London Mozart Players Musical Weekend is back in 2023 at The Grand Hotel.
Many return year on year to experience this magical weekend of glorious chamber music, with 2023 marking 20 years of LMP performances here… with world-class music, exceptional dining, five-star accommodation on offer, and excellent company in beautiful surroundings, who can blame them?
From £179.00 per person per night (based on two people sharing a twin/double Deluxe Inland Room).
Your Getaway includes two nights’ accommodation with full English breakfast, dinner with wine, entertainment as detailed, VAT, and temporary membership of the Health Club and Spa.
Extend your stay for Thursday and/or Sunday from just £83.50 per person to include accommodation and breakfast, or £115.00 to include dinner per person (based on two people sharing a twin/double Deluxe Inland Room).
For further information and to book the weekend, please contact the Reservations Department on 01323 412345.
A £50.00 per person deposit is required at the time of booking and is non-refundable and non-transferable.
Programme for the Weekend
Friday 10th February 2023
5:30pm - Welcome drinks reception in the Drawing Room
6:15pm - Concert 1 in the Compton Room, directed by Ruth Rogers and Simon Blendis, featuring a twist on a piece by Mozart and followed by Brahms’s String Sextet in G, a piece with a secret- the name of Brahms’s one-time fiancée is encoded into the music through a repeating motif that spells out her name, Agathe.
Mozart arr. Hoffmeister String Quintet, K497
Brahms String Sextet No.2 in G, Op.36
After the concert, dinner with wine will be served in the Garden Restaurant, with LMP’s musicians in attendance.
Saturday 11th February 2023
In the morning after breakfast, take your seats for a perceptive and informative talk that reveals what goes on behind the notes and about the life and works of George Enescu…
During the afternoon, there is the opportunity to join the musicians for an open rehearsal as they prepare for the evening’s concert.
4.00pm - Afternoon tea and pastries will be served while Shelley van Loen and the Palm Court Strings play by the Great Hall fire.
6.15pm - Concert 2 in the Compton Room (includes a complimentary glass of wine during a short interval), directed by Ruth Rogers and Simon Blendis.
We play two-string octets, a form of chamber music that only gained prominence during the nineteenth century. Both octets were written when the composers were still teenagers, which might cast light on their ambitious scope. Mendelssohn is sometimes thought of as an undaring composer, but his Octet in E-flat may be credited with establishing the octet genre in chamber music altogether. Finally, we hear George Enescu’s Octet in C, a work judged too risky to perform at its first rehearsals and now considered a staple of the genre.
Mendelssohn Octet in E-flat major, Op. 20
Enescu Octet in C Major, Op. 7
After the concert, dinner with wine will be served in the Garden restaurant with the LMP’s musicians in attendance.
Sunday 12th February 2023
After breakfast, take advantage of your membership of the Health Club and Spa before departing.