Friday, 23 September 2011


Artistic Director  Bruce Jamson


Friday, October 7   7.30pm   St Mary’s Arts Centre, Strand Street, Sandwich
Pre-concert talk by John Irving   6.45pm   (Free to ticket-holders)

Piano Sonata in C major  K.330                          Mozart
Grande Sonate for Clarinet & Piano                            Mozart
Sonata in Bb for Viola & Piano                    Carl Stamitz
Trio for Clarinet, Viola & Piano  K.498              Mozart

JANE BOOTH (Classical Clarinets)
PETER COLLYER (Classical Viola)
JOHN IRVING (Fortepiano)

Come and hear Mozart played on instruments he would be familiar with.
The Fortepiano, the precursor of the modern piano, creates a completely different sound world. Fast passages, particularly, are quite brilliant. The instrument used in the concert is based on an original by the Viennese maker Gabriel Anton Walter, one of whose fortepianos Mozart owned. The Clarinet (a relatively novel instrument in Mozart’s time) will be a replica of an early clarinet and the Viola will be strung and bowed as it was during Mozart’s lifetime. The final work in the programme, the popular ‘Kegelstatt’ Trio, brings all these fascinating tone-qualities together.
This time the soloists are all leading professional musicians. John Irving (Fortepiano) specialises in historical performance practice as a fortepianist, clavichordist & harpsichordist. He is an internationally acclaimed Mozart scholar & has recently been appointed Professor & Head of Music & Performing Arts at Canterbury Christ Church University. Jane Booth (Clarinet) is much in demand as a chamber musician & concert soloist in the UK, North America, Japan, Australia & Europe. She is also Head of Historical Performance at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. Peter Collyer (Viola) is Principal Viola with La Serenissima, The London Handel Orchestra & has performed with all the leading period instrument ensembles.

Tickets: £12, £10 (Friends of Kent Early Music) £6 Students & Children.
Includes complimentary glass of wine & concert programme.
From: Tourist Information Centre, Guildhall, Sandwich   01304 613565
Smoke on the Water, Market Street, Sandwich   01304 611600
The Sound House, 112 High Street, Deal   01304 381134

To become a Friend of Kent Early Music contact Bruce Jamson 07715 421101

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