Lamb & Hayward Masterworks: Beethoven 250
Saturday 27 June, 7:30pm
Douglas Lilburn Auditorium, Christchurch Town Hall
Benjamin Northey – Chief Conductor
David McGregor – Clarinet
Anna Leese – Soprano
Dominica Matthews – Mezzo Soprano
Nicholas Jones – Tenor
Josè Carbō – Baritone
Ludwig van Beethoven – Egmont Overture
Mozart – Clarinet Concerto in A major, K.622
Ludwig van Beethoven – Mass in C
Born in 1770 in Bonn, Germany, Ludwig van Beethoven is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest composers of all time. His music was as radical as his political views and frequently shocked audiences with its innovative use of rhythm and harmony.
At the time of its first performance, Beethoven’s Mass in C was not well received by audiences due to its revolutionary ideas. Today, it is embraced by audiences globally and loved for its potent drama and vocal power.
Performed by the CSO’s Principal Clarinet, David McGregor, Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto is considered to be one of his most sublime works. Composed during the final year of Mozart’s life this concerto conveys a reflective poignancy.