London Mozart Players return to St John’s Smith Square alongside Howard Shelley for their highly anticipated Piano Explored lunchtime series. The ensemble’s Conductor Laureate ushers audiences through the enthralling love story of the two Schumann’s, and how it led to the global success of the composer’s joyous piano concerto.
“The best lunch-break you’ve ever had.” — International Piano
Designed for everyone from city workers and resident Londoners to holiday-makers day-trippers, London Mozart Players’ Piano Explored is the perfect addition to your lunch-time. In one whistle-stop hour, pianist and conductor Howard Shelley takes you on an exciting deconstruction of some of classical music’s most recognised works for piano.
In our 17/18 season, audiences will uncover the anguish of Shostakovich, reminisce on a classic love story that spiralled Schumann to global success, delve into the grandeur of Mendelssohn in an exclusive two-part mini-series, whisk through Saint-Saens’ rollercoaster-esque creative process and dive into the explosive mind of Grieg.
‘The passion of their love match is palpable in every corner of this music…’ – Listen to Howard Shelley’s sneak preview of his exploration of Schumann’s Piano Concerto, on Wednesday 1st November 2017 at St John’s Smith Square.