos. With short illustrated introductions to the concerto from Howard Shelley as well as a full performance of the work, these concerts offer listeners a unique and personal insight into understanding the characteristics of Mozart’s compositional style.

Piano Concerto No. 15 is considered to be one of the most technically challenging of all his piano concerti, but, as a testament to Mozart’s sophistication, is not perceived to be a ‘show piece’ from a listener’s perspective. The work starts with a familiar sonata-allegro form and characteristic of Mozartian style, concludes with a rondo, ending with a triumphant conclusion.

John Suchet, the voice of morning radio on Classic FM, will attend the concert to do a book signing of his recent release ‘Mozart, The Man Revealed’ after the performance. Audience members will also be invited to join the LMP after the performance for complementary Christmas cake whilst the book signing is going on.

Magnificent Mozart

Mozart Overture to La Finta Giardiniera

Mozart Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major – Andante (Soloist Miaomiao Yu)

Mozart Divertimento K136

Mozart Symphony No. 41 ‘Jupiter’ in C – Molto Allegro

Miaomiao Yu piano
London Mozart Players

 

The London Mozart Players and Bach to Baby get together for their first collaboration. Come meet the epitome of musical royalty – Magnificent Mozart! Bringing together a 22-piece orchestra in a programme featuring his vivacious Jupiter Symphony and the serene Andante from the piano concerto in C. Follow the drama of the overture to the opera La Finta Giardiera, dance to the regal elegance of Divertimento in D and, to crown it all off, your favourite singalong Christmas carols. A glittering treat for the whole family!

Bach to Baby is the critically acclaimed classical concert series for babies, toddlers and their families. Tots dance, roam about and revel in the wonder of live music, while you take a moment out of your busy day to hear top notch performances by outstanding musicians, with your young babes in tow. No concert is complete without feeding, crying and nappy changing!

 

There will be two performances, one at 2.00pm and one at 4.15pm. Tickets: £15 per adult (including two children free).

Due to popular demand, we have released a second allocation of tickets to both concerts. Only a few tickets to each concert now remain.

THE 4.15pm CONCERT IS SOLD OUT. JUST A FEW TICKETS REMAINING FOR THE 2pm CONCERT


‘From Bach to the Bulgarian deep Bass’ – The London Festival of Bulgarian Culture

J.S. Bach Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, BWV 1043
Martin Georgiev Soul Searching – Contrabass Clarinet Concerto (world premiere)
Haydn Violin Concerto in C major
Pergolesi Stabat Mater
Brahms Psalm 13

London Mozart Players
Francis Holland Girls School Choir
St Paul’s Girls School Choir
Svetlin Roussev violin
Ivo Stankov  violin
Scott Lygate contrabass clarinet
Vania Vatralova-Stankov soprano
Charlotte Stephenson mezzo-soprano
Martin Georgiev conductor

The London Mozart Players perform at Cadogan Hall for the London Festival of Bulgarian Culture.
Currently, Bulgarian violinists are leaders of 47 of the world’s most prestigious orchestras. In this closing LFBC concert, the violinist Svetlin Roussev – leader of the Orchestra Philharmonique de Radio France will perform Haydn’s Violin Concerto in C with the London Mozart Players, and will be joined by violinist Ivo Stankov (Leader of Westminster Philharmonic Orchestra and artistic director of LFBC) in Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins. Clarinetist Scott Lygate will give the World Premiere of the first UK
Concerto for the Contrabass Clarinet (and the first one to be performed in London) – Soul Searching by Bulgarian/British composer and conductor Martin Georgiev (assistant conductor at ROH Covent Garden and recently Composer in Residence to the City of Heidelberg), who will conduct the concert.

Stabat Mater by Pergolesi and Psalm 13 by Brahms will complete the programme, featuring Bulgarian soprano Vania Vatralova-Stankov and English mezzo-soprano Charlotte Stephenson (Fellow of Independent Opera at Sadler’s Wells) joined by two of London’s top choirs from St. Paul’s Girls and Francis Holland Schools.

Anton Bruckner Choir

Handel Dixit Dominus, HWV232
Mozart Mass in C Minor, K427
 

London Mozart Players
Rowan Pierce soprano
Sinbad O’Kelly soprano
James Hall countertenor
Joel Williams tenor
Henry Neill baritone
Christopher Dawe conductor
 
Following a critically acclaimed performance of the St Matthew Passion in 2015, the Anton Bruckner Choir returns to St John’s with this scintillating pairing of Handel’s Dixit Dominus with Mozart’s Mass in C Minor. Mozart harks back to the high Baroque in music that is grand, formal, and demanding; there is no high-wire act in music more exacting than the Soprano aria ‘Et incarnates eat’. The Anton Bruckner Choir will be joined on stage by the London Mozart Players and conductor Christopher Dawe.

 

Christmas Gifts from the London Mozart Players

Mozart Explored

Mozart Piano Concerto No. 14 in E flat major, K 449
 
Howard Shelley pianist-conductor
London Mozart Players
 
Mozart Explored is a series that aims to unearth and explore both Mozart’s best-loved and lesser-known piano concertos. With short illustrated introductions to the concerto from Howard Shelley as well as a full performance of the work, these concerts offer listeners a unique and personal insight into understanding the characteristics of Mozart’s compositional style.

Regarded as the first of Mozart’s mature series of concertos, Piano Concerto No. 14 is the first of three successive piano concerti. The work shares with K450 and K451 an increased demand on the soloist, a developed writing style for the orchestra and a new found boldness in the treatment of the form.

 

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