Celebrate Christmas with LMP

Side-by-side with Royal Holloway University

Frank Concertino Cusqueño
Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 33
Mozart Symphony No. 41 in C major, K. 551, Jupiter

After a successful last season, the exciting partnership with the London Mozart Players continues with a side-by-side performance with the students of Royal Holloway. Rebecca Miller, the London Mozart Players and the Royal Holloway Chamber Orchestra present an evening featuring Mozart’s famous Symphony No. 41, Jupiter, Gabriela Lena Frank’s Concertino Cusqueño and showcasing a 2019 Royal Holloway Concerto Competition Winner, Robin Popplewell, in Saint-Saëns’ celebrated Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor.

Pictures at an Exhibition – An education & outreach programme in collaboration with artist Sarah Reddyhoff

PGS Remembrance Concert

A special concert on the eve of Remembrance commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the D Day landings with a new piece composed by PGS pupils and staff.  Also featuring Lux Perpetua by Jonathan Willcocks, On the Banks of Green Willow by Butterworth, concerto movements for Marimba (by Paul Creston), Piano (by Mozart and Shostakovich) and Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man.  Portsmouth Grammar School Chamber Choir, Brass, Chamber Orchestra, Community Choir, Middle School Singers, PGS Junior Choir, Castle Primary School, the London Mozart Players – conducted by Jonathan Willcocks.

Haydn – The Creation

Haydn – The Creation

Academy Choir
London Mozart Players
Matthew Best conductor
Kate Royal soprano
Benjamin Hulett tenor
Jonathan Lemalu bass

 

Haydn is at his most imaginative – beginning with an extraordinary musical representation of Chaos, with each new episode of creation depicted with lavish tone painting. This performance in Sacred Heart will explore the spatial qualities of this extraordinary work.

Celebration the 100th anniversary of re-establishing Polish-British diplomatic relations – The MozART Connection

Piano Explored – Mendelssohn 

Howard Shelley – piano
London Mozart Players

Mendelssohn – Piano Concerto No. 2 in D minor Op. 40

The 2019/20 London Mozart Players’ Piano Explored lunchtime series celebrates the 70th birthday of its Conductor Laureate Howard Shelley, and the season features five of Howard’s favourite piano concertos, including some lesser-known yet glorious treasures. These popular lunchtime concerts pair Howard’s illuminating deconstructions with a full performance of the work by the London Mozart Players alongside Howard at the piano. It’s the perfect way to spend a lunch hour!!

Mendelssohn’s Second Piano Concerto was composed for, and premiered at, the 1837 Birmingham Festival with the composer himself at the piano. Hugely acclaimed, the concerto is packed with Mendelssohn’s trademark dramatic themes, breathless energy and heart-melting moments of reflective calm. Above all, it showcases the virtuosic possibilities of the piano to its fullest and, in Howard Shelley’s hands, the concerto becomes a veritable tour de force. This is a wonderful opportunity to hear one of the great interpreters of early Romantic piano music.

‘Dazzling, but controlled, virtuosity was as much a mark of this excellent reading as the great emotional depth and richness of Shelley’s playing’ Daily Telegraph

The Mozart Memorial Prize Winner’s Concert

London Mozart Players 

Howard Shelley conductor 

Jinah Shim Piano 

Mozart Eine kleine Nachtmusic, K.525
Mozart Piano Concerto No.21 in C major, K.467
Mozart  Symphony No.41 in C major, K.551 ‘Jupiter’

 

In a major new partnership with The Kent International Piano Courses (KIPC), the acclaimed London Mozart Players return to Tonbridge School to perform The Mozart Memorial Prize winner’s concert, under the baton of distinguished pianist and conductor Howard Shelley OBE.  

Outstanding young pianist Jinah Shim, winner of the KIPC 2019 Mozart Memorial Prize, will perform Mozart’s ravishing Piano Concerto No. 21 (the andante from which is perhaps better known as the Elvira Madigan theme) in a celebratory programme of Mozart favourites that marks the LMP’s 70th  anniversary. 

Tickets £5-£15

Kidbrooke Park Music Festival

Mozart Symphony No. 29, 1st mvt.

Tchaikovsky Souvenir de Florence, 3rd mvt.

Piazzolla Oblivion

Piazzolla Libertango

Tchaikovsky Nocturne for cello and orchestra

Haydn Symphony No. 44, (mvt. from)

Bach B minor suite for flute and strings

Mozart Symphony No. 29, 4th mvt.

Moore Take Time

 

Simon Blendis leader

 

With the Ashdown Music Festival coming to a close in 2018, the new Kidbrooke Park Music Festival 2019 will continue to celebrate the beauty and excitement of classical music in a weekend of fantastic events.
26th and 27th October 2019 will see first-class performers coming to Forest Row, including the internationally renowned London Mozart Players.

The Kidbrooke Park Music Festival will delight audiences, as well as inspire children of all ages through its program of participation.

The LMP is making a return visit to Forest Row where it will perform a programme of much loved favourites as part of the Kidbrooke Park Music Festival. Mozart, Bach Tchaikovsky and Piazzolla will be followed by Jeff Moore’s brilliant Take Time.

Verdi’s Requiem with The Croydon Philharmonic Choir

Verdi – Requiem

The Croydon Philharmonic Choir returns to Fairfield Halls with a performance of Verdi’s Requiem, one of the most dramatic and sumptuous works in the entire choral canon. The Croydon Philharmonic Choir is Croydon’s largest and longest-established classical choir – it was founded in 1914 – and the Verdi Requiem will see it at its very best.

With guest singers from other choirs, it will be over 100 strong on the night, with the further bonus of performing with the  London Mozart Players, restored to their own home venue once more. Music director David Gibson will be conducting choir and orchestra, and top-flight soloists will include the brilliant soprano Erica Eloff, one of the choir’s vice-presidents. It promises to be a wonderful celebratory occasion – not to be missed!

 

 

FREE CONCERT – LMP Storytime for under 5’s

Sebastian Comberti Cello

Margaret Archibald Clarinet

Martin Grainger Horn

A treat for the youngest music-lovers! Children are invited to join members of the LMP as they explore the different sections that make up an orchestra. They’ll learn about the instruments in the woodwind, brass and string sections and share in the joy and fun of inclusive music-making as they are taken on an interactive musical journey, featuring their favourite animals and nursery rhymes.

There will be two performances at 12.00pm & 2.00pm.

Prokofiev, Mozart, Haydn & Delius

London Mozart Players
Howard Shelley – conductor / piano

Prokofiev  Symphony No 1
Mozart  Piano Concerto No 25
Delius  On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring
Haydn  Symphony No. 104 (London) 

Free pre-concert talk at 6.15pm by Clive McClelland.

Howard Shelley & LMP in Dublin

Prokofiev Symphony No. 1 in D major, Op. 25 ‘Classical
Mozart Piano Concerto No. 25 in C major, K503
Delius On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring
Haydn Symphony No. 104 in D major, ‘London

Howard Shelley, world-renowned pianist and Conductor Laureate of the London Mozart Players, brings this wonderful orchestra, the UK’s longest established chamber orchestra, to Dublin for a special concert as part of the orchestra’s 70th birthday celebrations. He will perform in the dual role of conductor and soloist.

Late masterpieces by Mozart and his revered older contemporary Haydn feature along with Prokofiev’s witty and affectionate tribute to the classical style: ‘a symphony as Mozart or Haydn might have written it…had either one of them been my contemporary…’ as young Prokofiev put it.

The Mozart concerto in C is one of the last three concertos Mozart wrote at the height of his maturity, with a first movement of almost Beethovenian grandeur. Haydn’s London symphonies represent some of his greatest achievements, with No. 104 being the fitting finale and the last symphony he ever wrote.

The cuckoo in this classical nest is the evocative tone poem On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring by Delius. Otherwise described as a ‘mood picture for small orchestra’, the piece imitates the natural sounds of the cuckoo which can be heard by the oboe, strings and clarinet. So whilst the literal connection to our
‘Beethoven: Before and After’ strand across the season is Mozart and Haydn, there is more than an echo of Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony here.

Presented by NCH
Media Partner The Irish Times

Orchestras Live at Darlington Hippodrome

Mozart – Eine Kleine Nachtmusik

Vaughan Williams – Lark Ascending

Elgar – Serenade for Strings

Tchaikovsky – Serenade for Strings

 

Ruth Rogers violin

London Mozart Players

 

This concert has been co-produced by Orchestras Live.