MOZART 250 – the journey of a lifetime
We would be delighted if you can join us, via Zoom,
for our November @Home with FIWAL.
A talk, with musical illustration, by The Mozartists
conductor and artistic director, Ian Page.
Tuesday 24th November 2020
1:00pm – 2.30pm including Q&A
To join this free event, (donations are of course most welcome!) please follow this link to register with Eventbrite in advance.
In 2015 The Mozartists launched MOZART 250, a ground-breaking 27-year project exploring the chronological trajectory of Mozart’s life, works and influences. Described by The Observer as “among the most audacious classical music scheduling ever”, this flagship project presents 250th anniversary performances of most of Mozart’s important works, placing them in context alongside other significant works by Mozart’s contemporaries.
In this talk conductor and artistic director of The Mozartists, Ian Page, will describe the concept, inception, philosophies and discoveries inherent in this ambitious 27-year exploration of the life, music and influences of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Donations to The Mozartists will go to support the continuation of the MOZART 250 project and their work with young singers. (Registered Charity Number 1063387)
Welcome from Siobhan Hamilton-Phillips, President FIWAL
A warm welcome to the members of The Mozartists. We are delighted that many of you will be joining us on Zoom and we look forward to sharing the talk and the concert with you. We are privileged to have Ian Page, an accomplished conductor and renowned Mozartist, deliver this programme. We especially welcome Ian and all the members of the orchestra and young singers.
Ian Page biography
Ian Page is the conductor and artistic director of the acclaimed period-instrument ensemble The Mozartists, previously known as Classical Opera.
Some of you may already be familiar with Ian’s work as he is a passionate spokesman for classical music, opera and the arts, and has broadcast on BBC 4 and Sky Arts. He began his musical education as a chorister at Westminster Abbey and studied English Literature at the University of York, before completing his studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London. At the start of his career he worked on the music staff at Scottish Opera, Opera Factory, Drottningholm and Glyndebourne, working with such conductors as Sir Alexander Gibson, Nicholas McGegan, Mark Wigglesworth, Ivor Bolton and Sir Charles Mackerras. Ian is deeply committed to nurturing and championing outstanding young singers and players. For several years he was a professor at the Royal College of Music, and he has given masterclasses for the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and The Royal Opera’s Jette Parker Young Artists Programme.
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