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.