What better way to forget the winter blues than with Firebird’s first concert of the year From the Earth to the Skies on 25 February at the lovely St George’s Hanover Square?
Classical masterpieces by Mozart and Beethoven abound a concert taking us from the earth bound Island of Crete to the celestial wonders of the planet Jupiter alongside Beethoven’s delightful second Piano Concerto…
Conductor Michael Thrift takes Firebird on a flight back to the Trojan wars for the start of Mozart’s Opera Idomeneo. Ilia, the daughter of the defeated king of Troy, has been captured by the Cretans.
She has fallen in love with the son of the Cretan King who releases her along with other captives. Ilia’s aria is performed by Rosanna Harris, fresh from the stages of Opera Holland Park and Grange Park Opera.
Firebird’s Artistic Director Marc Corbett-Weaver performs Beethoven’s delightful Piano Concerto no. 2 before Firebird heads to the skies for Mozart’s inspirational Jupiter Symphony.
‘Marc Corbett-Weaver showed himself to be an interpretive artist fully immersed in the subtleties and considerable technical demands of each composer’s writing.’Musical Opinion Magazine
From the Earth to the Skies
Tuesday 25 February 2020, 7.30 pm
St George’s, Hanover Square, London, W1S 1FX
Mozart Overture to Idomeneo, re di Creta, K, 366
Beethoven Piano Concerto no. 2 in B flat, Op. 19
Mozart Ilia’s Arias: Quando avran fine omai & Padre, germani, addio! (from Idomeneo)
Mozart Symphony no. 41 in C, K. 551 (Jupiter)
Conductor Michael Thrift
Piano Marc Corbett-Weaver
Soprano Rosanna Harris
We look forward to seeing you at the first in a series of fabulous concerts throughout the year – click on the button below to see what’s coming up in 2020 and to book.