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Michael Collins plays Mozart at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

Stravinsky – Concerto in D
Mozart – Clarinet Concerto in A major
Stravinsky – Concerto in Eb ‘Dumbarton Oaks’
Mozart – Symphony no40

Michael Collins – clarinet/director

 

Flanked by two of Stravinsky’s most engaging American compositions – his Concerto in D for strings and Brandenburg-inspired ‘Dumbarton Oaks’ for chamber orchestra – sits one of Mozart’s greatest and latest achievements. Written less than two months before his early death, this pivotal work – in the sunny key of A major – contains everything you ever need to know about the clarinet: especially how, in Michael Collins’ hands, it can be made to sing! Three years earlier, Mozart had also produced his three final symphonies: this astonishing central one – in the profound key of G minor – capable of forever changing how we think of classical music.

Pre-concert talk: 1.30pm
Chris Morley (Music Critic, Birmingham Post) discusses the history and complexity of directing an orchestra from a solo instrument with soloist & conductor Michael Collins
Concert: 2.30pm

Tickets: from £5 ( BCU Staff and Students) to 25

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Event Details

Venue: Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
Date: 5 Dec 2018
Time: From 2:30 pm until 4:30 pm
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