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Enjoy one of the most famous pieces of the Baroque repertoire as the London Concertante return to Southwark Cathedral this April!
Headlined by Vivaldi’s eternal masterpieces, The Four Seasons, the ensemble present an accompanying programme bursting with colour and musical vibrancy. The other standout work of this concert, Mendelssohn's String Octet, was composed at the remarkable age of 16, as a birthday gift to his friend and violin teacher Eduardo Ritz. The piece is often quoted as Mendelssohn's most well known piece, revered for its youthful character and exuberence, it is clear why. This work shows some of the transitions into his symphonic repertoire, with much greater use of elaborate textures, development of themes, enticing melodies and exciting rhythms. Written as a complete octet, unlike many double quartets, this piece is truly one of the most stunning works of the early 19th Century, re-imagined in full splendour under beautiful candlelight of Southwark Cathedral, it's one not to miss!
If you don’t consider yourself ‘in the know’ about Mozart, Beethoven, or Bach, fear not, this is the orchestra for you. The London Concertante boasts an impressive audience record in which an impressive 50% of spectators are first time classical concert goers! The London Concertante has its audience laughing at jokes, gasping at virtuosity, moved by gorgeous string playing, and leaving with a smile on their faces.
Soloist: Ben Norris
Vivaldi - The Four Seasons
Mendelssohn - Octet for Strings Op.20
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Please note, tickets for this concert are not available from Southwark Cathedral.