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Thursday 11 April 7:30pm£12 – £55
St John’s Smith Square
LONDON MOZART PLAYERS
LMP 70th Birthday Season
Jane Glover Conductor
Lauren Zhang Piano
Jennifer France Soprano
Mozart Overture Cosi fan tutte K. 588
Mozart Vorrei spiegarvi, oh dio K. 418
Mozart Piano Concerto No. 9 in Eb K. 271
Mozart ‘Et incarnatus est’ from Mass in C minor K. 427
Mozart Ch’io mi scordi di te? K. 505
Mozart Symphony No. 31 in D K. 297
This year the London Mozart Players and their former Artistic Director, Jane Glover, celebrate their 70th birthdays. To mark these milestones, they are reuniting for a concert at London’s fabulous St John’s Smith Square concert hall on Thursday 11 April at 7.30pm, with a very special programme that celebrates the women who touched Mozart’s life and inspired him to compose some of his greatest works.
‘Mozart’s Women’ included piano virtuoso Victoire Jenamy, who would have performed his Piano Concerto No. 9 in E flat K.271; his first love, soprano Aloysia Weber – inspiration for the ravishing aria ‘Vorrei spiegarvi, oh Dio’ (which reaches top E); Aloysia’s sister Constanze – later Mozart’s wife, for whom he composed the soprano part of his Mass in C Minor; and English soprano Nancy Storace, the muse behind the aria ‘Ch’io mi scordi di te?’ (which includes a solo piano). Not forgetting the composer’s sister Maria Anna – ‘Nannerl’, and his mother, Maria, who accompanied Mozart through Europe in 1778, dying shortly after the performance of his ‘Paris’ Symphony No. 31, K.297.
A line-up of top musicians, all Mozart experts, will take to the stage. Alongside the London Mozart Players under the baton of conductor Jane Glover, coloratura Soprano Jennifer France, Winner of the 2018 Critics’ Circle Emerging Talent (Voice) Award, will hold audiences spellbound with a couple of Mozart’s most beautiful arias, while hugely acclaimed 17-year-old pianist and current BBC Young Musician Lauren Zhang will breathe fresh life into Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 9 in E flat. This will be a glorious evening of music that no Mozart aficionado should miss.