Closing Night Concert: London Mozart Players

Sunday 14 July, 6.00pm

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London Mozart Players at Thaxted Festival

Our 2024 Festival closes with Elgar’s Serenade for Strings, Holst’s St Paul’s Suite, Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis and Dvořák’s Serenade for Strings.

Elgar: Serenade for strings in E minor Op 20
Holst: St Paul’s Suite in C major Op 29 No 2
Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Dvořák: Serenade for strings in E major Op 22

The string section from our Orchestra-in-Residence, London Mozart Players, brings our 2024 Festival to a close with a programme of well-loved favourites including Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on an old hymn tune by the 16th century English composer Thomas Tallis. The haunting melody and mystical harmonies regularly place it in Classic FM’s Hall of Fame top five. Two Serenades frame the programme: the first by Elgar, with its fine sustained violin melody in the second movement, and the other the elegant, courtly five-movement work by Dvořák. Holst’s idyllic Suite, using traditional English melodies, is the first of the works he wrote for St Paul’s Girls School in Hammersmith, where he was Director of Music.

‘LMP possess an unfailing professionalism, artistry, and commitment to music.’
John Suchet, Classic FM

Please note the earlier starting time for this concert.

Venue: Thaxted Parish Church
Tickets: £42*, £38, £32, £24, £16. Age 30 and under: £10
*Premium seating in centre front rows.

“[The Tippett Quartet] concert as part of the 2023 Thaxted Festival revealed a group of musicians of profound interpretative depth, and capable of traversing a wide range of repertoire.”
Colin Clarke, Classical Explorer
“A positively life-enhancing performance of Donizetti’s The Elixir of Love in English with reduced ensemble by Wild Arts…”
Colin Clarke, Classical Explorer
“The performance was a joy … and the quartet brought out its sense of both structural and linear perfection.” Holst’s Phantasy Quartet Op 36 performed by the Tippett Quartet.
Colin Clarke, Classical Explorer
“The Tippett Quartet and Emma Abbate have performed Schumann’s Piano Quintet together many times. On this occasion they combined flawless execution with instinctive – and utterly engaging – musicianship.”
Claire Seymour, in Seen and Heard International.
“…this was a wonderfully enjoyable and engaging performance that really punched above its weight. The audience in Thaxted clearly loved it and were fully engaged, whilst this experienced reviewer was carried away as well.”
Wild Art’s production of The Elixir of Love, reviewed by Robert Hugill in Planet Hugill
“2 terrific concerts I heard with London Mozart Players.”
Thaxted Festival concertgoer
“I think Gustav is smiling down to see how his memory and that of his best friend and colleague Ralph Vaughan Williams are honoured by the expertly played pieces they both composed.”
Thaxted Festival concertgoer
“It's always the variety and quality which keeps me coming back.”
Thaxted Festival concertgoer
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