Concert series returns to Southend

Published Thursday, 4th October 2018

Performers with instruments

Southend–on-Sea Borough Council are delighted to announce the return of the ever-popular annual concert series, starting on 12 October 2018, finishing in June 2019.

The series of 8 chamber music concerts is made up of performances from internationally renowned musicians. The concerts take place at the Plaza Centre, Southchurch Road, SS1 2PT.

The first performance on Friday 12 October, will be given by The London Mozart Players Quintet, who will be performing music by Boccherini, Arensky and Schubert’s beautiful String Quintet. The London Mozart Players is the UK’s longest established chamber orchestra, performing widely across the UK, Europe and the Far East. The orchestra has had a great many recordings and broadcasts over the years, in addition to their wide educational outreach programme.  The uniqueness of the orchestra enables them to form smaller groups as for tonight’s concert, when 5 of its most experienced players will be performing in Southend.

Between October and June, attendees have the opportunity to see musical talent ranging from concert pianists John Lill and Peter Donohoe, to the highly acclaimed vocal ensemble Tenebrae Consort, and international solo guitarist Gary Ryan, and much more.

Cllr Lesley Salter, cabinet member for healthy communities and wellbeing, said: “The concert series held in Southend is such a fantastic series and it is always immensely popular with residents and visitors.

“It is such a unique opportunity for music-lovers to experience certain styles of music which they may have not contemplated listening to before, which shows the cultural lifestyle of Southend as a Borough.”

Booking tickets for the whole series is quick and easy to do online, and offers the full series for just £66 (£58 for concessions). Alternatively, tickets for each concert have a maximum price of £10, with a discount available to members of the Southend Council Concert Club.

To book tickets please visit our Concert pages or call 01702 215011 Monday to Friday during office hours. Tickets can also be purchased at the Plaza Centre (Southchurch Road), Allegro Music (London Road, Westcliff) and the Visitors’ Information Centre (Southend Pier).