In 2007, the District Council of South Holland in Lincolnshire initiated a plan to bring live classical music to the district, and asked the LMP to help out with a way of reaching its community following the orchestra’s experience in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire. Supported by Orchestras Live and Arts Council England, the LMP launched the residency in May 2008 with a full orchestral concert in the South Holland Centre and has now become part of the community by performing in schools, day centres and community centres as well as evening concert.
SOUTH HOLLAND SYMPHONY
World Premiere, July 2012 – South Holland Centre, Spalding, Lincolnshire
South Holland Symphony, a twenty-minute work for full orchestra, received its world premiere on 19 July 2012 in a concert that showcased the culmination of a unique community project created by workshop leader/sound artist Duncan Chapman and the London Mozart Players. The beautiful, remote landscapes and local sounds of East Anglia were the inspiration behind this pioneering project that forms part of the LMP’s ongoing residency in rural Lincolnshire’s District of South Holland.
Local adults and young people from across the District participated in workshops in the rural villages that meet The Wash in this picturesque, unspoilt part of England, to explore what inspired them about their surroundings in a musical setting. They worked alongside LMP musicians to piece together the sounds, memories and vistas of the South Holland landscape, from which Chapman created a work that depicts the shapes and textures that make up the distinctive South Holland countryside.
Listen to the music here – http://www.duncanchapman.org/present/south-holland-sympony-2012/ ) The concert featured live film projections of the images that inspired South Holland Symphony. The piece sat alongside a series of chamber music concerts in the South Holland villages in 2012, reflecting the LMP’s ongoing commitment to providing unrivalled professional orchestral presence throughout rural areas in England. A new work will be developed in 2013, with the world premiere taking place in September 2013.