From 20 May
ONLINE CONCERT: Clarinet at the Clock Tower
Video will be available sooon.
Weber Clarinet Quintet in B♭ Major, Op.34
Mozart Clarinet Quintet in A Major, K.581
Michael Collins clarinet
London Mozart Players
filmed at St Pancras Clock Tower
Clarinet virtuoso Michael Collins joins LMP for a sublime chamber concert filmed in the lofty space in the Clock Tower above St Pancras Station in September 2020.
Two clarinet quintets are on the programme: Mozart’s glorious quintet with its melting second movement is one of the earliest and most beloved pieces for clarinet, written especially for his friend, the basset clarinettist Anton Stadler. The Weber quintet, graceful and exuberant by turn, is itself a little masterpiece, full of musical leaps and pirouettes. Michael Collins will bring all his dazzling virtuosity and sensitive musicianship to these delightful chamber works.
We had some wonderful reviews for this concert. Bachtrack said: ‘I always want this to last longer when the performance is as strong is this.’ And many voted this concert their favourite of our ‘Classical Club’ autumn programme. Don’t miss this one second time around!
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Michael Collins MBE
Michael Collins is a distinguished soloist who in recent years has also become a highly regarded conductor. Michael performs worldwide as soloist and conductor, and pre-Covid engagements include tours in South Africa, Australia (with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra), Japan and Mexico (with the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional). Michael is committed to expanding the repertoire of the clarinet and has premiered many new works, including by Adams, Carter and Turnage. Michael’s most recent recording is an extensive discography of concertante works by Richard Strauss, with Collins as conductor and soloist. Michael is in great demand as a chamber musician and LMP is fortunate to collaborate with him on a regular basis. Michael has been appointed as LMP Artistic Director in Residence 2021–23.