Jonathan Leibovitz

All the Fun of the Fair

We have a real treat in store on 27 February when clarinetist Jonathan Leibovitz performs Mozart’s much-loved Clarinet Concerto…


Cheery yet graceful, this beautiful work is considered to be Mozart’s swan-song and his last great completed work. It’s also been featured in several films including The King’s Speech and Out of Africa.

Prize-winner at the YCAT (London) and CAG (New York) International Auditions, Jonathan went on to receive the prestigious Arthur Waser Foundation and Lucerne Symphony Orchestra Award.

In 2022 he was nominated as a Rising Star Artist by Classic FM.

‘From the very first note, there is a great artist on stage…’

Luzerner Zeitung

The concert will be conducted by our very own Michael Thrift and the programme will also include two wonderful pieces of orchestral music:

  • An exotic concert overture by Mendelssohn: Die Schöne Melusine (The Fair Melusine) which hints at the legend of the water-nymph Melusine.
  • Beethoven’s Second Symphony, filled with humour and energy, but at times lyrical and dramatic. 

Clarinet Fair

Tuesday 27 February 2024, 7.30pm
St George’s Hanover Square
2A Mill Street, Mayfair, London W1S 1FX

Mendelssohn Die Schöne Melusine Op.32 (The Fair Melusine)
Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A, K.622
Beethoven Symphony no.2 in D, Op.36

Jonathan Leibovitz clarinet
Michael Thrift conductor