Every year I enjoy the performances at A Night Under the Stars. The concerts never fail to entertain and my experience last year of the post-concert reception with the performers present was prolific considering the level of talent on the night. The proceeds from the concert go straight to the Passage which is a great homeless charity; ensuring that the night can be enjoyed completely as a pro-bono pleasure.
A Night Under the Stars: The Mozart Experience
Royal Festival Hall
Tue Nov 5 2013
© Marco Borgreve
Time Out says
Posted: Wed Aug 7 2013
A Night Under The Stars presents its annual gala concert in aid of The Passage in Westminster, the centre for helping homeless people. This year's theme is 'The Mozart Experience' and offers performances by a host of starry musicians.
Music includes Mozart's Clarinet Concerto; excerpts from the opera 'Don Giovanni'; choral piece 'Ave Verum Corpus'; Allelulia from 'Exultate Jubilate'; excerpts from the opera 'The Magic Flute'; and the final movement from Symphony No 41 ('Jupiter')
Michael Collins, clarinet
Lucy Crowe (soprano)
Christopher Maltman (baritone)
Chapel Royal Choir Hampton Court
Orion Orchestra under Toby Purser
(Note: audience can continue their Mozart Experience by attending the pre- or post-concert receptions. The pre-concert reception, 5.30pm-7.15pm, encapsulates the sophistication of Mozart’s Salzburg, complete with a quartet performing the composer's works. There is also finger food, wine and traditional Austrian coffee cake. £30.
Those attending the post-reception, 9.15pm-11pm, are invited to step into the world of Mozart’s 'Don Giovanni'. A Night Under The Stars recreates the party held in the ballroom of the Don’s palace at the end of Act I in the opera. £65)