Wednesday 31 January, 1:00 pm
Mozart Explored: Piano Concerto No.17 in G
Our lunchtime series with pianist Howard Shelley is back and better than ever. This year, we’re turning our attention to the (17)80s classics when Mozart was at the top of his game in Vienna, composing reams of piano concertos for the finest instrumentalists of the day. Make the most of your lunch-hour with a Viennese whirlwind of music and insightful introductions as Howard plays 6 of these concertos in St Paul’s Church, Knightsbridge.
Concertos are pieces performed by a soloist and an orchestra, but Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 17 in G had an unlikely third collaborator. As the legend goes, Mozart got the melody for the third movement from his pet starling. We don’t know if the starling was compensated for his work or just paid in exposure, but Mozart certainly prized its musical talent – which is quite something, coming from him.
Fancy a discount? Book all 6 concerts in one go and we’ll only charge you for the price of 5.
Since you’ll be in the area, why not pre-book lunch at the Alfred Tennyson pub and restaurant which is just three minutes away? They’ll offer you a free drink (wine, Prosecco or beer) with a pre-booked meal, as long as you show proof of ticket purchase.
If you are a student, then you can get our ‘Education’ tickets for £10. Please bring suitable ID with you on the day to show at the door.