Thursday 16 September 2021 7:30PM

Jessica Cale soprano; Alessandro Fisher tenor; The Mozartists; Ian Page conductor

The Swinging Sixties


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Change of Programme Order
The programme order for this concert has changed and will now be as listed below:


  • Jessica Cale soprano
  • Alessandro Fisher tenor
  • The Mozartists
  • Ian Page conductor

Ian Page and The Mozartists start their new season with an enticing programme of music composed in London during the 1760s. This was the London that the young Mozart visited in in 1764-65, the London of Dr Johnson and David Garrick, of William Hogarth and Horace Walpole, and music enjoyed unprecedented popularity, not just in the theatres at Haymarket, Drury Lane and Covent Garden but also at house-parties, the famous Bach-Abel concert series and the celebrated Pleasure Gardens at Ranelagh, Vauxhall and Marylebone.

This wide-ranging programme of popular hits from the 1760s features two recent winners of the prestigious Kathleen Ferrier Award – soprano Jessica Cale (making her eagerly anticipated company debut) and tenor Alessandro Fisher, currently a BBC New Generation Artist – and Ian Page conducts his award-winning period-instrument orchestra.

  • George Rush (fl.1760-1785)
      • The Capricious Lovers
        • Overture
        • Thus laugh’d at, jilted and betray’d
  • Anon
      • Patty of the Mill
  • Samuel Arnold
      • The Maid of the Mill
        • Hist, hist! I hear my mother call
  • William Bates (fl.1750-1780)
      • Pharnaces
        • In this I fear my latest breath
  • Egidio Duni (1708-1775)
      • The Maid of the Mill
        • To speak my mind of womankind
  • Carl Friedrich Abel (1723-1787)
      • Symphony in E flat Op. 7 No. 6
  • Felice Giardini
      • Quanto mai felici siete
  • Interval
  • Johann Christian Bach (1735-1782)
      • Ezio
        • Non so d’onde viene
  • Perez (1711-1778)
      • Solimano
        • Se non ti moro a lato
  • Thomas Arne (1710-1778)
      • The Guardian Outwitted
        • Overture
        • When from beauty sweetly blooming
      • Artaxerxes
        • If the river’s swelling waves
        • Thou like the glorious sun

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