Celebrating Mozart's Birthday

Part of the London Mozart Players 70th Birthday Season

Add to my Calendar 27-01-2019 16:00 27-01-2019 18:00 36 Celebrating Mozart's Birthday Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and clarinet virtuoso Michael Collins share a birthday – 27th January, just two weeks ahead of the London Mozart Players’ own 70th anniversary. There’s no better way to mark this triple celebration than to come and listen to the great composer’s best-loved works in one of the LMP’s favourite concert halls, St John’s Smith Square in Westminster. Completed just two months before his death, Mozart’s lyrical Clarinet Concerto is considered one of his greatest works and is a favourite with classical music lovers around the world. The serene second movement is perhaps one of the composer’s loveliest creations. Though usually played on a modern clarinet, at this special concert you will be treated to a rare performance of the concerto on the sonorous bassett clarinet, which has four semitones added to its lower range. It’s the instrument this sublime work was originally written for, and distinguished artist Michael Collins will bring all his dazzling virtuosity to this masterpiece. Indisputably one of the leading clarinettists of his generation, Michael Collins won the woodwind prize in the first BBC Young Musician of the Year competition aged just 16, and at 22 made his American début at Carnegie Hall, New York. Since then he has performed as a soloist with many of the world’s major orchestras, including the Philadelphia, Sydney Symphony, Leipzig Gewandhaus, City of Birmingham Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, BBC Symphony and Philharmonia Orchestra. Founded in 1949 to delight audiences with the works of Mozart and Haydn, the London Mozart Players one of the world’s finest chamber ensembles. The LMP has a unique musical pedigree; its rich history connects it to the greatest names in classical music, while its pioneering approach to music-making marks the orchestra as a leader in terms of outreach, education and diversity. This Sunday afternoon concert kicks of the LMP’s 70th birthday year in style. The programme also includes two of Mozart’s greatest symphonies; No. 34 with its signature fanfare like opening, and his final symphony, the magnificent No. 41 (Jupiter). Don’t miss this very special afternoon of celebration! St John's Smith Square, London DD/MM/YYYY

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Smith Square
City of Westminster

London
SW1P 3HA
England


Tickets

Prices: £12-£32
Booking line: +44 (0) 20 7222 1061

Programme




Performers

– basset clarinet


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Programme Note

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and clarinet virtuoso Michael Collins share a birthday – 27th January, just two weeks ahead of the London Mozart Players’ own 70th anniversary. There’s no better way to mark this triple celebration than to come and listen to the great composer’s best-loved works in one of the LMP’s favourite concert halls, St John’s Smith Square in Westminster.

Completed just two months before his death, Mozart’s lyrical Clarinet Concerto is considered one of his greatest works and is a favourite with classical music lovers around the world. The serene second movement is perhaps one of the composer’s loveliest creations. Though usually played on a modern clarinet, at this special concert you will be treated to a rare performance of the concerto on the sonorous bassett clarinet, which has four semitones added to its lower range. It’s the instrument this sublime work was originally written for, and distinguished artist Michael Collins will bring all his dazzling virtuosity to this masterpiece.

Indisputably one of the leading clarinettists of his generation, Michael Collins won the woodwind prize in the first BBC Young Musician of the Year competition aged just 16, and at 22 made his American début at Carnegie Hall, New York. Since then he has performed as a soloist with many of the world’s major orchestras, including the Philadelphia, Sydney Symphony, Leipzig Gewandhaus, City of Birmingham Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, BBC Symphony and Philharmonia Orchestra.

Founded in 1949 to delight audiences with the works of Mozart and Haydn, the London Mozart Players one of the world’s finest chamber ensembles. The LMP has a unique musical pedigree; its rich history connects it to the greatest names in classical music, while its pioneering approach to music-making marks the orchestra as a leader in terms of outreach, education and diversity.

This Sunday afternoon concert kicks of the LMP’s 70th birthday year in style. The programme also includes two of Mozart’s greatest symphonies; No. 34 with its signature fanfare like opening, and his final symphony, the magnificent No. 41 (Jupiter). Don’t miss this very special afternoon of celebration!

Celebrating Mozart's Birthday

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