Sneaton Castle will once again be the venue for an all-Mozart Fundraising Concert for Lythe Chamber Music 2016. Saturday 7 May, at 7.30pm.
Following the successful concert there on 5 December last year, course founders Jane Booth and John Irving return to Sneaton to perform masterpieces by Mozart with a local string quartet led by Tony Mason (Chairman of Lythe Early Music Performance Group).
John said: “Jane and I are really looking forward to this concert, which gives us an opportunity to work with Tony in a different way. We’re used to him wearing his Chairman’s hat – and also, of course, being a huge supporter of Jamie Walton’s annual North York Moors Chamber Music Festival. But we’ve never encountered him as a player. We know he’s very active as an orchestral and chamber music Leader in the area, so this is a chance to develop our contacts in a different musical way. He’s certainly got his work cut out in this concert, as he’s playing viola as well as violin!”
John will be playing Mozart’s own arrangement of his Piano Concerto, K.413 for piano and string quartet (1782); Jane’s performance of the ever-popular Clarinet Quintet (a regular winner of the Classic FM Hall of Fame!) will be on a copy of an unusual basset clarinet played by Anton Stadler, for whom Mozart originally wrote the piece; Tony will join both of them for the extraordinary ‘Kegelstatt’ Trio for viola, clarinet and piano (1786).
Mozart Piano Concerto in F, K.413 (John Irving)
Mozart Kegelstatt Trio, in E flat, K.498 (Tony Mason, Jane Booth, John Irving)
Mozart Clarinet Quintet in A, K.581 (Jane Booth)