Sulgrave Manor will provide the ideal backdrop for an evening of Mozart and Haydn when Fiori Musicali opens its 2015 season.
The programme for Sunday’s concert will feature two famous symphonies by Haydn, written during his visits to England in the 1790s.
Fiori will perform The Miracle and The Surprise in 18th century arrangements for flute, harpsichord and strings.
Among the players will be principal violinists Kerstin Linder-Dewan, pictured here, and Malu Lin Swayne.
Also on the musical line-up are Mozart’s Duo for Violin and Viola in G, as well as a rarely-performed string trio in B flat.
Fiori’s director and founder Dr Penelope Rapson said: “Fiori Musicali’s residency at the Manor chimes so well with the kind of music we love to play.”
“The Mozart trio we are performing was written the very next year [after American Independence was declared] in 1777 and it captures something of the elegance and refinement of those times.”
With this in mind, Sulgrave Manor provides a very fitting venue for the concert.
Once home to George Washington’s ancestors, the property is widely seen as a symbol of peace between the United States and the UK, and is owned jointly by the peoples of two nations.
The Manor’s general manager Cymon Snow added that Fiori’s performance will “really bring alive our musical heritage and enhance our understanding of the past through their wonderful music-making.”
Visit www.fiori-musicali.com for tickets and further information.