There’s a trio of celebrations in the all-Mozart programme for the first event on the Grayshott Concerts calendar for 2019…
Mozart and clarinet virtuoso Michael Collins MBE share a birthday – 27th January – just two weeks before Orchestra-in-Residence, the London Mozart Players (LMP) reach their 70th anniversary.
The concert at St Luke’s Church, Grayshott, on Friday, 25th January, features one of the best-loved concertos of all time – the Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A, K622. Completed just two months before his death, Mozart’s lyrical Clarinet Concerto is considered one of his greatest works. Though often played on the modern soprano clarinet, concertgoers will be treated to a performance on the sonorous basset clarinet, the instrument for which it was originally written.
Distinguished artist Michael Collins will bring his dazzling virtuosity to this masterpiece. He will also conduct two Mozart symphonies, one of his earliest, No. 4 in D, K19 – composed in 1765 at the age of nine – and his magnificent and final symphony, No. 41 in C, K551 (Jupiter) dating from 1788.
London Mozart Players musicians say Grayshott is one of their best show venues. Grayshott Concerts co-founder Peter Harrison says: “They love the warm, intimate nature and acoustic quality of St Luke’s as well as meeting and interacting with our ever-enthusiastic audiences.”
Demand for seats at this grand opening to the 2019 programme is expected to be high, so early
booking is advised.