#LMPOnTheMove – Peter & the Wolf

Prokofiev Peter & The Wolf

Rebecca Kenny Narrator

As part of their award-winning series #LMPontheMove, the London Mozart Players return to Croydon’s libraries to tell the story of ‘Peter and the Wolf’ through music. Be transported to another world by Prokofiev’s symphonic fairy-tale and meet the instruments of orchestra along the way. A magical musical journey for the whole family, not to be missed!

Tickets to this concert are free and available on a first-come-first-served basis. Please book early to avoid disappointment, we expect to sell out all performances.

 

There will be four performances of Peter & The Wolf at Croydon libraries, follow the links below to book tickets to a performance:

Tuesday 28th May 2019 – 12pm

Croydon Central Children’s Library

Book Tickets

 

Tuesday 28th May 2019 – 2pm

Croydon Central Children’s Library

SOLD OUT

 

Thursday 30th May 2019 – 11am

New Addington Library

Book Tickets

 

Thursday 30th May 2019 – 1.30pm

Thornton Heath Library

SOLD OUT

 

Free musical instrument workshop for kids at 1.15pm on 28th May
ONLY 30 PLACES AVAILABLE
Come and try out musical instruments with the London Mozart Players before the concert! To reserve a place on this workshop, please email CroydonCentralLibrary@croydon.gov.uk with your name, contact details and the number of children wishing to attend the workshop, using the subject line ‘1.15pm LMP instrument workshop 28/05’

#LMPontheMove – Peter & the Wolf

Prokofiev Peter & The Wolf

Rebecca Kenny Narrator

As part of their award-winning series #LMPontheMove, the London Mozart Players return to Croydon’s libraries to tell the story of ‘Peter and the Wolf’ through music. Be transported to another world by Prokofiev’s symphonic fairy-tale and meet the instruments of orchestra along the way. A magical musical journey for the whole family, not to be missed!

Tickets to this concert are free and available on a first-come-first-served basis. Please book early to avoid disappointment, we expect to sell out all performances.

 

There will be four performances of Peter & The Wolf at Croydon libraries, follow the links below to book tickets to a performance:

Tuesday 28th May 2019 – 12pm

Croydon Central Children’s Library

SOLD OUT

 

Tuesday 28th May 2019 – 2pm

Croydon Central Children’s Library

SOLD OUT

 

Thursday 30th May 2019 – 11am

New Addington Library

SOLD OUT

 

Thursday 30th May 2019 – 2pm

Thornton Heath Library

SOLD OUT

 

Free musical instrument workshop for kids at 11.15am on 28th May
ONLY 30 PLACES AVAILABLE
Come and try out musical instruments with the London Mozart Players before the concert! To reserve a place on this workshop, please email CroydonCentralLibrary@croydon.gov.uk with your name, contact details and the number of children wishing to attend the workshop, using the subject line ‘11.15am LMP instrument workshop 28/05’

Bryony Gibson-Cornish

Originally from New Zealand, Bryony is a graduate of the Royal College of Music, The Juilliard School, the University of Canterbury and the Pettman National Junior Academy. She is a member of the Marmen Quartet, winners of the Ensemble Section of the Annual Royal Overseas League Music Competition, Second Prize of the International Joseph Joachim Chamber Music Competition and the Musicians Company Concerts Concordia Award. While at the RCM, Bryony won the Viola Competition and the Tagore Gold Medal and she now serves as teaching assistant to Andriy Viytovych. She keeps a close connection with home – recent visits have included performing and teaching at the International Akaroa Music Festival and recording New Zealand composer Philip Norman’s When Gravity Fails with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. She freelances with various ensembles including Britten Sinfonia and the English Chamber Orchestra and is thrilled to be joining the London Mozart Players as No. 2 Viola.

Faure’s Requiem with Excelsis Chamber Choir

Accompanied by the London Mozart Players, Excelsis Chamber Choir marks the launch of its new CD with performances of Faure’s Requiem and works by acclaimed local composer, Clive Osgood.

Tickets are £32 or £25 depending on seating location

General booking opens: 26 March 2019

Chipping Campden Music Festival

Ruth Rogers Leader & soloist

LONDON MOZART PLAYERS

 

Handel Concerto Grosso Op.6 No.1 in G major

Bach Brandenberg concerto No.6

Bach Double Violin concerto

Vivaldi The Four Seasons

London Mozart Players return to Chipping Campden for the 18th annual music festival in May. The festival line-up this year features world-renowned musicians including acclaimed young conductor Gergely Madaras, Robert Levin & cellist Steven Isserlis. The London Mozart Players’ concert performance will feature soloist and LMP Leader Ruth Rogers.
Tickets:

Reserved £40 & £35, Unreserved £24, Students £1

Calling all young pianists! Perform at SJUN this June

LMP at Wiltshire Live Music Centre

Ruth Rodgers director/violin

Judith Busbridge viola

HAYDN Symphony No 44 in E minor ‘Trauer’
MOZART Sinfonia Concertante in E flat major K.364 (soloists Ruth Rogers & Judith Busbridge)
ELGAR Serenade for Strings Op. 20
MOZART Symphony No. 29 in A major K.219

As part of LMP’s 70th birthday season, the orchestra will be performing at the Wiltshire Music Centre in a concert supported by Orchestras Live and Arts Council England. Haydn’s moving Trauer Symphony and Elgar’s expressive Serenade for Strings are the perfect partners for Mozart’s accomplished and joyous early symphony – written when the composer was just eighteen.

LMP’s principal cellist Sebastian Comberti will present a free pre-concert talk which will begin at 6.30pm at the bar. There will also be a post-concert performance at 9.30pm.

 

LMP musicians return from a tour to Hong Kong & Dubai

Michael Collins at Eaton Square

MOZART Violin Sonata for clarinet and string trio, K.378
WEBER Clarinet Quintet Op.34
MOZART Clarinet Quintet in A, K.581

This year, the London Mozart Players celebrate their 70th Anniversary. To mark this wonderful occasion, we have appointed the renowned Mozart interpreter, clarinettist Michael Collins, as ‘Artist in Association’. Together, they present a special chamber music programme of works for clarinet and strings by Mozart and Weber.

St. Paul’s Co-Ed College Music Conference 2019

Wada Inuyasha Dagaku-Renka
Mozart Quintet for Piano and Winds in E-flat major, K.452
Holst St. Paul’s Suite
Mendelssohn String Octet in E-flat major, Op.20
Side-by-side with London Mozart Players is a four-day residency that brings 12 professional players from London where they work intensively with students from St Paul’s Co-educational College and Primary School as well as five other schools in coaching and rehearsals, culminating in a side-by-side performance of the magnificent Beethoven Seventh Symphony, among other symphonic classics!

Music in the Studio 2019: LMP Quintet

Simon Blendis, 1st violin

Sijie Chen, 2nd violin

Sophie Renshaw, viola

Julia Desbruslais, cello

Marie Lloyd, clarinet

 

London Mozart Players perform in Dubai this April.

Curated by internationally renowned pianist Amira Fouad, Music in the Studio is set in Dubai Opera’s acoustically flawless studio, allowing for a more atmospheric and unmissable experience between the musicians and their audiences. In this concert performance, the London Mozart Players Quintet performing music by Mozart, Schubert and Brahms.

 

Tickets are on sale

Price: AED 150 Free Seating

Turner Sims Chamber Ensemble

Mozart Quintet for piano and wind in E flat, K452
Poulenc Sextet for piano and wind quintet in C, FP 100
Mozart Divertimento in B flat for Oboe, Clarinet and Bassoon, K439b
Beethoven Quintet for piano and wind in E flat, Op 16

LMP perform a chamber programme built around the piano quintets by Mozart and Beethoven at the University of Southhampton.

Writing to his father shortly after its premiere Mozart wrote ‘I consider it to be the best work I’ve ever composed’, whilst Beethoven’s inspiration was a performance of Mozart’s piece that he heard in Prague. Poulenc’s sextet is one of the composer’s most popular works.

#LMPOnTheMove returns with Peter & The Wolf

Mozart’s Women – concert programme

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks to everyone who came to the wonderful Mozart’s Women concert with Jane Glover at St John’s Smith Square on Thursday 11 April. We had some great feedback about the performance and many of you were blown away by our talented young guests Jennifer France and Lauren Zhang.

We had something of a rush for programmes, such that we sold out: a first for us! Many asked if it would be possible to get the programme digitally. A low res version is available here:

Mozarts Women Programme LOW RES

Mozart’s Women

LONDON MOZART PLAYERS
LMP 70th Birthday Season
Jane Glover Conductor
Lauren Zhang Piano
Jennifer France Soprano

Mozart Overture Cosi fan tutte K. 588
Mozart Vorrei spiegarvi, oh dio K. 418
Mozart Piano Concerto No. 9 in Eb K. 271
Mozart ‘Et incarnatus est’ from Mass in C minor K. 427
Mozart Ch’io mi scordi di te? K. 505
Mozart Symphony No. 31 in D K. 297

 

This year the London Mozart Players and their former Artistic Director, Jane Glover, celebrate their 70th birthdays. To mark these milestones, they are reuniting for a concert at London’s fabulous St John’s Smith Square concert hall on Thursday 11 April at 7.30pm, with a very special programme that celebrates the women who touched Mozart’s life and inspired him to compose some of his greatest works.

‘Mozart’s Women’ included piano virtuoso Victoire Jenamy, who would have performed his Piano Concerto No. 9 in E flat K.271; his first love, soprano Aloysia Weber – inspiration for the ravishing aria ‘Vorrei spiegarvi, oh Dio’ (which reaches top E); Aloysia’s sister Constanze – later Mozart’s wife, for whom he composed the soprano part of his Mass in C Minor; and English soprano Nancy Storace, the muse behind the aria ‘Ch’io mi scordi di te?’ (which includes a solo piano). Not forgetting the composer’s sister Maria Anna – ‘Nannerl’, and his mother, Maria, who accompanied Mozart through Europe in 1778, dying shortly after the performance of his ‘Paris’ Symphony No. 31, K.297.

A line-up of top musicians, all Mozart experts, will take to the stage. Alongside the London Mozart Players under the baton of conductor Jane Glover, coloratura Soprano Jennifer France, Winner of the 2018 Critics’ Circle Emerging Talent (Voice) Award, will hold audiences spellbound with a couple of Mozart’s most beautiful arias, while hugely acclaimed 17-year-old pianist and current BBC Young Musician Lauren Zhang will breathe fresh life into Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 9 in E flat. This will be a glorious evening of music that no Mozart aficionado should miss.

 

Remembering David Angel

Katie Harris

Associate Member of LMP, second violins
Katie graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in 2012 before spending six years with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales as sub-principal 2nd violin. Since leaving the BBC, she has enjoyed a busy career as a freelance violinist and educator, working with most of the major London symphony orchestras, chamber orchestras and opera companies. Katie plays on a violin by Johannes Cuypers dated 1796. Away from work, Katie enjoys sitting in her garden, relaxing with her family and friends and hiking.

Classics for Tea – Fundraising Concert

Nicoline Kraamwinkel who plays in the LMP first violins is organising a concert as a fundraiser to enable LMP to perform in the 2019 Kidbrooke Park Music Festival. As part of this project the orchestra will also get to help a group of children to prepare and perform a new composition by Jeff Moore. This will be an inspirational opportunity, allowing the children to revel in the incredible excitement of playing with a professional orchestra.

The afternoon fundraiser concert is at the Ashdown Park Hotel in the tranquil Ashdown Forest – the woodland that inspired A. A. Milne’s Hundred-Acre Wood of Winnie the Pooh. The concert by the LMP string trio will be held in the magnificent chapel of this historic building, and you’ll be transported by the beautiful music of Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and Brahms. After the concert you’ll be served the hotel’s scrumptious and award-winning afternoon team with a delectable selection of sandwiches, scones and cakes. Tables seat up to 10 people so skip lunch and bring your friends!

Tickets for this spectacular event are limited, so book now via their website.