Wednesday 31 May 2023
Mozart Explored: Piano Concerto No.21 in C
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.
We have it on the highest authority (Classic FM’s Hall of Fame) that No. 21 is the nation’s favourite Mozart Piano Concerto. Delicate, playful and well-balanced, it’s the Mozart we know and love at his very best. Its nickname ‘Elvira Madigan’ comes from its inclusion in a 1960s Swedish film, which tells the story of a tragic love affair between a circus performer and nobleman. A much happier relationship exists between us and Howard Shelley, with whom we recorded this concerto way back in 1995. Do join us as we reunite for a live performance, 28 years later.
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. All tickets can be bought on the door as well, as well as over the phone and online.