In the last two years, I have not missed a single Amati concert. Although amateur, they're a brilliant orchestra with interesting, fun members who love to hang out and have a few beers after the gig.
Beautiful orchestral manouvres in daylight
Now into their 5th Season, the Amati Orchestra aims to become one of London`s leading amateur orchestras. A City of London orchestra formed in 2011, our members include advanced amateur and professional musicians,
They have performed over 40 works, focusing on romantic symphonic and late classical repertoire, including Sibelius Symphony No 2, Bruch Violin Concerto No 1 (Soloist Edouard Alexandre Wood), Tchaikovsky Symphony No 6 (Pathétique), Grieg Piano Concerto (soloist Mariko Brown), Brahms Symphony No 4, Elgar Enigma Variations, Dvorak Symphony No 9 “From the New World”, and Mahler Symphony No 4. For full repertoire - click to see Previous Seasons
Most recently, the Amati Orchestra held an Open Rehearsal as part of BBC Music: Get Playing, and was the featured interview in the September 2016 Classical Events Newsletter.
Rehearsals and Concerts
Rehearsals are on Tuesdays 7:30-9:45pm at St Botolph’s-without-Aldersgate in the City of London, which has excellent transport links to St Paul’s Underground Station (3 min walk), Barbican (6 min walk), and City Thameslink (8 min walk).
Amati performs three concerts per season at St James’ Church Sussex Gardens in the heart of Central London, which has excellent links to Paddington and Lancaster Gate (both 6 min walk). The next concert is Saturday, November 26. See their website for further details.
Members of the orchestra have performed as soloists, including Leader Edouard Alexandre Wood (Bruch Violin Concerto No 1, Beethoven Violin Concerto), Principal Clarinet Andrew Lewandowski (Mozart Clarinet Concerto), Principal Horn Jonathan West (Mozart Horn Concerto No 3).
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