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PRE-CONCERT TALK AT 6.30 TONIGHT AT FAIRFIELD HALLS
Managing Director, Simon Funnell and Associate Conductor, Hilary Davan Wetton to host pre-concert talk tonight at Fairfield Halls. Always informative and entertaining!
CLAIRE RUTTER JOINS LMP ASSOCIATE CONDUCTOR HILARY DAVAN WETTON AT FAIRFIELD HALLS TO CELEBRATE HIS 70TH BIRTHDAY
This gala concert celebrates the 70th birthday of Hilary Davan Wetton.
LMP CONDUCTOR LAUREATE HOWARD SHELLEY RETURNS TO ST JOHN'S SMITH SQUARE AND FAIRFIELD HALLS THIS JANUARY
The London Mozart Players are delighted to welcome back acclaimed pianist and director Howard Shelley for the first of three programmes this season. This month will see Howard perform and conduct Mozart's Piano Concerto No.25, as well as Mozart's Symphony No.32 and Dvorak's New World Symphony (New World, New Year!).
"Shelley is one of the most accomplished pianist-directors in Mozart. His attention to balance within and between the instrumental groups was as pertinent in the Mozart as it was in the purely orchestral symphonies of Haydn." Daily Telegraph
The LMP will return to St John's Smith Square in 2014 with concerts from Howard Shelley, Angela Hewitt and Gerard Korsten.
FAIRFIELD HALLS 2013/14 SEASON BROCHURE AVAILABLE ONLINE
See below for LMP highlights feature, concert details, friends and booking information.
ONE WEEK UNTIL MARK SIMPSON MAKES HIS DEBUT PERFORMANCE WITH THE LMP
We are delighted to welcome British clarinettist Mark Simpson, winner of the 2006 BBC Young Musician of the Year Competition, who performs Mozart's celebrated clarinet concerto, written during Mozart's miraculously inspired final year. The concert also introduces the LMP's season-long celebration of Schubert's 'local' connections. Written at the tender age of sixteen, Schubert's first symphony received its world premiere at the Crystal Palace, at the time considered an exciting 'new music' destination. Tickets.
LONDON MOZART PLAYERS WEEKEND AT THE GRAND HOTEL EASTBOURNE SELLING FAST
PRS FOR MUSIC FOUNDATION CONFIRMS FUNDING SUPPORT FOR LONDON MOZART PLAYERS Jonathan Dove, one of the UK’s top contemporary composers, and winner of an Ivor Novello Award, will be writing a new cantata to be performed by the London Mozart Players as part of Croydon’s First World War Centenary commemorations next year. Dove will be exploring the theme of Remembrance and its resonance for today’s audience in a commission made possible by a grant from the PRS for Music Foundation.
Jonathan Dove was approached for this project on account of both his artistic excellence and his experience in delivering community-based projects. Previous work includes three community operas for Glyndebourne, three works for the London Borough of Hackney and the award-winning cantata On Spital Fields (2005) for the Spitalfields Festival.
The piece will have two performances: in Portsmouth Cathedral on Remembrance Sunday and at Fairfield Halls in Croydon, where LMP is the resident orchestra. In both locations, the concert will be the culmination of a year-long learning and participation programme aimed at engaging a wide cross-section of each community, particularly primary schools and community choirs, many of whom will participate in Jonathan Dove's piece alongside the LMP.
Further support for the project will also be provided by Arts Council England and Croydon Council.
London Mozart Players gratefully acknowledges financial support from PRS for Music Foundation.
London Mozart Players launches its 2013/14 season at Fairfield Halls, Croydon featuring a host of internationally acclaimed artists and conductors. Browse the Fairfield Classical season brochure below. Tickets on sale:www.lmp.org/concerts
LMP START Project: Carnival of the Endangered Animals let loose in Croydon! Over 500 young people across the London borough of Croydon presented a brand new work developed in recent weeks with LMP clarinettist and workshop leader Anthony Bailey. Funded by The Prince's Foundation for Children and the Arts, the project culminated in the children performing 'Carnival of the Endangered Animals' at Fairfield Halls on Thursday 23 May. Read our blog about the project from the coal-face from ace intern and community music expert Jenny Brady, here! LMP in Primary schools and watch our video of how the project developed!
The LMP recently welcomed Joseph Swensen as guest soloist in February. Enjoy Swensen's sublime Brahms concerto from our concert at St John's Smith Square.
Track of the Week - Kyrie from Roxanna Panufnik's Schola Missa de Angelis