Thursday 29 November 2018 7.30pm

Michael Collins plays Mozart

Event details

  • 7.30pm. Milton Court Concert Hall, London, UK

  • Free pre-concert talk at 6.30pm

  • Michael Collins director/clarinet


  • Salieri ‘Overture’ and ‘Danse’ from Les Danaides

  • Mozart Symphony No. 48

  • Crusell Concerto for Clarinet No.1 in Eb major, Op. 1

  • Mozart Symphony No. 16 in C major K128

  • Mozart Concerto for Clarinet in A major


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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.


Please note:

Priority booking is available for AAM Society members.  For more information about supporting the Academy of Ancient Music, please contact Leonore Hibou, or call 01223 341092.