London’s International Classical Talent on a Home Stage
Eaton Square Concerts launches spring season 2019.
From its home in the heart of London, Eaton Square Concerts announces its spring 2019 season. Presenting two of the city’s top amateur chamber choirs, the Holst Singers and Londinium, the prizewinning Kirkman Quartet from the Royal Academy of Music, “unforgettable” violinist Fenella Humphreys, and a 70th birthday celebration for the London Mozart Chamber Players and their Artist in Association Michael Collins, Eaton Square Concerts demonstrates why London is considered to be one of the international musical centres.
London is home to many top-class amateur chamber choirs who perform regularly across the globe. In spring 2019 Eaton Square Concerts includes two such choirs in the line-up, opening with the Holst Singers directed by Stephen Layton. Returning to the concert series after their 2018 debut, the Holst Singers perform a programme entitled ‘Reformation and Revolution’ contrasting English music from the 16th century with contemporary Baltic repertoire. Under the baton of Andrew Griffiths, Londinium present ‘Masses of Masses’: settings from Rodney Bennett, Rheinberger, Albright and Vaughan Williams. Each year Eaton Square Concerts awards the St Peter’s Prize to the quartet at the city’s prestigious Royal Academy of Music which shows the most promise; many previous winners have gone onto international careers. This year’s winner the Kirkman Quartet will perform a varied programme of Mozart, Bridge, Stravinsky and Mendelssohn.
Described as “unforgettable”, winner of BBC Music Magazine’s 2018 Instrumental Award Fenella Humphreys highlights six Sonatinas for Violin and Piano from her eagerly awaited new disc ‘So Many Stars’ in her concert with pianist Nicola Eimer.
The final concert in the spring 2019 season celebrates the 70th birthday of London Mozart Players, the UK’s longest-established chamber orchestra. To mark the occasion the orchestra has appointed renowned Mozart interpreter, clarinettist Michael Collins, as ‘Artist in Association’, and will round off the season with a performance of Mozart’s much-loved Clarinet Quintet.
Tickets for the spring 2019 season are now on sale and include a complimentary glass of wine courtesy of Jeroboams.