Concertos and arias
LOVERS of classical music should head to Gerrards Cross next week for an orchestral performance.
The Amersham Festival Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Iain Ledingham, will perform Piano Concerto number 23 in A major, Concerto Aria Ch’io Mu Scordi Di Te and Exulte Jubilate, all by Mozart, and Symphony No 83 La Poule by Haydn.
Piano Concerto No 23 is one of the very finest and best-loved of the great series of piano concertos composed during Mozart’s years in Vienna.
Like many of his works in A major, it has a distinctively tender and melodious character and the orchestration includes solos for flute, clarinets and bassoons.
Soprano Alison Privett will join the orchestra for Concerto Aria Ch’io Mi Scordi Di Te and Exultate Jubilate.
She is a recent graduate of the opera course at the Royal Academy of Music, and has already sung extensively for Garsington Opera, as well as singing last year for the British Youth Opera.
The concert also includes Haydn’s Symphony no 83 in G minor, which has a cheerful clucking melody in the first movement, which gave the symphony its nickname of ‘the Hen’.
The concert takes place at St James Church in Oxford Road, Gerrards Cross on Friday, December 5 at 8pm.
Tickets are priced at between £15 and £20 and can be bought by calling 0333 666 3366 or online at www.ticketsource. co.uk/amershamfestivalofmusic.