7:30pm at All Saints Church Kingston
Market Place, Kingston upon Thames KT2 6AB
Conductor: Andy Meyers *Solo Clarinet & Bass Clarinet: – Helen Smith & Stephen Willis
Haydn: Symphony 93 in D
Mendelssohn: Konzertstücke in F minor*
Delius: Two Aquarelles
Meyers: In the mind of a Butterfly*
Mozart: Symphony no 38 (Prague)
Tickets Adults – £15 on the door or £13 Online
(under 18s Free) – Ticket includes a programme and a glass of wine
Two Clarinetists feature in the next Concert to be given by the Kingston Chamber Orchestra on March 10th
Helen Smith & Stephen Willis will give the UK premier of ‘In the Mind of a Butterfly’ written by the orchestra’s conductor Andy Meyers. The orchestra first performed this piece in 2015 in St Bavo’s Cathedral, Ghent where it was greatly appreciated by the audience. To partner this work, Helen and Stephen will be giving a rare performance of the Mendelssohn Konzertstücke in F minor for two clarinets.
Helen trained at the Royal College of Music with Thea King and she has previously performed concertos by Crusell, Weber and Mozart with the Kingston Chamber Orchestra. Stephen read Music at St John’s College, Cambridge, where he was an alto choral scholar in the college’s world-famous choir. From 1993 until 2002, he sang as a Gentleman of the Chapel Royal, Hampton Court Palace. Stephen has been Director of Music at The Abbey School, Reading since 1998. Both players have been members of the orchestra for over 25 years! Two short attractive
Aquarelles for strings by Delius will be performed between the two pieces to allow the soloists to catch their breath.
The solo works will be framed by two notable D major classical symphonies; Haydn’s No. 93 from 1791 and Mozart’s No. 38 from 1786. These are both lively tuneful works that aptly illustrate the differences between the styles of the two composers.
More information at kcomusic.org