Entries by Jenny Brady

LMP at Surrey Hills International Music Festival 2015

We are delighted to be returning to Surrey Hills International Music Festival this year with soloists Natalie Klein, Leticia Moreno and guest conductor Dmitry Sitkovetsky. It’s a fantastic programme and line up this year, so be sure to get your tickets fast!

LONDON MOZART PLAYERS – A NEW MANAGEMENT STRUCTURE

Nine months ago, the London Mozart Players became a self-governing orchestra run by its musicians. During this challenging time, it has gone from strength to strength, consolidating its place in the UK’s concert life with innovative programmes, recordings and other ventures. It now moves into its second phase, with a new management structure.   A […]

Happy Birthday Howard Shelley, LMP Conductor Laureate!

Happy 65th Birthday Howard, our brilliant Conductor Laureate! We hope you have a day as wonderful as you are! It was a pleasure to celebrate with Howard on Wednesday at St John’s Smith Square after our Mozart Explored lunchtime concert, with some bubbles and a fabulous cake, baked by the fair hands of the illustrious […]

The Battle of Trafalgar: Schools Concert

A participatory concert for school children 7-11yrs bringing the famous battle to life The London Mozart Players are delighted to be working again with the Classical Road Show in presenting another fantastic schools concert at the Fairfield Halls, Croydon, Surrey. On Monday 8th June, the LMP will be joined onstage by David Leonard playing the […]

PRESS RELEASE: RUTH ROGERS APPOINTED AS LEADER

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Ruth Rogers as joint Leader of the London Mozart Players. Ruth will take up the position in March 2015 and share this highly prestigious role with Marieke Blankestijn, who has led the orchestra since 2011, and Simon Blendis who joined as leader in October 2014. Described as […]

Journey – a concert with Claire Jones

The London Mozart Players are joined for this special concert by Claire Jones. Claire was Official Harpist to His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales until 2011. The LMP recently joined Claire to record her new album, ‘Journey’ a collection of pieces drawn from classical repertoire, film scores and the airs and folk melodies of […]

New LMP Recording at Number 1 in Classical Album Chart

Back in July 2014 we were at Henry Wood Hall with Naxos, recording with Hilary Davan Wetton, Roderick Williams and the City of London Choir. The subsequent recording described as ‘an anthology of twentieth century British music on the themes of war and lost youth, set against a background of the English countryside and a […]

Two concerts for the price of one!

LMP Principal Double Bass player and conductor Stacey Watton will be presenting a Concert by Candlelight with the LMP on 30th November, 7.30pm at St Mary’s Church, Rotherhithe, SE16 4JE, with programme to feature Beethoven’s Symphony No.2, Barber’s Adagio for Strings and Brahms Violin Concerto. But that’s not all ladies and gents… If you purchase […]

Hidden Croydon Exhibition

I happened upon some WW1 postcards when I was researching my family heritage. Building your family tree is extremely addictive I warn you, but it also gave a certain amount of inspiration to the ‘Hidden Croydon’ project. ‘History is made by individuals’ is an opinion thrown around often by historians, and I think on the […]

Connecting Generations: WW1 Songs Remembered and Shared

As part of a wide-reaching WW1 commemoration project, the London Mozart Players, Croydon’s resident orchestra, have been facilitating the visits of newly established primary school choirs to Croydon senior’s homes . As well as preparing Jonathan Dove’s new commission For an Unknown Soldier, the children of Atwood Primary Academy, Croydon Parish Church Juniors, Ecclesbourne Primary […]

PRESS RELEASE: World Premieres of ‘For an Unknown Soldier’

The London Mozart Players and The Portsmouth Grammar School collaborate to commission major new cantata from Jonathan Dove to commemorate WWI • World Première performances in Portsmouth and Croydon in November 2014 • Over 300 children from Portsmouth Grammar School and Croydon primary schools involved in the first performances • Featuring renowned choral conductor Nicholas […]

PRESS RELEASE: Simon Blendis appointed as Leader

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Simon Blendis as joint Leader of the London Mozart Players. Simon will take up the position in October 2014 and share this highly prestigious role with Marieke Blankestijn, who has led the orchestra since 2011. Simon has an international reputation as a soloist, orchestral leader and chamber […]

Croydon School Artwork Competition

Help us to mark the WW1 centenary with the community of Croydon As part of our commemorative concert on 14th November at Fairfield Halls, we are inviting schools across the borough to produce one piece of artwork inspired by the words ‘For an Unknown Soldier’ to enter an art competition. The three best pieces of […]