A VERY FEW HIGHLIGHTS FROM PAST PLG SEASONS
CREATING OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUNG MUSICIANS
22 Seasons of Park Lane Group Young Artists Concerts in Wigmore Hall.
Presenting in imaginative venues, including the Courtauld Gallery, National Gallery, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse and outside London.
A Whole Day performing the Complete Mozart Quartets with 20 ensembles, from the Amadeus Quartet to an ensemble from Pro Corda.(Camden Festival).
A Week of Concerts Celebrating the American Bi-Centenary 1976.
International Vocal Masterclasses Wigmore Hall and Southbank Centre’s Purcell Room: Christa Ludwig (instead of the unwell Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau), Teresa Berganza, Hugues Cuénod.
7 Seasons of British String Quartets : Purcell Room : 74 works and 14 ensembles.
Park Lane Opera in the Camden Festival : first UK productions of operas by Delius, Haydn, Milhaud, Mozart, Poulenc, Smetana, Tchaikovsky and operettas by Bizet and Lecoq.
The first of very many PLG Birthday and Anniversary Celebrations:
The 75th Birthday Concert for Dame Edith Sitwell, Royal Festival Hall.
Conductor: Sir William Walton. Soloists included Peter Pears and, replacing the unwell Benjamin Britten, Stephen Kovacevich (then Bishop).
In celebration of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies’s 75th: His 10 String Quartets performed by 10 Ensembles over one week-end in Southbank Centre’s Purcell Room.
The 100th Birthday Concert for Sidonie Goossens In her presence. Wigmore Hall.
Leonard Bernstein 100th
Birthday Celebrations for three legendary singers: Dame Joan Sutherland 70th, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau 75th, Jon Vickers 70th – all making their Wigmore Hall débuts.
The PLG 25th Anniversary Concert with 16 Steinway Grand Pianos and 40 pianists. Conductor: Sir Colin Davis, Queen Elizabeth Hall.
Celebrating Judith Weir’s appointment as Master of The Queen’s Music with a Sam Wanamaker Playhouse concert of the Masters of the Queen’s Music from Elgar 1924 to Weir 2014.
Presenting John Ogdon’s first London concert in 1958 in Park Lane House. And his last, in Queen Elizabeth Hall, 10 days before his premature death in 1989.
Two Grand Organ Days: Royal Albert Hall / Royal College of Organists / Royal College of Art. Westminster Abbey / St Margaret’s Westminster / Central Hall Westminster.
In a season without Wagner at either the Royal Opera House or the London Coliseum, presenting the filmed Bayreuth Ring, conductor Daniel Barenboim, in the Queen Elizabeth Hall.