Surrey Mozart Players
OUR NEXT CONCERT
Saturday 11 February 2023, 7.30 pmCopland - Quiet City
Steve Dawes (Trumpet) - Jennie Burtsell (Cor Anglais)
Mozart - Flute and Harp Concerto
Nick Cartledge (Flute) - Sally Pryce (Harp)
Ravel - Mother Goose SuiteMusic for the Ballet (seven movements)
Conductor - Alvin Arumugam
More about the music
The Surrey Mozart Players, under the baton of talented conductor, Alvin Arumugam, are excited to present three utterly enchanting gems for orchestra – all stylistically very distinctive, spanning the centuries and continents but similar in their gentle beauty.
The concert starts with Copland’s extremely moving ‘Quiet City’. This short piece evokes a cityscape at night with haunting melodies on solo trumpet (Steve Dawes), cor anglais (Jennie Burtsell) and strings.
Moving back in time to 18th century, two more instruments take centre stage with Mozart’s gorgeous Flute and Harp Concerto. Beautifully crafted and highly tuneful, this is an example of Mozart at his glorious best and features harpist Sally Pryce and flautist Nick Cartledge.
In the second half of the concert, we are back in the 20th century with Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite. Tableaux from ancient French fairy tales are brought to life through Ravel’s absolutely exquisite impressionist music. There are solos galore from every corner of the orchestra and we will hear more cor anglais, harp, flute and strings as well as an array of percussion and even contra bassoon.
More about the conductor
Alvin Arumugam is the Music Director of the Musicians’ Initiative (Singapore). His international engagements have resulted in notable appointments in the last three years including Music Director of the South Asian Symphony Orchestra (South Asia) and Nimrod Orchestra (London). From 2005 to 2021, he also served as resident conductor at several award-winning wind orchestras in Singapore.
More about the venue
The concert takes place in the Millmead Centre – Guildford Baptist Church’s award-winning new building set on the River Wey in the heart of Guildford.
Guildford Baptist Church
Seven minutes walk from Guildford Station.
Please use one of the Guildford town centre car parks.
The foyer cafe will be closed during the concert.
Drinks will be served before the concert (from 7.00 pm) and during the interval.
Drinks are not permitted in the auditorium.