Adagio & Fugue in C minor K546
Clarinet Concerto in A K622
Jon Carnac – Clarinet
Symphony No. 40 in G minor K550
Simon Baggs – Conductor
Dominic Moore – Leader
Tickets £18, £5 Under 25 are available on-line via this link, The Beckenham Bookshop 42 High Street Beckenham and the Parish Office in St George’s BR3 1AX
Jon Carnac is Principal Clarinet of the SGCO and regularly plays Guest Principal Clarinet with most of the country’s leading orchestras, including the LSO, LPO, Philharmonia, RPO, BBC Symphony and CBSO. As a soloist and chamber musician, he has performed at the Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room, RFH, QEH and 10 Downing Street(!); with ensembles including London Winds, Soloists of the LPO, The Philharmonia and the Belcea Quartet. He frequently broadcasts as a chamber musician and soloist on BBC Radio 2 & 3.
As a busy studio musician Jon plays Principal Clarinet on numerous film soundtracks including scores by John Williams, Howard Shore, James Horner, Hans Zimmer, Danny Elfman, Michel Legrand and Jerry Goldsmith. His playing has also been featured on albums by Paul McCartney, Sting, Mark Knopfler, Robbie Williams, Peter Gabriel and Stevie Wonder.
Beckenham's Professional Orchestra
The St. George’s Chamber Orchestra (SGCO) was founded in 2004 as the professional orchestra for the South East in order to give local music lovers the opportunity to hear orchestral concerts of the highest standard on their own doorstep, and indeed for the musicians to enjoy making music together on their own doorstep!
The orchestra is drawn from an extraordinarily talented, experienced and versatile pool of musicians, a large number of whom are past winners of prestigious awards and musical competitions in the UK and elsewhere. Many either are or have been members of the leading London orchestras and a significant number are principals in those orchestras. Many others are members of Britain’s best known chamber ensembles.
St. George’s has a long, strong and respected musical heritage, and boasts one of the finest church choirs in the UK. With its spaciousness, good acoustics and warm friendly atmosphere the church is an ideal venue for a chamber orchestra.