Music at the Library
The musicians at year’s free Library performance will be from the London Consorts of Winds. Established in 2004, the Consorts have performed in a variety of venues across London, made studio recordings and worked with important charities, helping to raise valuable funds for a number of different causes. The membership is drawn from enthusiastic players across the capital, reflecting London’s diverse talent.
The Clarinet Consort has been conducted by John Holland since 2008 and seen membership double in that time, allowing greater flexibility of repertoire, the scope of which extends from classical arrangements, right up to contemporary pieces by living composers (some commissioned for this group). The sound of a clarinet ensemble can be grand, majestic - organ-like - sometimes playful and skittish, but always intimate and accessible.
The event is organised with the Friends of the Carnegie Library, who will provide refreshments.