We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies in accordance with our Privacy Policy. Learn more here. x

Celebrating with Beethoven | London Mozart Players and Howard Shelley

When
Sunday March 8, 2020 at 15:00
Where
St John's Smith Square, London
Tickets
£45 (3 concerts), £32 (2 concerts), £20 (1 concert)
Phone for tickets: 020 7222 1061
Phone lines open: Monday to Saturday 10am to 6pm
Book Online
Tickets "at the door" - until sold out
  1. Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 2 in B flat Op 19 - Ludwig van Beethoven
  2. Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 1 in C Op 15 - Ludwig van Beethoven
  3. Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 3 in C minor Op 37 - Ludwig van Beethoven
  4. Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 4 in G Op 58 - Ludwig van Beethoven
  5. Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 5 in E flat, 'Emperor' Op 73 - Ludwig van Beethoven

Howard Shelley OBE performs all five Beethoven piano concertos in one afternoon to mark his 70th birthday.

In addition to Howard Shelley’s 70th birthday, 2020 also sees the 250th anniversary of the birth of Beethoven, and when the London Mozart Players suggested the idea of a special celebration to Howard (who has given hundreds of performances with them over 45 years and is their Conductor Laureate) he decided that the joy and challenge of performing these five masterpieces in one sweep would be the most thrilling and indulgent 70th birthday present anyone could wish for.

Shelley has described the Beethoven piano concertos as a ‘Giant’s Causeway’ between the Classical and Romantic eras, progressing from the Mozartian qualities of the first he wrote to the almost Lisztian virtuosity and grandeur of the incomparable ‘Emperor’ concerto.

Conducting the London Mozart Players from the keyboard during these three inter-linked concerts, Howard will take us chronologically through the concertos, presenting each with a personal introduction illustrating how Beethoven gave the piano an ever-increasing dramatic and heroic power, even as, in his personal life, he moved from exuberant vigour to silent isolation.

Shelley’s CD set of the complete concertos won 5-star reviews in the musical press. Described by International Record Review as offering ‘performances that are vital, deeply considered and immensely satisfying’, it was also Editor’s Choice and Critics Choice in Gramophone magazine.

On a very special day that honours the best of the best, come and celebrate with Howard Shelley and the London Mozart Players.


Venue
St John's Smith Square
Smith Square
London
London
SW1P 3HA
England
This advertisement was submitted by London Mozart Players.
Print or Save this concert's QR code



Disclaimer: We endeavour to supply full and accurate information but cannot be held responsible for any errors.
Please check with the ticket vendor before you purchase your ticket. PLEASE REPORT BAD CONTENT

©2020 Concert Diary. The interactive Concert Guide specialising in listings for Opera, Ballet and Classical Music Concerts.