The Thirtieth Mozart Summer Festival
The 10th concert, in a series of 19, was held in the Harris
Garden on the evening of Thursday 22 June.
"It is now thirty years since we launched the Mozart
Summer Festival - thirty years from the very first concert
held in the beautiful church of St Mary in Hambledon, Buckinghamshire
to the opening of this year's Festival in the mellow splendour
of Watermen's Hall in the City of London. 2006 is also the
two hundred and fiftieth year since Mozart's birth, so there
is much to celebrate. Our celebrations include concerts in
many parts of the country, from the romantic Haldon Belvedere
in Devon to Garrick's graceful temple dreaming by the Thames
at Richmond, and from the elegance of eighteenth century Kingston
Maurward in Dorset to the fields of Worcestershire which are
the home to Croome church.
In these magnificent and historic settings Sweet Harmony
in eighteenth-century costume and The Sylvan Players present
many different programmes of music by Mozart and his contemporaries,
providing a wonderfully rich and varied tapestry of music
for the seven months of the summer.
Some picture of the event taken by Dr. Stephen Jury:
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