JOEL SANDELSON, CONDUCTOR
17 May 2019, 7.30 pm
St James’s, Piccadilly
Wond’rous Machine explores Mozart and Haydn’s penultimate efforts in the symphonic genre, two of the best-loved but most strikingly different pieces of the era. The evening opens with Mozart’s public and festive ‘Haffner’ Symphony.
Tickets £15-£20 (discounts for Students and Under 18s)
Wond’rous Machine’s ambition is to produce inspiring events, which place familiar music in illuminating historical contexts. Future projects will include Lully’s ballet music for Louis XIV in its natural alliance with the dance of the time; Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas performed alongside courtly masques and entertainments; reconstructing the original programmes of Haydn’s sensational London concerts of the 1790s; and Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro in a staging true to its roots in the commedia dell’arte.