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Mozart and Moonlight by Candlelight

Friday 27 September 2019

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Part of the Sound of St Martin’s, our annual series of concerts celebrating the musical life of this unique institution.
The music programme at St Martin’s embraces concerts, music in worship, our innovative Great Sacred Music series as well as an exciting range of broadcasts, recordings and podcasts.

Programme

Beethoven – Sonata for Piano No 14 in C sharp minor ‘Moonlight’
Mozart – Eine kleine Nachtmusik
Mozart – Divertimento in B flat
Mozart – Concerto for Piano No 12 in A

Brandenburg Sinfonia
Adam Johnson Piano
Andrew Earis Conductor

A limited number of under-30s tickets are available for this concert, priced £5. Please enquire in person at the box office.

Performers

Multi prize-winning pianist Adam Johnson was a Scholar and Junior Fellow at The Royal Northern College of Music UK, performing under the baton of Kent Nagano, Martyn Brabbins, and George Hurst, making his Concerto debut aged 15 playing Mozart Piano Concerto No. 15 in Pavlovsk Palace, St. Petersburg, conducting from the piano. Unique among the outstanding artists of his generation, Johnson is as equally at home conducting opera as he is fulfilling the role of soloist in concerto repertoire, playing chamber music, or directing his own large-scale compositions. In 2008, he completed a Masters Degree in Conducting at The RNCM under the direction of Sir Mark Elder C.B.E, and was awarded the Ricordi Operatic Conducting Prize 2007. Adam is currently the Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of The Northern Lights Symphony Orchestra. In 2011 he was elected as a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Musicians, and more recently was rewarded as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Musicians. Adam made his Wigmore Hall debut in October 2017.

As well as its renowned work in the UK, the Brandenburg Sinfonia is also in great demand abroad and has, in recent years visited France, USA, Bermuda, the Channel Islands, Barbados, Cyprus, Malta and St Petersburg. The varied range of activities undertaken by the orchestra include a major concert series at St Martin-in-the- Fields and a major Classical Music cruise on the QE2. One of the recent highlights was an International Opera Gala conducted by Richard Bonynge in the presence of HRH Prince Charles. A large number of artists of international standing have worked with the orchestra including Richard Bonynge, Yvonne Kenny, Emmanuel Hurwitz, Lesley Garrett, John Georgiadis, John Wallace, Emma Kirkby, James Bowman and Gordon Hunt. Its repertoire ranges from Bach to Lloyd Webber and its members give over one hundred performances of orchestral, chamber choral and operatic music during the year.

Andrew Earis is Director of Music at St Martin-in-the-Fields where he oversees the music programme at this busy London church. Recent performances include Mozart’s Mass in C Minor with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields and Beethoven Mass in C with Southbank Sinfonia. He is a graduate of the Royal College of Music and Imperial College, London, and holds a PhD from the University of Manchester. In addition to his duties at St Martin’s, Andrew is a regular contributor to BBC Radio’s religious output as a producer of programmes including Radio 4 Sunday Worship and Radio 3 Choral Evensong.

 

Dates, Times & Book

Fri 27 Sep 7:30 PM £30/£27/£20/£15/£9 Book

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