OOTS: Michael Collins plays Mozart
Orchestra of the Swan - Orchestra in Residence
The Bradshaw Hall, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, 200 Jennens Road, B4 7XR
£25, £20, £18 *plus £1.50 transaction fee
£5 - Birmingham City University students and staff
Book tickets for 3 or 4 concerts in the OOTS season and get 20% off ticket prices.
Book tickets for 5 concerts in the OOTS season and get 30% off ticket prices.
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Michael Collins clarinet/director
Stravinsky Concerto in D
Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A major
New short work by a Conservatoire Composition student: Hannah Liu Earthly Things
Stravinsky Concerto in Eb 'Dumbarton Oaks'
Mozart Symphony No.40
Flanked by two of Stravinsky’s most engaging American compositions – his Concerto in D for strings and Brandenburg-inspired ‘Dumbarton Oaks’ for chamber orchestra – sits one of Mozart’s greatest and latest achievements.
Written less than two months before his early death, this pivotal work – in the sunny key of A major – contains everything you ever need to know about the clarinet: especially how, in Michael Collins’ hands, it can be made to sing! Three years earlier, Mozart had also produced his three final symphonies: this astonishing central one – in the profound key of G minor – capable of forever changing how we think of classical music.
Pre-Concert Talk: Chris Morley (Music Critic, Birmingham Post) discusses the history and complexity of directing an orchestra from a solo instrument with soloist & conductor Michael Collins.