City Recital Hall Angel Place, Sydney is the venue for ‘a little lunch music’, a place to chill out to harmonious and magical classical music by some of the great composers in this case, Mozart and Mendelssohn.
Now in its seventh year, A Little Lunch Music series is a favourite with Sydneysiders, who are encouraged to bring their lunch into the hall as they listen to a range of works by renowned artists. The Willoughby Symphony Orchestra will be conducted by Dr. Nicholas Milton in a program designed and produced by Kathryn Selby AM, the artistic director.
The Willoughby Symphony is coming up to celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2015, a legendary orchestra established on Sydney’s north shore. Made up of musicians who also share their passion with budding musicians encouraging the ongoing pursuit of music excellence.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) reputation for producing superb music has only grown since his early death, its content and form balancing each other in a unity of style that is constant and captivating. His feeling for form and beauty of sound combined with fantasy and poetry in music means that the legacy of his works is wide ranging in its influences. For this concert Kathryn Selby also an accomplished pianist, will play a Mozart concerto, a form of music that came of age during his lifetime.
The orchestra will also be playing the Italian Symphony by popular German Romantic era composer Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847). This stunning piece of music will take you on a tour of the colour and atmosphere of Italy, which he described as a place that provided him with great happiness. Writing to his family he shared his thoughts “The Italian symphony is making great progress. It will be the jolliest piece I have ever done, especially the last movement. I have not found anything for the slow movement yet, and I think that I will save that for Naples.”
The Italian Symphony has enjoyed great success since Mendelssohn conducted its debut himself in London in May 1833 at a London Philharmonic Society concert – Enjoy A Little Lunch Music: Mozart & Mendelssohn at City Recital Hall, Angel Place Sydney – 22nd August 2014 at 12:30 pm BOOKINGS