Mozart’s Jupiter: Music of the Gods
Conductor Jamie Phillips | Soloist Elizabeth Jordan (clarinet)
Copland Quiet City | Finzi Clarinet Concerto Op. 31 | Mozart Symphony No. 41 ‘Jupiter’
Saturday 5 November 2022 7.30pm
The King’s School, Macclesfield
Tickets: £25 | Under 30s £15 | Full Time Students and Under 18s Free
Jupiter was of course the Roman Empire’s king of the Gods, but it was Saloman, a London-based impresario, who bestowed the symphony’s title. It is apt, since many regard the symphony as the pinnacle of Mozart’s instrumental compositions. The English composer, Gerald Finzi, wrote his Clarinet Concerto for the 1949 Three Choirs Festival. With echoes of Elgar but yet of Walton and Britten, it is the most frequently performed of his orchestral works, here by Elizabeth Jordan, the NCO’s principal clarinet. The concert opens with Copland’s Quiet City, a brief ode to New York composed in 1941 for trumpet, cor anglais and strings.
The NCO welcomes Jamie Phillips to conduct. Formerly Associate Conductor of the Hallé, his engagements this year include the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Glyndebourne Opera.
This concert has been generously sponsored by the Friends of the Northern Chamber Orchestra.