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Conductor Kenneth Woods decodes the Mozart Requiem

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Principal Conductor of the English Symphony Orchestra, Kenneth Woods, reveals some of the layers of meaning hidden in the opening bars of the Agnus Dei from Mozart's Requiem. The ESO will be performing the Mozart Requiem on the 24th of April at St John's Smith Square. Tickets are available here: http://www.sjss.org.uk/events/mozarts-requiem-origins Concert information: 24 April, 2014 7:30 PM English Symphony Orchestra Kenneth Woods- principal conductor St John’s Smith Square Smith Square, London SW1P 3HA Academia Musica Choir Sofia Larsson- soprano, Emma Curtis- contralto, Matthew Minter-tenor, Brain Bannatyne-Scott- bass Handel- Alleleuia from Dettingen Anthem WF Bach- Adagio from Sinfonia in D Minor Handel- Funeral Anthem for Queen Caroline, The Ways of Zion do MournMozart- Requiem in D minor Tickets £20, £15, £10. %25 discount for seniors, %50 discount for students/children BOX OFFICE- St John’s Smith Square http://www.sjss.org.uk/events/mozarts-requiem-origins Sponsored by All Pay Mozart’s Requiem has been shrouded in mystery and rumour since it was first published. Commissioned by an anonymous stranger and completed for performance after Mozart’s death under controversial circumstances, the Requiem is also a work with a complex and intricate connection to Mozart’s musical forebears. ESO Principal Conductor Kenneth Woods takes listeners on a journey of discovery into the origins of Mozart’s last and greatest work, heard here alongside some of the works Mozart turned to for inspiration in the final weeks of his life. http://eso.co.uk http://kennethwoods.net