Thursday 29 November 2018 7.30pm
Michael Collins plays Mozart
Milton Court Concert Hall, London, UK
Free pre-concert talk at 6.30pm
Symphony No. 16 in C major
Clarinet Concerto No.1
Overture: Erwin und Elmire
Symphony No. 48
Phone 020 7638 8891
About this concert
The Academy of Ancient Music is joined by legendary British clarinettist Michael Collins, tracing Mozart’s relationship with his musical predecessors and his influence on those who came after.
Not only will Collins be making his directing debut with AAM, but he will also appear as soloist, bringing his exuberant, expressive style to both Mozart’s much-loved Clarinet Concerto, with its exquisite slow movement, and Crusell’s sunny Concerto in E flat major – performances that will also mark Collins’ period instrument debut.
Operatic drama comes to the concert hall in two overtures by Salieri – the mercurial opening to Les Danaides and the urbane wit the early comedy Der Rauchfangkehrer. Mozart’s Symphony No. 48 also has one foot in the opera house, borrowing its vivacious first two movements from the composer’s Ascanio in Alba.
Priority booking is available for AAM Society members. For more information about supporting the Academy of Ancient Music, please contact Leonore Hibou firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 01223 341092.