Monday, 27 July 2020

The Secret Garden concerts

The venue for London Concertante's Secret Garden concerts
The venue for London Concertante's Secret Garden concerts
The chamber ensemble London Concertante has launched Secret Garden Concerts, a new socially distanced concert series, five out-door performances hosted in a private garden in Streatham Hill, SW16. The ensemble, artistic director Chris Grist, will be presenting concerts on Sundays in August commencing 2 August 2020, with musicians including The David Gordon Trio, The Camarilla Ensemble, London Concertante’s Guest Director Jonathan Stone, harpsichordist David Wright and of course London Concertante itself as well as many more.

Founded in 1991, London Concertante has for many years given a regular concert series at St Martin in the Fields, so that like a number of other organisations it has been hit not only by lockdown, but by St Martin's decision to stop all concerts given by outside promoters.

The solution was for the artistic director of the ensemble, cellist Chris Grist, to open up his garden in Streatham Hill to provide an intimate outdoor venue for concerts. The programmes will feature wine and food, as well as live music which includes Mozart and Mendelssohn quintets, jazz, Bach, Handel and Corelli, Mozart, Bizet, Dvorak, Arnold and Gershwin, Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky.

Full details from the Secret Garden website.

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