London Serenata - Classical

London Serenata - Classical

Classical music returns in this beautiful recorded performance, filmed specially in the ballroom at Stamford Arts Centre.

Classical music returns in this beautiful recorded performance, filmed specially in the ballroom at Stamford Arts Centre.


London Serenata is a new classical music group formed from the Garsington Opera and Glyndeborne on Tour Orchestras. Their aim is to bring all the drama and lyricism of the stage to the special intimacy of chamber music. After an acclaimed launch in October 2019, which included a sell-out concert at Oxford’s venerable Holywell Music Room, their brilliant trajectory was sadly interrupted – like all the Arts – by Lockdown. This is their first concert since then.

'Soloistic vituosity'

The Times

'Superb playing'

Oxford Times

Serenata has tailored their programme of wind serenades to the elegant Georgian Ballroom of Stamford Arts Centre:

We begin with “La Calinda” (arr.Campbell for wind nonet) from Frederick Delius’ opera Koanga. We hope this tuneful appetiser will gently re-awaken an acoustic which has been silent for far too long.

Next, they play Mozart’s Serenade in E flat k.375, a sublime masterpiece of the “Harmoniemusik” repertoire, designed – like the Salieri piece – to accompany Viennese dinners and entertainments. The instrumental ingredients deployed by Mozart –pairs of oboes, clarinets, horns and bassoons- create a rich and resounding aural feast.

1. Allegro maestoso  2. Menuetto  3. Adagio  4. Menuetto-Allegro  5. Allegro

A flute joins them to play the Petite Symphonie pour Instruments a Vent by Charles Gounod. This exquisite piece of musical perfection is suffused by nostalgia for a classical past, and contains an achingly beautiful slow movement.

1. Adagio-Allegro  2. Andante cantabile (quasi adagio)  3. Scherzo. Allegro moderato 4. Finale. Allegretto

We end with Dvorak’s fiery Slavonic Dance op.46 no.8.

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  • Sat 31 October 7:30 PM

When: Saturday 31 October 7.30pm

Where: Facebook YouTube

What: Classical music concert filmed in Stamford Arts Centre's Ballroom

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