A London Mozart Players Musical Weekend with Howard Shelley OBE

Friday 4th Feb 2022 - 4.00pm to Sunday 6th Feb 2022 - 11.00am

Many return year-on-year for LMP’s chamber weekends at The Grand - with this 2022 magical weekend of glorious chamber music marking 20 years’ of LMP performances here... with world class music, exceptional dining and five star accommodation on offer, along with excellent company in beautiful surroundings, who can blame them?

This year, virtuoso pianist Howard Shelley joins the LMP for this two-day immersion in the treasures of the chamber repertoire. Mozart is on the menu, with two technically demanding piano quartets, both packed with fire and imagination.

There are also two works by noted pianist and composer Hummel who, in his day, was held to be the equal of Beethoven.

The spotlight moves from piano to strings in Beethoven’s notoriously challenging String Trio, while for Britten’s consummately crafted Phantasy Quartet, the oboe joins the trio to present an intricate and ingenious work – the composer’s first international success.

A much-anticipated element of the weekend is the traditional illustrated talk which tackles a fascinating musical topic.

Friday, 4 February

  • 5:30pm Welcome drinks reception in the Drawing Room
  • 6:30pm Concert 1 in the Compton Room, directed by Ruth Rogers
  • Mozart Piano Quartet No.1 in G minor K.478
  • Beethoven String Trio Op.9 No.2
  • Hummel Piano Quintet in E flat major, Op.87

After the concert, dinner with wine will be served in the Garden Restaurant, with the LMP’s musicians in attendance.

Saturday, 5 February

In the morning after breakfast, take your seats for a perceptive and informative talk that reveals what goes on behind the notes…
During the afternoon, there is the opportunity to join the musicians for an open rehearsal as they prepare for the evening’s concert.

  • 6.30pm Concert 2 in the Compton Room (includes a complimentary glass of wine during a short interval), directed by Ruth Rogers.
  • Mozart Piano Quartet No.2 in E flat major K.493
  • Britten Phantasy Quartet Op.2
  • Hummel Septet No.1 in D minor Op.74

After the concert, dinner with wine will be served in the Garden restaurant with the LMP’s musicians in attendance.

Sunday, 6 February

After breakfast, take advantage of your membership of the Health Club and Spa before departing.

Two nights' accommodation (dinner, bed & breakfast) with use of the Health Club facilities, and of course a wonderful programme of entertainment starts from £171.50 per person, per night (based on two people sharing a twin/double Deluxe Inland Room).  You can choose to extend your stay at special rates for a night or two on the coast before or after this event*

*For information on prices, deposit and additional details, please call our Reservations Team 01323 412345