"A thoroughly enjoyable weekend musically and in every way"
Now in its seventeenth year, the London Mozart Players’ annual weekend at the Grand Hotel is a popular fixture in the hotel’s calendar. The 2019 weekend showcases the talents of the London Mozart Players in their 70th anniversary season.
Friday’s concert sees a selection of stylish chamber music gems including quintets from Beethoven, Gounod and Mozart – plus, as a bonus, the completion of an unfinished Mozart fragment of his Allegro in B-flat major. As a contrast, a sextet by Lennox Berkeley will provide a twentieth-century counterpoint.
With the LMP’s 70th birthday falling just ten days after the Eastbourne weekend, we have something special planned for Saturday. We’ll be replicating the larger size of the orchestra from Mozart’s time – with a repertoire to match.
"A wonderful package of good accommodation, music, food and company"
Friday 1st February sees the start of the evening with welcome drinks reception in the Drawing Room, followed by Concert 1 directed by Ruth Rogers in the Compton Room. After the concert, dinner with wine will be served in the Garden Restaurant, with the LMP’s musicians in attendance. Dancing to the sound of the Simon Goodwin Band in the Chatsworth Room.
Saturday 2nd February brings historical concert going talks, afternoon tea and pastries served while Shelley van Loen and Palm Court Strings will play by the Great Hall fire. There is also the opportunity to join the musicians for an open rehearsal as they prepare for the evening’s concert which takes place at 6.30pm in the Compton Room (includes a complimentary glass of wine during a short interval), directed by Simon Blendis. After the concert, dinner with wine will be served in the Garden restaurant with the LMP’s musicians in attendance. the Simon Goodwin band will play in the Chatsworth Room.
After breakfast on Sunday 3rd February, take advantage of your membership of the Health Club and Spa before departing (we advise reservations in advance for spa treatments and lunch bookings if required)