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Greenwich Mozart Festival: Concert 1
Grieg Society of Great Britain Silver Jubilee Concert
Music for strings by Grieg, Elgar, Holst and Matthew-Walker
St Alfege Church, Greenwich, London
May 20th | 7:30pm
Tickets: £15 - £30 (concessions available for over 65s and students; please see info below)
Conductor: Christopher Petrie
Soloist: Matthew Petrie (bassoon)
Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra of London
Elgar: Serenade for Strings Op. 20
Elgar: Romance Op. 62 for Bassoon and Strings (arr. Petrie)
Holst: St Paul’s Suite Op. 29 No. 2
Grieg: Two Elegiac Melodies for String Orchestra Op. 34
Robert Matthew-Walker: Variants on Themes of Grieg Op. 156 (World Premiere)
Grieg: Holberg Suite Op. 40
Presented with generous support from the Grieg Society of Great Britain
In the opening concert of the Mozart Greenwich Festival, the Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra of London performs great music for strings by British composers and the infamous Norwegian, Grieg.
This concert is presented in collaboration with the Grieg Society of Great Britain as they enter their Silver Jubilee year. It features the World Premiere of Matthew-Walker's Variants on Themes of Grieg - written especially for this performance - which quotes many of Grieg's best known musical themes, including some from the Piano Concerto and Peer Gynt. The Grieg compositions in this performance include his masterful Holberg Suite - a staple of the string orchestra repertoire - alongside the beautiful but rarely performed Two Elegiac Melodies.
The first half of this concert includes two British masterworks by Elgar and Holst as well as the former's Romance; a short but stunningly beautiful work featuring solo bassoon, performed tonight by Matthew Petrie. Holst's St Paul's Suite is an audiences favourite in part due to its lush British folk songs and an inventive use of the Greensleeves melody. Elgar's Serenade for Strings opens the concert, one of his most frequently performed works with an undisputed place as one of the greatest masterpieces written for strings.
Concessions: we offer a 10% discount on all tickets (except £10 day tickets) for under 16s, full-time students and over 65s. ID is required upon entry to the venue to prove eligibility. Please select concession tickets as required when selecting tickets.
Doors and venue box office open at 6:30pm, concert starts at 7:30pm. Please arrive in good time as the box office becomes very busy after 7pm.
Nearest train station: Greenwich (0.3 miles)
Nearest tube station: Cutty Sark DLR (0.1 miles)
Nearest car park: Burney Street Car Park, Greenwich, SE10 8EX
Disabled Access: The venue is wheelchair accessible but please aim arrive at least 30mins early to enable us to accomodate you with as much comfort as we can provide. Wheelchair users are eligible for free entry (subject to availability) provided that a companion buys a full-price ticket for an aisle seat next to which a wheelchair can be accomodated. On the venue map, aisle seats are located:
- Left Side Stalls, seat number 3 on any row
- Stalls A or C, seat number 1 on any row
- Stalls B or D, seat number 5 on any row
- Right Side Stalls, seat number 1 on any row.
For help in finding a suitable seat please get in touch (link below).
We advise that tickets are bought in advance to avoid disappointment. Unreserved day tickets in the balcony for £10 each will be made available on the day of the concert but these may have a limited view or no view of the performance. We do not accept refunds.
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Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra of London Ltd.
The Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra of London was founded in 2013 to provide London's leading young professional musicians with the forum to develop a new voice. PCOL musicians regularly perform with all the prevailing London orchestras as well as many throughout the UK. This musical freshness and quality - along wth our unique artistic approach - has gained us a reputation for quality and innovation. In March 2017 the PCOL had their debut recording released on the major American label Centaur Classics.
Following many concerts in London's Cadogan Hall during 2013-15, the PCOL now presents most of their concerts in the form of Greenwich Mozart Festival held each summer in the beautiful and intimate setting St Alfege Church in Greenwich, London.