The Spirit of Music Festival continues its exciting series of concerts at St. Peter’s Church, Petersfield on Saturday 12th October at 7.30pm with an evening devoted to the concertos of Mozart.
Pianist Angela Zanders will be teaming up with the SouthDowns Camerata and its leader Sara Deborah Timossi for performances of three of Mozart’s concertos, including the early Piano Concerto in D Major K107 and the famous Piano Concerto in D Minor K466, composed when Mozart was at the height of his career. Sara Deborah Timossi will be the soloist in the first movement of the Violin Concerto no.5 in A Major K219, and during the first half of the concert Angela will explain the significance of each of the concertos within Mozart’s output, representing, as they do, three different stages of his maturity.
“Mozart began composing at a very young age and the first concerto we will be performing is, in fact, an arrangement of a keyboard sonata by Johann Christian Bach whom Mozart met in London when he was a child. His lifelong love of opera and astounding ability to vividly depict in music the everyday situations and human emotions of the characters increasingly made itself felt in his concertos”, explained Angela. “From the simple repartee between soloist and string orchestra in the early concertos he gradually developed the form into a full-scale drama between soloist and a greatly enlarged orchestra in his later years, exploring the colours and timbres of wind instruments almost as if they were characters in the unfolding story.”
Entry to the concert is free with a retiring collection and refreshments will be served in the interval.