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Greenwich Mozart Festival: Concert 2
Mozart & Enescu
St Alfege Church, Greenwich, London
June 10th | 7:30pm
Tickets: £15 - £30 (concessions available for over 65s and students; please see info below)
Conductor: Christopher Petrie
PCOL Wind Ensemble
Mozart: Serenade No. 10 'Gran Partita' K. 361
The fabulous wind musicians of the Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra of London combine to perform two of the finest wind ensemble compositions ever written.
The first half consists of Enescu's Dixtuor (dectet) for ten wind instruments; in our humble opinion the greatest work written for ten wind players. Enescu - unknown to many - was amongst the greatest composers and musicians to have lived and is often referred to as the 'Mozart' of the Twentieth Century, as can be read in many books and articles, such as this one in the Guardian. His Dixtuor masterfully combines his many influences; the counterpoint of Bach, the sense of melody from his home country of Romania, the formal discipline of Austrian music (at the age of seven he became the youngest pupil ever to study at the Vienna Conservatory), and the delicate orchestration of the French school (he also studied with Fauré in Paris). You may not know this composer or this composition, but we thoroughly recommend that you do not miss this performance.
The second half features what is probably the 'magnum opus' of wind ensemble music of any scale; Mozart's Serenade No. 10 'Gran Partita' (which roughly translates as 'Grand Suite'; a suite being a composition constructed of many parts inspired by dance). Following in the harmoniemusik tradition - music written for winds for outdoor social occasions - this work is perhaps the most substantial of the repertoire in musical intent, scale and size of the ensemble. The third 'Adagio' movement was immortalised by the Royal National Theatre production, Amadeus, that was later produced as a film in 1984.
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.