The London Mozart Players have enlisted a world-class lineup for ‘Mozart & the Brothers’, their next evening concert at St John’s Smith Square on Thursday 28th January 2016. The concert programme features solo performances from Laura van der Heijden (BBC Young Musician of the Year, 2012) and Peter Francomb (Principal horn player for the LMP), and will be conducted by Graham Ross.
This particular concert throws a spotlight on Mozart’s encounters with the Haydn brothers. Highlights of the programme include a performance of Joseph Haydn’s Cello Concerto in D major from Laura van der Heijden and Mozart’s Horn Concerto in Eb from the LMP’s distinguished principal horn player, Peter Francomb. The concert will conclude with a performance of Mozart’s ‘Linz’ symphony, a piece that was written in the space of a few days on Mozart’s return journey to Vienna from Salzburg and then subsequently premiered in Linz on 4th November 1783.
Soloist Laura van der Heijden was appointed as the LMP’s ‘Young Artist in Residence’ earlier this year. Having collaborated with the LMP on a number of concerts, Laura commented about her involvement with the Mozart Explored: 1783 series: