Sat, 23 Nov|
Saint Giles in the Fields Church
Mozart & Handel Concert
Time & Location
23 Nov 2019, 19:30
Saint Giles in the Fields Church, St. Giles in the Fields Church, 60 St Giles High St, London WC2H 8LG, UK
About the event
Experience Mozart’s mighty Symphony No. 40 and Handel’s Organ Concerto No. 6 in the historic setting of St Giles-in-the-Fields on Saturday 23 November at 7.30pm. Fabricio Brachetta conducts the London Arte Chamber Orchestra, with organist Jonathan Bunney in what promises to be a memorable night of music.
“Mozart’s 40th symphony is one of his later, more mature works”, said conductor Fabricio Brachetta. ‘It is very emotionally engaging – quite dark in parts, which is unusual for Mozart. He wrote it at a time of personal struggle, so it is full of unexpected drama.”
The performance fits into a larger three-year programme; last year St Giles hosted Mozart’s Symphony No. 39, and in 2020 the orchestra will play Symphony No. 41.
As well as a splendid organ concerto from Handel, the evening will open with a new work in one movement by the conductor, composed for his son, Luca.
Take a pew in the atmospheric 18th-century setting of St Giles, and prepare to be swept away by soaring melodies.
Sat 23 Nov, 7.30pm, St Giles in-the-Fields. for £12 (£8 concessions) or £14 on the door.