Highgate Festival: Souvenir de Florence
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Wednesday 23 June, 5:00 pm & 7:45 pm

Highgate Festival: Souvenir de Florence

Mozart Divertimento in D K.136 for string quartet
Tchaikovsky ‘Souvenir de Florence’ for string sextet

Simon Blendis violin
Harriet Haynes violin
Matthew Jones viola
Agnieszka Zyniewicz viola
Sebastian Comberti cello
Leo Popplewell cello

LMP principals join forces with outstanding recent graduates from the Guildhall School of Music to perform Tchaikovsky’s dazzling masterpiece ‘Souvenir de Florence’, alongside Mozart’s youthful and sparkling Divertimento in D. The concert will take place in the remarkable setting of Omved Gardens in this year’s Highgate Festival.

This year the Festival gives a special platform to the ‘lost generation’ of young artists, those who were starting their careers as the Coronavirus pandemic struck. Here three superb young musicians will play side-by-side with LMP principals in what promises to be a moving and powerful concert in the hidden oasis of Omved gardens, nestled in the heart of London’s Highgate Village.

Pre-concert event
Entry to the gardens for the evening concert is from 6.45pm with music from Royal College of Music students Lily Harwood (violin) and Rosie Rowe (viola) who will be playing a variety of violin and viola duets. The main concert begins at 7.45pm for one hour.

This project has been generously supported by Felix Appelbe and The Contributive Society.

Omved Gardens