THURSDAY 17 FEBRUARY - 7:30 PM
Ashley Solomon flute
Bojan Čičić violin
Gabriella Jones violin
Jane Rogers viola
Jennifer Morsches cello
Haydn Symphony No 101 The Clock (arranged Salomon)
Mozart Flute Quartet in D, K285
Haydn Symphony No 94 Surprise (arranged Salomon)
Haydn Symphony No 104 London (arranged Salomon)
Leading period instrument ensemble Florilegium present chamber versions of three of Haydn’s most popular works from the set of 12 symphonies he wrote on his first and second visits to London. Representing the climax of his orchestral output the symphonies owe their existence to violinist and quartet leader Johann Peter Salomon, who persuaded Europe’s most famous composer to come to London to conduct the works he had commissioned from him. Given the immense success of Haydn’s symphonies, and the limited seating capacity of such venues as the Hanover Square Rooms, it is hardly surprising that there was much demand for scaled down versions of the new pieces that could be played by amateurs in their own drawing room. The choice of instrumentation is ingenious and unprecedented: the use of a string quartet enabled Salomon to reproduce Haydn’s string writing in full, as well as borrowing instruments for other roles and by adding a flute to the ensemble, Salomon uses Haydn’s most widely featured wind instrument.
FREE TICKETS FOR 8-25 YEAR OLDS TO SELECTED CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERTS
Through the generous support of the CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust we are able to offer young people aged 8-25 the fantastic opportunity to experience selected concerts absolutely free.