I Shall Hear in Heaven
I Shall Hear in Heaven
Sun 21 Nov 2021
7:00PM

Trinity URC Church
Mansel Road
Wimbledon
London, SW19 4AA
Ticket price
£18 - £32

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I Shall Hear in Heaven

Tama Matheson Beethoven
Suzy Kohane
Robert Maskell

London Mozart Players

“I Shall Hear In Heaven,” tells the dramatic and inspiring story of Beethoven’s life, in words and music: from a childhood dominated by a brutal and drunken father; his meetings with Haydn and Mozart; his early success in Vienna as a tyro pianist and revolutionary composer; his despair and thoughts of suicide with the onset of deafness; and rising triumphant from tragedy to the soaring heights of the music he heard only in his head.

The music, performed by members of the London Mozart players, embraces some of his greatest works for piano: the ‘Waldstein’, ‘Pathétique’ ‘Moonlight’, and ‘Appassionata’ sonatas, and the 4th Piano concerto.  Passages from the early Op 18, and the middle period ‘Razumovsky’ quartets, and the extraordinary Late Quartets Op 97, Op 132, and Op 135, paint the musical landscape of a turbulent and ultimately triumphant life.

Actor Tama Matheson (EastEnders, Heartbeat) breathes life into the tortured composer, presenting a man of deeply human qualities, who wore heavily the burden of his own genius and who, despite the frangible condition of his own mortality, pushed the world of music to a blazing new level. This powerful depiction will be interspersed with Beethoven’s incredible music, performed by the London Mozart Players.

Tama Matherson
Director, actor and writer Tama Matheson is Artistic Director of The Brisbane Shakespeare Festival and has worked as a freelance director in both theatre and opera around the world. He is an award-winning stage actor and has played a variety of TV roles, including EastEnders and Heartbeat. Tama has written several plays and one man shows including a series of collaborative plays about the lives of great composers.

NB: The Heath Quartet, Friday Nov 26th, perform the whole of Beethoven’s Quartet Op 131, which the composer considered the finest of all his quartet
Sun 21 Nov 2021
7:00PM

Trinity URC Church
Mansel Road
Wimbledon
London, SW19 4AA
Ticket price
£18 - £32

Coming soon

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